A bizarre scene unfolded at Coors Field on Monday night as a pair of fans rushed the field in an attempt to reach Atlanta Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr., with one fan being able to wrap his arms around the outfielder before security arrived on the scene.
The wild moment occurred between innings heading into the bottom of the seventh when a fan jumped onto the field and rushed Acuña and grabbed a hold of him in a hug-like motion.
That fan was able to grab onto him for several seconds before security arrived and tried to pull him off Acuna.
Just as it looked as though Acuna had broken free of the grasp of the first fan, a second person ran onto the field and got close enough that he got tangled with the outfielder and Acuna fell to the ground.
Acuna was not hurt and he picked himself back up as more security and members of the Braves rushed to the outfield.
Both men had been subdued by security and the first fan started to leave the field in custody without further incident, but the second man continued to jump and squirm around and had to be carried off by three security guards.
The Bally Sports South broadcast captured Acuna after he had gotten back up and the 25-year-old looked more confused than anything.
He seemed to be laughing a little bit about the whole situation as he started warming up for the inning.
He also gave a thumbs-up sign toward the infield.
The Braves appeared to poke fun at the whole thing in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter.
“Stay away from the MVP,” the Braves posted.
There had already been plenty of attention on Acuna on Monday night after he became the fourth person in MLB history to record 20 or more home runs and 60 or more stolen bases in a single season.
Rickey Henderson, Joe Morgan and Eric Davis are the only other players to do so.
Acuna hit his 29th home run of the season in the fifth inning when he broke a 2-2 tie open.
His 60th stolen base came in the top of the seventh right before the fans rushed the field.
If Acuna hits one more home run this year, he will become the first MLB player to hit 30 or more home runs and steal 60 or more bases in a single season.