Video: Young child runs onto field during MLB game

Video: Young child runs onto field during MLB game

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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 19: Dayan Viciedo #24 of the Chicago White Sox catches a child running on the field before the start of the seventh inning during a game between the Chicago White Sox and the Baltimore Orioles on April 19, 2012 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. A security guard brought the child back to his family. The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Chicago White Sox 5-3. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on April 20, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 5 at 8:05 PM

Thursday night’s Chicago White Sox game against the Baltimore Orioles was briefly delayed in the top of the seventh when a young boy who appeared to about 4 or 5 years old slipped through a barricade and went running across the outfield.

With the crowd laughing, White Sox left fielder Dayan Viciedo scooped him up and handed him over to a security guard.

Viciedo, who has a 2-year-old son, said he reacted instinctively.

“My first reaction was to grab him,” Viciedo said through an interpreter. “What I was thinking was hoping a ball doesn’t come and hit him.”

“I didn’t know if the play had stopped or not,” he said.

The child and his family were ejected from the game per Major League Baseball rules but no charges were filed, the team said.

“Safety is our No. 1 concern and we are happy that the child is fine,” White Sox spokesman Scott Reifert said in a statement. “Obviously it was a non-issue for Dayan who was able to field the kid cleanly.”

“But going on the field is stuff we do take seriously. It’s not something we condone in any way,” he said.

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