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Diaz helps Phillies security take down 'red man'

Sep 21, 2010, 3:06 AM EDT

There was more than just baseball fun in the Philadelphia Phillies’ victory over the Atlanta Braves Monday night.

We also saw the debut of “red man,” a red-suited fan who ran onto the field, only to have his show end abruptly by a well-timed hip check/trip from Braves outfielder Matt Diaz.

The fan, who I can only assume was performing his stunt as an ode to “green man“, was fortunate that Phillies management has loosened up their security stance since this incident earlier this season.

As Diaz said, he was doing the guy a favor.

“I saw this idiot coming right at me,” Diaz said. “I figured he’d be better off getting tripped than Tased.”

 Luckily for us, a fan was kind enough to post video of the incident.


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  1. Kiwicricket - Sep 21, 2010 at 6:35 AM

    I am not trying to point fingers at anyone trying to do their job, but seriously…..take a look at the ‘security official’ falling over by himself after that slight shimmy by the creature in red. More training in the off-season perhaps? Amusing nonetheless.

  2. smokehouse - Sep 21, 2010 at 7:08 AM

    Quakers (Phillies) seem to have trouble with fans coming on the field during a game. They used a stun gun on a 16 year old kid in May, had several other problems during the summer.

  3. Gobias Industries - Sep 21, 2010 at 8:08 AM

    I hope the Aluminum Monster or Rickety Cricket runs on the field tonight.

  4. BC - Sep 21, 2010 at 9:23 AM

    No truth to the rumor that the Blue Man Group is suing for copyright infringement.

  5. JJohnson - Sep 21, 2010 at 10:00 AM

    As one of the Brave’s announcers commented last night- go back to using a Taser and put it on full stun. I couldn’t agree more.

  6. BC - Sep 21, 2010 at 10:07 AM

    Or just shoot the guy in the thigh. Cheaper and greener.

  7. Omega - Sep 21, 2010 at 12:23 PM

    I wonder if he got that suit mail order?

  8. Dustin84v - Sep 21, 2010 at 5:01 PM

    smokehouse. who needs your baboon buttocks?

  9. Michael - Sep 21, 2010 at 7:37 PM

    Even funnier was when the player fell.
    At least in one of those suits they know he isn’t packing, and he won’t be able to vomit on anyone either.
    Yet not nearly as amusing as the Vancouver Canucks’ Green Men.

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