Yankees Fans Have Jeffrey Maier and Steve Bartman Moment in Same Game
What were the odds that the Yankees would have not just a Jeffrey Maier repeat in Game 4 of the ALCS, but also a Steve Bartman moment? The Maier moment happened in the second inning when Robinson Cano hit a home run to right field. An obnoxious Yankees fan — Jared Macchirole — reached over for the ball as it hit the top of the wall and bounced over for a home run. A review should have been done by the umps to make sure it was a home run, but they elected not to. The best part was Macchirole who seemed to flip off right fielder Nelson Cruz after the ball cleared the wall:
The other incident took place in the top of the 5th. Josh Hamilton was up with two men on and two outs with the Rangers down 3-2. He flared a ball down the left field line that was extremely catchable and could have been the last out of the inning. Instead, a Yankees fan had a Steve Bartman moment reaching over to try and catch the ball. He blocked left fielder Brett Gardner from getting it and could have cost the Yanks an out. Luckily Hamilton flew out to end the inning otherwise that fan would have lived in infamy. Here’s the Yankees Bartman incident:
Thanks to Jose3030 for the pic.