What part of ‘give the kid the ball’ don’t you get?

[Story updated here]

One of the rules of being a baseball fan: Give the kid the ball.

This is particularly true if a player or coach has just tossed a ball to the kid, as Max Venable did at Sunday’s game.

The Cubs noticed and the kid still got a ball — two, actually.

A Chicago sportswriter claims the kid had already gotten a ball, although there’s no evidence that’s true.

What do you do if you get a ball and the kid in front of you already has one? You find another kid.

Archive: The rain, a baseball, and a kid with his dad (NewsCut)

[Update] – Taking a ball from a little kid is a bad look. But it looks like social media got it wrong.(Chicago Tribune)