A ball boy broke the first rule of being a ball boy at the Marlins game Thursday ... grabbing a live baseball in fair play and chucking it into the stands -- costing his team a run.
The epic blunder went down in the sixth inning of Miami's tilt with the Los Angeles Dodgers in Florida ... after Freddie Freeman roped a liner down the right-field line.
The ball flew over first base and skidded into the outfield ... but for some reason, the ball boy in the area thought it had landed in foul territory.
A franchise record tying 52nd double for Freddie! pic.twitter.com/uDAlqBIn2F— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 8, 2023
A franchise record tying 52nd double for Freddie! pic.twitter.com/uDAlqBIn2F
The guy nonchalantly jogged over to the ball, scooped it up, and then hurled it to some fans in the crowd.
Of course, there were big ramifications for the act ... umps allowed Mookie Betts to score -- not knowing if the play would have been made by Miami's right fielder had the ball boy not interrupted.
It ultimately didn't matter too much in the end ... the Marlins got rocked, 10-0 -- and even Miami outfielder Jesús Sánchez came over to let him know it was OK.
Jesús Sánchez came over to let the @Marlins ball boy know it’s ok. So everyone else can calm down, too. #MarlinsBallBoy pic.twitter.com/lRfYM59cbr— Nick Janeway (@nickjaneway) September 8, 2023
Jesús Sánchez came over to let the @Marlins ball boy know it’s ok. So everyone else can calm down, too. #MarlinsBallBoy pic.twitter.com/lRfYM59cbr
Still, tough scene for the guy ... but, hey, even the best baseball players fail seven outta 10 times!!!