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Media Misfire: “Jerk Couple” At Rangers Game Not So Evil After All

You may have seen the video recently of a couple at a Texas Rangers game who kept a foul ball tossed into the stands while a young child bawled next to them.  But it turns out the “viral villains” who kept the ball from a crying three-year-old weren’t so evil after all:

It was the wail heard ’round the stands.

But sometimes a picture isn’t worth a thousand words. Sometimes stories require context. The Shores told their tale of baseballs lost and baseballs gained on TODAY Friday.

“I felt sorry for Cameron and for the other couple because they were made out to be such horrible, cold-hearted people and I didn’t get that impression from them at all,” said Cameron’s mother, Crystal. “They were very sweet and they talked to Cameron a lot.”

The couple was attending their first baseball game and are getting married Saturday. They actually offered the toddler the ball, but his parents turned down the gift.

“I never once thought that they should have given him the ball,” said Crystal. “We’re trying to teach him he doesn’t get everything every time.”

I only wish MSNBC would put half as much effort into investigating Fast and Furious, or the Solyndra swindle, or anything related to the Obama administration.

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