Shane Victorino of the Philadelphia Phillies is hit by a beer thrown by a fan in the bleachers as he makes a catch of a fly ball hit by Jake Fox of the Chicago Cubs in the 5th inning on August 12, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America)
The unidentified culprit. (Screen capture from the broadcast) Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino was hit with a plastic cup full of beer Wednesday night as he caught a fly ball deep at Wrigley Field. Fortunately Victorino still made the catch and escaped unscathed except for the reek of beer on his uniform.
A video shows the toss, the aftermath, and most imporantly, the culprit. Security moved quickly and escorted out the wrong fan. The real beer thrower can be seen in the video as the patsy is escorted out. Victorino and Cubs owners have filed a complaint against the as-yet unidentified man in a white and blue Cubs ball cap. And the Cubs are being all-around apologetic about the event.
From MLB.com: Cubs chairman Crane Kenney met with Victorino on Thursday and apologized for the incident.
"I said, 'Listen, we're sorry, it shouldn't have happened here,'" Kenney said. "'It's not a good reflection on our city or our organization and we're going to do whatever we can to make sure that things are made right here.' And [Victorino] said, 'Listen, I know you are and I appreciate your help.'"
The Cubs do have security in the bleachers, and Kenney said he wasn't sure what other steps the team could take.