It’s no secret that baseball fans relish the opportunity to catch a foul ball or home run hit during a game. The moment that the ball is hit and veers toward the stadium seats, a rush of people can be seen running in that direction.

Ryan Baker was one of those fans, sprinting for a fly ball during a Chicago White Sox game on August 21. The 15-year-old was sitting in the stands with his mom when a foul ball was hit right into his section.

Luckily, Ryan was one of just three people nearby who immediately dove for the ball. Because he was the closest, Ryan was the one to reach it first.

However, just as the teen stood up looking victorious, a woman reached over the seats and took the ball right out of his hand.

Unfortunately for the woman, the entire thing was caught on camera with all eyes in the stadium on her. Even the announcers were shocked to see her poor display of baseball etiquette.

“She said it was her ball because it almost hit her,” Ryan recalls. “I was in disbelief!”

Ryan was not the only one surprised by this woman’s actions. Everyone else sitting in his section had shocked expressions on their faces.

Although the teen threw his arms up at first, he ultimately handled the whole thing with maturity and turned around to walk away from the woman without a fight.

Another person who noticed the stolen ball was Brooks Boyer, executive vice president for sales and marketing for the White Sox. As soon as he saw what happened, Brooks got another ball and had announcers Jason Benetti and Steve Stone autograph it.

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