A Yankee fan taken into custody for going onto the field yesterday. Mandatory Credit: Scooby Axson/SI.com

Adam Jones Speaks Out Against Yankee Fans Who Ran On Field


Well, you can’t say that Yankees’ fans aren’t enthusiastic about their team. You could say that they’re a little too enthusiastic though. During Tuesday’s loss to the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium, two fans seemed tired of watching their team get shelled and took it upon themselves to bring the game to a quick, but screeching halt. The two men, garbed in all their pinstripe glory, hopped over more than a few fences and ran onto the field during the eighth inning. For a moment it stopped being baseball and turned into a football game as an army of New York Yankees’ security guards pummeled the intruders to the ground (The New York Jets are already preparing an offer for the coming season) before restraining them and escorting the pair off the field. It was a brief stoppage but that doesn’t mean it didn’t upset some people.

“I think it’s idiotic for people to run on the field, and I think the punishment needs to be a lot harsher, and they should let us have a shot to kick them with our metal spikes on because it’s stupid,” Baltimore center fielder Adam Jones said after the game “You look like an [idiot] when you run on the field.” Jones went on to say, “I remember a couple of years ago, one dude broke his ankle in Baltimore. I was laughing at him. I wish he shattered his femur because it’s stupid. It’s just plain old stupid. Anybody who does it, I wish the cops tase the [hell] out of them. I wish that.”

Those are some pretty harsh words from Jones who played a big part in the Orioles’ romp of the Bombers. Now, I’m not a fan of charging the field, but that’s just because I think it’s foolish to risk jail time and a lifetime ban from the stadium for some dumb stunt. But other than that who doesn’t love a little stupidity from time to time? It was a little comic relief for a crowd that was probably a little fed up with the way the game was going. It’s understandable for Jones to be upset, but let’s not start reaching for the electric chair just yet. After all, baseball’s a game, right? What those two did was pretty annoying, but in the same sense it’s not going to cause the end of days either. Jones’ comments have apparently sparked some interest from Major League Baseball officials who are reportedly looking into his statement. We’re not sure what exactly they’re looking into but perhaps they’ll just tell Jones to cool it down a little bit. Tell those Yankees’ fans that we appreciate the love, but they’ve got to show it a little better. Boy… the Yankees sure have the best fans in baseball!

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