Yankees: Aaron Judge has beer thrown at him by unruly fan at Citi Field
The New York Yankees are once again (and somehow) turning in an unwatchable brand of baseball. After jumping out to an early one-run lead on Friday night, the Mets scored four runs in the bottom of the third before tacking on a grand total of eight by the end of the fourth.
There isn’t much to say about how the Yankees are playing. Their fielding is somehow markedly worse than the lineup’s approach and they look headed for their seventh consecutive loss.
Before we reached that point, though, something truly unsettling happened while Aaron Judge was fielding a Pete Alonso fly ball in the bottom of the seventh.
During Judge’s catching motion, a sorry excuse of a fan decided it was a good idea to toss a beer in his direction, we presume as a distraction.
Get a load of this, nonsense, Yankees fans.
A fan at Citi Field threw a beer at Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge.
Like the face of the franchise he is, Judge kept his cool and didn’t retaliate.
What an absolute disgrace, though. Short of starting a brawl in the stands, this is the absolute worst thing you can do as a fan. We’d argue it is the worst, but that’s a debate for another day.
At least the nearby Yankees fans in the stands rallied around Judge and pointed the loser out as soon as the beer left their hands. Let’s hope the Citi Field security team acted swiftly and escorted the fan off the premises.
They’ll likely get banned from Citi Field for life, but this latest item-throwing act by a fan — it was a prominent issue in the NBA this past season — really makes you wonder if the punishment should be steeper.