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Updates on Tommy Pham’s altercation with a fan at Petco Park

Aug 19, 2023; San Diego, California, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks designated hitter Tommy Pham (28) is checked by a trainer after a slide into third base during the third inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

In the opening game of the Diamondbacks’ doubleheader against the Padres on Saturday, newly acquired outfielder Tommy Pham found himself in an altercation with an opposing fan while in the on-deck circle.

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The incident unfolded after a fan released a video, accompanied by a text message that aimed to describe the factors behind the argument.

In the video, Pham can be heard repeatedly expressing his dissatisfaction to the Padres’ fan, addressing what he perceived as disrespectful behavior.

After the Diamondbacks’ win, Tommy Pham provided further insight by sharing a description of another incident that occurred outside the team’s hotel, per Jesse Friedman.

This prompted D-backs manager Torey Lovullo to come to Pham’s defense.

“Tommy Pham has been a tremendous teammate and intense competitor and has raised our standards here since he got here.”

Lovullo stated that this altercation wasn’t the first instance where he had heard ‘terrible things’ being shouted from the bleachers at Petco Park.

To cap it all off, Pham took to Twitter on Saturday night, issuing a challenge to the fan to undergo a lie detector test.

Ironically, in the innings following this altercation, Pham went 2 for 3 at the plate, delivering a triple and a home run.

This played a significant role in the Diamondbacks’ 6-4 victory over the Padres in the first game of their doubleheader.

Stay tuned for further updates as the situation unfolds.

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