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Jerry_Manuel
07-23-2002, 09:59 PM
I don't know about you, but I'm getting sick and tired of people scooping up balls down the left field line.

I don't even care which team is up, its' really annoying.

Anyone else feel the same?

RKMeibalane
07-24-2002, 12:08 AM
I do. Fans should know better than to interfere in games by doing that. Balls that could go for triples are being ruled doubles because people touch them. In extreme cases, balls are caught and taken into the stands. I wish ballpark security would crack down on people who touch balls hit down the line, even if they aren't successful in catching the ball. It's common sense. Of course, I am reminded every day that most people have no sense.

BearSox
07-24-2002, 12:26 AM
This was exactly my first thought when i saw the new renovations to Comiskey last year. They lowered the guard rails very low along the foul lines to get more seats in that area. Every sport franchise seems to think that closer to sidelines or foul lines is a good thing but not in the case of baseball. I'm sick of all these clueless fans who've been interferring and it really can't be prevented unless theres no chance for them to get at the balls. I wish they could raise the rails back up.

RKMeibalane
07-24-2002, 12:30 AM
Originally posted by BearSox
This was exactly my first thought when i saw the new renovations to Comiskey last year. They lowered the guard rails very low along the foul lines to get more seats in that area. Every sport franchise seems to think that closer to sidelines or foul lines is a good thing but not in the case of baseball. I'm sick of all these clueless fans who've been interferring and it really can't be prevented unless theres no chance for them to get at the balls. I wish they could raise the rails back up.

That's the problem, though. Fans think that because they buy a ticket, they can do whatever they want, regardless of the rules or what is happening on the field. I've never understood how people can disregard the rules. It is stated before each and every game that fans should not interfere with a ball that is in play, or they will be asked to leave and escorted out by security.

RedPinStripes
07-24-2002, 12:53 AM
They need to be shot, castrated, tared, and feathered. Then start the real beatings.

Nellie_Fox
07-24-2002, 02:52 AM
Some more Blyleven wisdom from the Minnesota feed of tonight's game: "It used to be at Comiskey that if you grabbed a ball in play, the red shirts in security would come down, beat you up, and kick you out."

They should be charged with theft for grabbing a ball in play.

baggio202
07-24-2002, 07:18 AM
what did management think was gonna happen when they lowered the rails???...oh wait nevermind...they never think anything through

NUKE_CLEVELAND
07-24-2002, 08:30 AM
Originally posted by RedPinStripes
They need to be shot, castrated, tared, and feathered. Then start the real beatings.

Now there's a statement I can agree with!

Only do it when they cost us a run though.

:)

CubKilla
07-24-2002, 10:30 AM
I thought the same thing tonight JM. And I never see security personnel ejecting the fan(s) that do this anymore. Blyleven was right..... back in the day, you touched a ball in play, you were escorted out. Now charging the offending fan with theft is a little too extreme in my opinion. Ruin the person's life just for touching a baseball in play? The arrest will go on their criminal record whether they're found guilty or the charges or (more than likely) if the charges are thrown out.

alohafri
07-24-2002, 11:01 AM
(from Mrs. Aloha)

We sit near the right field line and have seen people (usually kids) scoop up the baseball while it is in play. In one of these incidents, the kid who scooped it up was reprimanded by security, and then the umpire GAVE THE KID THE BALL because he was crying. :whiner: I didn't think that was cute, or funny, or right. I don't care if it IS some little kid, if the ball is in play, NO ONE should touch it!!! Call me a heartless b*tch, but I've been to a couple of games where the Sox got screwed out of runs because of this cr*p.

Until security starts escorting the offenders (even if they're little kids) out of the park, this stuff will keep on happening.
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On another note, at the game last night, some morons kept trying to start the wave. The Sox were up by 2, and the twinks had runners in scoring position. I wouldn't have cared much if we were up or down by like 15 runs in the 8th inning, but this was disgusting.

Cheryl
07-24-2002, 11:09 AM
Originally posted by alohafri
(from Mrs. Aloha)

On another note, at the game last night, some morons kept trying to start the wave. The Sox were up by 2, and the twinks had runners in scoring position. I wouldn't have cared much if we were up or down by like 15 runs in the 8th inning, but this was disgusting.

Those people should be thrown out too.

MarkEdward
07-24-2002, 11:37 AM
Originally posted by Cheryl


Those people should be thrown out too.


People with beach balls too.

duke of dorwood
07-24-2002, 12:14 PM
Originally posted by Jerry_Manuel
I don't know about you, but I'm getting sick and tired of people scooping up balls down the left field line.

I don't even care which team is up, its' really annoying.

Anyone else feel the same?

I definately am sick of it. They should show those jags being ejected from the park on TV and the scoreboard.

steff
07-24-2002, 12:18 PM
Originally posted by alohafri
(from Mrs. Aloha)

On another note, at the game last night, some morons kept trying to start the wave. The Sox were up by 2, and the twinks had runners in scoring position. I wouldn't have cared much if we were up or down by like 15 runs in the 8th inning, but this was disgusting.


