Zack Hample had his balls busted in spectacular fashion Sunday night.
Hample, who you may know as the baseball hawk willing to run through children in order to snag a piece of memorabilia he can re-sell, yet throws a fit if anyone bumps into him, let the world know that he was in attendance at the Fort Bragg game between the Braves and Marlins on Sunday night. He bragged (get it?) on Twitter about getting a ball flipped to him from Martin Prado and claimed to have hawked 11 balls in total.
The problem with this (among other things with Hample) is that the game was for military personnel and their families only. Hample did not secure his ticket this way and was instead begging for one on Twitter and through the saddest Tinder page anyone has ever swiped left.
Here are the rules to securing tickets to this game, via the MLB ticket site:
Major League Baseball’s Fort Bragg Game ticket lottery will be open 31 May 00:01 EDT through 12 June at Midnight and is open to Department of Defense ID cardholders 18 years of age and older. One entry per ID cardholder will be accepted (duplicates will be discarded). Only one winner per family will be allowed (each family member 18 and over may submit an entry). Department of Defense ID with name matching entry must be presented at the time that tickets are issued. Tickets will not be mailed, they must be picked up in person on Fort Bragg.
So Hample shouldn’t have been at this game snagging balls that could have gone to military members and had to know it, yet he did the brilliant thing of ratting himself out on Twitter.
Fort Bragg commemorative baseballs? Oh yes! Martin Prado just tossed this to me after the 3rd inning. pic.twitter.com/OQoGJfExbR
— Zack Hample (@zack_hample) July 4, 2016
That was just about the beginning of the end for Hample, as the backlash came from everywhere.