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Toronto fan makes the supreme sacrifice

Apr 30, 2010, 10:06 AM EDT

No, he didn’t die or anything, but giving up an $8 beer in order to grab a baseball, the sort of which you can get for something like $20 a dozen down at Dick’s represents the kind of sacrifice that neither you nor I would normally be willing to make.

So here’s to you, smell-like-a-beer-all-night-in-exchange-for-a-Ryan-Sweeney-foul-ball guy. Real. Man. Of. Genius.

  1. Jonny5 - Apr 30, 2010 at 10:16 AM

    I know nobody probably wants to talk about this anymore, but here’s what Ruben Amaro has to say for himself on the howard deal, plus a really cool clip of a super play to save the game against the Giants. http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100429&content_id=9673798
    PS. Damn that sucks.

  2. BC - Apr 30, 2010 at 10:24 AM

    You can get arrested in some places for that! Alcohol abuse! Epic Fail!!

  3. Danny K - Apr 30, 2010 at 11:58 AM

    There are no Dick’s in Canada. He’d have to go to Sport Chek.

  4. MarkH - Apr 30, 2010 at 12:45 PM

    I choose to believe that he used his beer’s properties of collapsible elasticity to slow the ball’s momentum, thereby saving the lives of multiple persons in the row behind him. Truly, the guy is a hero.

  5. GimmeSomeSteel - Apr 30, 2010 at 1:03 PM

    I’ve been going to MLB games for almost 50 years and have never caught (or picked up) a batted ball. I’d give up one beer for one ball, just to be able to say I caught one.
    .
    Now, two beers? No way. Unless they were Budweiser or Coors, which don’t count as beer.

  6. APBA Guy - Apr 30, 2010 at 3:03 PM

    And you KNOW a Ryan Sweeney foul ball is going to be worth at least $8 someday. Right? Anybody?

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