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A fan ran onto the field last night to try to hug Derek Jeter

May 10, 2014, 12:10 PM EDT

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Derek Jeter is making his farewell tour around the majors this season and one fan wanted to make sure he got his chance to say goodbye last night. It didn’t go so well.

In the bottom of the sixth inning of last night’s Yankees-Brewers game at Miller Park in Milwaukee, a young male fan jumped out of the seats behind the third base dugout and onto the field to where Jeter was standing at shortstop. The fan, who was wearing a Ryan Braun jersey, requested a hug from the Yankee Captain and was quickly taken down by security.

Jeter told Brandon Kuty of that he wasn’t alarmed by the fan and even warned him that he was going to get in trouble. They don’t call him classy for nothing, folks.

“He was saying he wanted a hug,” the Yankees’ captain said. “I was thinking, I wasn’t gonna hug him. That was pretty much it.”

Jeter said teammates were asking if he was scared.

“If you saw his face, he wasn’t coming out there with anger,” Jeter said. “You know what I mean? So, no, I wasn’t scared.”

Jeter just stood there for a moment before walking away, seeing the rush of security guards, dressed in red coats and khaki pants.

“I told him,” Jeter said. “I said, ‘You’re going to get in trouble.’ Then he repeated that he wanted a hug. And then I said, ‘Look out.'”

I can only assume this is what happens when your friend tells you that it’s “Hug a Derek Jeter Night” at the stadium.

  1. jwbiii - May 10, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    Maybe he’ll send the kid a gift basket.

    • commonsenseisnotcmonman - May 10, 2014 at 12:23 PM

      Yeah, Jeets.

  2. sabatimus - May 10, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    Oh look, Ryan Braun by Proxy.

  3. Caught Looking - May 10, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    Are we sure he asked for hugs? The look on Jeter’s face makes me think the guy asked Jeter to buy him a pair of Uggs.

  4. jimeejohnson - May 10, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    You’ve got to be out of your freakin’ mind to run on the field to get a hug from a player. Hug your mom, especially this weekend.

  5. alexo0 - May 10, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Does a hug from a security guard count?

    • infieldhit - May 10, 2014 at 6:57 PM

      That would be preferable to a hug from a cellmate.

  6. peddealer - May 10, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    He will be getting plenty of hugs and loving in the cell after his arrest, as well as being stuck with certain objects, “Just because they want some love”

  7. daveshingle - May 10, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    Maybe it WAS Braun and he wanted some “drugs”!

    • jerze2387 - May 10, 2014 at 4:47 PM

      Then he was asking the wrong yankee. Must have gotten out there an realized A-Rod wasnt playing, so he just went for the next closest player

  8. jburk003 - May 10, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    Look out??? Aiding and embedding now Derek?? Lol

    • infieldhit - May 10, 2014 at 7:01 PM

      So close.

  9. -Todd. - May 10, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    Derek Jeter always says the right thing(s). Whether it’s about a “fan” who has made a very poor decision or something controversial like a teammate like Alex Rodriguez, he always says the right things. Class act.

  10. jaylaw01 - May 10, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    I remember when I had my first beer…..

  11. jlilly67 - May 11, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    Damn Jeter….guy just wanted to hug it out

  12. sportsfan18 - May 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    NO gift basket for you! GO!

  13. adouglass28 - Jun 18, 2014 at 2:16 AM

    For wearing a Braun shirt alone the fan should have been tasered and then tasered again for getting onto the field.

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