Jeff Kellogg is a stud

In the past, I’ve likened an official’s job to that of a policeman on the beat.

At Camden Yards, it’s more literal than I might like.

Security there has had a lot of trouble with fans running on the field this season.  Last week, a fan ran on the field during the 7th inning stretch and eluded security, including many uniformed policemen.  He ran onto the infield and slid home.

Fans cheered.

Then, umpire Jeff Kellogg tackled the doofus from behind and held him until the cops got there.

Fans cheered louder.

My favorite part of the video: the nonchalant way Kellogg walks away from the scene.  Love it.  Couldn’t do it myself, but love it.

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About Paul Hamann
I am a basketball referee in Washington State, working mostly high school games.

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