Matt Adams, St. Louis Cardinals

AP Photo/Al Behrman

LOL alert!

This Cincinnati Reds fan got his ball and Internet fame, too, during today's home game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Reds ultimately lost, 7-6, to the visiting team, but the victory was not assured by plays like this one: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams went chasing after a popped up ball into foul territory and over the tarp, but ended up losing it to the Reds fan in question.

Video that immediately went viral shows Adams seemingly giving the guy who caught the ball a little shove—because why else would the guy then flip Adams the big fat bird?!

"I was trying to stop myself from going into the stands," Adams told reporters after the game, which was delayed by rain for three hours and 42 minutes. "People came up to me and said I shoved him. I didn't even know. I'm not that type of guy to go after anybody."

It does appear on repeat viewing (and more repeat viewing) that Adams could have been just sticking his glove out to get some leverage and bumped into the fan's chest.

Either way, at least they won.

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