We used to think of the ball boy as this star-struck kid that wanted to be close to their favorite team. But with profiteering taking over every aspect of sports now more than ever, even the ball boy position is being used to make money.
This girl, making $7.50 an hour, got to humiliate herself on national TV. And become a prominent YouTube video. She got to watch the game while on the field though, so there’s that.
Sports teams have legions of ball boys (and girls) that work hard for minimal pay just to be next to the sport they love. But sometimes in their attempt to facilitate the game they actually become, briefly, part of it.
Ball boy interferes with long tennis rally
Catching balls to the face
Ball boy almost hit by tennis ball