As if Sunday night's World Series Game 5 needed more drama, TV viewers caught a bizarre scene in the stands in the ninth inning.
After a woman caught Yasiel Puig's two-run homer -- pulling the Dodgers within one run -- a man yanked the ball out of her hands and threw it back onto the field.
Buddy’s wife caught a World Series home run ball and his friend STOLE IT AND THREW IT BACK! pic.twitter.com/Maaq8zj8Ia— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) October 30, 2017
While returning a home-run ball from the visiting team is a Houston tradition, stealing the ball from a fellow fan got immediate reaction on social media.
That fan is an idiot. That’s a home run ball in arguably the greatest game in #WorldSeries history and he threw it back.— Jerren (@jwilphotos) October 30, 2017
I can’t stop watching that Astros fan tear Puig’s home run ball away from another man’s wife and furiously throw it back.— Matt Russell (@Matt__Russell) October 30, 2017