VIDEO: Remembering When a Braves Security Guard Leveled Fan Running on Field With Textbook Hit One Year Later

David Kaestle
Fan runs on the field during a Braves game.
Fan runs on the field during a Braves game. / Twitter: @Barstoolsports

With baseball and the rest of the American sports world on hold, fans need some way to get their fix of the action. One way to do that is remembering some awesome moments from the season before.

One of the most entertaining moments came early in the 2019 season, one year ago, when a fan ran onto the field during a Braves game. While a situation like this typically ends the same way – with the fan being escorted off the field, oftentimes in handcuffs – the scene at this Atlanta Braves game against the St. Louis Cardinals was a little different.

This time, the fan ran on to the field and made it all the way past home plate, as he hit the security guards with juke moves that Madden gamers would be proud of – every security guard except one.

That's a hit that would make NFL defensive coaches proud, a hit you would see in an instructional video on tackling. While it was something the security guard should be proud of, that's a real tough one to take for the guy who ran on the field. Not only does he get nailed with a perfect form tackle (that's going viral as we speak), but he takes the hit right up against a brick wall. That's got to hurt.

Maybe fans will learn not to run on the field during games, after seeing a textbook hit like that. And we can thank this security guard for teaching all of us that lesson.

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