While Trea Turner, Kyle Schwarber, and J.T. Realmuto delivered significant plays during Game 2 of the NLCS between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Arizona Diamondbacks, the most unforgettable hit wasn’t made by a player.
In a postgame twist, a rogue fan decided to make a run across the field, only to be met head-on by a Citizens Bank Park security guard. The guard’s impeccable tackling form was reminiscent of professional football, ensuring the intruder was promptly and safely halted in his tracks. The echoing “BOOOOOOOOOM” from an audience member further amplified the moment’s intensity.
Even the TBS broadcast picked up on the crowd’s reaction to the tackle, with some players pausing to witness the action off-field.
The impromptu tackle was a cherry on top for Phillies fans. With an impressive lead from the get-go and a final score of 10-0, the Phillies had a night to remember. Their achievements included setting records for most home runs in a four-game postseason stretch, matching records for players with multi-homer games in a postseason, and inflicting the first postseason shutout loss for the Diamondbacks in their franchise history.
As reported by a New York Post, Riding a wave of success uncommon in MLB playoffs, the Phillies, alongside their dedicated security guard, seem ready to take on any challenge, on and off the field.