Trailing the Cincinnati Reds by a run in the second inning, St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams knew he needed to make a tough catch.
With two runners on base and the Reds threatening, Adams rushed towards the seats in effort to catch a foul ball.
Diving, Adams had the ball snatched out of his grasp by a Reds fan who appeared to have his glove in the better position . That didn’t sit well with Adams who gave a small shove to the fan, who then moments later, smiling, flipped him the bird alongside the hostile crowd.
In the end the fan brought home a ball, a shove from a Major League Baseball player and the memory of flipping him the bird.
Major League Baseball has a strict fan policy when it comes to interacting so it remains to be seen if Adams will be punished for his ‘push’, though so minimal it’s hard to figure much would come of it.
Still – I’m sure it’s something the MLB will take a look at in the coming days.