Shane Victorino’s catch touches off fan hijinx

Angela Sun
Yahoo! Sports Minute Blog
Shane Victorino’s catch touches off fan hijinx
Shane Victorino’s catch touches off fan hijinx

LIttle did Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino know he would set off a rather odd chain of events after he snagged Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson's pop fly in foul territory Wednesday night. But that's exactly what happened.

Victorino tumbled into the stands to record the final out of the top of the fourth inning and was assisted back on to the field by a number of Sox fans. First base umpire Mike Muchlinski got the ball rolling on the strange set of circumstances when he raised his clenched fist for the out call: he inadvertently knocked a female fan's cell phone out of her hand and on to the field. While Victorino went to retrieve the phone and return it to the fan, another fan wanted to capture the moment. One problem: a third Boston supporter accidentally knocked a beer into the redhead's face! The whole scene was rather comical. Perhaps it was easier to tolerate due to Boston's 20-4 blowout win over Detroit.

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