Mar 4, 2014; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson (3) hits a two run home run off Houston Astros starting pitcher Rudy Owens (not pictured) in spring training action at Tradition Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Mets' Curtis Granderson confronts fan who reached out to touch him (Video)

One of the good things about some of the cozy Major League Baseball ball parks is that fans are very close to the action. As New York Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson found out on Friday night, it’s also one of the bad things.

As seen first on, Granderson and the Mets were playing at Angels stadium in Anaheim, when he drifted back to catch a fly ball in the right field corner. After making the catch, a fan reached out and put his hand on Granderson’s back as he was about the throw the ball back into the infield.

Granderson took exception, and let the fan know it, as seen in the video below.

”Say whatever you want to say, boo, cheer, clap, cheer for your team, cheer for the other team, but just don’t physically touch the players,” Granderson told

“Once you come onto the field of play, whether it’s reaching over or actually stepping onto the field of play, obviously, then the rule has been broken,”

Cue MC Hammer…”Can’t Touch This”


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