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Cubs Fan Joins Jake Arrieta's No-Hitter Celebration, Promptly Gets Arrested

The fan got close enough to touch the Cubs ace's hat after Chicago beat the Cincinnati Reds, 16-0, in the first no-hitter of the season.

by Liam Daniel Pierce
Apr 22 2016, 5:29pm

Unfettered Chicagoness. Photo by David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

We here at VICE Sports are very pro-pitch invasion (field-rushing, clothed streaking—whatever you call it). The game is meant to be celebrated, the field a wide-open expanse awaiting your frolic, your team awaiting your embrace. Well, one Chicago Cubs fan seized upon the opportunity and took to the Cubs' dog pile with delight.

Last night, the Cubs decimated the Cincinnati Reds, 16-0, mostly thanks to Chicago pitcher Jake Arrieta. It was MLB's first no-hitter of the season (and Arrieta's second career no-no). It was also mind-blowing enough to cause a fan to vault the siding and get in on the action. Take a look at him rejoicing, even as a cop restrains him:

According to TMZ, the fan, Dylan Cressy, 22, was arrested shortly after, but he got his few glorious moments in the sun. Was it worth it? Oh most definitely.

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