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voodoochile
08-19-2012, 02:06 PM
The Sox fan in the Youk jersey was indeed arrested for jumping into the fountain to retrieve Dunn's 400th. Though it's not stated directly in the article, Dunn implies he got the baseball.

Whoever you are, good job, Sox fan...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-dunn-amused-by-retrieval-of-400th-hr-ball-20120819,0,1428291.story

amsteel
08-19-2012, 02:17 PM
I hope Adam does something for the guy.

LoveYourSuit
08-19-2012, 03:13 PM
I hope Adam does something for the guy.

The guy broke the law and could have injured himself. Not sure if it's a good idea for Adam to prize such an act.

Rocky Soprano
08-19-2012, 03:54 PM
The guy broke the law and could have injured himself. Not sure if it's a good idea for Adam to prize such an act.

:geezer:

Come on. Yes, he could have injured himself but what he did was pretty cool. Especially since it seems that he gave it to Dunn and wasn't someone that wanted to make a buck out of it.

LoveYourSuit
08-19-2012, 04:54 PM
:geezer:

Come on. Yes, he could have injured himself but what he did was pretty cool. Especially since it seems that he gave it to Dunn and wasn't someone that wanted to make a buck out of it.

I don't think he was given the opportunity to personally give the ball to Dunn since he was escorted straight to jail.

voodoochile
08-19-2012, 05:10 PM
I don't think he was given the opportunity to personally give the ball to Dunn since he was escorted straight to jail.

You sure? His ticket was probably for disturbing the peace or something. They might have given him the citation right there at the ballpark and then held him until the game was over. I would also bet there were some sympathetic ears listening to him when he explained why he did it. The video clearly shows he was not cuffed as he was being escorted out.

Paulwny
08-19-2012, 05:29 PM
It was reported on today's post game show that the kid spent the night in jail.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
08-19-2012, 05:30 PM
You sure? His ticket was probably for disturbing the peace or something. They might have given him the citation right there at the ballpark and then held him until the game was over. I would also bet there were some sympathetic ears listening to him when he explained why he did it. The video clearly shows he was not cuffed as he was being escorted out.

Probably trespassing.

voodoochile
08-19-2012, 05:37 PM
It was reported on today's post game show that the kid spent the night in jail.

Thanks, I did not know that, please disregard my previous post. :redface:

CoopaLoop
08-19-2012, 11:04 PM
I'd be shocked if the Sox didnt take care of this guy. I laugh every time I see that chucklehead fly over the railing.

TheVulture
08-20-2012, 04:07 AM
Only in Soviet Russia is a person arrested for jumping into a fountain.

SaltyPretzel
08-20-2012, 07:14 AM
Only in Soviet Russia is a person arrested for jumping into a fountain.

In Soviet Russia, fountain jumps on you.

dickallen15
08-20-2012, 07:23 AM
:geezer:

Come on. Yes, he could have injured himself but what he did was pretty cool. Especially since it seems that he gave it to Dunn and wasn't someone that wanted to make a buck out of it.
He didn't give it to Dunn. He had to give the ball up. It wasn't his to keep.

I really doubt the Sox "do something for him". It would only encourage doing the same thing in the future.

jdm2662
08-20-2012, 09:11 AM
He didn't give it to Dunn. He had to give the ball up. It wasn't his to keep.

I really doubt the Sox "do something for him". It would only encourage doing the same thing in the future.

Yeah, I doubt the Sox will endorse illegal activity. I didn't sit out there when I went to Kaufmann, but if there are signs saying don't go into the fountain, then the guy had it coming.

doublem23
08-20-2012, 09:57 AM
INTERNET RUMOR ALERT -

Supposedly according to the Royals telecast on Sunday, Dunn will be hooking this guy up with some stuff. So everyone's a winner.

If my calculations are correct, Dunn is the 1st player to ever hit his 400th HR into the fountains at Kauffman, which is (significantly) less than 1% of 1% of all MLB players. I doubt anybody is worried too much about this becoming a crime wave epidemic the likes of which we cannot even fathom.

Steelrod
08-20-2012, 11:27 AM
Yeah, I doubt the Sox will endorse illegal activity. I didn't sit out there when I went to Kaufmann, but if there are signs saying don't go into the fountain, then the guy had it coming.
I hope his teammates pass the hat for the kid!

voodoochile
08-20-2012, 11:53 AM
I hope his teammates pass the hat for the kid!

This kid is probably due for a ticket at most. There is NO WAY they are going to lock him up or hit him with a major fine. After Googling it I found that the maximum fine for 2nd degree trespass is $200. First degree is $500 and/or 6 months in jail, but you have to actually stay on the property after being told to leave for this to take effect. I imagine he'll get some fame from this too as it's a great clip.

guillensdisciple
08-20-2012, 12:00 PM
No offense to the royals but that is a dumb rule. The ball goes to the fans- it is in play everywhere. Unless they have signs strictly prohibiting entry, the fan did nothing wrong.

TheOldRoman
08-20-2012, 12:09 PM
No offense to the royals but that is a dumb rule. The ball goes to the fans- it is in play everywhere. Unless they have signs strictly prohibiting entry, the fan did nothing wrong.I'm sure they do have signs telling people not to jump in. They have the rule so people don't 1) jump into the water and slip on the ground, cracking their heads open, and/or 2) drown. It's perfectly reasonable to make that area off-limits and arrest anyone who jumps in. After all, it's their park and they have to limit their liability.

DonnieDarko
08-20-2012, 12:51 PM
I'm sure they do have signs telling people not to jump in. They have the rule so people don't 1) jump into the water and slip on the ground, cracking their heads open, and/or 2) drown. It's perfectly reasonable to make that area off-limits and arrest anyone who jumps in. After all, it's their park and they have to limit their liability.

This. It's a liability issue, so it makes perfect sense why they wouldn't allow people to jump into the fountain.

CHISOXFAN13
08-20-2012, 12:57 PM
No offense to the royals but that is a dumb rule. The ball goes to the fans- it is in play everywhere. Unless they have signs strictly prohibiting entry, the fan did nothing wrong.

I was just at Kauffman in July and it's a pretty long drop from the rail to the water.

Why do you think it's OK for the fans to go wherever they want?

DumpJerry
08-20-2012, 01:03 PM
What really sucked was they would not give me a towel until I got to the county lockup.