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Baseball fan eats concrete after hopelessly heroic dive for foul ball

Nothing was harmed, bar one man’s pride.

THE NEW BASEBALL season is but two weeks old and American fans have kept up their long-held tradition of diving headlong after foul balls and home runs.

An Oakland Athletics fan had a nasty crash landing during the second inning of his side’s game against the Cleveland Indians. With his team leading 1-0 and a foul ball sent spiralling into the stands, this A’s fan went in search of a gameday memento.

As fan

He was aided back to his seat, where a chum showed up with a beer. The A’s lost 6-4. A real rollercoaster day at the ball park.

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Patrick McCarry

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