A senior on varsity recently hit a home run (not his first, but not a frequest occurance for this player) and his dad retrieved the ball from the outfield. Assistant coach sent a player out to get it. Dad refused to give it up. Player went back to dug out empty handed and coach reemed him out in front of entire team. Dad heard this, threw ball back to assistant who called him an obscenity.
My son has been fortunate enough to have two no hitters in his varsity career. One was an away game and host school presented him with a game ball, which I thought was very gracious. His second was last night at home, no ball.
Parents are divided. Some say act like you’ve been there and forget the balls. Others want the momento. A couple offered to pay for any balls they kept, but still no dice.
I thought folks on this site were sure to have opinions. Thoughts?