Albert Pujols goes nuts after White Sox fan takes foul ball away from him (Video)

Albert Pujols is generally a calm and respectful man, but his anger will show if you mess with his play on the field like one fan did on Saturday night.

During the bottom of the first inning of the Angels-White Sox game, A.J. Pierzynski popped a foul ball down the first base line. Pujols tracked it and reached into the stands to make the catch, but a White Sox fan also went for the ball and knocked it away from Albert. Pujols was ticked off that the ball was taken away from him and went berserk.

The fan, who was probably going for the ball as a natural reaction, seemed to enjoy helping his team by knocking the ball away. The other fans certainly liked it — they gave him an ovation afterward.

The umpires made the right decision not to do anything since fans are allowed to make plays on balls in the stands. Luckily for the Angels the play didn’t mean anything; Pierzynski popped out on the next pitch.

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  • Robert M

    The White Sucks fan should have been kicked out of the game., Pujols could have been hurt.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJ7HLF5EEEYWQT2U7RUX66ADCI threadogg

    Fan has a right to fight for the ball according to the rules. If Pujols goes into the fan zone he should be expecting a fight for the ball especially with opposing fans. Your idea he should be kicked out just makes you look like a pussy.

  • SpinMax

    Typical of Pierzynski to cause trouble like that

  • Brian Sheehan

    Hey pussy boy, when a body part of the player enters the stands to get a ball on the fans’ side of the rail, that’s fair game, as long as there’s no intent to injure.

     Judging by your use of an unfunny derisive nickname for the White Sox, I’m guessing you’re a Cubs fan, so I just wanna remind you that what Bartman did to Alou in 2003 was fair game as well.