A fan dashed onto the field during Thursday night's Los Angeles Angels-Kansas City Royals game and made quite a scene before security caught up with him. He ran to the pitcher's mound, where he slid and grabbed the rosin bag, avoiding a would-be captor.
The slide-grab-and-turn was a lot like the climax in the movie "The Sandlot," when Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez slid to retrieve the Babe Ruth-signed baseball, evading Hercules the Dog and setting off a huge chase scene.
In this case, the fan was chased all right. But he was caught pretty quickly. Looks pretty proud of himself, huh?
The winner in all this, though, is Angels pitcher Michael Kohn, who didn't do much while the ordeal was happening, but fired off a pretty amusing response on Twitter after the game:
Dear Mr. Fan who ran on the field tonight. Congrats on making it all the way to the mound. But don't ever touch my rosin bag. #gotheem
— Michael Kohn (@MichaelKohn58) May 24, 2013
Too bad it wasn't A.J. Burnett's rosin bag. That would have been even better.
BLS H/N: Larry Brown Sports