Over the weekend, a member of the security team for the Tampa Bay Rays showcased remarkable speed and skill in handling an unruly fan.
Despite the Rays’ 6-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night, there was an exciting moment for the fans. During the game, as the Rays were trailing, an ill-advised fan decided to invade the playing field, sprinting across the grass from the stands.
The person who ran onto the field getting tackled, carried off, and Ronald Acuña Jr. throwing their shoe.
— Baseball GIFs (@gifs_baseball) July 9, 2023
It seemed like an attempt to mock the pitch incursion team, but one team member swiftly gave chase, catching up to the fan and bringing him down with the agility of an NFL safety. The fan was then escorted off the field in an embarrassing manner.
Witnessing the tackle alone was impressive, but it was the speed demonstrated prior to it that truly amazed the fans. For a better view, you can watch it here:
— Taylor Thompson (@TThompsonTV) July 9, 2023
Unfortunately, this was the only moment of excitement for Rays supporters as Braves pitcher Spencer Strider dominated the game, leaving little joy for the home team.