Apr 23, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cincinnati Reds shortstop Ramon Santiago (7) scores a run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fifth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Ramon Santiago loses inside-the-park HR after replay rules fan interference (Video)

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A fan with a glove got involved in the action Sunday afternoon between the Reds and Brewers. Ramon Santiago hit a deep fly to right that should have been caught by the Brewers’ Logan Schafer but for the dopey Reds fan with the glove reaching over and knocking it away.

Schafer’s initial reaction was to freeze, which allowed Santiago to come all the way around for the inside-the-park home run. A crew chief replay was immediately called to sort out the mess and upon review the fan was found to have interfered with Schafer’s attempt to field the ball, so Santiago was called out.

It really wasn’t a tough replay. The fan clearly reached over the fence and into the field of play with his glove, clearly impeding Schafer.

The guy brings a glove to a game and still can’t make the catch. And he causes a huge delay in the game by reaching over and interfering. What will it take for fans to learn that they can’t reach over the fence?

It’s not complicated. Behind the fence is your domain, the domain of the fan, and on the field is the domain of the players. Don’t interfere with the game and we’ll be fine.

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