DENVER (KDVR) – During a Colorado Rockies game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field, one fan decided to make a scene.
According to the viewer, Dinger was back out on the field during the game after the incident.
Thursday morning, the Denver Police Department responded to a tweet containing the original video. DPD said an investigator was looking into this and wanted to speak with the person who recorded the video.
Dinger, a purple triceratops, has been entertaining fans since popping out of an enormous egg on April 16, 1994.
The mascot also made headlines in 2021 after a fan shouting Dinger’s name was misheard and accused of yelling a racial slur at the batter, Miami Marlins’ Lewis Brinson.
Dinger isn’t the first mascot to be tackled.
Last year, Baltimore Ravens mascot Poe suffered a season-ending injury to his “drumstick.” Poe, a raven, was injured during a game between youth football players and Baltimore-area mascots during a Ravens’ preseason game against the Washington Commanders in August 2022.
He made a triumphant return to the field in January.