Going... Going... Going... (screengrab via SNY)
Okay, so this baseball fan absentmindedly did let his son careen down a steep hill in a wagon cart while he ran off to try to grab a foul ball at a Mets-Marlins pre-season game at Tradition Field down in Port St. Lucie. It's all caught on tape, so there's no denying that. However, in his defense, kids are relatively easy to come by. Lots of people have kids. And, you'll notice that his wife is holding a baby, so they've got a spare.
But how many people have an actual MLB Spring Training foul ball? You've got to go all the way down to Florida to snag one of those. And even then, you're not guaranteed, as is evidenced here in the video below. Sure, children appreciate in value at a slightly higher rate than baseball memorabilia. But you don't gotta put foul balls through college. So, it's a wash.
Good start for the Mets. Terrible start for this dad.
(by Dennis DiClaudio)