Remembering When Padres 2B Carlos Asuaje Hit a Pirates Fan in the Crotch With a Home Run Ball

Milwaukee Brewers 2B Carlos Asuje drilled a Pittsburgh Pirates fan where it hurts back in 2017.
Milwaukee Brewers 2B Carlos Asuje drilled a Pittsburgh Pirates fan where it hurts back in 2017.

The fan experience at a Major League Baseball game can be drastically changed depending on where one sits. Most fans in attendance have to be alert for foul balls, while those sitting in the outfield have to watch out for home runs.

One fan at a 2017 game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Diego Padres was seated in the outfield and was prepared to catch a home run ball hit by then-Pads second baseman Carlos Asuaje. Then, disaster struck.

At first it is hard to tell what happened. A closer examination reveals the Pirates fan took a home run straight to the crotch. The ricochet then shot the ball back onto the field. The Padres responded with an amazing tweet with several meanings hidden within.

Fans may not attend games in 2020. That allows everyone to relive this moment and do what it takes to not end up like that poor Pirates fan.