The New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game on Saturday night at Yankee Stadium was delayed more than once, first by the threat of rain – and then briefly because a Yankees fan threw a ball at Red Sox left fielder Alex Verdugo.
According to the Boston Globe, Verdugo headed to the stands and began to argue with New York fans and was quickly pulled over by teammates and some umpires.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters after the game that it was his understanding that the fan hit Verdugo “point-blank from behind”.
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“It’s horrible, shameful, unacceptable. My understanding is that they caught the guy. Hopefully, he’s in jail now. Yeah, it’s just a bad situation,” Boone said.
“My understanding is that they caught the man. Hopefully, he’s in jail now.”
The incident happened in the sixth inning when the score was 1-1.
It also happened on the same night that the National-Padres game in Washington was suspended after gunfire outside a national park, police said, injured at least four people – as major US cities grapple with spikes in violent crime .
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In New York, the fan was kicked out of the game and could face arrest, according to CBS Sports.
After Verdugo left the field, Red Sox manager Alex Cora signaled the rest of the team to follow suit until play resumed later. globe.
Boone told reporters that if he were blank, he would do the same.
“There’s zero room for it in this great game,” said the manager.
“There’s no place for that in this great sport.”
After another rain delay, the Yankees won 3–1.