Fans and commentators of all stripes and opinions weighed in on Twitter following the controversial fan interference call that turned what could have been a two-run home run by Houston's Jose Altuve into an out in the first inning of Wednesday night's Game 4 of the American League Championship Series.
Umpires ruled that fans interfered with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts as he tried to make what would have been a spectacular catch, calling Altuve out on the play.
Here's a sampling, starting with the opinion of Kate Upton, the wife of Astros pitcher Justin Verlander:
So if a player is IN the stands fans are suppose to move over? If those are the rules MLB shouldn't let fans sit there. They didn't reach over the fence. @MLB— Kate Upton (@KateUpton) October 18, 2018
Are you going to eject the fans for that?— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 18, 2018
If not, it should be a home run.
Screen shot from TBS of why they likely didn't have a "definitive" look at Betts glove in the crowd pic.twitter.com/HZKuqMRhSW— Mike Ferrin (@Mike_Ferrin) October 18, 2018
I guess this is why the call stood. Couldn't find anything to overturn Joe West's call. You could argue a couple of those hands are above the yellow line. How about the #astros fans, get the hell back. Be in the moment. Blame goes two ways here. #BOSvsHOU pic.twitter.com/UwztRMVNwO— Derek (@DerekMelanson) October 18, 2018
Speaking to fans at the spot where the controversial ball Jose Altuve has "interfered" with. They say Mookie Betts' glove was at least this far over the wall. pic.twitter.com/447gPzbpCO— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) October 18, 2018
Here's Troy Caldwell. He was the fan who was ruled to have interfered with the Astros potential home run ball. "I'm going to need security to escort me out of here if the Astros don't come back to win this." pic.twitter.com/IXE2uEzSoW— Matt Young (@Chron_MattYoung) October 18, 2018
Joe West sure has made some huge calls in the Red Sox' favor through the years. Correctly, too. Ask Bellhorn and Arroyo.— Chad Finn (@GlobeChadFinn) October 18, 2018