Catching a baseball at any major league ballpark is valuable, no matter who hits it or where it ends up.

Chicago Cubs fans exemplified this aspect Sunday afternoon during their game against the Colorado Rockies, as shortstop Addison Russell hit a home run in the fifth inning that happened to land in a very convenient location: a trash can.

But in baseball, every hit over the wall is fair game, and several Cubs fans quickly made their way to the trash can to claim the home run ball for their own.

Was it ironic that Russell’s home run hit happened to land where it did as the Cubs were losing 10-0? It’s certainly up for debate, but it clearly matches how well the Cubs had been playing up to that point in time.

It goes to show just how far fans will go to get a souvenir baseball, even from a team playing like trash.

About Colby Lanham

Colby Lanham is a graduate of Clemson University who, in addition to writing for The Comeback, has written for SI's Campus Rush, Bleacher Report, and Clemson Athletics. He is an alumni of the 2015 Sports Journalism Institute, where he also worked as an editorial intern for He has interests in football, basketball, and various forms of pop culture.