The Ryan Howard era is grinding to an ignominious end, but when Howard grounded out as a pinch-hitter to end Saturday’s home loss to the Brewers, one fan allegedly took things too far.

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According to witnesses, the man pictured below flung an aluminum Bud Light Lime bottle at Howard as he walked back to the dugout.

Philadelphia police released this photo, taken by a nearby fan, of the suspect (in the grey Phillies jersey and reddish shorts). Investigators asked for anyone who knows the man to contact police.

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The bottle leanded at Howard’s feet, and he alerted a security guard. The Phillies’ security director informed police yesterday.

“I’ve done too much in this town to have that kind of stuff,” Howard said. “If you want to yell out, `You suck,’ that’s whatever. But when you start throwing stuff, that’s when stuff gets personal.”