Astros Fan Who Stole Home Run Ball From Woman Explains Why He Did It
Is this guy a hero or a jerk?
In the top of the ninth inning of Sunday’s wild World Series game five, a delirious crowd in Houston watched Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig pop a homer into the short left field porch at Minute Maid Park. What happened next was the weirdest moment in a night full of nuttiness.
A scowling Astros fan grabbed the ball from a very happy Astros fan who had come up with it. The prick in a polo shirt, who was still wearing his sunglasses on his head despite it being near midnight, fought off a man coming to the victim’s aide and threw the ball back.
The woman who caught it was stunned, the man who was with her was pissed and the dick who threw the back on to the field was wasted.
People thought it was hilarious.
Lmao that fan said “fuck that piece of shit ball” and threw it back on the field 😂😂😭😭
— Rick C-137 (@Riic14) October 30, 2017
OK BUT DID YALL SEE THAT ASTRO FAN THAT TOOK THE BALL FROM THE LADY WHO CUAGHT IT AND THREW THE BALL BACK INTO FIELD!!!!!!!!?
— michelle ♎︎ (@michellepizza__) October 30, 2017
Salute to that Stros fan who stole HR ball from the dude’s chick and threw it back
— Taylor Hamm (@_TaylorHamm) October 30, 2017
Others fantasized about how the bastard should be punished.
I don't care who wins. I haven't watched a single pitch. HOWEVER, the guy that stole the ball and threw it back needs a throat punch!
— Lonnie St John (@LonnieStJohn) October 30, 2017
The Houston Chronicle, in a killer piece of journalism, tracked down the asshole at the center of this story and found out that he and his victim know each other. Kirk Head, the ball thief, is the brother-in-law of Sarah Head, the victim. The guy between them is his brother and her husband.
Turns out, Sarah was not annoyed at Kirk for stealing her history making home run ball (this was the 22nd home run of the World Series, setting an all-time record). She was angrier that she didn’t get the chance to do what Kirk did herself
“I just would have liked to have been able to throw it back myself,” Sarah said.
“It’s bad karma to keep it,” Kirk said. “You’ve got to throw it back. I was just making sure she did.”
Houston went on to win 13-12, so that may have helped keep the peace in this bizarre family squabble.
“We hugged and made up afterward,” Kirk said.