Astro Fan On-Field Escape: A Critical Appraisal

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The most excitement at Minute Maid Park this year -- bigger even than Carlos Lee's 2,000th hit -- came this weekend with the wild on-field run and escape by an Astros fan.

Kevin Wayne Crabtree, 27, was eventually nabbed, but he gave the crowd their money's worth. A breakdown:

0:19: Heads for Tal's Hill. Is this because his aim is to draw attention to what is the single silliest thing in Minute Maid? Or is it just because he figures he can jump the fence easier? Probably the latter.

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Kevin Wayne Crabtree, 27: Catch me if you can
0:21: That cop is not exactly sprinting up that mountain, is he? Meanwhile our man is over it in a single leap. The cop then gives up, no doubt muttering how he's too old for this shit.

0:28: Giant steps. They might have looked easy from the stands, but our runner is discovering it's going to take some effort to climb up. Meanwhile, a cop comes in from his right and there's no escape. Our man is running right into his arms.

0:32: BUT NO!!! The unforeseen (first) genius move: The leap into the grass!! The cop stands there, arms open, waiting to wrap up the perp, and is left looking like a henchman who thinks he's about to capture some agile superhero.

0:38: No one's chasing him up there, either. You have to hand it to security: They know their limits.

0:40: Second genius move. So you're trapped on the green patch (and you're actually lucky it isn't some sod on chicken wire that wouldn't support you). Nowhere to go, right? Wrong. Another giant leap, up into the standing room section, and before you know it you're out on Crawford, a legend.

It didn't quite work out that way, of course, but nice try.

Check out pics from the game in our slideshow.

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Redtagged
Redtagged

As the entire team was watching Crabtree escape, they were feeling a little jealous

AA
AA

 Yes he is going to be punished. He is going to be given Astros season tickets and forced to attend every game.

Jamie
Jamie

My theory? This is his audition tape for G4's "American Ninja Warrior".

laurenmacqueen
laurenmacqueen

Especially since on KHOU et al they followed up with "[the guy] had no comment, but said his reasons for doing it would be revealed in a few days." Ninja Warrior tryouts are today and tomorrow with tape submission deadlines looming. Sasuke doesn't need your kind, glorified streaker.

/end nerd rant.

Frankel
Frankel

Does he just get kicked out or is there a fine involved?

lakawak
lakawak

The average cost of running onto the field of a sporting event is about $10,000 when they tack on all the other crimes.

Based on the look of this guy (and the fact that successful people don't do this) I would bet he is out at least 6 months salary. 

Señor Stan
Señor Stan

 No, the punishment was that he had to go back to his seat and finish watching the game

Rgwalt
Rgwalt

Heard he got caught up because he pushed instead of pulled on a door.  After all that effort, it sucks to go down like that.  Wonder what bet he lost (or won) that made him do it... 

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