St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Adams shoves fan diving for foul ball, who flips him off (GIF)

Mar 21, 2014; Jupiter, FL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams (32) at bat against the Washington Nationals during a game at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

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.

H/T Deadspin

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  • beeker

    Lack. Of. Class.

    • Mike

      By the fan, I guess you mean. A real big man who flips off a player after he has turned and starts walking away.

  • Mike

    The fan should be ejected from the stadium and the batter called out for fan interference. I’m sick of these rude , obnoxious and usually drunk fans who think it is cool to abuse the players.

    • AlexM

      The ball was out of play therefore it is fair play for fans. That is one of the benefits of having homefield advantage.

      • Mike

        WHAT??? Thanks for the clarification on the home field advantage rules.

  • Derrick Hagens

    I would had push his @$$ to the 5th role