Update: Just added a new video with even more yelling and adult behavior!
While most of the world *dismissive wank* was tuned in to last night’s matchup between the Cleveland Indians and the New York Yankees to see if admitted steroid user Alex Rodriguez would hit No. 600 (he didn’t), one young fan had a different reason for heading to
Jacobs Progressive Field. With his loyal young lady at his side, a fan wearing his brand new LeBron James Miami Heat jersey found his way to his seats in the left field bleachers. And the Cleveland fans absolutely loved him.
Within a minute of arriving at his seats, this Miami “fan” was greeted with cheers, as many Indians fans in his section turned around and stood up to make sure that he was comfortable and to ask if he needed anything. “Can I buy you a hot dog,” one fan yelled. “Are you and the lady comfortable, fair sire,” another chimed in. And once the fan had proudly displayed his loyalty to the Heat, the entire section focused on the game and chanted, “Get him out! Get him out!” Obviously they meant the Yankee batter.
Wipe away a city’s tears, NBC Sports:
Fans in the left-field bleachers chanted obscenities and pointed at the man Wednesday night during the sixth inning of the Indians’ 8-0 loss to the New York Yankees. Hundreds of fans joined in before security led the man out of Progressive Field.
As he left, some fans followed him toward the gate with more derisive chants.
Below, you can watch what is labeled as Part 1 of one fan’s perspective at the game. By the handling of the camera I assume it was Paul Greengrass or Michael J. Fox, but nonetheless you can witness* the Heat fan’s bravery. I like to imagine Part 2 is filled with him using his girlfriend as a human shield. Seriously, that’s a quality woman, because either she knew his plans and still supported him or she was completely surprised by the reaction and didn’t buckle into a heap of highlights and tears.
*See what I did there, Cleveland?