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On Sunday night, fans got a glimpse into one of the craziest games some of them have ever seen thanks to Game 5 of the World Series. One of the moments contributing to the mayhem happened off the field after Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig hit a home run in the ninth inning.
Puig hit the ball directly to where Houston Astros fan Sarah Head was sitting, and the woman held it up in the air. A few seconds later, a man sitting two seats away reached over, took the ball and threw it back onto the field.
Users on social media took notice of the moment and were quick to label him a “jerk,” but Yahoo Sports identified him as Head's brother-in-law, Kirk, and Sarah said her only issue with what he did is that it took the chance away from her.
“I would have liked the opportunity to throw it back myself,” the Astros fan told Yahoo Sports.
The two reportedly hugged and made up after. However, since Kirk took something from Sarah, in exchange for him getting to throw the ball back, the two discussed him giving her something that may be a little more precious to the Astros fan.
“We talked about giving her my Nolan Ryan-signed bat and ball,” Kirk revealed to Yahoo Sports.
According to Ryan's website, when he signed with the Houston Astros he became baseball's first million-dollar-a-year player. Among other milestones, he broke Walter Johnson's all-time strikeout mark and Sandy Koufax's major league record four no-hitters.
Watch below, via Twitter:
Buddy’s wife caught a World Series home run ball and his friend STOLE IT AND THREW IT BACK! pic.twitter.com/Maaq8zj8Ia
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) October 30, 2017