FanDuel - WFBC

May 14, 2007

Great find crash. Just goes to show that not all baseball players are Frank Francisco's when it comes to dealing with hecklers. Guys like Griffey and Vernon Wells have shown they can handle these situations with a lot of class and humor.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:49 PM on May 14

Just in case anyone didn't know, the brawl during which Francisco heaved the chair was started when a heckler began taunting Ranger pitcher Doug Brocail about his wife delivering a still-born child. I'm pretty sure that if the Griffey or Wells hecklers said something like that, the responses wouldn't have been quite as humourous.

posted by grum@work at 09:19 PM on May 14

My god now this is definetly special i have 2 say that is one hell of a story... normally i dont like 2 comment on these thing but hey once in a while you find that 1 great story, i say you should keep that brown bag 4 as long as u live

posted by scorpia187 at 09:58 PM on May 14

You go, Junior! I can't stand people like that. And if Grum is right, that guy is just the lowest of the low. I'm sure he thinks he is really cool.

posted by olelefthander at 10:08 PM on May 14

That's pretty cool. Fun stuff. I was courtside at a Raptor game against the Heat several years ago and my buddy and I were getting on Alonzo Mourning. My buddy, starts ragging him at the free throw line saying "Where's your ring 'Zo? What, you've never won anything? Where's your ring?" and Mourning (huge dude) hits his first free throw looks at him and says "Your Momma got my ring."

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 10:24 PM on May 14

My god now this is definetly special i have 2 say that is one hell of a story... normally i dont like 2 comment on these thing but hey once in a while you find that 1 great story, i say you should keep that brown bag 4 as long as u live Holy AOLspeak batman!

posted by tommytrump at 10:32 PM on May 14

that, I must say, is an entertaining story. Shows the extremes of what can come from heckling the players, both the good and the bad. Depending on which you consider receiving Junior's jock.

posted by boredom_08 at 11:04 PM on May 14

Utter hilarity.

posted by GoBirds at 11:33 PM on May 14

Well, um yes, having Ken Griff's jockstrap is, um...OK....and boasting about it to the world.....well...um.....don't know whether to congratulate you or not......but if you're happy with it, I guess congrats. Best comment of the bunch.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:54 AM on May 15

" Your momma got my ring." this story and THAT one: ...c-l-a-s-s-i-c.

posted by Captain Shugg at 05:00 AM on May 15

That was an awesome find, Crash. Hilarious.

posted by jerseygirl at 06:19 AM on May 15

Funny stuff....I just hope he doesn't try to wear it on his head as a face mask. Good to see that a jock strap can bring people together.

posted by BornIcon at 06:48 AM on May 15

Just in case anyone didn't know, the brawl during which Francisco heaved the chair was started when a heckler began taunting Ranger pitcher Doug Brocail about his wife delivering a still-born child. That's horrible if true (the source is unnamed Rangers and the heckler denies it), but it doesn't excuse Francisco breaking the nose of the guy's wife with a flying chair. Stadium security would have gladly escorted the guy out of the stadium for saying that.

posted by rcade at 07:05 AM on May 15

but it doesn't excuse Francisco breaking the nose of the guy's wife with a flying chair. Nope, it sure as hell doesn't excuse it (as it was during the brawl that followed, and it hit someone else instead of the heckler). It does explain how simple heckling turned into a brawl.

posted by grum@work at 07:58 AM on May 15

but it doesn't excuse Francisco breaking the nose of the guy's wife with a flying chair. He should have offered the guy a souvenier a la Albert Belle...

posted by yay-yo at 09:45 AM on May 15

Good lord, all the work this guy has done to create an inflated sense of self has finally paid off. "I'm the reason Ken Griffey went 1 for 4." In the world of sweaty, jock-holding jackasses, you, dude, are certainly king. It's a small world, but it's yours and you obviously love it. Dolt. Great find, crash.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 10:30 AM on May 15

awesome that is the best story all year and for you people who do not like it get a life

posted by hotstewey at 11:48 AM on May 15

people who did like it get a period

posted by yerfatma at 11:52 AM on May 15

.

