Yankees: ESPN showed random man getting arrested during Game 2
Yankees-Indians was interrupted by a man being led away by the cops.
Leave it to the bizarreness of an empty ballpark to distract us at one of the most pressure-filled moments of Yankees-Indians.
Josh Naylor, the hottest hitter in the world, up with a runner on third and two outs. That runner had been on third with no outs. Two strike pitch coming from Chad Green.
Huh. Might as well cut to a drummer outside the ballpark, and … I’m sorry … was that the police leading a man around the concourse, even though fans are disallowed from attending these games?!
Yes. Yes, I believe it was. ESPN captured an extremely confusing apparent arrest at the strangest possible time, and even though Naylor himself had no way of knowing, we’d like to think it contributed to his timely out.
Per the Indians, the incident involved two men who hopped the fence and were arrested for trespassing before they could get a taste of the action … but decidedly not before their moment in the sun made it to national television.
It’s a shame, too, because if they’d only stuck around a few more innings and hours, they could’ve witnessed another local heartbreaker.
Somehow, this is the second fan interruption of a Yankees game in the past week and a half, something that wasn’t supposed to happen in 2020 (except for that whole thing where MLB is pricking their own bubble by letting fans fly to Texas). Last Sunday, a random man broke into Fenway Park to yell about 9/11, to which we say: Get outta here, Bobby Valentine! They fired you!
Also, there were the Air Horn Guys in Philly, too! What is going on this year? Oh, everything? Got it.
Regardless of the circumstances, it was good to have a nice laugh and hear Matt Vasgersian and A-Rod break the tension by cackling at something other than their own incompetent announcing.
If these guys could try to trespass at a key moment in San Diego next week, we wouldn’t say no.