Ronald Acua Jr. was knocked to the ground on Monday night by two adults, who were later detained.
At Coors Field, the home of the Colorado Rockies, Jefferson Gonzales-Merida, 23, and Carlos Rivelo-Paiz, 21, are accused of trespassing and disturbing the peace, according to the police. Trespassing charges were also brought against a third person, a minor.
One fan appeared to be trying to capture a photo of Acua with his phone when a security guard charged in and grabbed him. The fan refused to get go of the outfielder.
Another security guard attempted to assist by stooping to grab the fan’s legs, but the fan steadfastly held onto Acua.
At that point, something went wrong when a different supporter ran onto the pitch to attempt the exact same thing.
Acua fell to the ground after tripping over one of the security guards who was on the ground behind him as other security guards intervened as a result of the second fan’s presence.
As security detained the spectators, the catcher for the Braves bullpen and other players on the field rushed over to check on their teammates.
The outfielder was putting up a struggle as several security personnel dragged him off the pitch, and the second spectator was also yelling something at him.
The outfielder and MVP contender acknowledged that he was “a little scared” throughout the incident.
“I really couldn’t say anything because, at that point, security was already there. And we were already kind of tangled up. But security was able to get there, and everything was OK. We’re all OK, and I hope they’re OK,” he said, leaving the situation unharmed.
“You don’t want to see that happen, I know that,” manager Brian Snitker said. “You don’t know what they will do when they get out there. It’s a scary situation.”
“I don’t think they had any ill intentions. I think that was pretty evident early on,” Braves outfielder Kevin Pillar said. “Still, I mean, we have these rules and regulations in place. We’re supposed to feel safe on the field.
The Braves defeated the Colorado Rockies by a score of 14-4 in the contest, raising their season record to 85-45.