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PaleHoser
09-03-2013, 11:47 AM
A Blue Jays fan ran onto the field during the Mariners-Blue Jays game on May 5th. The police report, prosecutor and defense comments are a scream.

Police report and prosecutor's comments (http://blogs.thescore.com/djf/2013/08/30/toronto-police-empathize-with-rogers-centre-interloper/)
Defense attorney comments (http://www.runningthefield.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/EditedLtrCrown.pdf)

Figured there would be many on this forum who could sympathize with this poor guy.

TheVulture
09-03-2013, 12:24 PM
A Blue Jays fan ran onto the field during the Mariners-Blue Jays game on May 5th. The police report, prosecutor and defense comments are a scream.

Police report and prosecutor's comments (http://blogs.thescore.com/djf/2013/08/30/toronto-police-empathize-with-rogers-centre-interloper/)
Defense attorney comments (http://www.runningthefield.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/EditedLtrCrown.pdf)

Figured there would be many on this forum who could sympathize with this poor guy.

:scratch:That police report can't be real, right?!?

"Luckily, he was seated in the 100 section so he wasn't forced to jump from the 500 level out of sheer frustration" ?!?

chicagowhitesox1
09-03-2013, 01:08 PM
I know there have been some bad incidents with fans running onto a field but I think MLB has gone a little far with penaltys towards it. It's almost refreshing to see Toronto not treat this guy like he just shot the President.

Railsplitter
09-03-2013, 10:06 PM
Pretty funny police report. Are you sure the arresting officer's name wasn't Frank Drebin.

Brian26
09-03-2013, 10:33 PM
I know there have been some bad incidents with fans running onto a field but I think MLB has gone a little far with penaltys towards it. It's almost refreshing to see Toronto not treat this guy like he just shot the President.

I guess it's funny if you're not Tom Gamboa who lost his job, has permanent hearing loss and pretty much lost his dignity. What an idiotic comment.

chicagowhitesox1
09-04-2013, 02:47 AM
I guess it's funny if you're not Tom Gamboa who lost his job, has permanent hearing loss and pretty much lost his dignity. What an idiotic comment.

I think your dwelling on one bad incident. Fans used to run onto ballfields for decades and nowdays it's a felony. The Sox won the division in 83 and fans rushed the field and I don't recall anyone making a big deal over it. Apparently you would though. I don't think my comment is idiotic either.

Brian26
09-04-2013, 06:55 AM
I think your dwelling on one bad incident. Fans used to run onto ballfields for decades and nowdays it's a felony. The Sox won the division in 83 and fans rushed the field and I don't recall anyone making a big deal over it. Apparently you would though. I don't think my comment is idiotic either.

Running onto the field after the game is different than running onto the field during the game. The former ceased because it is too costly to repair what are now multi million dollar playing surfaces. Your comment is idiotic on the level of saying TSA should be removed because most people don't have any intention of bringing box cutters onto a plane and hijacking it into a skyscraper. The Gamboa incident caught MLB with its pants down. Saying that you are entertained by watching people run onto the field is a meatball line of thinking. All it does is delay the game which is already too long due to extended commercial breaks.

TheVulture
09-04-2013, 10:18 AM
I guess it's funny if you're not Tom Gamboa who lost his job, has permanent hearing loss and pretty much lost his dignity. What an idiotic comment.

That didn't happen because a fan ran on the field, it happened because a fan attacked him.

chicagowhitesox1
09-04-2013, 10:22 AM
Running onto the field after the game is different than running onto the field during the game. The former ceased because it is too costly to repair what are now multi million dollar playing surfaces. Your comment is idiotic on the level of saying TSA should be removed because most people don't have any intention of bringing box cutters onto a plane and hijacking it into a skyscraper. The Gamboa incident caught MLB with its pants down. Saying that you are entertained by watching people run onto the field is a meatball line of thinking. All it does is delay the game which is already too long due to extended commercial breaks.

I do think it's kinda funny when a fan runs on the field but I do think there should be punishment. I just think it's refreshing that Toronto seems to treat this kind of behavior like America did 20 or 30 years ago. Giving a guy a felony for running on a field is pretty harsh and it's not like it deters people from doing it. If baseball wanted to deter fans from running onto the field they should stop selling alcohol at games.