Boston Red Sox fans during championship parade.

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Fans Throwing Beer Cans Became Huge Problem During Red Sox Parade

Some of the players were egging on fans to keep throwing them drinks, but others weren't ready.

October 31, 2018 - 3:18 pm

BOSTON (KMOX/AP) - The motto of the Boston Red Sox on their way to claiming the 2018 World Series Championship was "Do Damage." But it wasn't meant for fans.

Boston police arrested a man accused of hitting someone with a can of beer thrown during a parade celebrating the World Series-winning Red Sox. Security was heavy for the duck boat parade carrying the victorious Red Sox through downtown. A fan reportedly tossed a full can of beer at one of the boats, and it struck and slightly damaged a World Series trophy.

Some of the Red Sox players seemed to be egging on the fans to throw beer cans: 

Boston outfielder Mookie Betts was a victim of an errant throw:

Police say 19-year-old Patrick Connolly, of Sandwich, was charged with disorderly conduct and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. They say the can he threw struck, but didn't injure an unidentified man aboard one of the amphibious duck boats carrying players and their families in Wednesday's parade.

It wasn't immediately clear if the beer can Connolly allegedly threw was the same can that hit and damaged a World Series trophy, or if the man it hit was a ballplayer.

Red Sox manager Alex Cora and his daughter were also hit by an open beer can: