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PatK
08-05-2009, 12:50 PM
Apparently, there was a big fight in the right field concourse last night. I was sitting in right and didn't see it.

Around the 6th inning, I left to go get pick up my shirt at the custom T-shirt shop, and when I got back, people were talking about it. One of the women sitting behind me said she got knocked over.

I know that there were a couple of Cubs fans acting like boobs sitting in front of the Angel's bullpen, and when I went to get my shirt, they were standing around the beer vendor around the top of the section 105 stairs and talking the usual "Cubs are awesome, Sox suck" smack, which never seems to end well.

Did anybody see anything? From the sounds of the people talking, it sounded like a bad one

SoxGirl4Life
08-05-2009, 01:02 PM
That's impossible. Cub fans would never lower themselves to go to the Cell.:rolleyes:

kittle42
08-05-2009, 01:14 PM
Anyone who fights anyone at a ballpark should never be allowed into a sporting event again.

PalehosePlanet
08-05-2009, 01:30 PM
Anyone who fights anyone at a ballpark should never be allowed into a sporting event again.


Agreed. And, hey maybe a hundred years from now we'll be living in a Phillip K. Dick novel type of world where we'll all have bar codes on the back of our necks and this will be possible.:o:

hi im skot
08-05-2009, 01:31 PM
Soltrain21 and I threw down last night in 101.

Obviously, I won.

PatK
08-05-2009, 01:33 PM
Anyone who fights anyone at a ballpark should never be allowed into a sporting event again.

I tend to agree with you. The only time I would consider it acceptible is if you are defending yourself and have no option.

I always wonder why people go to sporting events and talk smack.

What kills me is that it seems like every game I've gone to the last couple of years, there are Cubs fans talking more trash than fans of the opposing teams.

Marqhead
08-05-2009, 01:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud71mm2TxP4

cbrownson13
08-05-2009, 01:46 PM
Anyone who fights anyone at a ballpark should never be allowed into a sporting event again.


Anyone? Under any circumstances?

all*star quentin
08-05-2009, 01:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud71mm2TxP4


LOL Thanks for defusing this thread:tongue:

cws05champ
08-05-2009, 01:52 PM
Agreed. And, hey maybe a hundred years from now we'll be living in a Phillip K. Dick novel type of world where we'll all have bar codes on the back of our necks and this will be possible.:o:

C'mon, barcodes 100 years from now. That's not going to happen, more like scanning of our retinas to get in. :D:

kittle42
08-05-2009, 01:56 PM
I tend to agree with you. The only time I would consider it acceptible is if you are defending yourself and have no option.

I always wonder why people go to sporting events and talk smack.

What kills me is that it seems like every game I've gone to the last couple of years, there are Cubs fans talking more trash than fans of the opposing teams.

Anyone? Under any circumstances?

Talking smack is fine. It's part of what sports is all about, in some respect. Words should never be used as an excuse to assault someone, particularly something as stupid as words about a sports team.

I say if you are fighting because Joe Idiot threw and actual punch at you or a loved one or something, you are within your right to defend yourself. That would really be the only reason. Toss a beer on you? No fight. Say mean things about your wife? No fight. Hit you in the face? There's a possible fight.

RustyKuntz
08-05-2009, 02:02 PM
Talking smack is fine. It's part of what sports is all about, in some respect.

I'm all for teasing friends and co-workers about being Cubs fans.

But when I see fans "talking smack" at a game, it's rarely light-hearted and I just feel bad for whoever's on the receiving end.

To me, sports is all about what's happening on the field...not in the stands. I see no reason to hassle someone who I would normally have no problem with....except for the fact they happen to be wearing a different color hat than me.

kittle42
08-05-2009, 02:04 PM
I'm all for teasing friends and co-workers about being Cubs fans.

But when I see fans "talking smack" at a game, it's rarely light-hearted and I just feel bad for whoever's on the receiving end.

To me, sports is all about what's happening on the field...not in the stands. I see no reason to hassle someone who I would normally have no problem with....except for the fact they happen to be wearing a different color hat than me.

I agree with all that.

PatK
08-05-2009, 02:47 PM
Talking smack is fine. It's part of what sports is all about, in some respect. Words should never be used as an excuse to assault someone, particularly something as stupid as words about a sports team.

.

I'm not talking about good-natured smack talking.

