LOS ANGELES — With the way the Dodgers’ lineup has been hitting the ball so far this season, fans need to make sure to protect all their belongings if they’re sitting in the new “Home Run” seats at Dodger Stadium.
That includes your nachos.
In the third inning of Wednesday’s game against the Rockies, Los Angeles third baseman Justin Turner hit a deep drive to left-center field that just cleared the fence to give the Dodgers a 3-0 lead.
The fan that was sitting in the front row in the outfield made an attempt to catch the ball in the air. His technique appeared to be solid, going in with both hands and keeping his eye locked in on the ball. It was such a solid effort that the umpires reviewed the home run just to make sure the fan didn’t interfere in the field of play.
But while the attempt was impressive, the ball was still able to split his arms, landing right on his ballpark nachos, creating a hot mess. The ball was covered in nacho cheese, and the fan’s green jacket was effectively ruined as the melted cheese dripped all over it. That didn’t stop his fun, however, with the fan pumping up the crowd as he was shown on the video board.
The fan, or “Nacho Man,” was later interviewed on SportsNet LA, where he was presented with a complimentary World Series hoodie and noted that he had been sent a new order of nachos. He added that “word on the street” was that Turner was behind the latter.
Turner came into the season with just three career home runs in the month of April. He has flipped the script this season, launching his team-leading third homer of the month on Wednesday. It’s safe to say this was the messiest — and cheesiest — homer of his career.