This clumsy Red Sox fan ruined a game for everyone

The Boston Red Sox trounced the Detroit Tigers 20-4 back on Sept. 5, 2013. David Ortiz got his 2,000th career hit that night, to pair with two homers, leading the extensive beatdown. But, you know, Major League Baseball makes everyone play 162 of these regular-season games, so we’ve already forgotten.

Unfortunately, one silver-haired man won’t be afforded the same luxury of fading into history’s footnotes. In this recently made diorama from the game, outfielder Shane Victorino tries to make a play on a foul ball, tumbles into the stands, and is helped by an adoring crowd. But as the guy who GIF’d this moment for Imgur notes, a routine fan scrum for a foul ball goes haywire because of the guy in red and blue:

1. Does not actually provide help getting the player out of the stands
2. Knocks phone out of girls hand 
3. Smashed drink into woman face 

You’ll want to watch a few times. It’s basically an OK Go video in terms of its cornball proceedings—each event perfectly sequenced.

Correction: This game took place in Sept. 2013.

Photo via Chase Elliott Clark/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez is the news director, and formerly the Dot's entertainment editor and evening editor. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Grantland, Washington City Paper, Austin American-Statesman, and Austin Monitor.