The Chicago Cubs fan who appeared to steal a ball from a little kid during a game on Sunday is not the jerk trolls made him out to be. Contrary to what the now-viral footage appeared to show, Deadspin confirmed on Monday that the man actually gave every ball he collected to children sitting nearby--including the kid he appeared to slight. “I was sitting the next to the boy and the same fan helped him snag a ball a few innings before this,” an eyewitness tweeted after the footage went viral. A second person added, “The other ball the kid has was the one the same guy caught and gave him before this. I was sitting next to him.” In the footage posted online, the man is seen grabbing a game-used ball meant for a little boy and appearing to gloat about it to the woman sitting beside him.
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