Now, THAT’s Peer Pressure

I’ve probably been to two dozen or so major league baseball games in my lifetime, but until this summer I’d never seen fans, umm . . . “regurgitate” an opposing team’s home run ball.

At least, that’s what it looked like. 

After a Tampa Ray homered into the left field stands at Yankee stadium earlier this month, there was a low rumble, followed by the home run being tossed back onto the field.

“Take that, Tampa Rays!”

And this in a game the Yankee’s were leading by seven runs.

Twins Fans

Now, compare that to Twins fans.

In Minnesota, if you catch a ball — any ball — it’s “high fives” and handshakes, all around.

And no sharp elbows going for the ball:  at last night’s game against Detroit, I even saw the person who ended up with the ball surrender it to their overjoyed neighbor.

P.S. :  But, how do you know the ball thrown back onto the field was the actual home run ball?

Think anyone sitting in the outfield stands at Yankee Stadium brings a ball with them to the game, just to have a “spare” to throw back (and satisfy the clamoring fans) in the event they catch a home run?

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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