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DENVER — A Lakewood man was booted from Tuesday’s Rockies game along with his wife and two stepsons after he caught a home run ball and threw it back onto the field.

According to the Rockies, “At no time should a foul or home run ball be thrown back on the field. Violators will be subject to ejection.”

Brandon Sanchez had no clue. In fact, most people when asked didn’t know either.

In the sixth inning, the Giants hit a home run, which landed in Sanchez’s hands. His stepsons were excited, but Sanchez couldn’t care less.

“I threw the ball back just because it was San Francisco’s home run and I wanted the Story home run ball,” he said, referring to Rockies rookie shortstop Trevor Story.

Moments later, staff and security approached Sanchez, telling him he and his family had to leave.

The Rockies reached out to FOX31 Denver, disputing his story. The ball club says only Sanchez was ejected, not his whole family.

“And we’re like ‘What? Just for throwing the ball back out on the field?’” he said.

Sanchez was upset because it was the boys’ first game. One is 7 years old and the other is 6.

“Once [security] approached the kids, they just started shaking and crying,” Sanchez said.

Needless to say, Sanchez wasn’t thrilled with the Rockies’ decision, but he said he’ll remain a fan. He hopes to bring the boys back to a different game and if he catches another ball, he said he’ll hold on to it instead of throwing it back onto the field.