HOUSTON – A fight between fans broke out Wednesday during an Astros game at Minute Maid Park, according to videos posted on social media.
The incident occurred around 9 p.m. while the Astros took on the Los Angeles Dodgers.
“There were some Astros fans, two guys in particular, that kept hassling. They were chiming back and forth with the Dodger guy,” said Cindy Lehenbaur who was sitting in Section 107 where the fight happened.
According to Lehenbaur, it was an Astros fan who threw the first punch.
“One thing led to another and one of the Astros guys came by and punched him and he had his wife, I think she was pregnant and their baby, and he just went crazy,” she said.
In videos, a man and woman wearing Dodgers jerseys were fighting two men, one of whom appeared to be wearing an Astros shirt.
“Don’t always believe videos like they appear because this one was deceiving in the sense of who was at fault in this. I saw a daddy trying to protect his family. That’s what I saw,” said Lehenbauer.
Helen Ramirez, who was also sitting nearby, also confirmed that an Astros fan was the first to get physical. She said other people sitting nearby got the little girl out of the way.