Cubs Fan Nearly Hits Giants' Tejada with Homerun Ball

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    NEWSLETTERS

    It is tradition in MLB ballparks across the country (notably Wrigley Field) to throw an opposing team's homerun baseball back onto the field.

    On Tuesday, one Cubs fan launched Miguel Tejada's top of the ninth bomb back onto the field, nearly striking the shortstop as he rounded the bases.

    The amazing throw came in the top of the 9th inning after the fan made a rather impressive barehanded line drive catch in the upper deck left seats. The homerun was just one of the many runs scored by the Giants in route to their 13-7 win.

    The fan threw the ball with enough zip to reach the visting team's on-deck circle, where Aubrey Huff tapped the ball back to Cody Ross, who then handed the ball to Tejada as he returned to the dugout.

    With all the woes in the Cub's current season, perhaps signing a prospect with a cannon like this young man's could be a positive step for the struggling franchise.