Fans at Fenway Park caused a brief delay in the Red Sox vs. Tigers games Wednesday night by using cell phone lights as Detroit players were batting in the seventh.
Fans across the stadium began turning on the lights on their cell phones when Detroit’s Niko Goodrum took a called third strike from pitcher Matt Barnes.
Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire complained to the umpires, who asked the Red Sox if there was anything they could do to extinguish the lights. The Tigers finally got their way thanks to the urging of the very busy Fenway security force.
The Tigers, however, were helpless and fell to the Sox 7-1.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora, said he had only seen that type of light show at basketball and volleyball games back home, but he appreciated the fans’ attempt to help. Cora joked “That’s a good weapon, Smart fans.” Cora agreed with Gardenhire that the issue with the batter’s line of sight was a legitimate one.