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soxwon
07-11-2004, 09:01 PM
why do people bring infants to ball games?
tis is so stupid, the kid doesnt have a good time, the parents are constantly taking the baby to the bathroom... etc
i dont think a kid under 5 years old should be brought to a game, especially an infant, what happens if the kid gets hit with a ball?

munchman33
07-11-2004, 09:09 PM
I'll agree with you on this....

But you should stay in your seat!!!

JGarlandrules20
07-11-2004, 09:33 PM
i dont think a kid under 5 years old should be brought to a game, especially an infant, what happens if the kid gets hit with a ball?Aww, like Crede's daughter.

TornLabrum
07-11-2004, 10:00 PM
why do people bring infants to ball games?
tis is so stupid, the kid doesnt have a good time, the parents are constantly taking the baby to the bathroom... etc
i dont think a kid under 5 years old should be brought to a game, especially an infant, what happens if the kid gets hit with a ball?
Anybody of any age can get hit by a ball. Someone deflected an Ordonez foul ball into my chest at a game last summer. The bruise lasted for three weeks, and the guy next to me grabbed the ball out of my chair while I was grabbing my chest.

At Kane County this afternoon and older gentleman in their left field "field boxes" took a foul shot. I couldn't see where it hit him, but play was stopped for several minutes, and it was probably a good 15 minutes before he was able to get up and go to wherever he was escorted.

This is why I feel strongly about people going up and down the aisle during play. I keep my eyes on the ball at all times if I'm in foul ball range, and you just can't do that when people are blocking your view.

If you have kids, whatever the age, you need to put your body between the batter and theirs.

Irishsox1
07-11-2004, 10:54 PM
When you have a kid there isn't a lot of places you can go, that you used to go to before you had the kid. Try bringing a kid to a bar at 11:30 pm with your buddies to have some beers? So, if you have a baby, you can take the kid outside of the house and you get to drink some beer and eat ballpark food. Yea, the kid could get hit by a foul ball, but that would make a great story, as long as the kid doesn't get too hurt.

Cubbiesuck13
07-11-2004, 11:01 PM
why do people bring infants to ball games?
tis is so stupid, the kid doesnt have a good time, the parents are constantly taking the baby to the bathroom... etc
i dont think a kid under 5 years old should be brought to a game, especially an infant, what happens if the kid gets hit with a ball?there is nothing wrong with bringing a kid to a game. my dad used to bring all 5 of his and we would all sit out in the bleachers. he could watch the game and we could watch or run around. i was the 4th out of 5 and many of the games i was under 5. i was able to watch the games for the most part. granted, by the 7th i was prolly a handfull but the memories from the ballpark as a youngster will be with me forever and if i ever have kids (heaven forbid) i would like to think i could do the same. about getting hit with a ball, i was never hurt bad enough that 'rubbing it hard' could not cure according to my dad.

The Critic
07-12-2004, 12:05 AM
My kid is 4 and she totally gets into the game and the entire experience.
She's been going to ball games for 2 years and has NEVER caused an inconvenience for neighboring fans. She's a really good kid, and very polite in public. ( ...a MENACE around the house, though....lucky ME....:D: )
She yells "HE GAWN" when an opponent stikes out and when I say "he looks UP" she finishes the Hawk homer call for me.
She loves the Magglio and Jose songs and yells SHINGOOOOOOOO when I do.
She enjoys the on-screen races and all the sideshow kid stuff the Sox provide at games.
There is no correct age where kids ( or adults ) should or shouldn't be allowed to attend games. I know 30-year-old guys who should never be allowed at a public function, cuz they're social misfits with anger disorders. They're old enough to drink, though, and therefore FAR more of a potential problem than my 4-year-old would EVER be.

