Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise
Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise

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 for the heads-up on the video.)

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