Last night, Tim Wakefield and the Red Sox were robbed of a victory by one of their own fans. Leading 2-1 in the fourth, Langerhans hit what should have been the second out of the inning. Instead, a “fan” reached out of the stands with his cap and snatched the ball before it could drop into Youk’s glove. Langerhans hit the next pitch for a double and the floodgates opened for three runs.
“I knew I had made an immediate decision of regret,’’ said the fan, who would only use his nickname, Zupa. “I stood up, I saw the ball, I saw lights, and then it came down.’’