Before we say anything else, we’ll say this: It’s never a good idea for fans to run onto a baseball field. Not only is it a waste of their ticket and a waste of many peoples’ time, but the fan-on-the-field dash pretty much never goes as well as when it’s conceived — usually a couple drinks in — back in the stands.
Usually, the fan gets thrown to the ground, tossed out of the stadium and embarrasses him/herself mightily. Every once in a while, though, this happens:
This was the scene Monday night at Busch Stadium, where the St. Louis Cardinals were playing Chicago Cubs. Hand to the guy: He eluded four security guards and finished in grand fashion — with a somersault onto home plate. We still don’t agree with the idea, but the guy gets points for execution.
This Cardinals fan should enjoy his 15 seconds of fame. He probably won’t be welcome around Busch Stadium for quite a while.
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