Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Fan snags Teixeira's home run ball with baby in arms

There was at least one New York Yankees fan smiling after last night's wild 9-8 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.  A man wearing a Yankees cap caught Mark Teixeira's home run ball in the left field seats at Angels Stadium while holding a baby in his arms.

The man— who was surrounded by a lot of other Yankees fans holding kids— managed to catch Tex's fifth-inning blast with his right hand after it bounced off a couple of other spectators. He held the prized souvenir in the air while holding the unimpressed toddler— standing only inches from the rail overlooking the bullpen.

Is it me or does it seem like there are a lot of guys catching home run balls with a kid in their arms these days?


Yankees' fans were thinking they caught a break after Angels starter Jared Weaver left the game with a lower back problems before getting a single out and the Yankees actually put more than a couple of runs on the scoreboard.

But New York starter Phil Hughes was just horrible and gave up seven runs and 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings and the Yankees blew a bases-loaded  opportunity to win in the ninth before the Angels Mark Trumbo hit a walk-off home run off Cory Wade to end the game.

At least the man with the baby left the game with a ball in one hand and the baby still in the other.

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