Jun 28, 2012, 10:47 AM EST
There was game we played as kids called “Five Flies Up”, in which a batter hit fly balls to a group of seven or eight (or more) kids in the outfield, and the first kid to catch five flies then got to replace the batter. As you can imagine, it was often a free-for-all, as kids pushed and tripped each other and generally jockeyed for position to catch the flies. That’s what it must have felt like on Wednesday on this play in Cincinnati, as the Brewers’ Nyjer Morgan contended with a fan in the first row of the stands for a foul fly ball. It was more than a little contentious.
As the announcer noted, when a ball is hit into the stands it’s fair game. Morgan’s lucky he didn’t come away drenched in beer with a “Brewers Suck” sign stuck to the back of his jersey.
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