Watch as a young Red Sox fan delights in getting an Astros fan ejected for interfering with a ball in play.
Evidently, all’s fair in baseball. When the Red Sox and Astros met up for a weekend series, fans expected two of the best teams in the American League to battle intensely. Only, someone forgot to account for the head-to-head matchup in the stands.
When a fair ball bounded past the third base bag with two outs in the bottom of the second inning on Saturday, an Astros fan reached over the short wall and made contact with the ball. As a result, George Springer was awarded second base. He would end up being stranded at second, so no harm was done, but the Red Sox would go on to lose 7-1.
While the Sox couldn’t muster much fight on the field, one young fan was taking it out on Astros fans in the stands.
When Xander Bogaerts came over to retrieve the ball, the kid’s smirk said it all. He wasn’t about to go down for something he hadn’t done and had to let the Red Sox shortstop know who the real culprit was. He pointed at the guilty party, who was subsequently ejected by security.
With all the camera’s in the stadium, it was only a matter of time until security identified the fan that had interfered. While Red Sox fans probably find the incident hilarious, other fan bases’ senses of humor may not be up to par.
Harsh criticism for a kid that looks no older than 12.
The Red Sox and Astros play the rubber match of their weekend series Sunday night at 8:08 pm. Boston sits just one game back of the New York Yankees for first place in the American League East, though the Yankees have a game in hand.