Rockies Fan May Have Been Yelling “Dinger” — The Name Of The Team Mascot (Update)

The latest rush to claim someone is racist and yelling racist things at a baseball player seems to have taken a plot twist as a new video has emerged seemingly showing a Rockies fan yelling "DINGER" towards the team's mascot and not a racial slur at Marlins player Lewis Brinson.

The game footage shows a Rockies fan sitting in the first row behind home plate waving his arm towards the mascot who was a section over. That game footage didn't stop the Rockies from issuing a strongly worded statement Sunday towards the man in question.

You make the call here. Was Rockies fan launching a racist attack on the Marlins player or simply looking to interact with DINGER the mascot?

The usual suspects hoping this is some racial moment they can jump on swear they hear the n-word, yet the guy who was at the plate didn't hear the word and not a single guy in the dugout hear the word.

“Neither Lewis, nor any other Marlins on the field or in the dugout, heard what was shouted,” Miami spokesman Jason Latimer told the Associated Press. “We brought the matter to the attention of the Rockies. How the matter is being handled, I would have to defer to them.”

Update: the guy was yelling "DINGER."

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Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America. Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league. Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.