TornLabrum
07-12-2004, 12:28 AM
My kid is 4 and she totally gets into the game and the entire experience.
She's been going to ball games for 2 years and has NEVER caused an inconvenience for neighboring fans. She's a really good kid, and very polite in public. ( ...a MENACE around the house, though....lucky ME....:D: )
She yells "HE GAWN" when an opponent stikes out and when I say "he looks UP" she finishes the Hawk homer call for me.
She loves the Magglio and Jose songs and yells SHINGOOOOOOOO when I do.
She enjoys the on-screen races and all the sideshow kid stuff the Sox provide at games.
There is no correct age where kids ( or adults ) should or shouldn't be allowed to attend games. I know 30-year-old guys who should never be allowed at a public function, cuz they're social misfits with anger disorders. They're old enough to drink, though, and therefore FAR more of a potential problem than my 4-year-old would EVER be.
The key is how well a kid can handle sitting that long. My dad took me to my first game when I was six. Had I discovered baseball sooner, he might have done it sooner, but then again, we lived 60 miles south of the city in a time period when there weren't expressways between Kankakee and Chicago.

I took Jeff to his first game at about the same age. He did more wandering around at that age than I did, though, so it was fortunate that I brought along other people who had no objection to humoring him while I watched the game. (And anyone who has seen me watching a game know that it takes up all of my attention.)

mike squires
07-12-2004, 01:13 AM
I have mixed feelings. I always said I want my daughter to go when she understands the game, appreciate the experience and remembers her first time. However A pic of her and Ozzie in her majestic uni with Ozzie would be cool!!! She's 7 months. I'd rather wait till 10 but I'm sure she will go sooner than that. However, if I did take her and she was being fussy and having a rough time I would certainly take her to the concourse...

CubsfansareDRUNK
07-12-2004, 01:16 AM
I think most people bring their children to the game becuase..well..they have to. I mean they cant leave them at home "alone" so what the hay, why not take a bambino along for the ride?:bandance:

StillMissOzzie
07-12-2004, 01:48 AM
My son pretty much pays attention but my daughter gives me a fright. She's 8, but more interested in the food treats she'll have next. I'm usually in the outfield or UD at USCF, but when we go to the Kane County Cougar games, our ST are very close to the visitor's dugout. I am CONSTANTLY reminding her to pay attention, particularly the left-handed batters.

SMO
:gulp:

StockdaleForVeep
07-12-2004, 02:12 AM
When i went to the wednesday anahiem blunder game, during BP, vlad hit a rocket that just hit the concrete on the end of the bullpen and bounced back to the field. I mention this cuz if it was a lil higher, he woulda line drived impaled a 3-5 year old girl who was just sitting in her seat. Yes baseball is a family sport but i do believe children should be limited to areas of the park where they cant be hurt till they're old enough to watch out for objects. Not sayin it should be a park rule, just a general rule of humanity. But if you can watch the game and take care of your son\daughter then more power to u. I know i wont be takin my nephew to a game till he's 5 or older and can watch out.

34 Inch Stick
07-12-2004, 09:35 AM
why do people bring infants to ball games?
tis is so stupid, the kid doesnt have a good time, the parents are constantly taking the baby to the bathroom... etc
i dont think a kid under 5 years old should be brought to a game, especially an infant, what happens if the kid gets hit with a ball?
As opposed to the people getting up every inning for beer.

My son is two and already knows the CHARGE cheer. He yells out Frank Thomas' name when he comes to the plate. I am sure he is much less of a nuisance to surrounding fans than you are.

If I thought you had any ability to influence who comes to the game I would respond further. However, I appreciate that baseball encourages parents to bring kids to the game.

So for this post you get a well earned flying finger and a
:threadsucks

Over By There
07-12-2004, 09:48 AM
As opposed to the people getting up every inning for beer.

My son is two and already knows the CHARGE cheer. He yells out Frank Thomas' name when he comes to the plate. I am sure he is much less of a nuisance to surrounding fans than you are.

If I thought you had any ability to influence who comes to the game I would respond further. However, I appreciate that baseball encourages parents to bring kids to the game.

So for this post you get a well earned flying finger and a
:threadsucks

Here here. I brought my 7 month old son to his first ever game on Saturday night and he seemed to love it (granted, the fireworks freaked him out). The feeling of having him at the ballpark gave me chills - he'll probably spend his whole life going to that park. (We were in the upper deck far enough down that foul balls were not an issue, FWIW.)

