Fan charges mound after beanball, gets thrown down
A fan at a Double-A baseball game in Texas took exception to a player being hit with a pitch, jumped out of the stands and charged the mound, KZTV 10 reports. He learned the hard way what a ridiculous idea that was.
During the bottom of the fifth inning of the game between the Corpus Christi Hooks and the Midland Rockhounds, Nikolas Swope ran to the Rockhounds pitcher and attempted to engage him in a fight. Before any punches were thrown, however, a second Rockhounds player runs onto the mound and pushes Swope to the ground.
Swope, who police believe was under the influence of alcohol, is charged with criminal trespass and threatening assault. Let this be another lesson to any knuckleheads thinking about interrupting a professional sports game. You won't win in a fight against an athlete, much less when he has an entire team backing him up.
- Paul Palladino