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|[Video] Streaker in wedding dress gay marries Braves security|
|by Ryan Watkins|
|July 18, 2011 14:49|
Saturday night, the Atlanta Braves were in the midst of a heated divisional game against the Washington Nationals when a man wearing a white wedding dress, a baseball glove and a Braves hat stormed the field. He was quickly, and violently, tackled by several security personnel and escorted off the field.
The man — who has not been identified publicly — was all smiles as he was escorted off the field by an Atlanta police officer.
Professional sporting leagues understandably discourage dissemination of such antics. Though it's not uncommon for ballpark attendees to run onto the field, television viewers rarely see them. The cameras generally pan away, instead focusing on crowd reactions and the players on the field rather than the intruders.
The streaker's motivations remain a mystery. I'd like to think he was calling attention to recent anti-gay comments made by Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell, but it's far more likely he simply likes attention.
There is no official Major League Baseball video of the incident, but there are plenty of clips of the tackle and the proceeding escort off the field on YouTube.
Here's one. Enjoy:
Top photo: Police escort streaker off of Turner Field (via YouTube)
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