We don’t always know how or where we’ll make a friend. While we all expect to have some friends from work, school or our neighborhood, you never know who you might meet on a bus ride, at the coffee shop … or when you get beer poured on you at a baseball game.
During the AL Wild Card Game between the A’s and Yankees, an A’s fan had the unfortunate experience of having beer poured on him while cheering on his team at Yankee Stadium. The A’s were quickly on the case to identify the fan and get him some new beer-free gear.
It didn’t take long for the A’s fan to identify himself. I mean, who doesn’t want free gear?
That’s me!! Never been more proud to be an A’s fan. Born and raised in Oakland but living in Brooklyn now. Sad my chavez jersey got covered in beer but it was so worth it! Y’all are the best!
– John Spencer (@johnnyplaydrums) October 4, 2018
Despite the incident, there were no hard feelings. The two parties made amends and even met up to hang out:
Met up with the guy who threw beer on me. He apologized and took me out for drinks. We had a good time. Spread love pic.twitter.com/GyWJ9wviB4
– John Spencer (@johnnyplaydrums) October 5, 2018
But their budding friendship didn’t end there. Even though John’s A’s are no longer in the postseason, he went along with Chris — the beer thrower– to take in Tuesday night’s ALDS Game 4 at Yankee Stadium:
Thanks Chris for the ticket tonight! Make friends not enemies pic.twitter.com/Qqhe1pQ5PR
– John Spencer (@johnnyplaydrums) October 10, 2018
Chris even bought the ticket for his new friend.
All things considered, this seems like one of the least likely friendships of all time. But that just makes us even more happy that it happened!
Eric Chesterton is writer for Cut4. He particularly enjoys bunts against the shift, stolen bases and celebrating his birthday with mascots at the ballpark.