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Home plate umpire Jeff Kellogg tackled a fan last night

Apr 28, 2012, 10:09 AM EST

Jeff Kellogg Getty Getty Images

The Orioles seem to have a mini-epidemic of fans running onto the field at Camden Yards.

It happened again in last night’s game against the Athletics, as a shirtless man galloped around the field during the seventh inning stretch. He made his way through the outfield, evaded security near second base, rounded third and slid head-first into home before home plate umpire Jeff Kellogg simply had enough.

Check out the video of the tackle below, shot from the perspective of a fan behind the first base dugout:

Nicely done, Mr. Kellogg. I’d imagine MLB frowns on umpires getting involved in these situations, just as they do with the players, but could that security be any more passive?

  1. ezthinking - Apr 28, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    The video from right behind the screen is great. Nice cop move Jeff with the knee on the neck.

    Assholes like this field running guy should have to take a fastball to the middle of the back as payment for disrupting the game.

  2. lessick - Apr 28, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    The best thing might be the Oriole Bird dancing on the dugout to Thank God I’m A Country Boy as if it was a typical seventh inning stretch with nothing else going on.

    • steevo14 - Apr 28, 2012 at 7:20 PM

      ROFL!

  3. Chris Buckley - Apr 28, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Jeff Kellogg is a G! Lol

  4. The Baseball Idiot - Apr 28, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Lets see the guy in the replay booth do that.

  5. BigBeachBall - Apr 28, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Does anyone else think the picture looks ….um… yea…

  6. chiadam - Apr 28, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    You got knocked the **** out!

    Anyway, enjoy the automatic six months in prison. Moron.

    • joeflaccosunibrow - Apr 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM

      The reason this is occuring is because they chose to NOT prosecute the dude that did it on opening day. That gave the green light to every drunk ya-hoo to do this.

      I think they chose not to prosecute because they were just happy a fan actually came to a game! This town is full of fans, we just want to go to a game that the home team has a 50-50 chance of winning or better.

      • rarson - May 10, 2012 at 2:26 AM

        Well, if you’ve been following the season so far, they’ve been winning at a rate much better than 50-50.

        If you’re a fan, you go to the games regardless. Otherwise, you’re just bandwagon.

  7. acdc363 - Apr 28, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    There are such better quality versions of this on the youtubes.

  8. fellspointbird - Apr 28, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    I’ve found the police to be similarly passive outside of the stadium as well (as in the greater Baltimore area).

    Signed,
    Former Resident

  9. diehardcubbiefan4life - Apr 28, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Like a boss.

  10. hotkarlsandwich - Apr 28, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Squeal like a piggy!

  11. jonirocit - Apr 28, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    You never know what one of these wack jobs is going to do . I believe they should be allowed to carry weapons and use them when in range
    Pretty sure if they shot these clowns with non lethal ammo dudes would stop. Taze dude till he craps his pants in front 40k people lol

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Apr 28, 2012 at 12:18 PM

      Calling someone else a wack [sic] job and then suggesting police shoot others for trespassing is a bit hypocritical don’t you think? Never mind the joke that is “non-lethal ammo”.

    • jwbiii - Apr 28, 2012 at 3:34 PM

      Tazers aren’t non-lethal.

  12. tomtravis76 - Apr 28, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    Normally would have an issue with morons running on the field, but anything to keep making a mockery of Peter Angelos ownership reign I will support. I feel bad for the players, but Angelos is worse than Irsay, at least Irsay left because MD wouldn’t give him a new stadium, Angelos has held the Orioles hostage for 20 years.

    • Panda Claus - Apr 28, 2012 at 9:14 PM

      Sorry, no one’s worse than that snake Irsay.

    • rarson - May 10, 2012 at 2:44 AM

      Angelos is not nearly as bad as the guy he replaced. Especially not recently.

  13. Ben - Apr 28, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Am I the only one who doesn’t really care if fans run on the field occasionally, and thinks its more amusing than anything else? Stupid? Sure. Immature? Sure. Malicious? No. Entertaining? Yes.

  14. hittfamily - Apr 28, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    Tom Gamboa gave you a thumbs down.

  15. addictedzone - Apr 28, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    This just in…In Round 6 of this afternoon’s NFL draft, the Baltimore Ravens have traded up and choose Free Safety Jeff Kellogg.

  16. jlovenotjlo - Apr 28, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    I feel a funny photo caption contest brewing

  17. Gordon - Apr 28, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    That picture looks like a scene from “Oz”.

  18. Walk - Apr 28, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    “but could that security be any more passive?”
    The security guards are in no danger of losing their jobs for doing nothing. The last time they proactively chased a guy on field and stopped him the security guards were openly mocked and in danger of losing thier jobs and being sued. So if choices were doing nothing and keepiong my job or doing my job and possibly being mocked, fired or sued well that is an obvious choice.

  19. stampofdisapproval - Apr 28, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    It’s Enrico Pallazzo!!!

  20. cosanostra71 - Apr 28, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    guy kind of looks like Mark Zuckerberg in that picture

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