Viral Cubs fan reportedly helped kid get foul ball earlier

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When it comes to baseball games, there is nothing more cringe-worthy than a grown man taking a ball away from a child, and one Chicago Cubs fan did just that in the Cubs' matchup with the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field on Sunday. A fan in the second row then picked the ball up and handed it to the woman seated next to him.

But Cubs' Puerto Rican star Baez make sure the youngster didn't miss out - and he signed one for him as well. That's what the Cubs are saying after a grown man stole a baseball literally right from under a little boy at a game this weekend.

Update: Radio host and reporter David Kaplan reported that the man actually helped the boy get a ball earlier in the game.

"In fact, the man gave several balls to children in the same section and his wife as an anniversary present".

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Meanwhile, Jeff, a fan wearing a red shirt in the video, said, "I was sitting next to the boy and the same fan helped him snag a ball a few innings before this".

CBS News reached out to the Cubs but could not independently confirm Kaplan's account.

You may have noticed that the kid has two baseballs. They even saw to it that Javy Baez signed them. "All is well. Guy is A-OK so let it go people".

He turned around to collect the ball but to his horror a selfish supporter played a game of finders keepers with the kid, who looked no older than six or seven.