This exchanged happened on Twitter lats night between minor leaguer Jeremy Barfield and a fan.
Last night in MLB Network, they spent an entire segment dedicated to ball etiquette. Why? Because of the above incident. Here’s the video.
The way the ball came down the line, the initial reaction was smart by the security guard. Get away from the ball. That’s normal protocol. But after that, that’s where he messes up.
He shouldn’t be running into the field of play. He should be looking at where the ball is and run towards foul territory when he sees the ball go back into fair territory. He has to understand that he can’t stand anywhere that would disrupt Andres Torres.
I am totally fine with what Jackson did here. Even though people don’t like it, I wouldn’t want my team to be a footnote to history. And what he had his team do was not illegal, so it’s all good in my book. Even though I am a Warriors fan, if this happened to my team, I wouldn’t like it but I wouldn’t get upset about it. It’s all part of the game.