While Dodger Stadium security chased a fan across the field over the weekend, 24-year-old Marissa Rohan, who patrols the right-field line as a Dodgers Ball Girl, stood her ground and waited for the runner. Like a linebacker stuffing the run, Rohan got up into traffic and did her job by tripping up the intruder who so brazenly made a run across the beautiful Los Angeles turf.
The Cal-Northridge student and Alpha Phi sorority member has been working for the Dodgers since 2019, so she’s clearly seen a few things during her time, but this was different. This was going above and beyond handing foul balls to little kids sitting down the line. This was combat, and Marissa showed up to work.
Let’s go to the footage:
A fan ran onto the field at #DodgerStadium and evaded half a dozen security personnel, but he was no match for a Dodgers #ballgirl who helped tackle him off the field. Details here: https://t.co/KwyQgP9Qg0 pic.twitter.com/j1H8V5CCZs
— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) August 9, 2021
“Rough day at work today,” Rohan wrote Sunday on Instagram Story.
Why do I get the feeling Marissa is enjoying every minute of this. Here she is just trying to get through nine innings to call it a day, and some punk decides to go on a joy run across the gorgeous grass, holding up play and prolonging her day at work.
You’d go Ray Lewis on the guy, too!