VIDEO: Half-Naked Orioles Fan Slides into Home Plate

Christopher E. Fatkin, 20, allegedly ran onto the field of an Orioles game during the seventh-inning stretch on Friday night.

PERRY HALL, Md.—Umpire Jeff Kellogg is being hailed a hero after he tackled a shirtless man during the seventh-inning stretch at Camden Yards Friday night.

A family member has confirmed that the alleged streaker, 20-year-old Christopher E. Fatkin of Parkville, was arrested after the incident.

YouTube videos show Fatkin sliding into home plate before his run-in with Kellogg.

"Kellogg chased him down from behind, wrapped him with both arms and took him to the warning track with an open-field tackle," Patch editor reported for MLB.com.

Fatkin graduated from in 2010. According to his Facebook profile, he is a member of the reggae/rock band Sensible Roots.

Tell us what you thought about the dramatic tackle in the comments.

Red Dolphin April 29, 2012 at 09:55 PM
im staying positive about the team I grew up with,,,,,,,,,, we battled back today from 2-0 and won the game in the botom of the ninth yeaaa!!!! I know the "A's arent a top caliber team, but still we showed heart today,,,,,,, and no shirtless free runner's today HA!!
David Robert Crews April 29, 2012 at 10:34 PM
I'm a photographer, who has photographed sporting events. Pro photographers know that we have no right to step onto a field of play during game time. The field belongs to those people who are making the game happen. It does not matter that young Mr. Fatkin was not out there intending to harm someone on the field. He could have accidentally hurt someone. And had he run close to any of the photographers working down off to the side of the field, one of those guys might have made that necessary tackle. The worst aspect of the bad decision made to run onto the field is that a person with felonious intent might very well be inspired to - some game day - run out there to intentionally injure someone. Like the old, angry crowd chant says, someone might actually go out there and "kill the umpire." A 'rabid' fan might run out there and inflict physical damage upon a top-notch player of the opposing team, so that the fan's team has a better chance of winning. If it weren't for the cops and other security personnel, an injurious felony probably would have already been committed by some 'rabid' fan or some other type of unstable individual. Most of us have done things neither our teachers nor parents influenced us to do or approved of. Some of us have been influenced by our friends to act on their bad ideas. But we are the ones most responsible for bad actions committed by our own self. Christopher E. Fatkin's family and former teachers surely say he needs to apologize.
Other Tim April 29, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Suggest you watch the video above. He was still running. And where he was tackled I believe is a rough material. Probably got a severe strawberry on his chest. He was put in holding to sleep it off. Maybe should get a small fine or community service. Anything more than that? Please! Kids being kids.
Zoobie April 29, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Won the last 6 on the road and swept the last three. How much better do they have to get to please you? Can't blame the team for the behavoir of a goof ! Graduated from Perry Hall in 2010, makes him 19 or 20 yrs. old ? Can't believe he was served alcahol at this BallPark ! Just another 'Goof' acting out. I predict a bright future for this clown!!!
Zoobie April 29, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Sounds like you have 'Baltimore Issues' Check the "Sports Page" before you make your next comment on the 'First Place OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSS!!!
Brenden April 29, 2012 at 11:06 PM
Wahhhhhhhh he already apologized heres Chris' response....Okay so by now, most of you have heard about what happened last night when I ran onto the field at Camden Yards, rounded third, and slid head first into home plate. I was tackled by home plate umpire Jeff Kellogg and arrested. Honestly, the only thing I regret about my decision is affecting the life of the umpire, Mr. Kellogg. I assumed I was going to get tackled in my immediate future, and could quite honestly care less about who did it. I want to apoligize to Mr. Kellogg for any issues I may have caused in his life. Other then that, all I can say is I had fun. Go O’s!
Brenden April 29, 2012 at 11:10 PM
Dont say he has the intent to hurt someone until it actually happens hes harmless he was having fun nobody got hurt n thats all that matters he did more damage to his own chest then he did to your life quit crying about it its done with it was funny if you dont think it was funny you are the dullest human being on this planet
Brenden April 29, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Also his teachers know how he was he was always a class clown and they liked that about him hes never had the intent to hurt or offend somebody hes a happy kid
Tim April 30, 2012 at 03:31 AM
Zoobie: Yeah right, like that's going to last ;)
David Robert Crews April 30, 2012 at 05:34 AM
"Dont say he has the intent to hurt someone" I stated that "It does not matter that young Mr. Fatkin was not out there intending to harm someone on the field." Because no one knew that he was not going to hurt someone - until the incident ended. And until it ended without him hurting anyone, I assure you that security personnel, and any ball team members who saw the boy running on the field, including team owners, experienced serious concern until it ended. That boy's lucky everyone on the field saw him coming, and he didn't surprise anyone who might have turned around and punched his lights out. Everyone out there but your friend worked hard to get there. They earned that space, your boy didn't. Now, when applying for a job, and in certain other situations, Christopher E. Fatkin may be required to disclose that he was arrested. Someday, he will probably wish that there is no record of an arrest. I'm not crying. I'm speaking as a former professional security employee who knows that all pro baseball security personnel will be on stressful alert for copycat crimes - any other disrespectful "class clown" who might run out on the ball field. The greatest concern is that Chris' somewhat comic act may inspire a sports fan with a violent streak running through them to run out onto a field of play and seriously hurt someone. The Orioles, which you two young men are fans of, are probably very concerned. Be men. Apologize to the two teams you are disrespecting.
