It seems like lately if there is a child sitting anywhere near you at a sporting event that pitches a fit you have to seek them out and give up your prize. Recently, this happened at a Texas Rangers game. I don't have an issue at all with a kid being upset at not getting the ball. What really gets me is the way that adults (especially sports announcers) seem to think that it is someone's responsibility to seek out the nearest child if you should happen to catch a prize. Things like this happening are a pretty rare event and I don't think that just because you have a kid it means I have to give up a game ball. I may have a kid I want to give it to. I've seen many instances where the person taking it was a total dirt bag and actually took it from a kid and that's not what I'm talking about. This situation was a straight-up fair catch. Being a kid and crying doesn't mean you get a prize.
Kudos to the parents of the kid for at least being good parents and smart about this and defending the guy that caught the ball. Shame on the morons that are actually calling the couple that caught the ball at their home and harassing them. People can be so stupid.