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34 Inch Stick
07-27-2004, 06:43 AM
Last night I was sitting behind the guy who threw back Henry Blanco's home run. There were plenty of people telling him not to throw it back and it looked like he was going to follow reason. Then he wound up to throw. The ball was right in front of my face. I reached to slap the ball out of his hand and attempted to hook his arm. Unfortunately I just missed.

It got me to thinking. If you stop this person from committing a crime while the crime is in progress, I don't think the Sox would have any grounds for kicking you out of the park. In the future I think we have a right to go beyond the verbal in using reasonable force to stop balls from being thrown back on the field.

bobj4400
07-27-2004, 08:46 AM
What was the guy's reasoning for throwing it back when everyone was telling him not to throw it back?

Fungo
07-27-2004, 08:50 AM
Last night I was sitting behind the guy who threw back Henry Blanco's home run. There were plenty of people telling him not to throw it back and it looked like he was going to follow reason. Then he wound up to throw. The ball was right in front of my face. I reached to slap the ball out of his hand and attempted to hook his arm. Unfortunately I just missed.

It got me to thinking. If you stop this person from committing a crime while the crime is in progress, I don't think the Sox would have any grounds for kicking you out of the park. In the future I think we have a right to go beyond the verbal in using reasonable force to stop balls from being thrown back on the field.Next time, find security and point out the individual who threw the ball back onto the field and let them eject him for throwing an object on the field.

Bruck35
07-27-2004, 09:19 AM
What was the guy's reasoning for throwing it back when everyone was telling him not to throw it back?
I was sitting in that LF corner as well, and there were also lots of people yelling at him to throw it back. It was pretty mixed, so it's too bad 34 inch stick didn't knock the ball out of his hand, that would've been perfect!

sendimjoey
07-27-2004, 10:28 AM
I think we should e-mail Brooks Boyer asking the White Sox to adopt the policy of kicking people out for throwing the ball back. The policy would be announced before and during games along with the don't-run-on-the-field warning.

Instead of sending him dozens of e-mails, maybe we could all "sign" a thread and agree to have our names on a single e-mail from a WSI luminary who has already had contact with Boyer, so he knows it's legit. Or we could even send him one e-mail pointing out the thread.

I'm sick of seeing this happen. I want an almost-no-tolerance policy (I'm not in favor of kicking out four-year-olds who do what comes natural when somebody puts a ball in their hand. It would be a good opportunity to teach them not to act like Cubs fans :D:, but ejection isn't necessary).

alohafri
07-27-2004, 10:37 AM
From what I understand, it IS a policy at the Cell to eject a fan who throws anything onto the field (including HR balls)--someone was ejected a week or so ago for doing that.

Anyone who witnesses someone throwing a ball back should tell security.


---Mrs. Aloha

Jerko
07-27-2004, 10:41 AM
I tried to tell security when it happened Sunday, and by the time I found them and got back to my seat the guy had moved because some real fans were giving him grief about throwing it back.

sendimjoey
07-27-2004, 10:54 AM
If that's the official policy, the Sox should announce it. Make it crystal clear that you will be thrown out of the game if you throw a home run ball back. There's enough people who hate this practice to stamp it out at our park if the Sox will just give us a little help. Announcing the policy will:

a. make some knuckleheads think twice before doing it

b. embolden those who hate the practice to be vigilant -- a couple of people can watch where the offender goes while others get security

This has to stop. :angry:

dirty_k
07-27-2004, 11:07 AM
but I think the policy is to throw the fan out if it disrupts the game or endangers a player. So throwing the ball back right after the homer while the runner is still rounding the bases where no fielder is is acceptable. I'd rather fans didn;t throw the ball back but I'm fine with this policy.

skottyj242
07-27-2004, 11:09 AM
For anyone who was sitting by that idiot last night, I was the guy who was booing him the loudest about seven rows in front of him. I started yelling and booing and the guy looked at me like he wanted to fight me. Those people have no business being at the ballpark and especially no business sitting in my section.

ma_deuce
07-27-2004, 11:11 AM
As Maurice always says:

"Keep the ball, throw back the Cubs fan."

skobabe8
07-27-2004, 12:00 PM
There were WAAAAAY too many jackasses there last night. Especially in my section (162). Anyone know what I'm talking about?? 8th inning or so??

