WATCH: Houston Astros fan attempts to catch foul ball in the field of play, delivers one of the greatest fan interviews of all time
In a tight spot yesterday’s game between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees, Yordan Alvarez was ruled out on a ball hit down the left field line after an Astros fan attempted to catch the ball that will technically still in play.
The Houston Astros trailed the New York Yankees by a few runs midway through their game on Sunday with All-Star Yordan Alvarez at the plate. On a full-count and trailing 3-1 in the sixth inning, Alvarez sliced a hit down the left-field foul line as Yankees left fielder Everson Pereira tracked it into the corner.
Pereira didn’t even get a chance to catch the ball thanks to an Astros fan’s outstretched arm, attempted to catch the baseball.
Alvarez was ultimately ruled out due to fan interference.
Regardless, Pereira tracked that ball perfectly and would have likely made the catch anyways. As for the fan, he gave one of the best fan interviews ever following the incident.
Astros Fan after interfering with Yordan Alvarez foul ball down the left field line
Shock. Disgust. Happiness. Sweat. Little bit of lust.
And people say baseball isn’t romantic?
I mean how can you be mad at this guy? He’s attending his first ever “Astroids” game with his son and just wanted to make a memorable moment by trying to catch a foul ball that traveled in his direction.
Not sure where the lust comes in, but sign me up. The only problem here is the guy is embracing the Houston Astros. They are by far the worst organization in Major League Baseball but when you have a father out there just trying to do what’s best for his kid, it’s really not the time or place to criticize. The “Astroids” should be lucky to have this guy in their corner.
The fan was extremely apologetic to the Astros organization for interfering with the play and explained that from his perspective, that baseball looked like it was coming right towards him and out of the field of play.
A few bop bop bops and a salute to the organization. No harm, no foul. He’s good in my book.
The Astros ended up losing yesterday 6-1 to the Yankees.