posted by hotstewey at 11:53 AM on May 15

What does liking this this story have to do with getting a life? Baron Davis' beard is confused.

posted by jmd82 at 12:08 PM on May 15

What an f-ing moron. You really gotta like someone who decides to talk smack about a player's mother the day before Mother's Day. What a jackass, but of course, he's got plenty of friends on myspace who think its really cool. Someone should tie-wrap the jock to this idiot's head the next time he's passed out drunk. I hope Griffey gave him a dirty one instead of a spare from his locker.

posted by eccsport78 at 12:11 PM on May 15

Back in 7th grade, my NJB basketball team and I got tickets to a Laker's game. We got to go on the court before the game to take some pictures that were shown on the JumboTron at half-time. They happened to be playing the Hornets that night and as Kendall Gill was warming up, I was talking all kinds of shit to him. Until, he came up to me and challenged me to a game of 1-on-1. He took the ball first, went right by me and dunked. Then he gave me the ball. I made a move, took a shot and he swatted it off the court. Then he told me to go back to school and tell everyone how he whooped my ass. I thought it was funny, but looking back at it now, "What a dickhead!"

posted by yay-yo at 12:13 PM on May 15

I agree with Crafty. It is truly amazing that this fat slob who thinks it's appropriate to spew drivel for three hours in front of his children (Walker and TexasRanger?) really thinks he's responsible for the on-field performance of one of the greatest players of his generation. I've been drunk at a ballgame too, and talking out my ass, but I don't really think I determined the outcome of the game...but maybe I'm not big enough.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:03 PM on May 15

Yay-Yo: I think you were supposed to grow up, become an NBA star, meet Kendall Gill in the finals, juke him out of his shoes, shoot the series-clinching shot at the buzzer, point at him and yell "vengeance is mine!" What went wrong?

posted by rcade at 01:06 PM on May 15

Baron Davis' beard is confused. Com'on jmd82, get with the program. What you meant to say was: The Beard is confused. Did you see what The Beard did to Andrei Kirilenko and Derek Fisher? The Beard does not appreciate being overlooked.

posted by BornIcon at 01:20 PM on May 15

Yay-Yo: I think you were supposed to grow up, become an NBA star, meet Kendall Gill in the finals, juke him out of his shoes, shoot the series-clinching shot at the buzzer, point at him and yell "vengeance is mine!" What went wrong? I was thinking the same thing.....ok, not really but that was funny.

posted by BornIcon at 01:22 PM on May 15

yay-yo: Just to get it straight in my head--did you call yourself a dickhead or Kendall Gill?

posted by THX-1138 at 01:34 PM on May 15

Yeah, 'cause I don't see what Gill did wrong. If only YouTube existed back then.

posted by yerfatma at 02:41 PM on May 15

Jr isn't the first player to have intercourse(verbal) with the fans. Remember Reggie Jackson with the Yankees use to talk to the fans all the time, especially in Anaheim against the Yankees. He really got into it with the fans down the foul lines and bleachers. Even in Yankee stadium he talked to the fans and believe me nobody with any sense would attack Reggie's mother about anything. Fans are that some are as stupid as they act and most just love the game and to watch the action. If some of these fans continue maybe one of the players will forget about himself and go after them with a bat or baseball. Thank god, that Artest isn't a baseball player. Can you see him going after someone with a 42oz bat and swinging for the fences. The fans pay there money to attend these games but it really doesn't give them the right to attack the players personally or there families. Can you see some moronic fan saying something to the Ty Cobb or the Babe. Cobb would have gone after them with his cleats high and Ruth maybe he would have thrown them a hotdog.

posted by The Old Man at 03:07 PM on May 15

Yeah, 'cause I don't see what Gill did wrong. If only YouTube existed back then. I was only in 7th grade! Nice to know you guys have such compassion. And rcade, it was reverse racism. They wouldn't let me play because I'm white! (that was obviously a joke, for those of you who didn't get it) Just to get it straight in my head--did you call yourself a dickhead or Kendall Gill? You might fit in that category too.