To echo 34IS - people with kids aren't usually the people that bother me by clogging the isles all the time. I think most of us around here are glad our dads/moms/whoever took us to games growing up, because it made us the fans we are now. I'll save you all some bandwidth and not post the "this thread sucks" again. :rolleyes:

Jerko
07-12-2004, 10:04 AM
when my buddies bring their kids we just buy seats for the last row of an outfield section, and the kids love it. That keeps them out of the aisles and far enough away to worry about homers. Ususally the ushers let em move around in that area behind the last row of seats and they stay out of other people's way.

soxinthecity
07-12-2004, 10:29 AM
when i go to a game i want to enjoy the atmosphere of the game not to have to listen to some kid crying or whining or a parent telling there kid to behave throughout the game.

if you can't control your kids please don't inconvience me, inconvience youself and leave or better yet keep the kids at home or find a sitter, if not enjoy the game at home i'm sure the fans around you would appreciate it.

Blob
07-12-2004, 10:46 AM
When i went to the wednesday anahiem blunder game, during BP, vlad hit a rocket that just hit the concrete on the end of the bullpen and bounced back to the field. I mention this cuz if it was a lil higher, he woulda line drived impaled a 3-5 year old girl who was just sitting in her seat. Yes baseball is a family sport but i do believe children should be limited to areas of the park where they cant be hurt till they're old enough to watch out for objects. Not sayin it should be a park rule, just a general rule of humanity. But if you can watch the game and take care of your son\daughter then more power to u. I know i wont be takin my nephew to a game till he's 5 or older and can watch out.
BP is dangerous to anyone not paying attention in the outfield. I almost saw a lady, not paying attention, on Friday get hit with a BP ball. It landed one foot to her left. It would have hit her right in the chest/stomach. The kids sometimes are more aware than the casual fans that come, they are all trying to get a ball.

Palehose13
07-12-2004, 11:59 AM
When you have a kid there isn't a lot of places you can go, that you used to go to before you had the kid. Try bringing a kid to a bar at 11:30 pm with your buddies to have some beers? So, if you have a baby, you can take the kid outside of the house and you get to drink some beer and eat ballpark food. Yea, the kid could get hit by a foul ball, but that would make a great story, as long as the kid doesn't get too hurt.

Two words: Baby Sitter.

I don't mind kids at the games, as long as they are old enough....6 or 7, I guess. But people who bring infants, c'mon... And what is someone doing drinking at a ballgame if they have a small child? That seems rather irresponsible to me. Too many people have babies that shouldn't be parents...

*note: Not ALL kids, not ALL parents. There are no absolutes. I think everyone knows who the nimrods are, and if you don't...then it is probably you.

daveeym
07-12-2004, 12:10 PM
3-5 is in the questionable area depends on the kid, under three you should really reconsider or definitely get seats out of the way. The arguments that anyone can get hit by a ball is stupid, the point is a baby or kid up to the age of 5 getting hit by a major league line drive is not going to end up to well.

HebrewHammer
07-12-2004, 12:20 PM
When I go to a game the last thing I want to see next to me is a family with a baby. This goes double for movies, anyone who brings a baby to a movie theatre deserves to be publicly beaten. It's no fun for anyone involved, I am talking about infants, mind you, I could care less about little kids as long as they're well behaved. Actually I worry more about the twenty something wearing the ScRubs hat who just had a dozen beers in five minutes than I would a five year old. I don't think this thread sucks, it's something that should annoy anyone, I guess the five years and under comment was a little too much. I'd say anyone who can't walk without aid or speak due to a lack of age probably shouldn't be at a game.

Over By There
07-12-2004, 12:40 PM
Let's set safety aside for a moment. I agree that a baby getting hit by a line drive foul is going to end up bad. (Unlikely... but it would end up bad. I have been to 30-40 games over the last season and have never been within 1 section of a foul ball, but I digress.)

