Tatis

That Dodgers fan didn’t really throw back a Fernando Tatis Jr. home run ball

Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Mookie Betts watches with outfield fans, San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. solo home run, during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, April 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Dodgers center fielder Mookie Betts watches as a ball hit by San Diego Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. clears the wall for a home run. The ball was caught by La Salle Prep junior Doug Pyle (in a Dodgers jersey with a face mask over his chin). (Alex Gallardo / Associated Press)

The Dodgers’ new “Home Run Seats” do not come with a guarantee of a home run ball. On Sunday, in the Dodgers’ nationally televised game against the San Diego Padres, one fan sitting there caught two home run balls.

No, he said, he did not throw back the one hit by Fernando Tatis Jr., despite what the broadcasters said on air and ESPN said in a tweet.

Doug Pyle, 17, is a junior at La Salle Prep in Pasadena. He and his family have gone to Dodger Stadium for years, but usually they sit along the left field

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