Tom Sherrill of Pomona is a 29-year-old Chargers and Angels fan and a staff sergeant in the Air Force. He caught Albert Pujols’ 500th home run and he gave it back to Pujols and wanted nothing in return. This guy knew how much it meant to Pujols and he represents everything that is right about being a fan. About being a person. We live in an age of greedy jerks looking to squeeze ballplayers for as much as they can if the opportunity presents itself. (Remember all the fights and lawsuits flying around during Barry Bonds/Mark McGwire/Sammy Sosa era?)
Today, you’ll read asinine blogs calling him an idiot, and you’ll see tweets from the dumbest people on the planet, attacking this dude because he didn’t chase the money like they would have. Seriously, if you want to see what horrible people exist on this earth. Go read these reactions to SportCenter’s tweet about this guy.
I love that this guy did the right thing. I love that he’s a Chargers fan. I love that he’s an Angels fan that went all the way out to Washington and he caught the ball. I love that “he talked security into bringing the guy who had the ball bounce off his belly & his kids to get their pictures taken with Albert.” How amazing is that? I love you, Tom Sherrill.
Go Chargers. Go Air Force. Go Tom Sherrill.
Here’s to 263 more, Albert.