First off, wouldn't we all agree that we have bigger crowd problems than kids at the park? What about the drillrods that get wasted and start fights? Or the "paraders" that insist on spending half the game in the aisles (as is being discussed in another forum)?

We've all had the experience of a bratty kid next to us, or a kid kicking our seat. But seriously, we don't want young kids at the park at all? Have we suddenly solved our ticket sales problems so well that we should be telling people not to come to the park if they're bringing their kids? Are we so joyless that we don't remember the love some kids have of the game of baseball? How exciting it was to go see the team in person? I suppose those of you that went to the park as a kid with your dad or mom or grandpa or grandma would gladly give up those memories so that you can enjoy your game in peace now that you're an adult.

As new new parent, it drives me crazy to see people who can't control their kids or are irresponsible in the way they take care of them. If you've got a brat who you can't control, I agree, keep them at home. But I think some are painting with a pretty broad brush here.

Lastly, to those of you who would like to enjoy the refined, civilized atmosphere usually found at a ballpark, I suggest you send an email to Brooks Boyer telling him to cut out all of the things the Sox are doing to encourage people to bring kids to the park. Oh, and better cancel the renovations for next year, too, right?

steff
07-12-2004, 01:04 PM
My neice loves the games. She's been to more in her short life than some adults. Granted.. her first one which was when she was only 5 months old, she spent sleeping.. but it's not like I could leave her home alone. :rolleyes:

34 Inch Stick
07-12-2004, 01:04 PM
The complaints are similar to those of people who complain about kids in a family restaurant. Certainly a misbehaved child is a drag no matter where a person is at. However, you are going to a place that encourages family participation.

Believe me, MLB and the White Sox in general would sooner lose the unaccompnied single ticket purchaser than the family. So as you register your complaints, understand who gets most favored client status.

You are lucky I don't complain about your presence at games.

Again, yes this thread does suck.

HebrewHammer
07-12-2004, 01:43 PM
The complaints are similar to those of people who complain about kids in a family restaurant. Certainly a misbehaved child is a drag no matter where a person is at. However, you are going to a place that encourages family participation.

Believe me, MLB and the White Sox in general would sooner lose the unaccompnied single ticket purchaser than the family. So as you register your complaints, understand who gets most favored client status.

You are lucky I don't complain about your presence at games.

Again, yes this thread does suck.Regarding my prescence at ballgames, as soon as I do something worth complaining about please let me know. Infants wailing and crying at ballgames and movies annoys the hell out of me.

:threadrules:

34 Inch Stick
07-12-2004, 02:00 PM
Movies and ballgames are completely unrelated forums (or is that fora). People are expected to be quiet at movies. If everything is going right at the ballgame, you would not even hear a baby cry. The universal solution to a baby crying is a bottle or pacifier. It's an easy solution and one, I am guessing, you have rarely ever run into at a game.

Since this thread broadly generalizes, it is much more likely that you will have trouble with an individual ticket holder sitting in front of you than a family.

HebrewHammer
07-12-2004, 02:04 PM
The universal solution to a baby crying is a bottle or pacifier. It's an easy solution and one, I am guessing, you have rarely ever run into at a game.

Want to bet? Although I am the hated individual ticket holder and I rarely carry a pacifer, so it's my fault that chumps like to bring infants to ball games and allow them to wail at volumes I didn't know were possible. Leave the kid at home and watch the game.

:dtroll: :dtroll: :dtroll:

34 Inch Stick
07-12-2004, 02:07 PM
No, I think I'll just make sure to get a ticket right in front of you and make sure the kid eats something with extra onions.

thepaulbowski
07-12-2004, 02:07 PM
As opposed to the people getting up every inning for beer.

My son is two and already knows the CHARGE cheer. He yells out Frank Thomas' name when he comes to the plate. I am sure he is much less of a nuisance to surrounding fans than you are.

If I thought you had any ability to influence who comes to the game I would respond further. However, I appreciate that baseball encourages parents to bring kids to the game.

