The Yankees-Red Sox game this past weekend got delayed when a fan threw a baseball at Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo.
The fan not only got kicked out but was banned from Yankees stadium for life, as well as every single ballpark in the entire country an MLB spokesperson told NJ.com’s Brendan Kuty on Sunday.
“While the Yankees appreciate the spirit and passion of our fans in our various rivalries — especially with the Red Sox – reckless, disorderly and dangerous behavior that puts the safety of players, field staff or fellow fans in jeopardy will not be tolerated,” the Yankees said in a statement. “There is absolutely no place for it at Yankee Stadium. The safety of everyone at Yankee Stadium, including guests in the stands and players on the field, will always be the top priority for the Yankees organization every time we open our doors.“
Verdugo had thrown a ball into the stands in left field before the bottom of the sixth inning, aiming for a Red Sox fan, but it ended up in the hands of a Yankees fan.
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