How does the ballperson decide who is worthy of a foul ball? Is it who yells the loudest? Asks the nicest? Is it a random decision made in the spur of the moment?
During Saturday's Athletics-White Sox game, Chicago's ballboy decided to turn it into the most brutal combat: possible: Rock, paper, scissors.
The two fans, Connor O'Sullivan and Jacob Sandowski, both age 12, battled valiantly, but in the end, only one could win.
Rock, paper, scissors AND … pic.twitter.com/ApveZ8r1Yk- MLB (@MLB) June 24, 2017
Though Connor emerged victorious this time around, don't feel too bad for Jacob. He got another ball later in the inning.
Whether this will start a spree of Roman Coliseum-esque battles for baseballs with thumb wars or odds and evens only time will tell.
Additional reporting by Darren Georgia / MLB.com Real-Time Correspondent