When Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell took out a St. Louis Cardinals fan’s plate of nachos while trying to catch a foul ball, the spectator had no idea he’d end up all over the internet. A video circulating on social media shows Russell running into the stands at Busch Stadium during Tuesday’s game, knocking over Andrew Gudermuth’s nachos and falling into the lap of Gudermuth’s girlfriend. Gudermuth says the Cardinals replaced the spilled nachos and gave his group beer, Italian ice and even new shirts. He also says Russell delivered the food, shook his hand and apologized. The South County resident, now nicknamed “Nacho Man,” says the attention has made him popular on Twitter. The 21-year-old said he hopes his experience provides some comic relief during a tense time in the country. (KDSK)
Not everyone is happy about all the attention Nacho Man is receiving. Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester is having a hard time understanding America's fascination with Nacho Man, telling reporters “A guy fell into him and got nacho cheese on his arm and now he’s taking pictures and signing autographs. It shows you where our society’s at right now with all that stuff.” Apparently Jon Lester is still living in 1999 before reality TV and internet memes took over all of our lives. Nacho Man probably has only 2 minutes left of his 15 minutes of fame, so let's just relax and enjoy the memes while they last.