HOUSTON – One Astros fan isn’t taking the team’s struggles against the rival Texas Rangers too well.
During Monday’s game, one the Astros lost 4-3 in 12 innings, a belligerent fan was arrested in the lower level seats near home plate and had some very choice words for the Rangers as he was hauled away by security.
Austin Green shot video of the encounter.
He said it was late in the game when the man tried to get closer to the Rangers’ dugout. The man apparently grabbed a woman’s arm, who then pushed him. A security guard tried to calm him down when fans rushed to help and tackled him, Green said.
“Parents were getting mad, of course, because they had kids with them,” Green said.
WATCH: Angry Astros fan lashes out at Rangers (warning: language)
It took about seven officers to take him away, Green said. The man struggled with officers and security guards as he was being hauled up the stairs. As he was being taken away, he repeatedly screamed “(expletive) the Rangers.”
The Astros haven’t fared well against their Texas counterpart this season. The Rangers are 15-3 against the Astros, including a come-from-behind win Tuesday night in which they rallied from a 2-1 deficit in the ninth inning and won 3-2.
Texas has the second best record in baseball and leads the AL West by 9 ½ games over the Seattle Mariners, while the Astros are 11 ½ games back entering Wednesday’s game against, none other than, the Rangers.
Houston is four games out of the wild card as of Wednesday afternoon.