Giancarlo Stanton hits a home run then gets DRILLED by a Red Sox fan throwing the ball back 🎯pic.twitter.com/B8ZwU0jjwf
— Sports ReUp (@SportsReUp) September 29, 2018
That is goddamn impressive! It’s 310 feet from home plate to the Green Monster and a guy in the stands, completely flat footed, tossed a frozen rope and legit hit Giancarlo Stanton rounding second base. That’s gotta be a 200 foot throw from a guy in jeans. Incredible.
It’s also exactly how the 1993 classic Rookie of the Year starts with Henry Rowengartner hosing a dude at the plate from the bleachers.
I imagine Joe Castiglione was in the booth making a face similar to this.
I was at this game sitting in the absolute last row of Section 36 in the center field bleachers this afternoon so I couldn’t really see what happened until I sat down at the bar and saw the video on my phone. I can confirm that this guy 100% got thrown out of the game though.
Credit to Stanton too for laughing it off as the ball barely hit him. I think he was more surprised than anything.
So this Masshole with the hand cannon may not have gotten to see the rest of this meaningless September game, but maybe, just maybe he earned himself a tryout with the team like Henry Rowengartner.