So for this post you get a well earned flying finger and a
:threadsucks
Amen...and I don't even have kids yet. I'd rather have kids next to me than some ignorant drunk and somebody whose language only consists of four letter words. Some people seem to have forgotten they were kids once too....

Randar68
07-12-2004, 02:11 PM
why do people bring infants to ball games?
tis is so stupid, the kid doesnt have a good time, the parents are constantly taking the baby to the bathroom... etc
i dont think a kid under 5 years old should be brought to a game, especially an infant, what happens if the kid gets hit with a ball?
Every couple of days I think I'm forced to say this:

Dumbest Post Ever.

:whocares

kittle42
07-12-2004, 03:18 PM
Every couple of days I think I'm forced to say this:

Dumbest Post Ever.


Seriously - part of what makes baseball great is getting kids involved in it at a very young age. I say the more kids that come out to ballgames, the better. Our national pasttime still needs a youthful shot in the arm.

sox_fan_forever
07-12-2004, 04:20 PM
I am really against people taking young kids to movies, especially those rated over PG, but I don't have a problem with families bringing their kids to Sox games. In fact, I want them too. The more future Sox fans, the better, right? I probably wouldn't be as interested in baseball as I am today if my dad had never made the effort to take me to games when I was young. Now, if someone has a child they know won't behave or there is a problem once they get there then they should do everything they can to make sure they aren't bothering other fans around, but to be honest of all the games I've ever been to I've never been bothered by the families sitting near me. The people that annoy me, like someone else already said, are the ones who spend the whole game getting drunk and talking in four letter words.

illiniwhitesox
07-12-2004, 04:51 PM
when i go to a game i want to enjoy the atmosphere of the game not to have to listen to some kid crying or whining or a parent telling there kid to behave throughout the game.

if you can't control your kids please don't inconvience me, inconvience youself and leave or better yet keep the kids at home or find a sitter, if not enjoy the game at home i'm sure the fans around you would appreciate it.
Please do me a favor and go hit Wrigley - it sounds like you belong there with the rest of the frat boys. I go to Comiskey (the Cell) b/c it is family friendly.
I enjoy the fact people bring their kids there and am willing to tolerate a disagreeable child if I know that he/she will grow up a Sox fan. Everyone complains that this is a Cubs town. Embracing and teaching kids about baseball at an early age can change this.

Every time I see a kid at the game, it makes me smile. It brings back memories of my parents taking me to games when I was a child and hoping that Dick Allen would hit one my way. Sorry that it does the opposite for you.

soxwon
07-12-2004, 05:19 PM
People the original question was mainly about babys(infants, toddlers,rugrats)
i think it is very wrong to bring an infant 1 year or less to a game.
ive seen a woman with twins about 2 weeks old at a game in may.
dont they realise how sick a child can get at that precious time.
also if they must bring a infant, protect them from the cold or heat.
thats all i have to say
thanks for the input.

soxwon
07-12-2004, 05:22 PM
when i go to a game i want to enjoy the atmosphere of the game not to have to listen to some kid crying or whining or a parent telling there kid to behave throughout the game.

if you can't control your kids please don't inconvience me, inconvience youself and leave or better yet keep the kids at home or find a sitter, if not enjoy the game at home i'm sure the fans around you would appreciate it.

another thing i hate are babys on a airplane flight, bawling throughout, they allways seem to be in front of or behind me.
it is the parents responsobilty to keep that KID QUIET at all times.
if they cant do that stay home.
have grandma or granpa fly to their home instead.

HebrewHammer
07-12-2004, 05:33 PM
No, I think I'll just make sure to get a ticket right in front of you and make sure the kid eats something with extra onions.For your child's sake I hope your wife has better manners than you do, good day sir.

maurice
07-12-2004, 05:59 PM
Last season, deuce and I had partial season tix next to a couple with an infant. The kid never cried and seemed to enjoy sitting outside with his parents, who in turn got to enjoy the game without needing to hire a babysitter. At night games, they left early. The kid was always clothed appropriately (unlike a toddler I saw at the Urinal a couple of years back).