But.. they did stop when Mr Aloha and I gave them the "LOSER" sign. Or maybe it was the "kind" words I yelled at them.. :D:

Randar68
07-24-2002, 12:24 PM
Originally posted by duke of dorwood


I definately am sick of it. They should show those jags being ejected from the park on TV and the scoreboard.


Hang signs from the railing all the way up and down the lines saying you will be removed from the park if you interfere with a ball in play!

Many of those are season ticket seats and people sell single-game tickets and people move up to fill the empty seats and they don't know the rules. Make it clear for all to see.

steff
07-24-2002, 12:59 PM
Originally posted by Randar68



Hang signs from the railing all the way up and down the lines saying you will be removed from the park if you interfere with a ball in play!

Many of those are season ticket seats and people sell single-game tickets and people move up to fill the empty seats and they don't know the rules. Make it clear for all to see.



At the start of each and every game an announcement is made, and it's posted on the lineup board that "any fan interfearing with a ball in play is subject to removal from the park."
Don't know the "rules".. bs. Stupidity is not a defense.

Cheryl
07-24-2002, 01:08 PM
Originally posted by steff3603


At the start of each and every game an announcement is made, and it's posted on the lineup board that "any fan interfearing with a ball in play is subject to removal from the park."
Don't know the "rules".. bs. Stupidity is not a defense.

People don't read signs. What we need is the Jumbotron showing security whacking a 7 year old across the head and dragging her off for touching a ball in play. That should make people stop and think.

PaleHoseGeorge
07-24-2002, 01:13 PM
Originally posted by Cheryl
People don't read signs. What we need is the Jumbotron showing security whacking a 7 year old across the head and dragging her off for touching a ball in play. That should make people stop and think.

Personally, I think the Sox need to dial up the intimidation factor around the ballpark. Change Sox Security's uniform from green shirts to brown shirts. Add a black armband with the "SOX" logo on the left sleeve. Then have them goose step around the concourse.

Problem solved.

:)

steff
07-24-2002, 01:17 PM
Originally posted by Cheryl


People don't read signs. What we need is the Jumbotron showing security whacking a 7 year old across the head and dragging her off for touching a ball in play. That should make people stop and think.

An announcement over the PA system is also made.

Cheryl
07-24-2002, 01:36 PM
Originally posted by steff3603


An announcement over the PA system is also made.

Well, they don't listen to that either. I like George's idea. That and I phone book applied to the head of the next person to do it, and the problem is solved.

Same thing applies to people with beachballs.

Jerry_Manuel
07-24-2002, 02:48 PM
Originally posted by PaleHoseGeorge
Change Sox Security's uniform from green shirts to brown shirts. Add a black armband with the "SOX" logo on the left sleeve. Then have them goose step around the concourse.

Problem solved.

:)

Should we have guards hiding in the plants in center field as well? :D:

EDIT: Sorry, if the guards are wearing brown they should be in the vines at Wrigley. Oops! :smile:

alohafri
07-24-2002, 03:13 PM
What good are the announcements/signs/etc. if it is KIDS who are interfering?? The parents need to tell them not to go grabbing for a ball that is still on the field!!

Remember the little girl who ran out on the field to try and catch the foul ball (Paulie ended up catching it)....?everyone laughed and thought it was cute. I was extremely PO'd. She was the one to whom the ump gave the ball. That just encourages kids (and their parents) to keep on doing stupid stuff like that.
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memo to Steff:
Thanks for putting a stop to the wave morons!! :smile:



---Mrs. Aloha

hsc1
07-25-2002, 01:39 AM
if you think that the ball snatching is bad.. you should have been there on tuesday nite during bp, this little girl jumps on the rail by the twins dugout and was yelling to torii hunter,he didnt pay attention to her and just walked back into the dugout... so she jumped over the rail and started to head twards the dugout yelling hey torii i know you hear me i want your autograph.... her parents were standing right by her when she did this... i was shocked that one of them didnt grab her up by her buster browns and beat her butt.....they just laughed and thought it was cute.....i know it was only bp but imagine if she was sitting by the on deck circle during the game and did the same thing.....your right no one reads the signs nor listens to the announcements..parents lacking ball park knowledge should have to sit in the ud so their kids wont interfere with the game...

LongDistanceFan
07-25-2002, 05:45 AM
Originally posted by Cheryl


People don't read signs. What we need is the Jumbotron showing security whacking a 7 year old across the head and dragging her off for touching a ball in play. That should make people stop and think.

some kids need a good whacking. :D:

hsc1
07-25-2002, 01:21 PM
so do their parents... :D:

Foulke You
07-25-2002, 06:03 PM
Originally posted by PaleHoseGeorge


Personally, I think the Sox need to dial up the intimidation factor around the ballpark. Change Sox Security's uniform from green shirts to brown shirts. Add a black armband with the "SOX" logo on the left sleeve. Then have them goose step around the concourse.

Problem solved.

:)

Add a billy club or police baton to their belts and that sounds like a great idea to me! :D: