In Game 2 of the ALCS against the New York Yankees, the Houston Astros prevailed, but not without incident. No, we’re not referring to Minute Maid Park’s open roof. No, we’re referring to a specific fan who acted inappropriately during a game and hugged Jose Altuve on the field. Yes, the ALCS did experience that.
Astros fan ran on the field and gave Jose Altuve a hug. pic.twitter.com/gLzf8NV7HX
— Danny Vietti (@DannyVietti) October 21, 2022
While in a vacuum this sounds and appears to be a good idea, the fan does not fare well. Jose Altuve was hugged by the fan for a brief period of time before being captured by Astros security. Jose Alvarado, the male, was eventually taken into custody by Houston police, according to a TMZ story.
There is a reason why many MLB stadiums, or sports venues in general, are so strict about security in their facilities. There are some people who take things a little too seriously in the entertainment profession, as there are in any other. Every fan that we observed at the Astros game may possibly be a fan who came in with the purpose to harm a player.
Expect security to be tighter for the upcoming games because the ALCS will now be played in New York. An injury to an Astros or Yankees player as a result of an exaggerated fan interaction would be the very last thing this series needs. After all, there is still a lot of excellent baseball to be played.
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