In any event, a kid going nuts in close proximity is annoying under any circumstances, but a relatively well-behaved youngster is significantly less annoying than the aisle standers, know-nothing loundmouths, cell-phone yappers, and drunken adults who make up a significant percentage of any Chicago baseball crowd.

soxinthecity
07-12-2004, 06:16 PM
Please do me a favor and go hit Wrigley - it sounds like you belong there with the rest of the frat boys. I go to Comiskey (the Cell) b/c it is family friendly.
And so do i, so you mean if i'm sitting there with my two sons who are in there teens and there is a family with a infant or a toddler who they can't control i'm suppose to just sit there and act as if i don't see it.

My kids were young also and i knew when to get up and leave if they started to get out of control for the sake of others around us.

Any family has the right to be there to enjoy a game as long as that same family pays attention to the fans around them who are also there to enjoy the game as well.
If there kids starts actting up is no different than some drunk or some loud mouth jerk, it gets to be annoying.

the_valenstache
07-12-2004, 06:30 PM
I brought my 4 month-old to the park and he caught his first foul ball (brought a tiny glove), gave the bird to a group of Cubs fan, ate a churro, and outran Paul Konerko with his first 25 steps ever.

Realist
07-12-2004, 06:36 PM
I brought my 4 month-old to the park and he caught his first foul ball (brought a tiny glove), gave the bird to a group of Cubs fan, ate a churro, and outran Paul Konerko with his first 25 steps ever.
:roflmao:

Paulwny
07-12-2004, 06:49 PM
Damn, I hope this comes out in teal, I don't want everyone yelling at me.
I don't understand the problem, wasn't there an infant bat boy during the season, play-offs and ws ?

ma-gaga
07-12-2004, 06:56 PM
Last season, deuce and I had partial season tix next to a couple with an infant. The kid never cried and seemed to enjoy sitting outside with his parents, who in turn got to enjoy the game without needing to hire a babysitter. At night games, they left early. The kid was always clothed appropriately (unlike a toddler I saw at the Urinal a couple of years back).

In any event, a kid going nuts in close proximity is annoying under any circumstances, but a relatively well-behaved youngster is significantly less annoying than the aisle standers, know-nothing loundmouths, cell-phone yappers, and drunken adults who make up a significant percentage of any Chicago baseball crowd.I got a 4.5 month old kid, and I'll probably bring him to my next game this year. But, I'll be sitting in the outfield seats, the dome is indoors, and my kid has a great temperment. Yeah, homer balls I gotta watch out for (but only when the visiting team is up... ****ing T.Ryan). I don't know if I'd take him to a game with seats were in the "screaming foul balls" danger zone.

I hate drunks at ball games. Drunks at football games. Drunks in public. Kids are easy to take compared to drunks.

I've found out that once you have an infant, you go to lots of drive-in movies. Less aggravating to your neighbors. Lots of movies for one cheap admission. Yes, the visual/sound quality sucks but that is a sacrifice that I'll make. There's always DVDs.

:)

Realist
07-12-2004, 07:06 PM
My little nephew, is 9 months old (a huge Sox fan, btw) and I had a date for me to take him to his first Sox game for his 5th birthday. Last week my brother calls me and tells me that their taking Alex to a game last Thursday. My first reaction was, "Whooboy... he's a little young for a game isn't he?" Then I thought about it. The little guy absolutely loves people and being around them. The bigger the crowd, the more fascinating people there are for him to look at and check out. He's extremely well behaved in public. I really can't see a reason for him not to go to a game even at this early of an age.

He's not a big fan of fireworks though. They took him to a big show for the 4th in some suburb. He passed out immediately after the fireworks started.

I suppose it really depends on the nature of the kid as to which ones should be at a game at a very young age and which ones shouldn't. If you know your kid doesn't handle that sort of semi-confined social situation all the well, it may be in your best interest to find a baby sitter for the tyke. I can't imagine the whole experience would be all that pleasant for Mommy and Daddy either if they were forced into total slavery to the kid for the 2+ hours a game would take.

