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Royals fan rushes the field, steals rosin bag and channels Benny ‘The Jet’ Rodriguez

Mike Oz
Big League Stew

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?

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(USA Today)

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:

Too bad it wasn't A.J. Burnett's rosin bag. That would have been even better.

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