The first game of the Padres-Rockies doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon had some on-field fireworks during it. Victor Caratini slugged a grand slam in Game 1 to help the Padres earn a 5-3 victory in seven innings over their NL West division rival. Meanwhile, Game 2 saw Josh Fuentes drive in all three Rockies runs, two on a 404-foot homer, to give the Rockies a 3-2 victory.
Neither on-field game was a slugfest, but during the day one developed between fans of each team.
As shared by Jomboy Media on Twitter, a brawl broke out as a result of an altercation between a Padres fan and a Rockies supporter.
What started as a verbal altercation quickly escalated to a physical one, as a man in a San Diego jersey knocked out a Colorado fan with one swift punch. After that punch was thrown, several other Rockies fans charged at the Padres fan and wrapped him up.
Ouch. That’s something you’d be more likely see in a boxing match than at a baseball game. Surely, it had to hurt, and hopefully, the fan who took the punch is OK.
It’s unclear what became of this incident, but you have to imagine that the Padres fan was ejected from Coors Field for his antics. It’s hard to imagine that he’ll be welcomed back there at any point in the future.
UPDATE: A spectator who filmed the punch from several rows up told Colorado Springs TV station KKTV that the Padres fan thought he was being verbally taunted. The spectator said fans were actually yelling at someone else, a teenager who was angry that his father was ejected from the stadium for vaping.
Denver police tweeted Thursday that no arrests were made. They said the Padres fan “was contacted” but the man who was slugged chose not to press charges.
The person who threw the first punch, was contacted by police. However, the person struck did not want to press charges. No one was arrested.
— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) May 13, 2021