Monday, August 10, 2015

Mark Teixeira goes off on Yankee fan who interfered on play (VIDEO)

It's beginning to look like the New York Yankees are taking a beating and it's not only the Toronto Blue Jays inflicting the pain, it's the Bombers own fans.

In the top of the ninth of Sunday's game against the hard-charging Jays, Mark Teixeira reached into the stands near the Yankees dugout to try to catch a popup by Chris Colabello and after he couldn’t come up with it, a fan ran over him in an attempt to get the ball — almost twisting the first baseman's arm off in the process.

But not before Brett Gardner was drilled in the back of the head in left field when a teenage fan threw Jose Bautista’s home run ball back on the field in the fourth.

Neither player was injured by the fans’ recklessness, but both Yankees were peeved.

Teixeira, who snapped at the fan following the run-in, summed up the frustrating day, “You can insult. You can’t assault. We know you are upset we lost three in a row. Keep it to insults.” 

The fan who climbed over Teixeira’s shoulder clearly didn’t do it intentionally and the one who tossed the ball back on the field- something that has become a tradition when a visiting player hits a home run- was not tossed from the game, according to a Stadium employee.

The Yankees are hurting in more ways than one.

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