Crazy Play During Game 5 of ALDS Causes Jays Fans To Throw Beer On Field, Hit Baby (Videos)
It’s madness in the Rogers Centre today! Madness, I tell ya!
With Game 5 of the ALDS between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Texas Rangers tied at 2-2 with two outs in the top of the seventh and Rougned Odor on third, this happened:
After initially ruling the play dead, home plate umpire Dale Scott eventually ruled that the ball was live and credited Odor with a run scored, giving the Rangers the 3-2 lead. The call was argued, reviewed, argued gain, reviewed again—it was a never ending ordeal. But in the end, it was determined that the run would stand and Russell Martin was charged with an error on the play.
As per rule 3.15:
In case of unintentional interference with play by any person herein authorized to be on the playing field (except members of the offensive team participating in the game, or a coach in the coachs box, or an umpire) the ball is alive and in play. If the interference is intentional, the ball shall be dead at the moment of the interference and the umpire shall impose such penalties as in his opinion will nullify the act of interference.
Sure, the rule states that the ball should still be live and Odor’s run should count, but try telling that to Jays fans.
Their reaction went beyond booing in disapproval, as many fans began littering the field with beer cans and other debris:
What Toronto fans think about MLB right now https://t.co/G2gdCPYPS1
— ShtBallPlayrsDo (@ShtBallPlayrsDo) October 14, 2015
One of those beer cans actually hit a baby in the head:
— Steve Ladurantaye (@sladurantaye) October 14, 2015
Jays fans are throwing beer cans from the upper decks. One just landed by these folks. C’mon, people. pic.twitter.com/Kj70b1AaIk
— Ryan Walton (@RyanWaltonMLB) October 14, 2015
Thankfully, no serious injuries were reported, and the Jays ended up coming back to win the game, 6-3.
Had they lost, the city may have very well burned down tonight. Heck, it may still burn down during the victory celebration.