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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