Twitter Tells Fan To Run Onto the Field at the MLB All-Star Game, So He Did (Video)
Last night at the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field in New York, an 18-year-old Yankees fan ran out onto the field during the top of the 5th inning.
Why? Because Twitter told him too.
Long Islander Dylan McCue-Masone was at the game last night, tweeting his little heart out like the kids do these days, and at 7:44 p.m. he said, “1000 RTs and ill run across the field..#ASG #CitiField.”
Well, about an hour later he had his 1,000 retweets and, thus, was legally obligated (right? isn’t that how it works?) to follow through on his promise. So after a few more tweets expressing trepidation, a text exchanged with his mom in which she threatened to “kick his ass” if he went through with it, plus a few pics to show he was actually making his way down to the field, he issued one final tweet at 9:36 p.m. before taking off: “AHHH”.
I’m not going to tell you how it all went down from this point, though. I’ll leave that to Mets fan Brendan Lane. He was actually there, and he described the scene to the New York Post like a seasoned reporter:
“No one, including the security guards, seemed to notice him until he reached the left fielder. They used to not put guys on TV, but I guess now you can bypass that with Twitter and all of that. Interestingly, they put a security guard there in the aisle now, like this area is now prone to people running on the field. People were laughing [when he made it onto the field] and the climax was when the guy tackles him, aggressively. He tackled him like he had been waiting a long time to tackle someone.”
Here’s video of Dylan McCue-Masone’s take-out near second base. Obviously, it features the requisite commentary from Jim Ross:
Mr. Lane was absolutely right about that tackle, wasn’t he? The kid had come to a complete stop and looked ready to be escorted peacefully off the field, but the security guard wasn’t going to be denied his opportunity to bust out his combat skillz.
In any case, the kid was charged with interfering with a professional sporting event. It’s unclear if they took him to jail, but he’ll definitely be making an appearance in a courtroom for this stunt.