Every so often you’ll see video of a lucky baseball fan making a quality catch on a home run or a foul ball into the seats. You almost never see it on a bat, but it happened Wednesday.
One Boston Red Sox fan turned what could have been a scary moment into a highlight during Game 5 of the ALCS on Wednesday afternoon. Boston’s Rafael Devers shattered his bat on a ground ball to first, and the barrel went flying into the crowd on the first base side.
Enter this fan, who made an incredible one-handed catch on the fly, much to the delight of the crowd.
The fan was understandably pumped, and even looked a bit surprised at himself.
This is almost a defensive action. The broken bat is sharp and can absolutely break skin, especially if it hits at the wrong angle. In fact, a broken bat going into the stands led to a very scary moment at Fenway Park several years ago. Not only did this guy make a great catch, he might have actually prevented an injury to himself or someone else.
Alex Rodriguez is part of the MLB on FOX crew that is covering the ALCS, and everyone knew he was going to hear plenty of boos from Red Sox fans when the series went to Boston. On Monday night, those fans were even more ruthless than many expected.
Rodriguez was booed and mocked by Red Sox fans before and after the team’s 12-3 pounding of the Houston Astros in Game 3. There were plenty of “Yankees suck!” chants for the former slugger, but the Fenway faithful also taunted A-Rod over his personal life. Several people who gathered behind the FOX postgame set could be heard shouting “J-Lo! J-Lo!”
As you can see, Rodriguez’s colleague David Ortiz was happy to egg the fans on. Big Papi, of course, is a beloved figure in Boston. He’s arguably the biggest Yankee-killer of all time.
Red Sox fans also heckled A-Rod with “Affleck!” chants. At one point, FOX had to cut the audio of their own analysts because of what the crowd was saying.
If you’re not familiar with the background, A-Rod was engaged to music icon Jennifer Lopez before the two mutually agreed to split in April. There were rumors that Rodriguez wanted to work things out, but J-Lo ended up getting back with her ex Ben Affleck. The two have not been shy about showing off their rekindled flame.
Jose Altuve was targeted by Red Sox fans with a profane taunt during Game 3, but I think we can all agree A-Rod got it the worst.
Jose Altuve was targeted by Boston Red Sox fans with a profane chant during Game 3 of the ALCS at Fenway Park on Monday night.
Red Sox fans could be heard chanting, “f— Altuve” during Game 3. The chants began early in the game, according to reporters in attendance. The chants continued even in the third inning after Altuve was unable to pick a throw that bounced into second while covering the bag.
Some speculated that FS1 was trying to avoid having the curse word go out over the air by censoring it.
Altuve should be used to the chants as fans in Chicago subjected him to the same thing during the ALDS.
Fairly or unfairly, Altuve seems to be the face of the Astros’ cheating scandal, possibly due to the buzzer allegations. Those allegations may explain why he specifically has been targeted by the chants rather than other members of the Astros. That, coupled with how good of a player he is could explain it.
Photo: May 22, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) takes batting practice before the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Miguel Sano absolutely annihilated a home run on Wednesday night, and apparently the dinger had some special meaning.
Sano obliterated a 2-2 pitch from Nick Pivetta in the third inning of his Minnesota Twins’ 9-6 win over the Boston Red Sox in 10 innings. The home run was destroyed and cleared the sign above the Green Monster. It traveled an estimated 495 feet.
Sano pointed to someone upon crossing home plate. After the game, he explained what that was all about.
Sano revealed that he hit a young Red Sox fan with a home run down the right field line in batting practice. The Twins first baseman says the fan asked Sano to hit a home run for him and then give him his jersey.
Sano was able to come through on the fan’s request. He did so in a big way. The fan also scored a nice bat from Sano too.
Fans who did not have an opportunity to troll the Houston Astros last season for their cheating scandal have been making up for lost time this year, and the fun continued at Fenway Park this week.
Bregman was warming up before Wednesday night’s game between the Astros and Boston Red Sox when a kid called him over and asked for a photo. The fan then hilariously said he doesn’t want a photo with a cheater and told Bregman to “go bang on a barrel, you bum.”
