‘Hero’ ball girl flips wayward fan over wall after security fails to catch him
Los Angeles Dodgers ball girl Marissa Rohan tackled a fan on the field during Sunday’s game and is being hailed as a hero.
The 24-year-old former gymnast quipped that she’d had a “rough day at work” Sunday, when she made the play of the game by flipping a wayward fan over the wall and off the field after he’d made a run across the outfield, pursued by security personnel.
The crowd went wild and video of the incident went viral on social media. Rohan was able to stop the wayward fan after at least 6 security officers had failed to stop his run across both the infield and outfield.
Marissa has worked for the Dodgers since 2019. She is a student at California State University, and belongs to Alpha Phi sorority. She will graduate next year with a degree in deaf studies.
Her public Instagram account shows her traveling, spending time with her boyfriend, hanging out in Las Vegas, and showcasing her gymnastics skills.
“Only here for the open bar,” says one of her Instagram posts, showing her relaxing in a Las Vegas swimming pool.
Fans at the game on Sunday loved Marissa and gave her lots of love on social media.
“Don’t mess with L.A. girls ,” tweeted one fan.
“Dodgers Ballgirl 1, Idiot on field 0,” observed one Twitter user.
“@Eagles Could always use some linebacker depth,” observed a fan.
“New Olympic event: Fan Flipping!,” joked another.