When sitting behind home plate, some fans will do whatever it takes to try and get the opposing pitcher off their game. Whether it's waving a towel or screaming during their windup, individuals try to get into their enemy's head by any means necessary.
During Game 5 of the World Series, two female Washington Nationals fans located directly behind home plate tried to distract Houston Astros ace Gerrit Cole. How so? By lifting their shirts and flashing him.
That's a bold strategy for sure. As of this writing they were more than likely spotted and ejected by Nationals Park security.
Even with the flashing, Cole was completely un-phased and remained locked in with the goal of shutting down the Nationals batting order. The impending free agent did just that, as he struck out nine batters while allowing just one run on three hits in seven innings of work.
In case Gerrit Cole and his agent needed any more ammunition at the negotiation table this winter, they can officially say that nothing will distract him on the mound.