New York native Matt Fortese still reps his home team of the Yankees, despite being a current Maryland resident. His homage went very wrong when he attended an Orioles x Nationals game recently, however.
Because he was rocking a Yankees fitted, two men in their early 20′s started to harass him in the stands. At one point, they threw an entire cup of beer on Fortese, which then finally garnered a response from him. He proceeded to jump up and argue back, resulting in an all out brawl. One of the men sucker punched him, knocking him over a railing…where it was about a 5 foot drop to the concrete below. His breathing stopped for about 45 seconds, and he is now hospitalized with a skull fracture, listed in serious condition.
Both men have been charged with first degree assault and disorderly conduct.