The Boston Red Sox looked to defeat their longtime American League rivals, the New York Yankees, on Father’s Day at Fenway Park, and one fan tried to help make a kid’s day at the stadium It was one of the best, but it failed spectacularly.
The NESN broadcast showed a man doing the right thing by hitting a foul ball that hooked a young Red Sox fan who was watching the game with his older brother and father. The youngster received the ball and immediately threw it back onto the field.
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The father, wearing a pink T-shirt and a red cap, tried to stop him but to no avail. The young man’s brother seemed to be in disbelief as their pleasant afternoon outing took a wild turn.
Fortunately, the Red Sox stepped in to make sure the family didn’t go home unhappy. The organization reportedly gave the group a signed Kenley Jansen jersey and a new baseball.
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The Sunday afternoon game was part of a doubleheader on Sunday, as the Saturday game was scrapped.
Boston entered the game with a 35-35 record and New York was 39-31. Both teams are chasing the Tampa Bay Rays, who became the first major league club to reach the 50-win milestone this season.
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The Red Sox were 14 games behind the Rays and the Yankees were 10 games behind.