Werth Wrong in Foul Ball Confrontation With Fan?

Right fielder yells at father for catching foul ball

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    Jayson Werth felt that yelling at a fan who snagged a foul ball away from him was "uncharacteristic" but he doesn't feel bad about playing hard.

    The fireworks bursting over Citizens Bank Park Thursday night weren't the only ones flying during the Phillies-Reds game.

    Right fielder Jayson Werth provided his own color to one man and his son in the top of the 12th.

    Werth Yells at Fan Over Foul Ball

    [PHI] Werth Yells at Fan Over Foul Ball
    Phillies right fielder Jayson Werth let out his frustrations on a fan after he caught a game-ending foul ball.

    In the midst of chasing a potential inning-ending foul ball, Werth crossed the foul line and into the stands -- except he didn't catch the ball. A proud Phillies-T-shirt-wearing father did.

    Understandably upset over the grab, Werth lashed out at the man in front of his young son.

    Cameras caught Werth yelling "Get out of my f--king way" before angrily storming back to his spot in the outfield.

    Another angle showed the fan's son watching hesitantly as the bearded Phillie screamed at his dad.

    Fans later booed the man following the confrontation as he patted his son on the shoulder.

    The team went on to win the game in the bottom of the inning, but was Werth out of line?

    There's been a sore history of late with fans acting out -- Pukemon, field jumping, tasering -- and being admonished for their poor actions. Should the players be held to the same regard?

    Or are their on-field actions justifiable because they're hungry for the win?

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