Astros fan, 23, ‘bought $200,000 worth of tickets and got to see their team lose game 7’ article Posted by The Australian Financial Review on Sunday, June 15, 2020 12:00:05The first two games of the ALDS against the Blue Jays on Sunday were decided by one run, with a two-run home run by Josh Donaldson in the fourth inning putting the Astros ahead 3-2.
But on the fifth, with two outs and a runner on second base, Justin Bourne got a single to left field.
He was taken to the hospital and later released.
The next game was decided by two runs, with the Astros going on to win 4-3.
But that was the only run scored in that inning.
After the game, Justin’s father Michael, who lives in South Korea, called the incident “embarrassing”, adding he would like to see the incident addressed by the Major League Baseball Players Association.
“It’s a sad situation, but I’m not blaming him, because he’s a young man and I know his family,” he said.
“He’s a big fan of the Astros, he’s very proud of them, and I hope they take the issue of the game and the fans that are involved seriously.”
In the wake of the incident, the Astros announced a series of safety measures, including banning the use of seatbelts in the dugout for the rest of the regular season and requiring fans to wear seatbelted seats at all times.
“The team is committed to maintaining a safe environment for all of our fans,” the team said in a statement.
“We have also created a Safety Council with members of our community, as well as our MLBPA, who are working to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all Astros fans.”