WATCH: Ball boy interference saves run for Cubs
|2018-04-30 20:58:43.0- -|
CHICAGO — Perhaps as payback for the Steve Bartman incident, the Chicago Cubs actually benefited by interference by a grab-happy goofball in their contest versus the Colorado Rockies.
On a screamer down the third-base line by the Rockies' Nolan Arenado in the top of the fifth, the ball boy stationed in foul territory in left field must have zoned out and missed the fair signal given by the third-base umpire.
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Nolan Arenado drills a double down the line in left, pushing across Charlie Blackmon to hand the Rockies their first lead at 2-1 in the 5th (01:02)
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Intentionally attempting to snag the ball after it ricocheted off a wall down the left-field line, the ball boy clearly thought that the ball was foul.
Luckily for the Cubs, Arenado's hit (which could have easily been stretched into a triple) was ruled a double, with time being called after the ball boy's interference.
Furthermore, a Rockies runner was held at third on the stoppage, and the Cubs proceeded to escape the inning without giving up any additional runs.
While his tenure as ball boy might be coming to a close soon, at least the absent-minded young man will be a hero in North Chicago for a day.