Thursday, August 13, 2009
August 13, 2009
BY KEVIN ALLEN and DAN CAHILL STAFF REPORTERS
During the fifth inning of Wednesday night's Cubs-Phillies game, one Wrigley Field bleacher dweller took out his frustration with the Cubs' poor performance on Shane Victorino.
With the bases loaded, Jake Fox lofted a fly ball to the warning track.
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The real beer-throwing culprit is on the left, the fall guy is to the right. (Deadspin)
Wrigley Field beer-throwing incident
Just as the ball was about to fall in Victorino' glove, the contents of one fan's beverage was projected onto the center fielder's head.
Victorino made the catch, and Sean Marshall tagged and scored on the play.
Sun-Times photographer Tom Cruze immortalized the moment—for better or worse—in the accompanying photo.
Wrigley Field security moved in quickly to escort the fan from his seat, but upon further review, they targeted the wrong fan.
The real culprit was quietly sitting a few seats away as the "fall guy" was hauled away.
The Cubs are working with the Chicago Police to find the real "beer chucker" and to prosecute accordingly.