It was a rough day at the office for the Yankees yesterday. Not only did the Blue Jays beat them for the third straight game, but their fans beat up on them pretty good too. And I’m not talking about booing. I mean that they literally beat up on them.
First, after Jose Bautista’s fourth inning homer, a fan in the left field stands threw the ball back onto the field. Rather than falling harmlessly on the grass, it smacked Brett Gardner on the head on the fly:
Gardner got a mark on his head, but was otherwise fine. It’s easy to think of how that could have been way worse, though.
Then, in the ninth inning Mark Teixeira chased after a foul ball that was just barely making the stands along the first base line. After reaching in to make the play, a fan came booking after the loose ball and slammed into Teixeira’s arm:
Teixeira jawed pretty hard at the guy. As I probably would’ve too. That could’ve easily led to some sort of shoulder injury which could sink the Yankees season. All for a damn ball.
Folks: the Yankees are your team. Try not to injure them, OK?