posted by yay-yo at 03:12 PM on May 15

WHAT category? No compassion for 7th graders who don't know when to keep their mouths shut or reverse racists? As for the original question I had, you've answered that already.

posted by THX-1138 at 03:32 PM on May 15

Definition of "there" - a place or position of a person, place, or thing. ie: Ken Griffey hit the ball over there. Definition of "their" - plural possessive pronoun showing possession of something by multiple people or persons. ie: Their uniforms were dirty from playing all day on the field. I know, someone will say the "language police" were here. On topic: Maybe Griffey should go to this guy's place of employment and return the favor?

posted by bavarianmotorworker at 03:32 PM on May 15

Back in 7th grade, my NJB basketball team and I got tickets to a Laker's game. We got to go on the court before the game to take some pictures that were shown on the JumboTron at half-time. They happened to be playing the Hornets that night and as Kendall Gill was warming up, I was talking all kinds of shit to him. Until, he came up to me and challenged me to a game of 1-on-1. He took the ball first, went right by me and dunked. Then he gave me the ball. I made a move, took a shot and he swatted it off the court. Then he told me to go back to school and tell everyone how he whooped my ass. I thought it was funny, but looking back at it now, "What a dickhead!" Let me get this straight in my head. You're in 7th grade and have the opportunity to be on a basketball court with NBA players and the smartest thing you can think of to do, is to "talk all kinds of shit." Alphonse Karr: "plus ca change, plus c'est le meme chose."

posted by tommytrump at 03:39 PM on May 15

I know, someone will say the "language police" were here. Their job is to patrol the sentence structure out there, if they're not going to do it, who will?

posted by tommytrump at 03:45 PM on May 15

On topic: Maybe Griffey should go to this guy's place of employment and return the favor? This would necessitate him having a place of employment.

posted by tommytrump at 03:48 PM on May 15

ANYHOO... You just know that Junior did NOT grab his unused jock to give to Dodger boy. And now the genius is waving it around in his bare hands, in front of everyone, having his picture taken, and going to the trouble of posting it on the internet for all of us to mock him. Priceless.

posted by THX-1138 at 04:02 PM on May 15

Uh, people: Talking all kinds of shit is the official language of the NBA. This discussion turned from "those wacky hecklers" to "hecklers must die" faster than Kendall Gill blowing by seventh grade Yay-Yo.

posted by rcade at 04:10 PM on May 15

Let me get this straight in my head. You're in 7th grade and have the opportunity to be on a basketball court with NBA players and the smartest thing you can think of to do, is to "talk all kinds of shit." Not exactly. I was on the court to take a PICTURE. You know what that is right? It just so happened that Kendall Gill came out early to warm up. And yeah, he wasn't on the Lakers so I talked some shit. It got me a 1-on-1 game against an NBA player. How many of you have had the opportunity? rcade, you are right again, talking shit is the language of the NBA and basketball for that matter.

posted by yay-yo at 04:19 PM on May 15

Talking all kinds of shit is the official language of the NBA. That's the sporting spirit. Talk about an image problem. How many of you have had the opportunity? To be given a lesson in humility by a professional athlete? I haven't. How's it working for you?

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 04:28 PM on May 15

faster than Kendall Gill blowing by seventh grade Yay-Yo Sure, but remove a preposition from that and you're up in arms about the thing. Hypocrite. This would necessitate him having a place of employment. Best I ever heard in this line was on Mr. Show: "I don't come down to where you work and slap the dick out of your mouth."

posted by yerfatma at 04:59 PM on May 15

Sure, but remove a preposition from that and you're up in arms about the thing. Hypocrite. Simply amazing. I can't think of anything to say other than that.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:05 PM on May 15

Simply amazing. I can't think of anything to say other than that. Except for, keep your personal life at home. I don't want to hear about your homo-erotic fantasies, especially when I am included in them.

posted by yay-yo at 05:28 PM on May 15

Kendall Gill, you're work is never done.

posted by THX-1138 at 05:32 PM on May 15

Don't make me spank you, Yay-yo.

posted by rcade at 06:50 PM on May 15

oh and then spank me and me... and me.... Yes my Sir Rcade, we all deserve a good spanking!!

