The funniest play of the postseason came in the seventh inning of last night’s game with the Yankees trailing by one. A pop-up went towards the seats along the third base line, and according to the commentators, the ball started well-foul, but the wind pushed it back towards the infield.
That’s when a fan reached for the ball at the same time as Yankees third baseman Eric Chavez. It was a play that was reminiscent of the Chicago Cubs and the Steve Bartman incident in which a fan interfered with player’s chance to catch a ball in foul territory. Thankfully, this incident with a Yankees fan had a happier (and funnier) ending.
Here is the entire clip. But forward to the 0:50 for the replay and the fan’s reaction. Absolutely priceless when he realises what almost happened…
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