NEW YORK -- As two fans who ran onto to the field interrupting Tuesday's Orioles game against the New York Yankees were escorted off through the outfield fence at Yankee Stadium, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones had some choice words for them.
And after the game, Jones was just as vocal in expressing his disdain for fans who run onto the field, saying that they should be subject to harsher penalties.
“I think it’s idiotic for people to run on the field, and I think the punishment needs to be a lot harsher, and they should let us have a shot to kick them with our metal spikes on because it’s stupid,” Jones said. “You look like an [idiot] when you run on the field."
In the bottom of the eighth inning of the Orioles’ 14-5 win, two fans entered the field from the stands down the third-base line and ran around the outfield before being tackled by security. At one point, one of the fans hid behind Orioles shortstop Ryan Flaherty.
“I wasn’t sure whether to get out of the way of the guy or tackle him,” Flaherty said. “I think he was trying to use me as a shield to protect himself from the security guard. That was the first time [a fan] came that close. He was there, but it was kind of funny."
Jones didn’t find the humor in the incident.
“We don’t go to any other events,” Jones said. “We don’t go to other sporting events and do that to their jobs, but they come to ours and do that. I get it, you’re drunk and you want to be on SportsCenter. Your [butt] is going to jail with a fine, and you might not be allowed to come back to the ballpark.
“I remember a couple of years ago, one dude broke his ankle in Baltimore. I was laughing at him. I wish he shattered his femur because it’s stupid. It’s just plain old stupid. Anybody who does it, I wish the cops tase the [hell] out of them. I wish that.”Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun