While the New York Yankees took on the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on September 20, a man appeared shouting in the camera well above center field after apparently climbing up the Green Monster left field wall, according to Sports Illustrated Yankees reporter Max Goodman. Videos of the incident show the man wearing a Red Sox shirt yells, “We love New York!”
As the man continues to yell — including “Remember 9/11!” and “Boston Marathon” — the video shows him throwing hats down onto the field. He later climbed outside the camera well railing, according to reports. The commotion temporarily stopped play during the game during the top of the 8th inning on Sunday. At the time of the incident, the Red Sox were up on the Yankees 9 to 1.
The incident quickly went viral on Twitter. The Athletic’s MLB reporter Marc Carig tweeted, “Um, this has very quickly become a scary situation at Fenway. The intruder has climbed on the other side of the railing on the balcony that cameramen use for the centerfield camera.”
A few minutes later, Carig tweeted, “The fellow has been talked off the ledge.” His identity and how he was able to get into Fenway Park have not been made public.
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With fans unable to watch the game in person due to coronavirus precautions, the incident on Sunday made for a most entertaining game break while the Red Sox crushed the Yankees. MLB reporter Bryan Hoch, however, just added the occasion to what’s already been an abnormally bizarre year of baseball.
Hoch tweeted, “So this year, we’ve had COVID postponements, a drone delay at Yankee Stadium, an air horn delay at Philadelphia, and now a random guy breaking into Fenway Park. Oh, and rainouts.”
Despite the break-in, the Red Sox were able to notch their 20th win of the year. As for the Yankees, Sunday’s game brought an end to their 10-game winning streak and their overall 12-game streak versus the Red Sox, according to reporter Erik Boland.
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While such a scene could break a team’s flow and concentration, the Red Sox were already too many scores over the Yankees for the Bronx Bombers to make a comeback. The final score of the game was 10 to 2, with the Yankees taking a tough loss.
The Red Sox were led on Sunday by rookie pitcher Tanner Houck, who was making his second-ever career start. The offense was led by Michael Chavis, who hit two homers. Bobby Dalbec and J.D. Martinez also notched home runs while Jack Bradley Jr. enjoyed a four-hit day.
Houck’s first career start last week against the Miami Marlins was equally as successful. He threw for five scoreless innings – the best debut for a Boston pitcher since Eduardo Rodriguez’s first career game, as reported by Over the Monster.