Nate McLouth makes catch, falls into crowd, and gets a beer thrown at him

In Thursday night's Orioles-Blue Jays game at Rogers Centre, Baltimore left fielder Nate McLouth experienced a trifecta of wackiness in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Toronto center fielder Colby Rasmus hit a fly ball down the left field line that McLouth got a beat on and grabbed while running. Without time to stop his momentum, McLouth fell into the stands up the left field line, but held on to the ball (unless you're willing to believe the Blue Jays fans who vehemently pleaded their case to the umpire). After McLouth got up and prepared to throw the ball back into the infield, a fan in the left field seats in the outfield threw a beer at McLouth, narrowly missing him.

The fan would be found and ejected from the stadium, and McLouth was no worse for the wear after his great catch. But difficulties would arise later in the sixth when Orioles pitching walked the bases loaded, only to see Edwin Encarnacion hit a grand slam off the left field foul pole to drive everyone home.

Joe Lucia

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