Jeffrey Maier, he's not. But one fan found himself on the wrong end of a controversial home run call at Yankee Stadium on Monday night. The strange part? That the offender appeared to be a Red Sox fan, helping out the Yankees in their own building.
In the second inning of Monday's game, a man wearing a Dustin Pedroia jersey reached over the right-field wall at Yankee Stadium to catch a Russell Martin blast. It appeared to bounce off his arm and then into his outstretched hat before he finally grabbed it out of the air.
Umpires ended up reviewing the play and upholding a home run for the Yankees catcher, which might be the first time that a Boston fan has ever helped a New York team do something positive. Check it out for yourself in the animation below, along with some screenshots of the offending fan caught in the act.