Every year there’s always a few ridiculous people who try to storm onto the field during a live MLB game and cause trouble – and all of them are promptly caught and arrested. But an incident involving a fan coming onto the field today was one of the more bizarre in recent memory.
In today’s game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates, play was interrupted when a fan randomly walked onto the field. The fan stuck his hand out to try and shake the hand of Phillies batter Brad Miller.
When Miller backed away and refused to shake the fan’s hand, the fan simply continued walking, only to find a security guard approaching him.
The fan was grabbed by the security guard and pulled into the Phillies dugout before being handcuffed and taken away.
Dude just walked on the field and tried to shake Brad Miller’s hand. Cuffed in the Phillies dugout and taken away: pic.twitter.com/l3AcBxiSLw
— Jason Mackey (@JMackeyPG) July 21, 2019
Some fans on Twitter were rather impressed that a fan who was walking made it that far without being tackled by several guards, as many have in the past.
He had the correct strategy. "If I don't run, maybe nobody will notice."
And legend has it security still hasn't shown up yet.
— Riley Hunte (@DeviantInternus) July 21, 2019
He was walking and got that far? Wow.
— tripp (@T81Adams) July 21, 2019
Others felt that security was too lenient on the man for interrupting the game:
Ball players should do what wrestlers do when a fan interferes.
— ⚾️ Big Rob ⚾️ Pirates Fan ⚾️ (@BigShow237) July 21, 2019
That cop should’ve tased him bring some electricity into the ballpark
— Pittsburgh Pete (@TherealPeteyT) July 21, 2019
Still others couldn’t help but crack a few jokes about the whole, odd incident:
Worst streaker ever.
— This is what it's all about. (@GuardianPrinny) July 21, 2019
Might be the funniest one yet. He was so casual about it and complied with the security.
— Heath Bloxton (@NotoriousHDB) July 21, 2019
If nothing else, that was certainly one of the more polite field invaders that we’ve ever seen.