The last thing the baseball world needs is another Zack Hample, but I regret to inform you all that there appears to be a west coast version that makes his home in the dump known as the Coliseum.
During today’s Braves-A’s game, West Coast Hample made his big Internet splash by catching two consecutive foul balls:
Two pitches, two foul balls. WHAT ARE THE ODDS? pic.twitter.com/9bB8LPQsjj
— MLB (@MLB) July 2, 2017
Wait … what?
— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) July 2, 2017
You might be thinking to yourself that this guy was just lucky to be in a hot section — to that I retort, “No chance in hell”. My suspicions about West Coast Hample were pretty much confirmed by Reddit user SirGergoyFriendman, who provided some backstory on this character:
This dude is at every game and runs all over getting foul balls. Dude will rip balls away from other fans and is kind of a clown. He also wears opposing teams colors during BP to get balls thrown to him… but I guess everybody needs a hobby right?