Rangers Fan Pulls Foul Ball Switcheroo

Though it wasn't what it looked like on TV.

The Toronto Blue Jays broadcasters marveled at the slick moves of a young Texas Rangers fan at Saturday night’s game at the Globe. Watch the video, and you’ll see that he catches a ball tossed into the stands by the third-base coach, then turns around and hands a young woman in the row behind him a different ball, since he still has the ball he caught in his glove.

But when WFAA spoke with the boy, 10-year-old Austin Chaney, on Sunday, he explained that he wasn’t the trickster he seemed to be one TV. The ball he handed off was just as much a game ball as the freshly caught one. By that point in the game he had a surplus, so he was sharing the excess.