If you were to believe television broadcasts, every fan who runs on the field is violently tackled, beaten or otherwise pummeled. Networks won't show a guy who's just running around, but they love to see him hammered. Hence, last night's Boston-Minnesota game, when a bat boy wallops a sliding fan and seems to smack him around a bit.
The bat boy grins sheepishly after his tackle — and as David Ortiz, perhaps wondering where one might find a snack, looks confusedly amused — but the joke's on him: When he's a general manager in a few years, tackling is frowned upon.
(Thanks to AaronGleeman.com for the heads-up on the video.)