The New York Yankees–Boston Red Sox game was delayed at Yankee Stadium more than once Saturday night, first by the threat of rain – and then briefly because a Yankees fan reportedly threw a ball at Red Sox left fielder Alex Verdugo.
Verdugo headed toward the stands and started arguing with New York fans and was quickly pulled away by teammates and some of the umpires, according to the Boston Globe.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters after the game it was his understanding that the fan hit Verdugo “point-blank from behind” in the back.
“It’s awful, embarrassing, unacceptable. My understanding is they did catch the guy. Hopefully, he’s in jail right now. Yeah, that’s just a bad situation,” Boone said.
“My understanding is they did catch the guy. Hopefully, he’s in jail right now.”