#Cubs outfielder Ian Happ had Skittles thrown at him at Target Field in Minnesota on Wednesday, which he was quite unhappy about, calling those fans "scum."https://t.co/jVcZ6SBunS via @BernsteinRahimi Show pic.twitter.com/Bb3Uwf9L1o
— 670 The Score (@670TheScore) September 2, 2021
Happ and the Cubs did get the last laugh as they swept the Twins in the short, two-game series.
Via 670 The Score out of Chicago, while it sounds a tad comical, Happ was legitimately peeved as he got pelted by the group of fans.
“I got hit yesterday with a flying object – it was actually a Skittle from the left-field stands at Target Field,” Happ said on the Bernstein & Rahimi Show on Thursday. “I felt like I got shot by like an air-soft gun. I was so mad. I turned around. I was just livid. There was a group of (individuals in their 20s), just scum. And they were throwing Skittles at me in the middle of the game. You’re like, how does this (happen)? You can’t do anything. You can’t run up there and go give them a talking to. Little things like that as a player, when you’re trying to compete on the field and entertain, it’s tough.”
Fans doing stuff like this has become a bigger part of the spotlight in the last few months. Happ and the Cubs are the latest to be upset by it.
Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo had a baseball thrown at his back in the Bronx back in July and the NBA playoffs were a mess at times as there were separate instances in which Russell Westbrook had popcorn poured on his head in Philadelphia, a fan in New York tried spitting in the direction of Trae Young and Ja Morant's family had racial insults hurled their way in Utah.
Hopefully the Cubs and Happ are able to put this to the side with a resolution in place.