I recall an ugly incident in 1999 at Fenway Park, and sanctimonious Yankees fans and local media pummeling the Beantown faithful for their immature and dangerous behavior in response to some tough (actually, bad) calls. What say thee to the Stadium dwellers tonight? Class acts? I know YF wasn’t involved in these shenanigans, but I’d be curious to know if he had the urge…
Some angry fans in the crowd of 56,128 at Yankee Stadium threw baseballs onto the field and Francona wanted to pull his team off the field. Yankees manager Joe Torre then came out and argued the call briefly.
The game was delayed for about 10 minutes while the play was sorted out.
More objects were thrown onto the field in the top of the ninth inning, and an announcement was made telling fans to not throw anything.
Kevin Hallinan, senior vice president of security for the commissioner’s office, went on the field and spoke to security personnel. Police officers, wearing helmets, then kneeled shoulder-to-shoulder down both foul lines in an attempt to prevent any further incidents. The officers left the field for the bottom of the ninth.