My 18 month old daughter was on the Play ground at a Chattanooga Lookouts game being watched by her 14 year old brother. She was just beginning to talk and she noticed two of the players from the opposing team, The Greenville Braves, tossing a ball back and forth. She put her hand through the fence and said as clealy as you'd want, "ball?" Chipper Jones pulled out a sharpie and signed the ball and placed it in her hand. She couldn't get her hand back through the fence, and it was quite funny. But my son neatly climbed over the fence head first to take the ball out of her hand. Chipper is now one of the veteran players for the Atlanta Braves (I believe, I don't follow baseball much since the boys are grown) and we still have the ball. It is one of our favorite memories and family stories. At a major league game the players wouldn't have been that close to the fans. They would have ignored the request for a ball and my son probably would have at least been thrown out of the park for climbing the fence. That is why Minor League Baseball rules!