July 18, 2021

Yankees Fan Throws Baseball at Red Sox Outfielder: A fan at Yankee Stadium hit Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo during a game Saturday, prompting manager Alex Cora to pull the team off the field. Verdugo tossed a baseball towards a young Sox fan but a Yankees fan caught it and threw it back, hitting him.

posted by rcade to baseball at 09:42 AM - 5 comments


posted by bender at 12:27 PM on July 18, 2021

That's assault with a weapon, right?

posted by tommybiden at 03:04 PM on July 18, 2021

MLB banned him for life.

Did officials also do this to the battery-throwers in Philadelphia back in the day?

posted by werty at 06:53 PM on July 18, 2021

Recent developments in the story suggest that it was a 16-year-old kid who was taunted/peer-pressured into throwing the ball back by the bleacher creatures around him. He then tossed it back and accidentally hit Verdugo.

posted by grum@work at 08:51 AM on July 19, 2021

Give the kid a break. Unfortunately he's probably just a product of his upbringing. Maybe give him a chance to meet the guy he threw the ball at.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:38 PM on July 19, 2021

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