Curtis Granderson was pretty heated during Friday night’s Mets game against the Angels in Anaheim, Calif. Late in the game J.B. Shuck hit a ball into the rightfield corner. Granderson went to field it and a couple fans got a little handsy, tapping him on the shoulder.
The usually mild-mannered Granderson turned around and confronted the fans, providing this wonderful screencap (via @MetsKevin11):
The fan was ejected from the game. Here’s what Granderson had to say about the incident, as reported by Newsday’s Marc Carig:
“He touched me,” Granderson said. “Then I turned around and he’s like, ‘I didn’t mean to.’ I said, ‘Hey, just don’t touch me.’ So that was it. Say whatever you want to say, boo, cheer, clap, cheer for your team, cheer for the other team. But just don’t physically touch players.”
Be smart fans. Don’t run onto the field and piss off Adam Jones. Don’t touch the players while the game is going on, unless it’s a high five near the dugout between innings. This shouldn’t be all that hard.