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Dodgers usher took foul ball from boy as joke, team says

August 11, 2011 | 11:01 am

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It’s every kid’s dream to catch a foul ball at the ballpark, but that dream appeared to have been dashed  during Wednesday's Phillies-Dodgers game at Dodger Stadium -- at least from what can be seen on a video.

The video shows a young boy catch a foul ball in the stands behind home plate during the top of the sixth inning. After a few moments of high-fives, fist-pumps and big smiles, an usher takes the ball from the boy and walks off as the camera cuts back to the field.

Not to worry, Dodgers spokesman Josh Rawitch said.

The usher took the ball as a joke and returned it to the boy just after the camera shot ended.

“It was all in good fun. Unfortunately, the video cuts away too quickly,” Rawitch said. “Within seconds of him taking it away, he walked right back and gave it to him. Everyone ended up happy and smiling.”

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Photo: Dodger Stadium. Credit: Los Angeles Times

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