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Are hockey and baseball the only sports in which the spectators can keep the ball/puck if shot out of bounds?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (20773points) May 21st, 2021

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LostInParadise's avatar

I don’t know what the chances are of a tennis ball landing in the audience, but I would think that people could keep these. They go thorough a lot of tennis balls in a match.

gondwanalon's avatar

Professional football players frequently through balls into the spectators. Also if a football is accidentally thrown or kicked into the spectators then it would be very hard to get it back.

zenvelo's avatar

If you find a golf ball after a player has dropped a replacement and taken a penalty. you can keep it.

Love_my_doggie's avatar

@LostInParadise At tennis events, the balls need to be returned. There’s a limited number of balls in play at any time, and there’s an art to monitoring how they wear out and when they get replaced.

The first time I went to a tennis tournament, I was surprised to see this happen – an official stands at the sideline, with arms up and waiting for the ball to be tossed back. My tennis-playing husband explained it all to me.

LostInParadise's avatar

Thanks for the correction. Darn cheapskates.

Caravanfan's avatar

Bikers discard their bottles all the time (although this year the Tour de France apparently is outlawing that)

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