In the bottom of the fourth inning of the Astros game yesterday, a person holding an American flag stormed the field.  I consulted a few people, and at this point, we’re pretty sure it was a man.  Many observers initially thought it was a woman, but that may have been because he was wearing a two-tone tank top that gave the impression of a tube top.

HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 04: A man runs onto the field in the fourth inning during a baseball game between the Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on June 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

So many questions:  Was this an act of defiance or patriotism?  Did he confuse June 4th with July 4th? Why did he seemingly give himself up, only to get up and run again?  Have we given enough credit to the fans who brilliantly started the “USA–USA–USA” chant?

While this was a somewhat impressive field intrusion, it looks feeble next to the brilliance of the Great Fan Escape of 2011.  This will be the only thing I miss or remember about Tal’s Hill.


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