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Getty Images Young Cubs fan gets surprise from team after adult swipes his ball time Cub

Getty Images Young Cubs fan gets surprise from team after adult swipes his ball time Cub

The small boy tries to catch the baseball, but misses it and the ball rolls underneath his seat.

This story has several twists and turns as the national media has villainized a couple from SC for stealing a baseball from a young fan during Sunday's game at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs were playing the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field on Sunday.

A couple of Cubs fans are getting a lot of slack for breaking one of the unwritten rules of baseball: Never steal a ball from a little kid!

The fellow behind him, who seemed quite pleased with himself after handing the prize lobbed into the stands by Cubs first base coach Will Venable, was cast Public Enemy No. 1 as video of his seemingly ill-considered move went viral. A fan in the second row then picked the ball up and handed it to the woman seated next to him.

The video was shocking to users on social media and it even got ramped up more emotionally as the Cubs organization gifted the kid a Javy Baez signed ball to right the wrongs on the video. As you can see below, the whole goal of the Cubbies was to provide this young kid with a tremendous souvenir.

Chicago's "Sports Talk Live" host David Kaplan later tweeted that the Cubs told him the man who snagged the ball actually had helped the boy get a foul earlier.

He tweeted: 'I spoke with people from the Cubs. A man just behind the kid snatched it up, and the kid was left without a ball.

"That's the game. That's the game-changer", manager Joe Maddon said.

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