BOSTON — It took three pitches for Jacoby Ellsbury’s return to Fenway Park to get messy for the Red Sox.
Ellsbury, who returned to Fenway on Tuesday for the first time as a member of the New York Yankees, drilled Jon Lester’s third pitch of the game to center field. The ball clanked off the wall, but not before a fan wearing a Boston Bruins jersey leaned over and interfered.
Ellsbury raced around the bases on the confusing play, which ended with a fan interference call. Typically, fan interference results in a double, but it’s really up to the umpires’ discretion. In this instance, Ellsbury was awarded a triple.
The Fenway Faithful greeted Ellsbury with mostly boos Tuesday, although some cheers entered the equation when a video tribute was shown on the big screen before the second inning. The Fenway boos will only get louder if Ellsbury keeps doing major damage against his former team.
Check out Ellsbury’s goofy, game-opening triple below.