I dunno if you just saw this on Baseball Tonight, but here's the setting.
White Sox at Royals. Bottom of the 9th. Someone for the Royals pops a bunt up, pitcher catches it. Nice play, right?
Then the camera pans to first. Two shirtless fans jumped onto the field and started beating up the first base coach. Thankfully, the rest of the Royals charged out of the dugout and beat the crap out of them.
I thought they stopped serving beer after the 7th.
Not to promote further violence or anything...okay, maybe to promote further violence...anyway, I wouldn't have minded if the Royals had dragged the kids to the mound and kicked the crap out of them for an hour. That was ridiculous.
What's even worse is they weren't going for someone in particular. Okay, I could understand it in Philly if two guys went after J.D. Drew (not understand as in tolerate; it would still be this revolting, but at least you'd understand WHY,) but you can't tell me these guys wanted to attack the Royals first base coach in particular. They just wanted a target. Pathetic.
They weren't two kids, it was a father/son team--believe it or not.
Bears 14 Falcons 13 Michael Vick talking pre-game smack = 12 tackles, 2 sacks and a victory for Urlacher and the Bears
"Well, you can't involve friendship with business. It has to be one or the other. It's either business or friendship, or hit the bricks!" --Life Lessons from "The Tao of Bobby the Brain Heenan" Uncensored 2000 preview
Shit, now I need to wake up in the morning and catch SC, or BT so I can see this. I hope these guys caught some of Ty Cobb's sharpened spikes to the dome.
"HHH, you should probably do the job here to put RVD over for the good of the company." "Vince, I'm just a caveman! I was out hunting when I fell in some ice and was unfrozen by your scientists. Your future world frightens and confuses me. You say these words like "job" and "put over" and "good of the company" but my primative mind can't grasp these concepts!"---Vince Mcmahon/Unfrozen Caveman Wrestler, Dr. Unlikely 17.9.02
Three thoughts came to me when I saw this on ESPN.
1) The White Sox first baseman saw what was going on and went backwards. The only guys who seemed to try to help the first base coach were the Royals. I think maybe one White Sox player came over near the end, and that was just to restrain a Royal. Personally, I would have applauded if the White Sox first baseman had dove into the fray with a clothesline.
2) The fans got off lucky, from what I saw. When people have run into wrestling rings in the past they usually get their asses handed to them in a much quicker fashion. Earl Hebner kicks butt while the major league umpires sort of avoided the whole thing.
3) This dude has got to be father of the year. Not only was he an outstandingly handsome, well groomed man, but he involved his son in the attack. My dad taught me many things, but felonious assault wasn't one of them. I wonder how many branches are on that family tree?
This dude has got to be father of the year. Not only was he an outstandingly handsome, well groomed man, but he involved his son in the attack. My dad taught me many things, but felonious assault wasn't one of them. I wonder how many branches are on that family tree?
I think the family tree is more like a pole.
Man, this was sickening.
These commercials are superfine because they pay for the production costs of putting CHRIS MOTHERFUCKING BENOIT on my GODDAMN TV SCREEN! I will GO GREYHOUND! I am thinking OUTSIDE THE BUN! – Dean Rasmussen 8/1/2002 Smackdown Workrate Report
I subscribe to the Major League Baseball audio package, and was curious, so I started listening to the game to see what the reaction of the Royals announcers were saying about it. I will admit I was amused when they lamented that the amount of players charging the field prevented anybody from getting in any worthwhile blows on Pa & Junior.
One of the drawbacks of September call-ups.
"What happened to X-Pac? Who do you think is in the burgers?"
It wouldn't surprise me to see some stadiums/arenas being outfitted with metal detectors down the line. I know it's hardly cost-effective, but there's gonna be a media explosion over this. (combined with the scene in Washington on MNF) I'm sure ESPN is already putting together the "Outiside the Lines" piece. I can't see them banning liquor sales at sporting events. There's just too much money/sponsorship to be lost. In any case, it is really just sad. I'm actually surprised it doesn't happen more often, considering the amount of idiots that populate the stands these days. I can't remember going to a sporting event in recent memory that hasn't had a confrontation in the stands. And wrestling crowds? Oh, man... I've feared for my safety on more than one occasion.
I've missed only 3 WWE PPV's since 1995. Why don't girls like me?
Looking at the father/son combo, my first thought was: Oh great, who let the rejects from Springer into a ballgame. As always, nice to see the umpires do nothing, as the only time they feel the need to exert themselves is when someone actually questions their deity.
Thank you Mr. Wanz for the check, now you get an AWA World Title Reign. But be careful, my boy Greg is a heat machine.
The video is even more disturbing. Even worse, dude has Eddie's mullet!
Seriously, this can only get worse. I'm waiting for this guy to sue the White Sox for serving him and his underage son too much beer, or not providing enough security to prevent them from hopping the rail.
I grew up in Omaha, NE, home of the minor leage Omaha Royals, KC's farm team. Needless to say, I have been a Royals fan for life. Imagine my surprise when I saw THIS in the news... This has got to be the coolest thing my team has done since 1985... Made me proud to be a fan! Screw those guys... heckling is one thing, but you stay in the stands...
Craig Reade "Pool Boy" Chris Jericho stole my beard. That is right, I had it first.
Agreed Pieman. I think Rivera's value is magnified in the post-season. I don't think anyone would argue that another closer would blow 18 games, but in a short series a closer like Rivera can be the difference (see: Brad Lidge this post-season).