Ball boys have been getting a lot of attention early in the season. The Hooters Girls that were acting in that capacity during spring training in Florida had some memorable gaffs, but the one by this ball boy for the Royals takes the cake.
It appears the kid was just moving into position to catch a foul ball, but what he didn't realize is that Raji Davis, the Toronto Blue Jays outfielder, was charging over to attempt a catch.
As close as Davis came to nailing the kid you have to think that he could have had a shot at making the out. If only...
Hopefully the kid doesn't get fired for it. I don't know what--if anything--ball boys make. Shoot, at that age I would be cool doing it for free just so I can watch the game from the best seat in the house. Now if the team gets any indication that he messed up Davis's chance to make a play on purpose then he needs to be banned for life.
If they don't, hopefully all he'll get is a ton of crap from his friends and 15 minutes of fame thanks to the internet.