JoseCanseco6969
07-27-2004, 12:03 PM
Last night I was sitting behind the guy who threw back Henry Blanco's home run. There were plenty of people telling him not to throw it back and it looked like he was going to follow reason. Then he wound up to throw. The ball was right in front of my face. I reached to slap the ball out of his hand and attempted to hook his arm. Unfortunately I just missed.

It got me to thinking. If you stop this person from committing a crime while the crime is in progress, I don't think the Sox would have any grounds for kicking you out of the park. In the future I think we have a right to go beyond the verbal in using reasonable force to stop balls from being thrown back on the field.
I was SOOOOO pissed but not very surprised to see that northside garbage at our park

CubsfansareDRUNK
07-27-2004, 12:05 PM
There were WAAAAAY too many jackasses there last night. Especially in my section (162). Anyone know what I'm talking about?? 8th inning or so??
YES I WAS NEAR THERE :angry:

CubsfansareDRUNK
07-27-2004, 12:06 PM
Also, It is a policy to get thrown out for throwing crap on the field. During the scrub sox series (1st game) i was near the guy who threw the shirt back. He immediatly got kicked out. Serves him right :tongue:

ZachAL
07-27-2004, 12:28 PM
From what I understand, it IS a policy at the Cell to eject a fan who throws anything onto the field (including HR balls)--someone was ejected a week or so ago for doing that.

Anyone who witnesses someone throwing a ball back should tell security.


---Mrs. Aloha
I was told that guy was only thrown out only because the ball he threw back came close to hitting willie harris at 2nd base. I totally agree with sendimjoey, we should make the sox take a stance on this.

Jerko
07-27-2004, 12:35 PM
Whoever throws back a HR ball at the Cell should be dragged to the middle of the field and be publicly caned. That's the new Singapore ticket plan.

cbrownson13
07-27-2004, 01:01 PM
There were WAAAAAY too many jackasses there last night. Especially in my section (162). Anyone know what I'm talking about?? 8th inning or so??
Are we talking, "Wrigley Field is falling down, falling down, falling down, Wrigley Field is falling down, go go White Sox"?

If so, that was THE most annoying thing ever. I hate these fans who can't realize we DON'T play the Cubs everyday. Start a Twins suck chant, start a go White Sox chant. If we aren't playing the Cubs, I don't want to hear about them.

Unfortunately it led to some thrown items and a big fight.

Jerko
07-27-2004, 01:06 PM
Luckily I'll just be roaming the concourse tonight; so if any idiot starts singing I can just move. Maybe the one beer at a time rule will help a little too.

skobabe8
07-27-2004, 01:15 PM
Are we talking, "Wrigley Field is falling down, falling down, falling down, Wrigley Field is falling down, go go White Sox"?

If so, that was THE most annoying thing ever. I hate these fans who can't realize we DON'T play the Cubs everyday. Start a Twins suck chant, start a go White Sox chant. If we aren't playing the Cubs, I don't want to hear about them.

Unfortunately it led to some thrown items and a big fight.

That is EXACTLY what I was talking about. It was my friend who was hit with the nachos, even though we threw nothing to provoke the incident. He was wearing his BRAND NEW, 1983 MARK BUERHLE THROW BACK. The first time he got to wear it to a game. It may be completely ruined.

The loser who was singing started doing so before the game, and proceeded to stand and scream that stupid song over and over the entire game. People had gotten fed up by the 8th inning and started to throw things at him. The morons who sat around him (all of which wanted the Blako HR ball thrown back, BTW) began tossing things blindly over there shoulders behind them. First were empty water bottles, which struck my gf in the head, and then came the nachos.

It was trash throwing trash.

STAY AWAY FROM OUR PARK, M*****F*****S!

:dtroll:

nasox
07-27-2004, 01:50 PM
I stopped the wave in the upper deck. Section 529, yelled at everybody to quit it, and they did!

