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Sunday 24 September 2017

Video: Smooth young baseball fan hands match ball to pretty lady – or does he?

This young baseball fan pulled off a very clever trick
This young baseball fan pulled off a very clever trick

What a little charmer: this youngster hands an attractive fan the match baseball. Except it isn't, as cameras pick up his crafty, cheeky sleight of hand

In Sunday's American League baseball match at Globe Park in Arlington, the home side, Texas Rangers, defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-2.

But not everyone had their eye on the sporting action.

One young fan, who noticed a group of pretty ladies sitting directly behind him, gifted the most attractive a match ball, which he was thrown by one of the players.

He earned coos from the adoring group of women, but – little did they know – they had been fooled by his prestidigitation.

The cameras picked up his quick sleight of hand, which switched the official ball with one he already had in his glove.

A win-win, then: the smooth mover gained the adoration of the older ladies and also kept the matchball. Home run!

The video has been viewed almost four million times in three days on Youtube.

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