CHICAGO (AP) — A man apparently connected with throwing a beer that showered Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino at Wrigley Field turned himself in to the police Thursday.
A police spokesman said the man was being questioned and the investigation into the incident on Wednesday night was continuing.
Victorino filed a police report Thursday, and the police said the incident was being investigated as a “simple battery.”
Victorino was hit with a cup of beer thrown from the bleachers in the Phillies’ 12-5 win over the Chicago Cubs. Victorino was on the warning track in front of the ivy-covered wall, set to catch a sacrifice fly by Jake Fox in the fifth inning, when the cup of beer came flying out of the bleachers and went all over him. He made the catch.
“I just think that, not so much that I want to press charges or file anything against him,” Victorino said before the man turned himself in to the police. “I just think he’s probably sitting at home thinking he got away with it. I hope that he gets the understanding that you can’t be doing things like that.”
Victorino had no problems Thursday, getting two hits and scoring twice in a 6-1 win. Cliff Lee won his third straight start since joining the Phillies.