Snap Decisions
October 22, 2020

The fan who threw his glove on the field after catching a homer is the World Series MVP

There are a number of things sports has been sorely missing without fans, most notably their energy and the electric atmosphere they bring. One thing I completely forgot about, also, is that fans buy food at the stadiums, which means FOX or whoever is broadcasting the games will do a slow-mo, b-roll shot of food being served when they are coming out of commercial. It happened during Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night, and it was glorious. Cheese and onions cascading over a gigantic, three foot long hot dog or possibly a cheesesteak. It was... it was beautiful. What were we walking about again? 

Oh, right, fans. Perhaps the thing we missed the most was the random occurrences in the stands, specifically in baseball. Sometimes it's a crazy catch by a fan on a foul ball, sometimes they get caught scarfing down a dog and sometimes, Keith Hernandez roasts their entire existence

For what felt like the first time in a very long time, we had a truly great fan moment during Game 2 of the World Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. In the bottom of the sixth, Dodgers catcher Will Smith ripped a line-drive homer to left field, where a fan made an incredible catch. Then, the fan ... threw his glove on the field?

So much to digest. First, it looked like he wanted to throw the ball back, implying he is a Rays fan and didn't want the Dodgers stink on him. Then, his next reaction was to hang on to the ball and whip his glove onto the field instead. I think the gravity of the moment just completely got to him, and his brain decided his only course of action was to throw something. Luckily, as you can see, he got the glove back. What a roller coaster of emotions.