Viral Cubs fan reportedly helped kid get foul ball earlier

Two Cubs fans are getting a lot of slack after taking a ball that was thrown to a kid

An adult Chicago Cubs fan took finders-keepers liberties at Sunday's game at Wrigley Field, appearing to steal a foul ball intended for a child.

First base coach Will Venable approached the stands with the ball and tossed it to a child in the front row.

Another man who said he was sitting next to the fan who picked up the ball explained that the boy had "already had a ball" during the game.

The team tweeted a photo of the boy with two baseballs, including one signed by All-Star second baseman Javy Baez.

The people associated with the Cubs are asking that fans to "let it go" and have piled up loads of outrageous excuses on why that man's behavior should be deemed acceptable.

Not to worry though: the team tweeted that the boy received not one but two baseballs used in the game.

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Update: Radio host and reporter David Kaplan reported that the man actually helped the boy get a ball earlier in the game.

Kaplan says he spoke to the fan sitting next to the man who got the foul ball.

"What they didn't see is that our son already had a foul ball". A man just behind the kid snatched it up, and the kid was left without a ball.

The Cubs got involved after the video went out.

"The whole world is calling this guy the most evil guy in the world for being a ball thief", said Chuck Mycoff.

"Television and social media read it the wrong way and made up a story".

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