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'Foul ball kid' charms woman with smooth switcheroo

Thanks to his sleight-of-hand skills, a young Texas Rangers fan had all the bases covered when it came to keeping a souvenir for himself and scoring some points with the ladies over the weekend. Austin Chaney, 10, was sitting only a few rows from the field near the home dugout at the Rangers' home game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday night when Rangers third base coach Luis Rivera flipp
Austin Chaney, a 10-year-old from North Texas, pulled a switcheroo with a baseball that had the ladies swooning at a Texas Rangers game on Saturday.
Austin Chaney, a 10-year-old from North Texas, pulled a switcheroo with a baseball that had the ladies swooning at a Texas Rangers game on Saturday.Today

Thanks to his sleight-of-hand skills, a young Texas Rangers fan had all the bases covered when it came to keeping a souvenir for himself and scoring some points with the ladies over the weekend. 

Austin Chaney, 10, was sitting only a few rows from the field near the home dugout at the Rangers' home game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday night when Rangers third base coach Luis Rivera flipped a foul ball up to him.

Austin caught the ball in his glove, turned around and handed what looked like the ball from Rivera to a young blonde woman behind him, who grinned and swooned as her two friends smiled. 

However, a second look at the replay showed that Austin already had a ball in his hand while he was catching the one Rivera flipped to him, and that he made a switcheroo — giving the woman the ball he was already holding.

The third base coach had previously flipped a few other foul balls into the stands earlier in the game, so Austin and his friend already had a few in their possession, the 10-year-old explained to a local TV station.

"I was told if I got another ball, I should give it to someone else, so I turned around,'' he told KHOU TV in Houston. "I thought I was going to give it to someone deep down there, and I saw her right in front of me and I gave it to her." 

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