Something also needs to be done about fans of the 2021 Yankees. They’ve all gone rouge. They’re out of hand. You thought the civil war among fans on Twitter was bad? A heated Giancarlo Stanton argument on a week night is run of the mill.
We’ve had fights. Objects thrown on the field. Objects thrown at players! And of course, the classic “fan on the field” a number of times this year.
It happened again on Tuesday night when the Yankees were doing battle against the Philadelphia Phillies in the Bronx.
In the top of the sixth inning, manager Aaron Boone called on reliever Lucas Luetge to finish off the frame with lefty Brad Miller coming to the plate and a runner on first.
Luetge got Miller to fly out but then walked Ronald Torreyes. Uh oh. Then a lunatic fan ran on the field, allowing the left-hander to gather himself before facing righty Luke Williams. What a sight it was!
A fan ran on the field during the Yankees-Phillies game on Tuesday.
Is that guy kidding?! That battle with security was like watching a high school state championship wrestling match! The fan required multiple security guards to subdue him before he was handcuffed and escorted out of the stadium.
At that point, he was somehow still full of energy and bouncing around while THREE stadium employees made sure he didn’t escape their clutches.
Maybe that Oatly soft serve put him over the edge? It couldn’t have been the 10 beers…
What happened from there? Luetge got out of the inning with a beautiful three-pitch strikeout and then Gary Sanchez uncorked an absolute bomb off Aaron Nola in the bottom half of the inning to make it 4-2, Yankees.
Hold down the fort, boys, so we can credit this fan with the boost we needed!
UPDATE: They did! The Yankees won 6-4. Aroldis Chapman recorded his first save in a month. Giancarlo Stanton hit his second extra-base hit (a solo home run to extend the lead to 5-2) at home since May 7. Good times.
But seriously, guys, let’s stop making scenes at Yankee Stadium? This season is already bad enough. The last thing anyone needs is extra headlines about how New York fans are trash.
Let Philly keep that title.