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Edit: Oakland security stays on top of the sitch in the bleachers. I have seen a few ejections over extreme yelling (and I mean EXTREME, right in someone's face, begging for a right cross) and a few warnings issued to obviously belligerent people.
I'm certainly not saying it is common at Fenway. But the combo of two bad experiences and the security guy's unconcern simply make me not want to go back.
Sounds like you've already gone black.
Am I missing a joke?
The Twins have a no-alcohol allowed section which is a quite nice place to sit - upper deck behind the plate.
And I'm with John, this need people have to get plastered at sporting events confounds me.
I can't really argue with that; the thought crossed my mind. But my options prior to the game were:
Wear the Yankees stuff to a Yankee game and visibly root for my team
Wear the Yankees stuff to a Yankee game and sit quietly no matter what
Wear neutral stuff and visibly root for my team
Wear neutral stuff and sit quietly
Wear Red Sox stuff (which I don't have), but root for my team
Wear Red Sox stuff and sit quietly
Has there ever been a bigger overreaction to anything in the history of earth than this guy’s take on the “Angel of Fenway” throwing that ball back last night? Trying to insinuate that it was the same thing as stealing her cell phone? That it was assault and battery. Umm no it’s not. This wasn’t preplanned. This guy wasn’t taking it for himself. It was pure instinct. He did what he thought was right in the heat of the moment. He was making a point. At worst it was a ######## move. At best he won the game.
I hate to say it as one generally more in tune with the teeming masses from the cheap seats... but I have found this to be quite true. Not universally true, but the behavior of fans (at least, loutish behavior... you get a different sort of poor park etiquette in good seats) seems inversely proportional to seat price.
This was exactly what I went through simply taking my seat in the Yankee stadium bleachers a year before this video was taken.
I expect having a camera rolling encourages some of this behavior. Still pretty goddamned stupid.
What about going naked?
Man, people simply have no imaginations.
dejarouehg Posted: October 14, 2013 at 03:00 PM (#4572097)
I've heard racist taunts from the bleachers at Wrigley, Yankee Stadium and Fenway all in last 10 years. Is anyone genuinely surprised?
I'll be surprised when I hear it in St Louis, where I have experienced nothing but exceptionally decent people. Same in Houston.
Purely anectdotal of course, but I've always said Red Sox fans are the most boorish in baseball and it is not close. I am a Red Sox fan and have felt embarrassed to wear a Red Sox cap at several parks to include Fenway.
I've told this story several times on this site but I will repeat it. I once saw a group of Sox fans curse an Angels fan and his daughter in Anaheim. I will never understand that type of activity.
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