Foulke You
07-27-2004, 02:01 PM
I stopped the wave in the upper deck. Section 529, yelled at everybody to quit it, and they did!
Thank you nasox. I was in section 518 and I was powerless to stop it from going through my section. I figured behind homeplate was mostly season ticket holders which is why the wave hit a brick wall over there. I ridiculed some of the morons in my section that they should know better. A few people stopped but I was getting pissed. The Twins had a runner at 2nd with 2 out in a 4-1 game and some yahoos in RF decided the game wasn't interesting enough for them so they tried to get the wave going. Man, what plague on humanity the wave is. Almost as bad as throwing back HR balls.

cbrownson13
07-27-2004, 02:09 PM
That is EXACTLY what I was talking about. It was my friend who was hit with the nachos, even though we threw nothing to provoke the incident. He was wearing his BRAND NEW, 1983 MARK BUERHLE THROW BACK. The first time he got to wear it to a game. It may be completely ruined.

The loser who was singing started doing so before the game, and proceeded to stand and scream that stupid song over and over the entire game. People had gotten fed up by the 8th inning and started to throw things at him. The morons who sat around him (all of which wanted the Blako HR ball thrown back, BTW) began tossing things blindly over there shoulders behind them. First were empty water bottles, which struck my gf in the head, and then came the nachos.

It was trash throwing trash.

STAY AWAY FROM OUR PARK, M*****F*****S!

:dtroll:
Yea, I offered to take your friend's jersey off his hands. I told him my mom could probably get the stain out. He was pissed, I would be too. That was a really nice jersey.

Iwritecode
07-27-2004, 02:21 PM
I reached to slap the ball out of his hand and attempted to hook his arm. Unfortunately I just missed.

You should have at least slapped him in the back of the head and asked what was wrong with him...

skobabe8
07-27-2004, 02:22 PM
Yea, I offered to take your friend's jersey off his hands. I told him my mom could probably get the stain out. He was pissed, I would be too. That was a really nice jersey.

That was you? Thats funny. We were all pretty pissed. As if the game, the weather, and the Hunter incident weren't bad enough. I think security took away the right people, but amongst all that chaos, who knows. As for the jersey, I'm not sure if he got the stain out last night or not.

cbrownson13
07-27-2004, 02:29 PM
That was you? Thats funny. We were all pretty pissed. As if the game, the weather, and the Hunter incident weren't bad enough. I think security took away the right people, but amongst all that chaos, who knows. As for the jersey, I'm not sure if he got the stain out last night or not.
Yeah, they took away the right people. Although I don't think the guy that was actually singing got taken out by security. I think he just left because his friends got kicked out. I'm not sure. Right after he left me and my buddy went up to the fan deck to watch the rest of the game.

skobabe8
07-27-2004, 02:40 PM
Yeah, they took away the right people. Although I don't think the guy that was actually singing got taken out by security. I think he just left because his friends got kicked out. I'm not sure. Right after he left me and my buddy went up to the fan deck to watch the rest of the game.

Actually, we did see the singing guy escorted up the aisle by security. He was the root of the problem by being so annoying, but you cant really get kicked out for that. If that was the case, a bunch of people would have been gone--including 2 or 3 guys wearing "cubs suck" shirts who were chanting "cubs suck" in the latter innings. One of which who had the audacity to get in mine and my friends face and claim we started everything. We left after the 8th to clean nacho cheese off of our clothes.

Hangar18
07-27-2004, 02:58 PM
Yea, I offered to take your friend's jersey off his hands. I told him my mom could probably get the stain out. He was pissed, I would be too. That was a really nice jersey.
First, all jerseys should be handwashed separately. 2nd, use OxyClean.
it works, jersey will be good as new.

DSpivack
07-27-2004, 09:37 PM
I was sitting in section 157 and was among many yelling at the guy to "keep the ball, keep the ball!" but to no avail. There were many also yelling for him to throw it back. Unfortunately he chose the latter. :angry: :angry: :angry:

dllrbll7
07-27-2004, 10:26 PM
My seats were directly 2-3 rows under the guy who threw the ball back but unfortunately i wasnt in my seat. My friends all said they were screaming at him to keep it. I just wish i would have been there to catch it.