Unexplainable 'flashing' light disrupts Yankees-Red Sox game


New York Post 18 July, 2021 - 11:32pm 4 views

What happened at Red Sox Yankees game?

The game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Saturday was delayed briefly after a fan threw a baseball at Boston outfielder Alex Verdugo in the sixth inning, hitting him in the back, which led Red Sox manager Alex Cora to pull his team from the field. The AthleticRed Sox-Yankees delayed after fan throws baseball at Alex Verdugo

Who hit Verdugo?

The decision was confirmed Sunday by the Yankees and Major League Baseball. Boston manager Alex Cora briefly pulled his team off the field in the sixth inning Saturday night after Verdugo was hit in the back by a ball thrown from the leftfield seats. Tampa Bay TimesFan who hit Red Sox player with ball gets lifetime ban from all parks

Why is Red Sox Yankees game postponed?

A COVID-19 outbreak within the Yankees' player group has prompted the postponement of Thursday's game between the Yankees and Red Sox at Yankee Stadium, allowing Major League Baseball to conduct continued testing and contact tracing. The league will continue to provide scheduling updates as available. MLB.comRed Sox-Yankees Thursday game postponed

By Dan Martin and Greg Joyce

July 19, 2021 | 12:32am | Updated July 19, 2021 | 7:42am

The Yankees’ 9-1 win over the Red Sox on Sunday night was delayed in the bottom of the seventh, with DJ LeMahieu at the plate, when Boston catcher Christian Vazquez appeared to point out a light to home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez. After a discussion with the grounds crew, play resumed.

With all the talk of using technology to illegally steal signs in recent years, it was easy to suspect something nefarious, but both teams said there was no issue.

What the hell is going on? pic.twitter.com/ll42R5VgkN

“It was a light, like a spotlight, coming from above the monuments [in center field],” Boston manager Alex Cora said. “They have the windows. There was a red light flashing in between pitches. Then it was white. But no big deal, to be honest with you. But [Vazquez] noticed it right away in the LeMahieu at-bat.”

Aaron Boone said Gary Sanchez noticed the same thing when he was catching and was unsure of its origin.

“I don’t know where it came from,’’ Boone said. “We’ll try to get an explanation.”

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