I don't know, call me crazy, but I know I wouldn't go to a Cubs game and proclaim for everyone within earshot to hear how the Cubs suck, their park sucks, and their fans suck. Or any other team for that matter.

kittle42
08-05-2009, 02:52 PM
I don't know, call me crazy, but I know I wouldn't go to a Cubs game and proclaim for everyone within earshot to hear how the Cubs suck, their park sucks, and their fans suck. Or any other team for that matter.

I wouldn't, either.

But, if I did, I wouldn't deserve to be assaulted for it. Perhaps I should be told to shut the **** up by an usher or security, but that should be the worst that happens to me.

People who react in a violent fashion to such instigators are stupider than the instigators themselves.

BadBobbyJenks
08-05-2009, 03:09 PM
Talking smack is fine. It's part of what sports is all about, in some respect. Words should never be used as an excuse to assault someone, particularly something as stupid as words about a sports team.

I say if you are fighting because Joe Idiot threw and actual punch at you or a loved one or something, you are within your right to defend yourself. That would really be the only reason. Toss a beer on you? No fight. Say mean things about your wife? No fight. Hit you in the face? There's a possible fight.


Agree with most of this, but I would have trouble controlling myself if a beer was purposely thrown on me.

kittle42
08-05-2009, 03:14 PM
Agree with most of this, but I would have trouble controlling myself if a beer was purposely thrown on me.

While a beer being tossed on you is technically assault, you wouldn't be justified in unleashing an attack on the tosser. I'd get security and get the ****er "escorted" out.

gobears1987
08-05-2009, 03:29 PM
C'mon, barcodes 100 years from now. That's not going to happen, more like scanning of our retinas to get in. :D:
Computer: Identify for retina scan...

Kirk: Kirk, Admiral James T.


I can bring Star Trek into anything.

PatK
08-05-2009, 03:48 PM
I wouldn't, either.

But, if I did, I wouldn't deserve to be assaulted for it. Perhaps I should be told to shut the **** up by an usher or security, but that should be the worst that happens to me.

People who react in a violent fashion to such instigators are stupider than the instigators themselves.


I agreee.

Unfortunately, most of the time alcohol is involved, which tends to cloud one's judgement.

angiew
08-05-2009, 04:07 PM
Agree with most of this, but I would have trouble controlling myself if a beer was purposely thrown on me.

I agree. Wasting a perfectly good beer is inexcusable.

Randar68
08-05-2009, 04:11 PM
I'm not talking about good-natured smack talking.

When I used to go to 20-30 games a year when I lived in the city, I was in the middle of several physical confrontations. Not sure how they can be avoided when guys fall on you and start swinging when they're drunk.

- Tigers fan gets physical and Randar ends it.
- Cubs fan smacks my friends glasses off his face after we asked them to remove themselves from our seats while we are at a company outing... Randars throws guy over seats and holds him down till security arrives
- Super-brawl at one of the first Cubs/Sox games... bunch of punks start going at it and some guy comes in out of the blue with a blind-side haymaker cheap shot on some guy... Randar throws guy face-first into pavement and waits for security
- Drunken guy topples from 3 rows up and lands on my wife... nuf said.

When you are surrounded by 40,000 people and some percentage gets totally ****-faced, it may be somewhat impossible to avoid if you've been to as many games as I have sitting in the cheap seats.

Some might not agree, and I totally don't understand why people insist on being tough-guys and throwing the first punch or making things into a physical confrontation at a sporting event, but sometimes trouble lands in your lap.

SoxNation05
08-05-2009, 04:12 PM
I was in 115 yesterday and everyone was standing up and 5 security guards escourted a fat guy in a red shirt on and he showed his shirt to everyone.

I could not make out what his shirt said.

Randar68
08-05-2009, 04:13 PM
Agree with most of this, but I would have trouble controlling myself if a beer was purposely thrown on me.

After said Tigers fan threw a punch and I layed him out... he got up and threw his beer on me before cowering away with buddies... I think I'll take that trade.

Iwritecode
08-05-2009, 04:14 PM
When I used to go to 20-30 games a year when I lived in the city, I was in the middle of several physical confrontations. Not sure how they can be avoided when guys fall on you and start swinging when they're drunk.

- Tigers fan gets physical and Randar ends it.

I so wish I would have saved that post from the old board.

Randar68
08-05-2009, 04:17 PM
I so wish I would have saved that post from the old board.

LOL! Me too. I'm not sure I could ever tell that story again and give it the justice it deserved.