To his credit, Bregman seemed to take it well. He and his teammates have obviously grown used to being heckled at opposing ballparks, and that Red Sox fan at least came up with something creative.
It’s not just fans that have been trolling the Astros, either. The Dodgers clowned Josh Reddick a few weeks ago when their organist played a hilarious song during his at-bat. We don’t see it letting up anytime soon.
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A Boston Red Sox fan is in police custody after sneaking into Fenway Park on Sunday.
A fan snuck into Fenway during the top of the eighth inning and interrupted the Red Sox’s game against the New York Yankees. He climbed into an area next to a few people running TV cameras. The fan then flung a hat towards the field.
The Red Sox won the game 10-2. The team issued a statement after the game about the fan, saying he was apprehended and in police custody.
“During today’s game, a fan scaled the back of the Green Monster wall to access the ballpark and caused a stoppage to the game. Red Sox security and BPD quickly apprehended the fan who is now in police custody,” the statement said.
Fans have not been allowed to attend MLB games this season due to restrictions related to the coronavirus. This fan somehow managed to sneak in. It’s not the first time we’ve seen odd fan behavior at Fenway Park.
It’s tradition at Fenway Park for the entire stadium to sing “Sweet Caroline” in the middle of the 8th inning. That tradition got turned on its head in a way on Sunday.
The Boston Red Sox had a significant number of fans with them at Petco Park in San Diego for their series against the Padres, which was not lost on anyone at the game — or watching on television. The Padres decided to respond by queuing up “Sweet Caroline” — only to cut away for a rickroll just as the climactic chorus was to kick in.
Funny. When the Red Sox get pranked, it’s been the Yankees doing it to them in the past. The Padres got a pretty good one in here.
Boston Red Sox fans had a cruel chant for Chris Davis during Friday night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles.
Davis is working on a brutal stretch and has not recorded a hit all season. He’s now gone 54 straight at-bats without a hit if you date back to last season. Knowing full well about his struggles, Red Sox taunted Davis with sarcastic “MVP” chants before his appearance as a pinch hitter on Friday.
Davis pinch hit with two outs in the ninth inning with his Orioles down 6-4. He hit a soft liner to short right for the final out of the game. The ball went where it usually would go for a hit, but it was an easy out due to the shift.
Davis continues to embarrass himself with his futility. What’s especially baffling is that he continues to hit into the shift instead of just dropping a bunt when half the field is wide open for him.
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio may have just committed cardinal sin No. 1 in the eyes of his constituents.
The Democratic leader attended the Boston Red Sox spring training game on Saturday with his wife Chirlane McCray and tweeted some pictures of the visit, calling the defending World Series champions one of his “great loves.”
Naturally, New Yorkers weren’t thrilled about their mayor riding for the enemy, and de Blasio took some major heat on Twitter. Take a look:
A Boston Red Sox fan who was at Dodger Stadium to watch his team win the World Series saw his night come to a very unfortunate end over the weekend.
The fan, 36-year-old Josh Davis, told NECN’s Jake Levin that he ended up in the emergency room at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in LA following Boston’s win in Game 5. He says he was attacked by a group of fans after two men — one of whom was wearing a dodgers jersey and hat — blocked his path when he was walking down the sidewalk and confronted him about wearing Red Sox gear.
“Get your (expletive) out of here, this is Dodger country right here,” Davis recalls one of the men saying.
Davis said the next thing he remembered was waking up in the hospital with multiple stab wounds, a fractured nose and missing teeth. He believes one of the attackers stabbed him with a screwdriver. Davis, who is from Boston but now lives in LA, said it’s a shame to see a select group of fans take thing too far.
“It should never come to beating the crap out of people, you know what I mean?” he said. “I got a lot of Dodger fan friends … I’m not going to let one bad apple ruin it for me … or 10.”
Davis also had his cell phone and wallet stolen during the attack. The Los Angeles Police Department had not made any arrests as of Wednesday, but they are investigating the case as an assault with a deadly weapon and a robbery.
Unfortunately, we have seen worse happen to people who were attacked by opposing fans. Here’s hoping those responsible are arrested and held accountable for their actions.