A ball was tossed in her direction and no big, mean adult dared to intercept it.
She was later interviewed on television.
"My dream was to get a ball," Emily said. "But I would cry at the end because I never got one and I'd ask every single day."
Said the reporter: "Well tonight it looked like you were going to get a ball until some rude guy put his hand in front and stole the baseball -- Is that what happened?"
"Yeah! That's what happened," Emily said.
Added the girl's mother: "She comes to all of the games hoping to get a ball and if she doesn't, she cries all the way home."
At least that ride home was tearless.