Outrage after foul ball tossed to young fan grabbed by adult

Social media blasts adult fan for

Check out the clip from the Cubs' 7-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs quickly made up for the highway robbery, giving the kid a ball signed by Javier Baez, so all's well that ends well. The child missed the ball and it rolled behind him.

But Reddit users discovered through multiple reports from fans that the social media reaction was misguided - the man grabbed a ball for the young boy earlier in the game, which is why the boy has two baseballs in his photo with the Cubs.

Cubs Fan Steals Foul Ball From Kid But The Little Guy Still Wins
Man appears to steal a ball from a kid at a Chicago Cubs game

Other fans sitting nearby tweeted the guy got a ball for the kid before the televised incident, and also gave two more foul balls away to kids sitting next to his wife. "Guy is A-OK so let it go people", Kaplan wrote. But for those who criticized the widely circulated ball-scooping move, David Kaplan of Sports Talk Live said that the guy seen in the video helped the kid catch a foul ball earlier in the game. The young man has a game used ball and a Javy Baez ball. He gave three balls out to people around him including the little boy in question. "The fans in his section left the game giddy with excitement from a great game, most of all our son who had one of the best day of his life".

Chicago Cubs officials confirmed the man had been generous during the match.

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