I suppose there's people out there that'd bitch that infants shouldn't be at grocery stores, shopping malls, or waiting in line at the DMV. Maybe they're just uncomfortable with the uncertainty and occasional crying that accompanies the impetuous behavior of a little person that has yet to be fully socialized. I dunno.

I do know that no baby has ever made me feel the least bit of discomfort at a baseball game. In fact, now that I look back, kids of any age around me at a game probably at least subconsciously made the experience more pleasant. Children are our future, the future of baseball and the future of White Sox.

(Lookie!! A post in which a point was made without any personal attacks! Whodathunkit?)

illiniwhitesox
07-12-2004, 10:53 PM
And so do i, so you mean if i'm sitting there with my two sons who are in there teens and there is a family with a infant or a toddler who they can't control i'm suppose to just sit there and act as if i don't see it.

My kids were young also and i knew when to get up and leave if they started to get out of control for the sake of others around us.

Any family has the right to be there to enjoy a game as long as that same family pays attention to the fans around them who are also there to enjoy the game as well.
If there kids starts actting up is no different than some drunk or some loud mouth jerk, it gets to be annoying.
So if I am sitting with my 2 year old at a game and annoying teens are swearing and talking incessantly on their cell phones........ And around and around we go.

It's a baseball game and people need to relax. Furthermore, it's a White Sox game, where thankfull, people are more accepting of others than other ballparks. Comparing a drunk to a child that is crying is such a stretch. Last time I checked, there was no law against crying disorderly conduct. I know you may think there should be, but there is not.

kittle42
07-13-2004, 12:11 AM
People the original question was mainly about babys(infants, toddlers,rugrats)
Um, soxwon, this sound familiar:

"i dont think a kid under 5 years old should be brought to a game, especially an infant, what happens if the kid gets hit with a ball?"

That was in your opening post in this thread.

Randar68
07-13-2004, 12:41 AM
Um, soxwon, this sound familiar:

"i dont think a kid under 5 years old should be brought to a game, especially an infant, what happens if the kid gets hit with a ball?"

That was in your opening post in this thread.
and despite his trying to explain, it was still one of the dumbest, most intolerant and ignorant posts I've read on any board anywhere.

Just because Ozzie says he can be a prick, apparently some Sox fans like soxwon decide they can too.

*****.

34 Inch Stick
07-13-2004, 09:18 AM
For your child's sake I hope your wife has better manners than you do, good day sir.
Good day indeed! Haruumph! Jeeves, fetch my stead, I won't be staying for tea!

kittle42
07-13-2004, 11:45 AM
Also, I love that the title of this thread includes "babys" - though this is still preferable to "baby's."

JohnBasedowYoda
07-13-2004, 12:24 PM
keep everyone under 18 out. i don't wanna have to watch my language. i'm not completely filthy all the time but when manos wiffs for the 4th time i let the expletives fly.

Randar68
07-13-2004, 12:26 PM
keep everyone under 18 out. i don't wanna have to watch my language. i'm not completely filthy all the time but when manos wiffs for the 4th time i let the expletives fly.
Dumb and Dumber.

Sit in the BPSB if you're gonna cry about it. You guys are either really dumb, or just really don't have a clue.

flo-B-flo
07-13-2004, 12:28 PM
Once at. a ballgame I attended in the late 60's. My aunt, eight months pregnant, tripped ,fell, and rolled down a ramp at old Sox park. She got up. Brushed herself off. And we went home. My cousin, however still has the flat sided head.:D:

JohnBasedowYoda
07-13-2004, 12:28 PM
Dumb and Dumber.

