NEW YORK –- In the middle of a blowout Orioles win over the New York Yankees, two fans decided they wanted to run on the field at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees were batting in the bottom of the eighth inning on Tuesday and the fans jumped out of the stands near the left field foul pole and ran to the infield.
One hid behind shortstop Ryan Flaherty and another was near second baseman Steve Lombardozzi. They were quickly tackled and paraded out to center field where Adam Jones sneered at them.
“I let them know how I felt, obviously a lot of choice words because I think it’s idiotic for people to run on the field and I think the punishment needs to be a lot harsher and they should let us have a shot to kick them with our metal spikes on because it’s stupid,” Jones began.
“You look like a jackass when you run on the field. We don’t go to other sporting events and do that to their jobs, but they come to ours and do that. I get it, you’re drunk and you want to be on SportsCenter. Your [butt] is going to jail with a fine, and you might not be allowed to come back to the ballpark. I remember a couple of years ago, one dude broke his ankle in Baltimore. I was laughing at him. I wish he shattered his femur because it’s stupid. It’s just plain old stupid. Anybody who does it, I wish the cops tase the living [crap] out of them. I wish that.”
Flaherty was relatively unfazed by the incident.
“I wasn’t sure whether to get out of the way of the guy or tackle him. He was there, but it was kind of funny,” Flaherty said. “The security guys were just saying leave him alone, leave him alone, leave him alone, so I just stayed there and watched.”