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Video: Alomar takes fan's jersey

Posted on: July 26, 2011 1:08 pm
Edited on: July 26, 2011 1:15 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

As every baseball fan knows by now, Roberto Alomar was enshrined into the Baseball Hall of Fame this past weekend along with Bert Blyleven and Pat Gillick. During the parade in Cooperstown, N.Y., something a bit weird happened -- assuming this is real, and there was really no reason to stage anything.

The event in question: A fan taking video of the event holds out a newly-purchased Alomar Blue Jays jersey as Alomar's car drives by. Alomar reaches out and just takes the jersey as if it was a gift. He even turns back around holding up the jersey as if to thank the fans for the gift. The only problem is that it apparently wasn't intended to be a gift. The fan in the video posted it on youtube (watch below) and wants the jersey back.



In the interest of giving Alomar the benefit of the doubt, why was the fan holding the jersey up within arm's reach of Alomar? Then again, does Alomar really have the right to just assume something is a gift without really knowing? And it did appear Alomar asked for the jersey. So then why give it up? It's a tough call, so we won't pass judgment. The whole scene was just bizarre.

Hat-tip: Big League Stew

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 21, 2011 4:16 pm
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 11:18 pm
 

Video: Alomar takes fan's jersey

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Since: Feb 4, 2011
Posted on: July 26, 2011 4:23 pm
 

Video: Alomar a big jerk - fan stupid

That jersey now has AIDS



Since: May 20, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2011 3:11 pm
 

Video: Alomar takes fan's jersey

At least he didn't spit on you!



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2011 2:21 pm
 

Video: Alomar takes fan's jersey

Seems more like the fan is a fool for dangling a jersey up in the air and when Alomar comes near you, you basically hand it to the guy. Put the damn thing on, moron.



Since: May 12, 2009
Posted on: July 26, 2011 2:02 pm
 

Video: Alomar takes fan's jersey

Fan should be happy he didn't get spit on.




Since: Jul 26, 2011
Posted on: July 26, 2011 1:42 pm
 

Video: Alomar takes fan's jersey

lets go easy on the guy. granted he is no saint, but did he really "steal" this jersey. that parade is always a hectic scene with people approaching the vehicles and screaming to the players. this guy held up a jersey, alomar says "give me your jersey" and he complied. it looks to be a simple misunderstanding. did they expect the driver to stop, pull over and allow alomar to return the shirt?!?!



Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2011 1:15 pm
 

Video: Alomar takes fan's jersey

I have no use for this guy since he spit in Hershbeck's face! And its a dam shame because he has great stats and should be remembered for his play on the field but I remember him for spitting in an umpires face!! I was a kid when it happened and now that is my memory of Robbie Alomar...although he had some great years! Too bad Robby


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