Found May 16, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Mike Aviles
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
Foul balls are hard to come by, so when the opportunity presents itself, many fans pounce on it. One fan in Tampa Bay on Wednesday was a little too overzealous going after one hit by Mike Aviles. He ended up tumbling over the railing onto the field while losing his cell phone and sunglasses in the process. We like to call that a "yard sale." Check it out in the animation below.

Tampa Bay Rays fan falls onto field attempting to get foul ball (Video)

As previously noted on this site, Major League Baseball fans will pretty much do anything to get a foul ball. During last night's Tampa Bay Rays/Boston Red Sox affair, a foul ball by Red Sox infielder Mike Aviles caused one fan to fall onto the field attempting to get it: Your browser does not support iframes.

Rays fan faceplants on to field surface

A man sitting in the front row along the foul line of Wednesday night's Tampa Bay Rays game fell onto the field face first while reaching for a foul ball. Your browser does not support iframes. It happened in the top of the fourth inning as Boston Red Sox batter Mike Aviles hit the ball foul down the third base side. The fan fell onto the field, along with a bunch of his belongings...

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