October 22, 2010
A Philadelphia teenager arrested after running onto the field wearing a red costume during a Phillies game was sentenced Thursday in Family Court to 80 hours of community service. Sean Hagan, 17, pleaded guilty to charges that he ran onto the outfield at Citizens Bank Park during a game against the Atlanta Braves last month. Security guards apprehended Hagan after Braves leftfielder Matt Diaz tripped him. - AP
September 22, 2010
A Philadelphia teenager who dressed from head to toe in red spandex and ran onto the field at Citizens Bank Park on Monday night now faces criminal charges, police said. The 17-year-old, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, was charged Tuesday with misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct, defiant trespass, and disrupting a meeting. The meeting in question was the ball game, a 3-1 victory by the Phillies over the Atlanta Braves. The teen ran onto the field during the seventh inning with ballpark security guards in stumbling pursuit and TV cameras following the action.
August 1, 2011
Pirates outfielder Matt Diaz is one opposing player who is held in high esteem by the home crowd, or at least the group that protects the crowd. On Friday, Diaz was presented a Phillies security hat and shirt as appreciation for his effort last season in the "Spider-Man" incident while Diaz played for the Braves. During the Phillies' 3-1 win over Atlanta on Sept. 20, a person dressed in a red Spandex outfit began running in the outfield. Diaz tripped the intruder and then security apprehended him. "I always say if I hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth inning of the World Series, I will still be known as the guy who tripped Spider-Man," Diaz said with a laugh.
August 15, 2006 |
Brad Hawpe singled home Jamey Carroll with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Colorado Rockies defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 4-3. Both benches cleared in the eighth inning after Rockies reliever Jose Mesa hit Luis Gonzalez in the lower back with a pitch. No punches were thrown. Rockies outfielder Matt Holliday left the game in the third inning after being hit in the wrist by Arizona starter Claudio Vargas, who also plunked Carroll. Braves 10, Nationals 4 WASHINGTON - Chipper Jones, fresh off the disabled list Sunday, homered in three straight plate appearances as Atlanta beat Washington.
September 21, 2010
Braves leftfielder Matt Diaz first saw the idiot out of the corner of his right eye. It was the bottom of the seventh inning and a fan dressed all in red jumped onto the Citizens Bank Park field right near leftfield where Diaz patrolled. Diaz, a bull of a guy at 6-1, 215 pounds, once saw such stupidity result in a serious injury and wasn't going to let that happen again. After a brief chase by security guards, Diaz assisted by tripping the fan. "I thought he was coming at me, so I was ready," Diaz said.
September 21, 2010 |
A big assist from Braves outfielder Matt Diaz accounted for one of the Atlanta Braves' six hits Monday against the Phillies, but it was his outfield connection in the bottom of the seventh inning that received all the attention following his team's 3-1 loss at Citizens Bank Park. With two outs and Jayson Werth at the plate for the Phillies, a man in a red spandex body suit came leaping out of the left-field bleachers and onto the playing field, an event that seems to always create more headlines here than in other city.
April 2, 2012
JAYSON WERTH, RF Nationals Why him: Obviously needs to be more productive than last season (career-worst .232 batting average), especially with cleanup hitter Michael Morse dealing with a strained muscle in his back. Quote to note: "This is home for me now vs. coming in last year; didn't really know what to expect and didn't really know anybody," Werth said. "Now I feel like this is my team and I am part of the action here. It is going to be a good couple of years.
July 2, 2009 |
ATLANTA - This time, J.A. Happ could not do it alone. The young lefthander who ended the Phillies' last losing streak with a complete-game shutout, pitched seven gritty innings tonight, but the offense and bullpen did nothing for him. The Phillies dropped their third straight to Atlanta, 5-2, on three eighth-inning runs off Ryan Madson, and limped home without sole possession of first place for the first time since May 29. The Phils fell...
May 20, 2010 |
Angel Pagan hit an inside-the-park home run and started a tripleplay last night, but that wasn't enough for the New York Mets in a 5-3 loss to the host Washington Nationals. Pagan became the first player in 55 years to take part in both feats in the same game. Pagan hit the first inside-the-parker in Nationals Park history in the fourth inning. An inning later, the centerfielder's shoestring catch led to the Mets' first tripleplay since 2002. Phillies shortstop Ted Kazanski was the last player to do both, on Sept.