Somebody write an article about foul ball catching fans, please

Top of the fourth inning in the World Series. Beck­ett pitch­es to Atkins, and he fouls it down the third base line. The ball lands in the stands, and is caught by a guy in a red hood­ie, who then holds it up over his head, and all the folks in that sec­tion duti­ful­ly clap for him.

And it makes me think. Peo­ple who sit in foul ter­ri­to­ry prob­a­bly get to catch (or the oppor­tu­ni­ty to catch) more balls than peo­ple sit­ting in home run ter­ri­to­ry. But the balls are less pres­ti­gious, of course. There must be an inter­est­ing sub­cul­ture there, the sort of thing Ira Glass would cov­er.

I’d like to read/listen to that sto­ry. Some­one?

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Danny

My name is Danny, and I grew up living overseas, but have settled in Kansas, where it turns out some of my family started, back when. I am helping to raise my own family, and hoping to be proud of what I've done when it's all over.