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Torey Lovullo comments on fan interference during Diamondbacks win on Friday

Aug 25, 2023; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Cincinnati Reds left fielder Spencer Steer (7) is unable to make a catch on a ball hit by Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Tommy Pham (not pictured) as a fan interferes with the play during the seventh inning at Chase Field. The home run was overturned due to fan interference. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

In the bottom of the seventh inning during the Diamondbacks’ Friday night matchup against the Reds, a young fan leaned over the yellow line to snatch a “home run” out of outfielder Spencer Steere’s glove.

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Initially, it seemed that Tommy Pham had widened the Diamondbacks’ lead to 11-4 with a three-run home run. However, the call was subsequently overturned by the umpires.

Instead, the play was deemed to be fan interference, leading to an automatic out.

As seen in the video, this young fan bizarrely ripped the ball right out of Steere’s glove.

While being escorted out of his seats by security, MVP chants began to echo throughout Chase Field, showing support for the fan.

Luckily, he was only relocated within the stadium and not removed completely.

After the game, Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo gave a shoutout to the fan, stating, “He bleeds Sedona red, that’s for sure.”

The Diamondbacks went on to win the game 10-8, making the three-run home run unnecessary. Instead, the young fan got a little bit of fame and a memory that will last him a lifetime.


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