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Fan Intervention Must Stop

night at Yankee Stadium, a fan interfered with Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, who was chasing down a fly ball. Cruz tried to catch the ball, but the fan got in the way and it turned into a home run, giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead.

The very same night at Xcel Energy Center, a Wild fan made a remark to Canucks enforcer Dan Rypien, who reacted by grabbing the man’s jersey. Rypien earned an indefinite suspension, while the fan and his friend simply moved to another seat.

These incidents reminded this observer of a time when a brat named Jeffrey Maier stole the ball from Tony Tarasco in the ALCS in 1996. It was considered a home run, and the Yankees eventually won that game. The Orioles were not tough enough to rebound from ...

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