Buck Harmon April 30, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Agree...no biggy... goes with the turf..
Buck Harmon April 30, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Again...no biggy...goes with the turf... he'll enjoy telling his grandkids about it some day..
Brenden April 30, 2012 at 05:01 PM
Exactly buck no biggie and last time i checked its a minor misdemeanor which does nothing when your applying for a job hes fine he made national tv which is awesome all it was was him getting his 30 seconds of fame. He didnt startle anyone he made it home safe(literally) and nobody was harme in the process. I dont think an appology is needed here towards the team maybe to the umpire which he already appologized to. Im sorry but i dont think the players are losing sleep over this and neither should you.
mary blackwell April 30, 2012 at 05:57 PM
It was his birthday. Everyone has done somthing stupid in their life. Just let him have his moment. Lol
David Robert Crews April 30, 2012 at 07:13 PM
From CBS DC "For Baltimore Orioles star Adam Jones, the means for cutting down on the number of fans from running onto the field during games is simple: Tase them. Following Friday night’s game in Baltimore that saw home plate umpire Jeff Kellogg tackle a bare-chested fan running on the field, Jones told reporters that anyone who made their way on to the field in a disorderly fashion should be tased or taken down by K9 cops." "Still, [Umpire] Kellogg could face disciplinary action from Major League Baseball for his takedown of the fan. But that didn’t stop Jones from tipping his hat to the umpire for his tackle. Jones added that a K9 unit to deter fans from fanning on to the field may also be an appropriate tactic. “Let’s get a canine or something. A canine would be fine. Let the cop train him to get him,” he said." Or, perhaps, Jones may hope that umpires be allowed to tackle unruly fans. He applauded Kellogg for his efforts. “I told [Kellogg], ‘That’s awesome,’” Jones said. “I’m sick and tired of these guys running on the field, man.” He added: “It’s so annoying. You’re stopping the game. I understand you’re drunk. I mean, go do that on someone else’s expense. I hope that’s [Kellogg’s tackle] a lesson.” Adam Jones sure ain't the only member of Major League Baseball who feels that way. http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/04/29/orioles-star-advocates-for-fans-who-run-on-the-field-to-be-tased/#respond
Gomer Pyle April 30, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Adam Jones was right, he should have been tazed. Since he is so desperate for attention, how about a public tazing. The crowds would love it and he can tell his grand kids about it some day. (His family must be proud). After that, taze his loser friends who are defending him.
David Robert Crews April 30, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Also from that article on CBS DC "He was given enough time to do this routine, as Baltimore Police are instructed to form a perimeter around the trespasser until the person is apprehended." That policy is in effect because mighty wealthy Major League Baseball fears outrageous, unwarranted multimillion dollar lawsuits. Had Chris been injured by the ump's tackle, lawyers would be chasing after him wanting to help sue. They make such lawsuits so extreme that it's cheaper to pay a lower - but unreasonably substantial - settlement than fight it in court.
Nicole April 30, 2012 at 08:26 PM
First of all he was not streaking. Get your facts straight Perry Hall patch. His shirt was off. We all have seen much worse. Lets not make the story more than what it really is. Im sure hes well aware that with his actions there would be punishment for it. And hes getting it. Arrested. Charged, even a brusing here are there. Hopefully he learned his lesson if not then he'll learn the hard way, but I'm pretty sure this was the hard way to learn, but we will not know. This is not one of those things that need to be blown up out of proportion. Yes he ran onto the field. Yes he was stopped, and now is suffering. This is one of those things that I'm sure his family will laugh about years down the road. But really there are more important things going on in our communitty that I am sure people would like to be aware of.
Buck Harmon April 30, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Best part of the whole thing...he was SAFE!!
Brenden May 01, 2012 at 12:07 AM
A true orioles? Doesnt even make sense now whos the dork? It was a great night at the yard he had a blast get over it
Grex May 01, 2012 at 12:07 AM
Go O's? What a dork... a true Orioles fan would never do such a thing. Grow up, punk.
Brenden May 01, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Look out hes about to do it at yankees stadium.....
Zoobie May 01, 2012 at 04:22 AM
If this is what he'll do on a dare at the park, what will he do on a Double-Down Dare? This kid may have a future on 'Reality T/V !!!
Zoobie May 01, 2012 at 04:50 AM
Trust me, I'm not losing any sleep over this "Minor League" Stunt ! As for the National News Coverage..................(yawn)zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!
Brenden May 01, 2012 at 06:00 AM
Trust me he'll do just about anything i know firsthand after all i am the one who dared him to this stunt
Joe McCarthy May 02, 2012 at 07:02 PM
First of all,half naked,he didnt have a shirt on! 2) Hero,Hero, what a joke! Some drunken young man doing a dumb but funny thing! He got tackled,face full of fake rocks,and arrested,case closed! What do you people want to put him to death for being a dope?LIGHTEN UP people,stop being haters!
Diane Lawrence May 03, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Why do we continue to "reward" people who do things in bad taste with attention and free press. If the Sun used its free space to give more acknowledgement to deserving athletes . . . local, high school, etc., rather than dunces, fewer acts of disruption might result.
David Robert Crews May 25, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Brenden, you and your friend Christopher owe the Orioles an apology. Plus some real respect. Look what they had to do because of you, and how embarrassed they are by what a mere few of their fans have done: http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/05/09/embarrassed-orioles-hire-extra-field-security/
HDGresident May 25, 2012 at 11:48 PM
15 seconds (not minutes) of fame is now over!
Red Dolphin May 26, 2012 at 11:04 AM
good point! and who ver said "15 seconds not mins" how inaccuarate,we're still talking about him! oh yea the video live was short but the publicity is still going on


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