Local news sites have been buzzing about the little boy who didn’t get what he wanted at last night’s Rangers v. Yankees game. Mitch Moreland tossed a foul ball in the general direction of the kid. It was retrieved instead by the man sitting next to said toddler. This adult was clearly a child-hating monster, because he gave the ball to his girlfriend/wife instead. What about the children?!
I’m not one of those middle-aged people who goes on and on about how entitled today’s kids are. (I grew up with a helluva lot more middle-class privilege than my parents did). But there’s no reason the adult who caught Moreland’s ball was obligated to give it to the todder. Maybe the man was a crazy Rangers fan and really cherished his catch, which, if handed over to the crying boy, was far more likely to be prized by the parents. Do they deserve a ball just for procreating? Methinks not. Childless people unite! And let’s tell parents: We are responsible for your kids’ public safety if they’re in danger, but not for their moment-to-moment happiness.
And, of course, another player tossed another ball to the kid. Overprivileged toddlers!