Young Rockies fan trades home run ball with Nationals fan

WASHINGTON — Catching a home run ball at a baseball game is always a thrill for a young fan no matter who hits it — but it’s made better when it’s from your favorite team.

A young Rockies fan and a Nationals fan traded home run balls during the eighth inning of Sunday’s game at Nationals Park after they caught homers from the team they were rooting against.

A Nationals fan caught the home run by D.J. LeMahieu, who noticed a young Rockies fan caught a sixth-inning homer by the Nationals’ Matt Wieters.

The Nationals fan thought it would be great if both of them left with a homer hit by their favorite teams.

The exchange was captured by the Nationals’ cameras.

The two fans swapped souvenirs and even exchanged a fist bump afterward.

The Rockies went onto win the game, 6-5, after Ian Desmond hit a solo home run in the ninth.

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