Stu finally responds: Did he know he was in violation of MLB rules when he caught the foul ball?

Glenn, Pat, and Stu were back from vacation this morning, which meant Stu finally had the chance to be tortured – ahem, questioned – about his ill-fated catch at a Toronto Blue Jays game last month that cost his beloved team an out. So did Stu know he was in violation of MLB Rule 3.16 when he reached over the wall to snag Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus’ foul ball?

As a refresher, below is the video of the play courtesy of MLB.com:

As you will notice, Stu reached over the stands to catch a foul ball hit by Rasmus as Tampa Bay Rays first baseman James Loney slid toward the wall in an attempt to make the catch. That action was in violation of MLB Rule 3.16, which states: “Should a spectator reach out on the playing field side of such fence, railing or rope, and plainly prevent the fielder from catching the ball, then the batsman should be called out for the spectator’s interference.” The first base umpire deemed Stu’s catch to be interference, and Rasmus was called out.

Considering the Blue Jays lost the game 8-0, Stu’s catch obviously made no difference in the outcome. But that didn’t stop Glenn and Pat from having a bit of fun at his expense.

The first question on everyone’s mind was: Did Stu and his seatmate – Mercury Radio Arts CEO Chris Balfe – lose their seats?

“A man from the Blue Jays organization did come to visit me. It was about five or six minutes later,” Stu explained. “First thing he said to me was, ‘You have the ball? Give me the ball.’ He took the ball and he's like, ‘You cannot be in the field of play.’”

At the time, Stu was adamant he did not reach over the wall onto the field – though he admitted the video shows otherwise. While the Blue Jays rep gave Stu a bit of a hard time, he was able to keep his seat… and the ball!

“He came down. He chastised me. And then he's like, ‘I can kick you out for this.’ And at this point, you know, these are great seats. They're called, by the way, ‘in-the-action seating,’” Stu said. “But the guy then softened and was very nice and gave the ball back to me, and I kept the seats.”

Equally important: The spectators sitting around Stu were remarkably supportive despite the fact he cost their team an out.

“The crowd, by the way, around me was very supportive,” Stu said. “They were on my side… When he called me out, they booed him. They tortured this ump all night. It was the greatest thing of all time. Like everyone around us, just hammering this guy all night.”

Finally, Glenn asked Stu what he plans to do with his incredible souvenir.

“I want to have it mounted with a picture of me looking like an idiot and give it to my son because it's ‘the catch’ now,” Stu said. “This is what was so amazing at that moment… I had no idea the guy had run from first base. You are in such a tunnel. I knew it was right there. I didn't think I took a step forward. I did – but I didn't think I did. And it fell right there. And, of course, my amazing abilities just shined through… Just wow.”

“You know what I think this makes this a charming story,” Glenn concluded sarcastically, “your humility.”

The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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