Yankees Unhappy With Comerica Park Security After Fan Runs Up And Gives Nick Swisher A Fist Bump (Video)
Usually when a fan runs out onto the playing field at a sporting event, the shenanigans end quickly and painfully. We know this is certainly the case when fans get too rowdy at Citizen’s Bank Park in Philly and Fenway in Boston.
But what happens when a fan runs onto the field at Comerica Park in Detroit? Ah, the security will get to it when they get to it. There’s no rush.
Hence the events of Sunday afternoon. With two outs in the bottom of the 9th (of what would turn out to be a 5-1 victory for the Yankees), a presumably drunk young man in a Cool-Aid t-shirt hopped out onto the field near third base. Then he ran right through the infield and, seeing that nary a security guard was in sight, decided to go say hello to Nick Swisher in right field. After getting a fist bump from Swisher, he headed back toward second base where, finally, security closed in on him and made the tackle.
The video of the fist-bump is low-res, but you get the idea. Here’s a better quality video that shows the actual take-down:
Needless to say, the Yankees were not to happy with the slow reaction time of the Detroit security. “That’s too long,” said first baseman Mark Teixeira. “You can’t let a guy run out there for a few minutes and go up to players.”
For his part, manager Joe Girardi said, “that can’t happen. You worry about your guy.” But then he did make one concession: “maybe [Swisher] got his [All-Star] vote.”
Hat Tip – [Daily News]