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Fan At Center Of Astros-Red Sox Controversy Has Been Identified

Mookie Betts leaps for a catch.

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 17: A fan interferes with Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox as he attempts to catch a ball hit by Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros (not pictured) in the first inning during Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 17, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

The fan at the center of the Houston Astros-Boston Red Sox Game 4 controversy has been identified. He's speaking out about what happened.

The fan, sitting in the first row of the right field section, was ruled to have interfered with Boston outfielder Mookie Betts, taking away a Jose Altuve home run in the Astros' Game 4 loss.

The Houston Chronicle met up with the fan during the game. He was rightfully upset.

The ruling was extremely controversial. While there was contact with Betts and the fan, there didn't appear to be any reaching over the wall.

Caldwell remains upset with the MLB umpires.


Astros fan Troy Caldwell, who was seen in replays going for the fly ball while wearing an orange shirt, told ESPN that the ball hit his hand, and that another fan, Jared Tomanek, actually touched Betts' glove.

"I never touched his glove, I can guarantee you that. But I definitely touched the ball," Caldwell said. "The ball hit me right in the hand. I'm so damn ashamed I missed it."

He added: "If Boston wins this series, then Joe West is the MVP. I'll give that to you right now."

It's tough to blame him for any of that.

Game 5 is set for tonight.