Temperatures in Washington may have been frigid Sunday, but there was nothing cold about this fan exchange.
A young Rockies fan and Nationals fan traded home run balls in the top of the eighth inning at Nationals Park after catching homers from the team they were rooting against.
The Rockies fan caught Matt Wieters’ game-tying home run in the right field seats in the bottom of the sixth. Even though the homer was hit against the Rockies, the Colorado fan held onto the ball as a souvenir.
Later in the game, Rockies second baseball DJ LeMahieu smacked a home run in the top of the eighth inning to give Colorado a 5-4 lead. The ball was caught by a Nationals fan the right field bleachers, who was seated near the Rockies fan who caught Wieters’ homer.
The two fans decided to swap souvenirs so they could both go home with home run balls hit by their teams. The two even exchanged a fist bump after the transaction was completed.
The Rockies went on to win the game 6-5 after Ian Desmond hit a solo home run off Nationals reliever Sean Doolittle in the top of the ninth.
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