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Tuesday night’s extra-inning showcase between the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs will have lasting effects on two Nats fans.
According to the Chicago Tribune’s Meghan Montemurro, two fans attending Nationals Park for Tuesday’s matchup against the Cubs have been assigned five-year bans by the venue. The incident involved Cubs catcher Willson Contreras, who hit a sac fly ball in the top of the tenth to give Chicago a 5-4 lead.
Contreras was spotted in a verbal spat with the attending fan, and the Cubs player had to be calmed down by teammates as he mouthed off in response to the fan’s heckling.
One fan was escorted out of the venue by Nationals Park security.
Contreras, after the game, gave some insight on the volatile exchange.
“If somebody tried to mess up my family, they’re going to (have to go through) me first. Whatever they said, it wasn’t healthy. It was not right,” Contreras told reporters.
“What he said got under my skin,” Contreras said. “We’re speaking the same language. I know what he means.”
Chicago sealed the win after 11 innings, 7-5.
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