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It must be an American League Division Series if a fan in the outfield seats reaches over the wall and interferes with a ball apparently heading for a glove in a critical, late inning situation. Watch as this Detroit Tigers fan channels New York Yankees fan Jeffrey Maier (circa 1996) as he reaches over the railing on this Victor Martinez drive and bobbles a ball in which Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick might have caught (via MLB.com):
In this case, I think the ball was going to clear the wall without fan or player. But Reddick appeared to have it measured and jump timed, would have loved to see how it might have turned out. As it was, the Tigers tied it on that shot, took the lead, and never looked back in an see-saw 8-6 victory to send the series back to Oakland for a winner-take-all Game 5.
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