KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man was carted to jail Thursday night after rushing the field at Kauffman Stadium, grabbing a rosin bag from the pitcher’s mound and maneuvering his way around a police officer.
The Royals were trailing the Angels 5-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning when the fan in a blue shirt and shorts approached the pitcher’s mound from the outfield area.
Angels pitcher Michael Kohn barely flinched as the man, and several members of the security team, ran right toward him.
“Someone’s run on the field, and done something rather silly,” Royals announcer Steve Physioc said on Fox Sports Kansas City, which quickly focused its cameras on Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar. “What will happen, he will be arrested and taken to jail.”
The Angels broadcast wasn’t as quick to pan away from the man as he slid feet-first near the edge of the mound, picked up a rosin bag and eluded a Kansas City police officer before being apprehended and escorted off the field.
A Royals spokesman says the man will likely face up to a $1,000 fine and, if fully prosecuted, up to six months in jail.
The Royals would be held scoreless in the eighth, and a ninth-inning rally came up short in a 5-4 loss.
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