The Yankees get an unwelcome visitor when a fan falls into their dugout

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Things were going pretty well for the Yankees during the eighth inning of their 5-0 win over the Mariners on Wednesday until a fan dropped in. Literally.

A fan fell from the stands at Safeco Field into the Yankees’ dugout, startling just about everyone there.  Brian McCann, who had the day off, provided the details to reporters afterward, per the New York Daily News:

“He hit his head on the ground; it looked like he was out of it. He basically knocked himself out. It was a loud thud, I turned around and he was out of it.”

Yankees manager Joe Girardi hinted that the fan might have been enjoying an adult beverage or two, adding that he got up after his initial tumble before falling again.

It kind of freaked me out, actually,” Girardi said. “I think he tried to jump in, but he was probably not in a state to be walking.”

As you might have guessed, security quickly arrived and removed the surprise guest.