Law360, New York (June 22, 2012, 1:44 PM EDT) -- Baseball fans love clambering for soaring fly balls, and it’s generally a harmless endeavor. Except when the entire happiness of a Word Series-bereft ball club depends on it. In the infamous Steve Bartman Incident, a spectator’s impulsive grab for the ball interfered with a possible out by Chicago Cubs left fielder Moises Alou. Right idea, Steve; wrong time.
In sports, as in sweepstakes, the lesson holds true: Sometimes trying to do the right thing at the wrong time can lead to trouble.