Streaker Gets Wrecked by Security as Indians Advance to the World Series

Bryan Brandom
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The Cleveland Indians advanced to their first World Series in 19 years on Wednesday night, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 to take the ALCS 4-1 behind Ryan Merritt, a rookie pitcher forced into short-notice starting duties who pitched 4.1 scoreless innings.

In the process of losing, Blue Jays fans showed once again that some guys just can't handle the playoffs.

During the Indians win at Toronto's Rogers Centre, a (presumably Blue Jays) fan took the field briefly, stripping off his shirt and shoes in the process. It did not end well, as security quickly closed in on him and let him have it with a three-man pileup.

Perhaps this dumbass was just feeling the effects of seeing his team fall just short of the World Series for a second consecutive year.

"I'm sure there will be some disappointments and grumbling and complaining about how you fell short again, but that's not coming from me," said Toronto manager John Gibbons. "Because I know what these guys did, and I think it's a pretty good accomplishment. The key is we want to take that next step one of these days. Hopefully, it's next year."

Earlier in the postseason, the Blue Jays stopped selling beer in cans after a fan threw a full one at Baltimore Orioles outfieler Hyun Soo Kim—this is apparently a team tradition.

Maybe that's why Canadians invented a sport that features a partition between fans and players.