A Red Sox fan wanted no part of a baseball that came off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton, even as a souvenir.
Cubs fans were among the first to make a habit of throwing home run balls hit by the opposing team back onto the field, and now it’s spread across the league. The Red Sox and Yankees are bitter rivals, so even though Fenway Park memorabilia is coveted, one particular Boston fan gave a hard pass on it Saturday.
It happened when Giancarlo Stanton crushed a home run in the seventh inning, which a fan caught. He then launched it back onto the field, but it actually bounced and hit Stanton.