Matt Geiger Interferes With Foul Ball
Former NBA center Matt Geiger, perhaps best remembered for refusing to waive a no-trade clause in his contract that held up a trade sending Allen Iverson to the Detroit Pistons, got a little too involved in the Minnesota Twins-Tampa Bay Rays game during the top of the eighth inning, and was asked to leave his seat as a result.
Geiger, who played for the Philadelphia 76ers, Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat, did his best Steve Bartman impression, interfering with a catchable foul ball.
With one out and a man on first, Twins left fielder Josh Willingham sent a foul ball towards the seats down the first base line. Rays first baseman Carlos Pena probably would have caught the ball, if he didn’t have to compete with the 7-footer’s arms.
Geiger reached for the ball, missed, and ended up grabbing Pena’s glove as the ball bounced harmlessly away. Geiger was booed instantly by fans and then security cheered as they escorted to a different section in Tropicana Field.