Going to the College Classic has been something my son and I have been doing for the past 5 years. We usually attend most of the games, except for the first one due to school.
Today was the first day of the College classic and my son was excited as usual, even though he is getting older, he loves watching and playing baseball still. We got there at the end of the first game to see that Baylor had kicked to crap out of California.
Before the second game, during the warnings section where they tell you to watch for broken bats and foul balls, I heard the dumbest thing I have ever heard at a baseball game that charges for admission. The asked that all foul balls be returned to the dugouts so they can be reused. I thought okay, they may get a few people to give them up, but I never thought that they would forcefully take them away from people. But that is what happened, they sent their platinum security guys to get the balls from people, including children.
Giving kids foul balls is one of the things that makes baseball great. I can't believe they have become that cheap. I'm not sure if it is the NCAA, the teams, or Crane, but I can't believe they are doing this. Since this is the first year they are doing this I'm guessing this is a new ownership thing, but who knows. No matter who is at fault, it sucks to see kids crying after getting their foul balls. All this after paying $6 for a soda and $8 for a hotdog.