An A's fan went viral from a video of something he wishes never happened. But his favorite team is taking care of him for his troubles.
Once the video made its rounds on social media, the A's went looking for the fan. And just like that, Twitter showed it actually can be good sometimes.
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
The fan took everything in stride, saying he's a ride-or-die A's fan and confirming the team reached out to him.
Either way it was totally worth it! ride or die for the a's— John Spencer (@johnnyplaydrums) October 4, 2018
Yeah they hit me up— John Spencer (@johnnyplaydrums) October 4, 2018
The A's confirmed John to be the fan, and they said they will host him at a game next season.
UPDATE: We found him! Now dry, the Oakland native and current NY resident is John Spencer. We'll be sending John a care package and we'll host him at a game next season. Thanks for representing the A's in New York, John! #RootedInOakland #HeroTown pic.twitter.com/jBnlzqXOGX— Oakland Athletics 🌳🐘⚾️ (@Athletics) October 4, 2018
Apparently, fans weren't the only ones having beer thrown on them at Yankee Stadium. A's reliever Shawn Kelley says the Oakland bullpen was showered with beer multiple times throughout the game.
Shoulda seen the beer we got hit with in the bullpen multiple times— Shawn Kelley (@kelleytime27) October 4, 2018
Reminder -- beer is for drinking. Beer is not for pouring on fans or baseball players.