Re: question about foul balls given to fans
The previous ownership was in the insurance business, so I've always assumed it was a liability issue. The Reds may be afraid that Ball Boy's errant toss into the stands could plunk someone on the head or that fans will hurt themselves or other fans by diving for it. The release on the back of the ticket covers the team for balls sent into the stands during the course of play, but not for balls deliberately sent there by employees.
Maybe some of the lawyers or aspiring lawyers among us can enlighten us as to whether this could be the case?