Fan runs onto field at Royals-Angels game, steals rosin bag, makes cop eat dirt (Video)
A fan ran onto the field at Kauffman Stadium during the middle of the eighth inning in a game between the Los Angeles Angels and Kansas City Royals, providing some of the best excitement of the night.
Angels reliever Michael Kohn had an 0-2 count on Alcides Escobar in the bottom of the eighth when a fan wearing a Royals jersey ran onto the field. The fan ran right behind the pitching mound, slid onto the dirt, snagged the rosin bag, got up, and scampered away.
The dude had a police officer on his tail and managed to shake the cop with a surprise slide onto the mound. The unsuspecting cop tripped and ate it on the mound, allowing the fan to momentarily break free while waving around his prized souvenir. The guy was just absolutely playing to the crowd, too. He was showboating and everything after flying through the field capture-the-flag-style.
Alas, the fan was eventually tackled and handcuffed by police, but not before taking them on a wild ride.
Let’s relive the fan’s glory.
Cop goes down as fan slides in for the bag:
Fan decides to take the 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty for taunting:
You know how amazing that streaker moment was? It was good enough to get managers Ned Yost and Mike Scioscia crack smiles.
For other great moments in sports streaking history, go here.