VIDEO: Security guard takes baseball away from child after dad commits fan interference

Posted at 5:08 PM, May 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-25 20:08:33-04

Sometimes in sports -- OK, most of the time in sports -- common sense takes a back seat to irrational behavior.

Such was the case Wednesday night at an Atlanta Braves baseball game.

As you may know, fan interference gets you kicked out of a ballgame. It can also cost your team some runs, as was the case in Sunday's Diamondbacks-Padres game.

Well, in the eighth inning of the Braves-Pirates game Wednesday, a fan leaned over the wall, grabbed the ball and quickly handed it to his son.

In comes the usher, who ejects the fan immediately. He then confiscates the ball from the kid and walks away with it. The fan's son was left empty-handed!

As you can imagine, the usher was pretty much destroyed on social media for taking the ball from the boy.

But this story has a happy ending, as the Braves ended up giving the boy an autographed baseball from first baseman Freddie Freeman, and they invited him back to a game in July to celebrate his birthday.

Also, the boy's father was readmitted back into the ballpark and allowed to rejoin his son in the second row.