Unruly Twins fans ticketed

  • Article by: ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • Updated: June 15, 2006 - 9:08 PM

The two wayward fans who dashed onto the field during a Minnesota Twins-Boston Red Sox game were ticketed for disorderly conduct, a police spokesman said, and could be formally charged with misdemeanors.

Minneapolis Police spokesman Officer Ron Reier said the men were not arrested Wednesday but the case will be submitted to the city attorney's office. If convicted, the two 21-year-olds could each face jail time, a fine or both.

With Boston's designated hitter David Ortiz at bat, fans Jacob Obermeyer and Jeffrey Arnold, both from Minneapolis suburbs, leapt out of the stands and started to run across the outfield, eluding security guards.

One ran by Torii Hunter, giving the Twins center fielder a high five. The other raced onto the infield, rounded third and dove head first into home plate.

Right after the sliding fan got to his feet, Boston batboy Nate Reese dropped him with a tackle that earned a standing ovation from fans and players in both dugouts.

"As soon as the guy rounded third, there weren't any guards around, so I thought I'd hit him," said Reese, 25, who was a wrestler at Minnetonka high school and played rugby in college.

"Play of the game," Twins reliever Joe Nathan said.

The praise for Reese continued in both clubhouses after the game. A Twins coach rewarded Reese with a fishing pole. "He said I caught that guy, so I should go catch some fish," he said.

  • related content

  • Twins sweep Red Sox 5-3

    Friday June 16, 2006

    Against the AL East leaders, the Twins found dominant pitching and offense from some unexpected sources.

  • Twins trade Castro to Reds

    Friday June 16, 2006

    It was clear from the moment that the Twins announced the promotion of shortstop Jason Bartlett from Class AAA Rochester...

  • Twins slam Red Sox 8-1

    Thursday June 15, 2006

    Justin Morneau hit the Twins' second bases-loaded shot in two games and Jason Kubel hit a two-run homer to back Brad Radke.

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Miami - LP: B. Morris 4 FINAL
Washington - WP: M. Grace 6
NY Yankees - LP: C. Martin 1 FINAL
Toronto - WP: R. Dickey 3
Philadelphia - WP: A. Harang 5 FINAL
Atlanta - LP: A. Wood 2
Tampa Bay - WP: J. Odorizzi 5 FINAL
Boston - LP: C. Buchholz 1
Los Angeles - LP: C. Hatcher 3 FINAL
Milwaukee - WP: M. Blazek 4
Chicago Cubs - LP: P. Strop 9 FINAL
St. Louis - WP: M. Socolovich 10
Oakland - LP: J. Hahn 7 FINAL
Minnesota - WP: P. Hughes 8
Texas - WP: K. Kela 2 FINAL
Houston - LP: C. Qualls 1
Arizona 0 Postponed
Colorado 0
Seattle 3 Top 8th Inning
LA Angels 1
San Diego 0 Top 7th Inning
San Francisco 2
Chicago 99 FINAL
Cleveland 92
LA Clippers 103 4th Qtr 2:53
Houston 93
NY Rangers 0 FINAL
Washington 1
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: What are your plans for the Twins' home opener?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close