August 10, 2005

Ah, Yankees fans...: they're so cute when they're this age.

posted by The_Black_Hand to baseball at 10:08 AM - 29 comments

So this guy jumped to settle a debate over whether the net could hold his weight? In the New York Daily News, one of his pals seems to think that even without a net, the crowd below the upper deck would have caught him "like a mosh pit." I'm guessing we can't look forward to a cure for cancer coming from these guys.

posted by rcade at 10:20 AM on August 10

And some say we shouldn't worry about the future.................;-)

posted by daddisamm at 10:30 AM on August 10

After the game, Harper was carted from the ballpark on a stretcher, his head immobilized. Last night, he was undergoing scans to see if there was anything in it.

posted by JJ at 10:35 AM on August 10

...and the scans came up negative...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:10 AM on August 10

His mother probrably has the front door locked.

posted by volfire at 11:48 AM on August 10

This net guy caper was mentioned by fatma in a previous post. So, I'll repeat my comment: the media should treat these net guy pinheads like they treat the foul pole and run-on-the-field guys...no coverage. "Don't encourage him, Marge" said Homer. Hell, even discussing it here may encourage the nuts. Oh, forgot, no nuts here.

posted by tommysands at 12:19 PM on August 10

At first during the broadcast, they assumed, logically, that the guy had fallen accidentally. That's probably why the guy got the TV coverage in the first place. Being the skeptic I am, though, I immediately doubted anyone would "fall" accidentally from the upper deck. My only surprise is this doesn't happen much more often. As Steinbrenner said, it was the most exciting part of the night.

posted by dyams at 12:43 PM on August 10

anymore doubts about cutting off alcohol after a certain time?

posted by gr8czrsgost at 12:56 PM on August 10

No the exciting part came when Chicago still won the game.

posted by volfire at 12:57 PM on August 10

no coverage Exactly. The only exception I would request is for fights. The NESN guys torture us by giving reviews of donnybrooks, but no photos. Which is 1000x better than when Sean McDonough was the commentator and he was too snobby to even mention what was obviously going on.

posted by yerfatma at 01:03 PM on August 10

now if only the yankees would do that sans the net...(sorry couldn't resist being a Boston Fan) LOL

posted by MNJ1193 at 01:07 PM on August 10

Well the good news across the wire is dumbass is facing criminal charges. WHat would those be? Illegal use of the net? Falling into a restricted zone? NY being what it is it's probrably George himself pressing charges for the loss of game......

posted by volfire at 01:31 PM on August 10

Ah, Yankees fans... they're so cute when they're this age. If he'd been wrong about the screen, he would have put a serious hurt on someone, so he needs a hard slap. As it turns out, it seems a sight better than pissing in public, which seems to be the forte of Red Sox fans.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 01:57 PM on August 10

OUCH!

posted by volfire at 02:08 PM on August 10

fatma, how about something like this: "Play has been momentarily halted because some guy just fell onto the net. Meanwhile, we just got word that Joey Bat Boy tested positive today for roids..."

posted by tommysands at 02:47 PM on August 10

Every time tommysands types "fatma", my first glance sees it as "fatwa".

posted by lil_brown_bat at 02:52 PM on August 10

And you better watch your ass. I've had it with you infidels. As for your observation, lbb, my public urination usually takes place in the hallways of private buildings, so you're 100% wrong.

posted by yerfatma at 03:15 PM on August 10

Well the good news across the wire is dumbass is facing criminal charges. WHat would those be? Illegal use of the net? Falling into a restricted zone? NY being what it is it's probrably George himself pressing charges for the loss of game...... My guess he'll get charged with reckless endangerment. If that netting doesn't hold him, he's definitely going to injure/kill someone on the main level if he lands on them. If the cops are smart, they'll charge his cohorts with some sort of minor offence (public nuisance) and get them to flip on their buddy to get an easy conviction for him.

posted by grum@work at 03:16 PM on August 10

Is it pissing in public if nobody sees you?

posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:29 PM on August 10

Is it pissing in public if nobody sees you? No! It would be pissing in private. And, I'm not sure I can trust any of you guys with "_"'s in your name.

posted by tommysands at 05:05 PM on August 10

Ah, the modern Zen koan.

posted by yerfatma at 05:08 PM on August 10

Ah, the modern Zen koan. Hey fatma, I'll bet you got a lot of folks running to their dictionaries on that one. -:)

posted by tommysands at 05:24 PM on August 10

It's so refreshing to see how dumb people do things. I'm sure glad I'm from Chicago, We'd never do anything like that.

posted by melcarek69 at 05:26 PM on August 10

anymore doubts about cutting off alcohol after a certain time? Moot point, as he is 18. Never, melcarek69?

posted by pivo at 05:57 PM on August 10

Since you can't see the cluster of three sixes under my forelock, I figured I'd use the next best thing...not one, but two underscores!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 07:05 PM on August 10

I'm sure glad I'm from Chicago, We'd never do anything like that No Chicago fans just beat up old coaches , remember kc / white sox game with the father-son tag team morons .

posted by evil empire at 07:13 PM on August 10

i blame carl everett. he was present for both this incident and the one that occurred in 2000 during a game with the other sox. clearly his presence in the stadium brings out a certain lunacy in the crowd.

posted by goddam at 07:54 PM on August 10

I had two underscores before The_Black_Hand had two underscores. Just sayin'.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:44 PM on August 10

I hate the Sox anyway and thought what happened then was ridiculous. Besides I was being a wise ass. Problem is, whenever you give an idiot an excuse to be an idiot, and no matter where it is in the world, this is what happens. Whether it's drinking or just coming from bad stock, there is no reason to things such as this.

posted by melcarek69 at 08:49 PM on August 10

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