posted by Folkways at 07:30 PM on May 15

Don't make me spank you, Yay-yo. ??? Uh, no thank you. I thought my story tied in with this subject, but I didn't realize that you guys would have such a field day with it. By the way, when I said I was talking "all kinds of shit". It was shit like, you suck, Eddie Jones is gonna school you, etc.. You know, 7th grade shit talk. NOT, your mama this and your drunk driving that, blah, blah, blah. I guess I should have qualified that after everyone decided that athletes should kill fans for talking shit.

posted by yay-yo at 08:40 PM on May 15

I guess I should have qualified that after everyone decided that athletes should kill fans for talking shit. Yea, how dare some athletes hate us back. Thank god, that Artest isn't a baseball player. Can you see him going after someone with a 42oz bat and swinging for the fences. Can you see some moronic fan saying something to the Ty Cobb or the Babe. Cobb would have gone after them with his cleats high So Artest going after someone=bad, and Cobb going after someone=good? I don't get it.

posted by Bishop at 10:59 PM on May 15

Good grief, I just saw the picture of our idiot friend and his "trophy" on ESPN. Now he's a famous idiot. I am somewhat nauseous at the moment.

posted by Howard_T at 11:27 PM on May 15

So Artest going after someone=bad, and Cobb going after someone=good? I don't get it. This tree is marked, "Wrong." Yelling at Artest when he has a bat = stupid. Yelling at Cobb when he has, well, any weaponry at all = stupid. If you'll look at The Old Man's comment history, you'll see this one: Cobb was, without a doubt a great baseball player, but he was truly an asshole son of a bitch, mean, nasty individual. In no way did he imply anywhere that Cobb attacking a person was a good thing. In fact, his implication really was that heckling Cobb or Ruth (both white players) was more dangerous than heckling Griffey (a black player). C'mon, Bishop, you should've seen that.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 11:53 PM on May 15

I hope for this bozo's own safety he doesn't try that crap when the Padres and you-know-who come to town, or his wife is likely to find him lying in a pool of his own intestines. For the record, I feel compelled to defend the great sports city of Los Angeles and strongly denounce our jockstrap-waving friend as an embarrassment who is certainly not a typical Angelino fan..... Aw, forget it. I can't even write that with a straight face.

posted by cybermac at 01:54 AM on May 16

certainly not a typical Angelino fan You mean because he stayed through the whole game?

posted by yerfatma at 05:59 AM on May 16

Kendall Gill used to be my brothers favorite player and the Hornets is his favorite team.

posted by TelamarketersBeware at 03:47 PM on May 16

Griffey whipped a heckler without ever throwing a punch - he threw a bag with an old jock instead. Never have I seen a person get awarded a boobie prize and think he won the grand prize. Griffey no doubt was annoyed by this guy and decided to go into the locker room, find the worse item he could, then toss it at this boor. There is probably nothing worse in a locker room than a used jock except for used toliet paper which may have been Griffey's preferred option had it been readily available. This clown actually thinks the paper bag that contained the old jock is "priceless". He would never be a good contestant on "The Price is Right". A new paper bag may be worth 2 cents - a paper bag that contained a used jock is worthless. He also claims that someone offered him $100 for the bag. If he had any sense he would have taken the $100, threw the jock in, and got out of there before the guy got sober. He has a photo of himself holding up the jock with a 3 written on it. I don't think Griffey intended to write his number on it but was trying to estimate the guy's IQ instead. How this guy could afford a field seat is a mystery since he does not seem to possess any skills that an employer would actually pay for. If this is the greatest thing that has happened at Dodger Stadium then I don't need to see a baseball game there. Maybe the Dodgers can have a promotion where they give the first 30,000 fans a jock in a bag and then they can have a stadium full of idiots.

posted by longgreenline at 12:40 AM on May 17

If this is the greatest thing that has happened at Dodger Stadium then I don't need to see a baseball game there. Wake up man! Have you ever seen the replay of Kirk Gibson's home-run?

posted by yay-yo at 10:47 AM on May 17

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