Demps2
08-05-2009, 04:26 PM
Anyone who fights anyone at a ballpark should never be allowed into a sporting event again.


I would pretty much agree with this. People need to remember. IT'S JUST A GAME!!!!!!! No need to fight and get a rap sheet over baseball. But, w/ alcohol, things can get out of hand-and I have seen rival fans mouth off and try to start fights at the Cell. If you want to fight rivals, join the military and fight for something important. Not baseball.

kittle42
08-05-2009, 04:34 PM
I would pretty much agree with this. People need to remember. IT'S JUST A GAME!!!!!!! No need to fight and get a rap sheet over baseball. But, w/ alcohol, things can get out of hand-and I have seen rival fans mouth off and try to start fights at the Cell. If you want to fight rivals, join the military and fight for something important. Not baseball.

Seriously.

And what's with all these drunks wanting to fight? I am a huge drinker with a big mouth and I never feel motivated to fight anyone.

Chicago5oooh
08-05-2009, 05:28 PM
While a beer being tossed on you is technically assault, you wouldn't be justified in unleashing an attack on the tosser. I'd get security and get the ****er "escorted" out.

Not to be a stickler but it's actually battery. An assault takes place when someone threatens you, battery occurs when physical contact is made either directly or indirectly.

Dick Allen
08-05-2009, 06:03 PM
What I don't understand is, if there was ever a fan base that has no case to be talking smack, it's Cub fans. Oh wait, I do understand, they're drunken morons. The minute they start causing trouble, security should definitely be called in to remove their ugly drunken asses.

PatK
08-06-2009, 09:36 AM
Seriously.

And what's with all these drunks wanting to fight? I am a huge drinker with a big mouth and I never feel motivated to fight anyone.

Same here.

The only time I've had to really do anything was when I've been attacked, or when someone went after a kid or woman.

Vestigio
08-06-2009, 09:53 AM
I saw both incidents in the right (not so much) and leftfield seats. I dont think there was any fights with the Cubs fan in the LF seats, just smack talking. The Cubs fan was carrying his "W" flag (eventhough the Cubs lost last night) as he was escorted up the stairs. Once on the concourse, the Cubs fan started getting into the face of one of the security guards. Thats a Cubs fan for you, having the gall to start talking crap to one of the few people in the stadium who has the authority to kick someone's ass

The Immigrant
08-06-2009, 02:24 PM
Not to be a stickler but it's actually battery. An assault takes place when someone threatens you, battery occurs when physical contact is made either directly or indirectly.

Law nerd alert!

:wink:

BadBobbyJenks
08-06-2009, 03:34 PM
After said Tigers fan threw a punch and I layed him out... he got up and threw his beer on me before cowering away with buddies... I think I'll take that trade.

Its a pretty good trade, you probably got some of it in your mouth.

And once someone throws a punch at you, I really just dont see how you can just take it.

PennStater98r
08-06-2009, 03:50 PM
I know that I am hijacking this thread, but... Wow - just wow:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4378676

Another reason not to fight in a ballpark...

Randar68
08-07-2009, 11:33 AM
Its a pretty good trade, you probably got some of it in your mouth.

And once someone throws a punch at you, I really just dont see how you can just take it.

LOL! Yeah, it was after a whole game of verbal volleys between these 3 Tigers fans, Me (and a few others), and Tigers OF'er Wendell Magee... the 3 Tigers fans moved down to open seats right behind us for the 9th inning of a miraculous Jim Parque vs Jeff Weaver 1-0 Sox win to taunt us that Bobby Higginson was about to tie (or was it win) the game in the ninth. After it was over they started talking smack and then the little guy tried to punch me... Game over. It happened so fast and it was just my natural reaction with no time to think about it or do anything else, really. Not terribly proud of the whole event, but it is a very funny story from my youth... whatchoo gonna do? As an older guy with a young kid now I would probably never even be in this situation today of talking smack from 20 rows away with visiting fans or spending a whole game telling Wendell Magee he is the retarded one of the "Magee brothers", but it's a lot easier to be a grown up once you've grown up.

Randar68
08-07-2009, 11:35 AM
I know that I am hijacking this thread, but... Wow - just wow:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4378676

Another reason not to fight in a ballpark...

The one Cubs/Sox brawl I saw at the bottom of Gate 2 exit could easily have turned into something where someone got stabbed or worse. I still can't believe the cheap-shot the one guy threw... haymaker out of the blue to a guy not even looking.