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Fan crashes Johan Santana’s no-hitter celebration

Jun 2, 2012, 10:25 AM EDT


There were so many things to talk about in the aftermath of Johan Santana‘s no-hitter that this one flew under the radar a bit. Still, it’s pretty entertaining.

After Santana struck out Cardinals’ third baseman David Freese to complete the no-hitter, he was mobbed on the mound by teammates and coaches. But there was also someone in the pile who clearly didn’t belong. Adorned in Gary Carter’s No. 8 and a pair of jean shorts, a fan came running from right field to celebrate history.

The unidentified fan, a man who appeared to be in mid-20s and possibly intoxicated and/or euphoric, actually stuck around in the scrum for quite some time before being pulled away and tackled by two security guards. You can watch video of the celebration here. The fan comes into the frame at about the 18-second mark.

I don’t condone running on the field, but if you are going to get arrested and possibly banned from Citi Field for life, picking the first Mets’ no-hitter is a pretty good time to do it.

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jun 2, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Agreed, if you’re going to run on the field you might as well make it as epic as possible. I’m sure he’ll have better memories of this than any future Mets games he now won’t be allowed to go to.

    • areyesrn - Jun 2, 2012 at 10:41 AM

      the jorts he wore made it epic

      • jimbo1949 - Jun 2, 2012 at 11:56 AM

        I thought Bloomberg banned jorts?

      • brokea$$lovesmesomeme - Jun 2, 2012 at 12:06 PM

        I thought I banned you.

  2. diehardcubbiefan4life - Jun 2, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    glad im not the only one who noticed it in the background lol

  3. housebroken dad - Jun 2, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    The funniest part was that several of the Mets players had their arm around him thinking he was just part of the team until security came in and rescued the day. Hilarious.

    • D.J. Short - Jun 2, 2012 at 12:00 PM

      Yes, Nieuwenhuis especially. Andres Torres was trying to get away from him.

  4. jlovenotjlo - Jun 2, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    I hope he doesn’t get banned for doing something so awesome. Reminded me of this video My old man claims to be the 1st one on the field that day.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jun 2, 2012 at 12:40 PM

      Just a thought I’ve had before…what exactly stops that from happening now? If a thousand or so people storm the field it’s not like ballparks have enough security staff to deal with it. Do people just drink less these days or something?

    • hiltonandastoria - Jun 2, 2012 at 1:09 PM

      Jorts > ’83 White Sox uniforms

    • hojo20 - Jun 2, 2012 at 2:22 PM

      I was SO excited that year. It actually was hard to make the playoffs back then.

      • jlovenotjlo - Jun 2, 2012 at 3:15 PM

        Yeah the celebration that went on with the fans, players, and management just shows how much more it meant to make the playoffs back then. @1943, I think if you were to be at the game with 25 of your drunkest friends and you all ran on the field at a sold out pennant winning game, then thousands might follow. If only..

  5. hiltonandastoria - Jun 2, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    This guy gets it perfect

  6. dondada10 - Jun 2, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    I read on a Mets board that Lucas Duda punched the fan. Love to see a video of that.

  7. astrosfan75956 - Jun 2, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    If you have enough money to bail yourself out of jail, then it would be so worth it.

  8. hojo20 - Jun 2, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    No big deal here. It was exciting. Remember the two fans who ran with Hank Aaron after #715? Check out when Edmonton won the ’84 cup, half the city seemed to be on the ice. Just celebrating a big moment.

  9. dwrek5 - Jun 2, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    His main mistake was wearing the pinstripes.
    Think how long he could have lasted if he wore the home white with baseball pants. THAT would have been epic. And hopefully people would freak when they saw security beating the crap out of a “player”.

  10. jjpileggi - Jun 2, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    As much as you worry about violence or a tragedy, you hope they are not too hard on this guy. He seems like an over excited guy who had a moment of bad judgement that did not hurt anyone. How about community service and a probationary period to stay out of trouble?

    John Pileggi

  11. vincentbojackson - Jun 2, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    Mets jersey and jorts, the state uniform of New Jersey.

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