Family booted from baseball game for breaking ‘unknown’ rule

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DENVER – A Colorado man says he was kicked out of a baseball game after he tossed a home run ball back onto the field.

Brandon Sanchez told KDVR that he, his wife and stepsons were enjoying the Colorado Rockies-San Francisco Giants game Tuesday night when the Giants hit a home run.

The home run ball landed in Sanchez's hands.

Although his stepsons were excited, Sanchez said he couldn't care less.

“I threw the ball back just because it was San Francisco’s home run and I wanted the Story home run ball,” he said, referring to Rockies rookie shortstop Trevor Story.

Moments later, security approached Sanchez and told him he and his family had to leave, KDVR reports.

“And we’re like ‘What? Just for throwing the ball back out on the field?'” he said.

Sanchez says he had no clue that he had broken a rule.

According to the Rockies rules, “At no time should a foul or home run ball be thrown back on the field. Violators will be subject to ejection.”

Sanchez told KDRV that he learned his lesson the hard way and plans on holding on to the next home run ball he catches.

 

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