Zack Hample caught some grief from Clayton Kershaw on Father’s Day.
The noted ballhawk — who has snagged thousands of baseballs from major-league stadiums all over the country and written books on the subject — said the Dodgers pitcher shut him down in the first inning when he asked for a ball.
Hample, the one to catch Alex Rodriguez’s 3,000th hit in 2015, shared the interaction in a series of tweets Sunday night.
“Today I asked Clayton Kershaw if I could have a baseball. He said, ‘No, you got 7,000 of ‘em.’ #rejected
“…it was a blue Father’s Day ball. I said, ‘It would mean so much to me,’ and Kershaw was like, ‘No, it wouldn’t.’ Still love him.
“…with that logic, Kershaw’s next paycheck shouldn’t mean all that much to him, right?”
Baseball fans jumped on Hample for comparing his not getting a baseball to Kershaw’s paycheck.
“So are u comparing baseballs to money?” one person tweeted.
Hample responded: “Nah, just poking fun at a gazillionaire who called out someone else for having too much of something.”
Kershaw may not be a fan, but Hample tweeted that he ended up getting a ball anyway in the sixth inning.