Fan Attempts to Hug Derek Jeter During Game, Gets Tackled
The Derek Jeter retirement tour continued in Milwaukee on Friday night, but it seems as if one fan wasn't ready to let the New York Yankees legend walk away.
During the sixth inning of the Yankees 5-3 victory over the Brewers, a man was seen leaping over the third base wall en route to a stoic Jeter.
"I said, 'You're going to get in trouble, man,'" Jeter said. "And then he repeated that he wanted a hug, and I said, 'Look out.' That's pretty much what happened."
Two Miller Park security guards rushed to the aid of the infielder, tackling the man mere moments after he had reached Jeter. The veteran shortstop stated he didn't feel threatened by the fan, but the feeling wasn't mutual in the Yankees dugout as manager Joe Girardi expressed concern for his player.
"I was like, 'Derek, move,'" Girardi said. "Derek just kind of stood there. Obviously he didn't feel threatened, but it's not what you want because you never know what people are up to. It happens and it's an unfortunate part of the game, but I thought the Brewers handled it well and got him out quickly and didn't really delay the game long."
Jeter is likely somewhat immune to the idea of fans running on the field to greet him as he's dealt with this situation more than once. Oftentimes it involves a woman attempting to give the shortstop her phone number.[MLB]