Friday night was full of a lot of odd moments in the Dodgers and Mets game in New York. But the strangest of all definitely came in the 9th inning when Max Muncy was batting. Down 2 strikes to Mets reliever Edwin Diaz, he suddenly stepped out of the box and motioned towards the outfield stands.
As it turns out, the Dodgers’ first baseman was getting a bright green laser shined right into his eyes. The replay showed it flash across his face as he stepped out. Umpires took a moment to gather and get it figured out, and that was that.
Muncy would go on to strike out swinging in the at-bat, so it was too little too late for him. But Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was not very happy at all with it when asked after the game. He tried to be nice about it though.
Some fan was shining a laser in his eye the first 2 pitches, so he addressed it and we cleaned it up. But unfortunately, he was already in the hole versus Diaz. It’s just you know, a fan coming here trying to think they’re helping the home club. But it’s just a dirty pull.
The replay clearly shows the laser going across Muncy’s face, and it doesn’t seem likely that a Dodgers fan would do that,.
Max Muncy stopped the game for a moment because a green light was shining in his face pic.twitter.com/sof3CViOIl
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) August 14, 2021
New York is a tough place, and the Dodgers know they’re in for a rude welcoming whenever they come to town. But lasers? Let’s reel it in a little bit there.