Sit in the BPSB if you're gonna cry about it. You guys are either really dumb, or just really don't have a clue.
i'm not crying pal. i guess my statement was a half joke, but not strong enough for teal

steff
07-13-2004, 01:19 PM
I can't believe there are so many baby haters here.. :(:

Baby Fisk
07-13-2004, 01:25 PM
I can't believe there are so many baby haters here.. :(:babies are awfully close to baby bears. It must be a reflex reaction... :cool:

the_valenstache
07-13-2004, 01:37 PM
I'll lobby for babies at games only on a few conditions:

- You get in free if your baby is painted silver and black.
- Baby concessions, like those little sausages in a jar and corn mush, will also be available to adults.
- In the event of a much-needed rally in determining playoff chances, one baby will be randomely selected and sacrificed.
- Breast-feed Cam.
- In the event of a rain delay, babies will be slid across the tarp ala shuffleboard.

Randar68
07-13-2004, 02:36 PM
I'll lobby for babies at games only on a few conditions:

- You get in free if your baby is painted silver and black.
- Baby concessions, like those little sausages in a jar and corn mush, will also be available to adults.
- In the event of a much-needed rally in determining playoff chances, one baby will be randomely selected and sacrificed.
- Breast-feed Cam.
- In the event of a rain delay, babies will be slid across the tarp ala shuffleboard.
Finally, a post intended to be funny that actually is.

HebrewHammer
07-13-2004, 03:55 PM
Dumb and Dumber.

Sit in the BPSB if you're gonna cry about it. You guys are either really dumb, or just really don't have a clue.Just because someone does not agree with you does not make them dumb. I'd pay good money to see you make a post without insulting someone.

mantis1212
07-13-2004, 04:29 PM
- Breast-feed Cam.
:rolling:

StockdaleForVeep
07-13-2004, 06:18 PM
BP is dangerous to anyone not paying attention in the outfield. I almost saw a lady, not paying attention, on Friday get hit with a BP ball. It landed one foot to her left. It would have hit her right in the chest/stomach. The kids sometimes are more aware than the casual fans that come, they are all trying to get a ball.
But then you do have someone get hit and god forbid dies and then you have people sueing for wrongful death or whatever, happened in atlanta for hockey. Now because of this, it ruins the concept of siting half way up behind the glass. I dont understand how people can sue when the tickets they buy state the team\organization\stadium is not liable for injuries. My bro got hit in the eye with a puck at a millwauke admirals game about 10 years ago, 10 stitches, had it beed a inch lower he woulda been blinded in the eye by the puck, and he was fine, and got to keep the puck.

StockdaleForVeep
07-13-2004, 06:28 PM
keep everyone under 18 out. i don't wanna have to watch my language. i'm not completely filthy all the time but when manos wiffs for the 4th time i let the expletives fly.
Adult baseball? 7th inning stretch is when strippers dance on the dugouts? Nude bat girls?....where i sign up? :)

illiniwhitesox
07-13-2004, 10:38 PM
I'll lobby for babies at games only on a few conditions:

- You get in free if your baby is painted silver and black.
- Baby concessions, like those little sausages in a jar and corn mush, will also be available to adults.
- In the event of a much-needed rally in determining playoff chances, one baby will be randomely selected and sacrificed.
- Breast-feed Cam.
- In the event of a rain delay, babies will be slid across the tarp ala shuffleboard.
I say we take Bill Veeck's idea a step further and choose one lucky infant at the gate, dress him in a White Sox uniform, have them enter the field on a spaceship, and step in for a key at-bat.

Hell, a two-year old is what - two feet tall? Can you imagine what his strike zone would be! We just need to make sure that the kid doesn't swing at a pitch.

guillen4life13
07-14-2004, 01:11 AM
When you have a kid there isn't a lot of places you can go, that you used to go to before you had the kid. Try bringing a kid to a bar at 11:30 pm with your buddies to have some beers? So, if you have a baby, you can take the kid outside of the house and you get to drink some beer and eat ballpark food. Yea, the kid could get hit by a foul ball, but that would make a great story, as long as the kid doesn't get too hurt.
I could just see Mariotti doing a column, with the headline reading:

"Sox Players Attacking Fans' Children!"

Realist
07-14-2004, 09:07 AM
I love kids. I just can't eat a whole one. :wired: