If there’s a fly ball in baseball, anyone in the area has a chance to snag it out of the air. But if a player throws a ball into the stands, especially if it’s to a kid, then nobody should get in the way of that toss.
So it’s understandable how the fans at the Penguins game felt when a puck that was thrown by one of their revered players for six seasons by the name of Dan Bylsma (he received a standing ovation!) was on it’s way to a young fan, only to be intercepted by a guy next to him.
The man who took the puck didn’t seem concerned about the atrocity that he committed. In fact he laughed in the kid’s face when he did it. He was immediately booed by all fans and the young fan did end up receiving a puck and a Penguins jersey later on. It was nothing short of a horrific scene, and if the kid began to cry it would have been that much worse.
It should also be noted that the older fan who stole the puck to begin with was not in his seat during the second period.
You can view the video here.