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Meet a Red Sox Fan Who’s Not Boston Strong

The embarrassingly overt display of pine tar dominated the Fenway Park postgame chatter on Wednesday evening, but there was another incident of note that took place during the Yankees–Red Sox game:

 

 

Via Mike Oz of Big League Stew:

We can debate very many things in baseball — whether Pete Rose belongs in the Hall of Fame, if WAR is a worthwhile stat, whether pine tar should be against the rules for pitchers — but here is one thing that we all should agree on: If a player at a baseball game tosses a ball to a kid, no adult should take it.

Never. Ever. Ever, ever, ever, ever.

Obviously the adult fan above at Thursday’s Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees game at Fenway Park didn’t get that memo. Because when Xander Bogaerts of the Red Sox tossed a ball to a young kid in the third inning, the “grown up” swooped in and snatched it. Booooooo!

This dude clearly wasn’t in a Boston Strong state of mind.

More here.

Jason Epstein is the president of Southfive Strategies, LLC. He was a public-relations consultant for the Turkish embassy in Washington from 2002 to 2007.

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