New York Yankees To Tigers: Beef Up Comerica Security
The Yankees slammed the Tigers for lax security at Comerica Park on Sunday after an unruly fan disrupted the game with two out in the ninth inning of their 5-1 win, the New York Daily News reports.
The fan stopped play for more than a minute after Phil Hughes gave up a two-out single to Delmon Young. He bounded out of the stands on the third base side, sprinted through the infield and when he wasn’t pursued, ran to outfielder Nick Swisher and got a “fist bump.”
“He runs over and he’s like, ‘Come on Swish, give me some dap’ ” Swisher said. “I was like well, hell, he’s going to jail. Why not?”
Tigers vice president of communications Ron Colangelo said in a statement: “Comerica Park has an excellent track record of ensuring the safety of players and fans. Major League Baseball Security has reviewed the isolated incident from Sunday, June 3, and confirmed they are comfortable with the security plan in place at Comerica Park.
"Interference and trespassing on the field is prohibited by Comerica Park policy and a City of Detroit ordinance. Persons who violate this ordinance are subject to ejection or arrest and prosecution.”
Detroit Police said the unnamed individual was detained and issued a misdemeanor ticket.