Mysterious drone spotted hovering over Fenway Park during Red Sox game
An unidentified drone was spotted over Fenway Park during Thursday night’s game between the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays, and the incident is the subject of an ongoing investigation.
The mysterious drone was seen hovering over Fenway during the ninth inning of the Red Sox’s 7-6 win.
VIDEO: Bottom of the ninth, and the drone was right over the field at Fenway. pic.twitter.com/XoDj5EMIDF— Michael Silverman (@MikeSilvermanBB) April 12, 2019
The drone is back! @redsox #soxdrone @NECN pic.twitter.com/GNgowNmHmL— Chris O'Brien (@ChrisObrienMA) April 12, 2019
“During the late innings of tonight’s game, a drone was flown above the ballpark by an unidentified individual. The operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) around large stadium events is in violation of FAA regulations and the club has reported the incident to the Boston Police Department for investigation,” a Red Sox representative said, via WEEI.
The drone was later identified as a DJI Phantom model, and corporate communication director of DJI Technology Adam Lisber indicated the company is “trying to learn more about what happened, and stand ready to work with Boston Police and other security agencies to investigate what happened.”
This is not the first incident involving unauthorized drones flying above MLB ballparks during games, including one instance in 2017 when one crash landed at Petco Park during a San Diego Padres game.
MLB and Red Sox officials presumably are rightfully concerned over the situation and will be eager to learn more from the investigation. Red Sox players and staff, though, seemingly were not overly worried over what occurred.
“It kind of threw me off, I looked up and I was ‘hey, they’re not supposed to have these around here, are they?’ But, I figured I’d try to hit it or something,” first baseman Mitch Moreland said.
“We were watching the whole time,” said Red Sox manager Alex Cora. “It was right on top of us, but somebody will make a T-shirt out of it.”