McLouth catch earns thrown beverage
Enjoy the adventures of Baltimore left fielder Nate McLouth.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, McLouth chased down a fly ball towards the left-field foul line off the bat of Colby Rasmus. McLouth caught the ball, but his momentum carried him into the stands.
After disappearing into the (not-so filled) seats, an uninjured McLouth stood up and showed umpire Manny Gonzalez that the ball was still in his glove. Some Toronto fans claimed the nine-year veteran didn't hold onto the ball, but Gonzalez ruled it an out.
Then things turned ugly — and embarrassing to real baseball fans — as someone in the second deck of the Rogers Centre threw a beverage at McLouth. Fortunately for McLouth, and the idiot in the second deck, the drink missed.
Here's the video:
Meanwhile, the drink-tossing fan didn't earn any respect in Twitter-universe.
Stupid Canadians throwing beer cans at mclouth. They shouldn't even have a baseball team— Jon Stricker (@jannnstricker) May 24, 2013
@ orioles I hope McLouth is alright. Obviously the idiot that threw the beer doesn't represent the majority of good Jays fans in Toronto— Dave Rants (@TheDaveRants) May 24, 2013
One tweet wondered what happened to the beverage thrower. Another fan, who claimed to be in attendance, responded.
Anyone know if they found the loser that threw the beer at Rogers Centre tonight? If you know this turd tell him I said he is garbage.— GhostRunnrOn3rd (@GhostRunnrOn3rd) May 24, 2013
@ ghostrunnron3rd sat beside me. Whem security tries to throw me out he owned up to it. Was suprisingly apologetic and took resp for his act.— The Beannnation (@Beannation) May 24, 2013
After the game, McLouth told The Associated Press about the tossed drink.
"It just kind of startled me for a second," McLouth told The AP. "I'm not really sure how close it landed. That's just one person doing something they shouldn't do."