The New York Yankees swept the Houston Astros over the weekend, powered by fresh blood that was called up from the minor leagues in the past week.
On Sunday, there was a bizarre play involving Yordan Alvarez, Everson Pereira and a fan at Minute Maid Park.
In the sixth frame of the Yanks’ 6-1 win, Alvarez hit a fly ball to left field that Pereira was getting ready to catch.
However, a fan deflected the ball and Pereira couldn’t catch it.
The umpires ruled Alvarez out on fan interference, as Pereira was likely to make the play anyway if the fan wasn’t there.
A while after the play, ESPN interviewed the fan.
It was an all-time chat.
“Dad of the YEAR. The fan who unknowingly committed interference in tonight’s Yankees-Astros game is an incredibly cool dude,” Foul Territory tweeted.
Here is the video:
Dad of the YEAR.
The fan who unknowingly committed interference in tonight’s Yankees-Astros game is an incredibly cool dude. 😅pic.twitter.com/2sxTBmCyJp
— Foul Territory (@FoulTerritoryTV) September 4, 2023
The man apologized to the Astros organization, explained that he was with his son and wanted to make a lifelong memory out of it.
“I just wanted to make the moment special for him. As a father, I felt like it’s my job to make sure I give him the best moments. I apologize to the Astros organization. I didn’t know. Y’all gotta understand, when it’s dropping down it looks like it’s coming directly to you. So I reached, and my body went for what I know. But we did have a wonderful moment,” he said with an upbeat demeanor.
He also showed he is an Astros fan through and through.
“Truthfully, Houston loves me and I love Houston. They cannot stop me from supporting the Asteroids,” he said, hilariously, in the interview.
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