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balke
04-18-2005, 05:11 PM
Hallelujah! (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2040064)

Fenway
04-18-2005, 05:17 PM
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04/18/2005 3:42 PM ET

BOSTON, MA -- Following a four-day investigation into the Thursday night incident at Fenway Park in which New York Yankees right fielder Gary Sheffield was struck by one fan and doused with beer by a second fan while chasing a batted ball into the right field corner, the Red Sox today announced the following resolution:

1. The fan who interfered with play by making contact with Sheffield while he was fielding a ball in play will have his season ticket privileges revoked for the remainder of the 2005 season. The club will consider reinstatement thereafter. (He will receive full reimbursement upon returning his tickets.)

This action is in accordance with the season ticket agreement to which each season ticket holder agrees. That agreement specifically provides that "Interfering with the play of the game in any way will not be tolerated and will be grounds for ejection from the premises, legal prosecution, recission of tickets, and cancellation of subscription privileges."

2. The fan who interfered with play by dousing Sheffield with a beer while he was fielding a ball in play will be prohibited from purchasing tickets for the remainder of 2005.

"Nearly all of our fans are respectful of the rules of baseball etiquette," said Red Sox Chief Operating Officer Mike Dee, who announced the decision. "We hope this will be a warning to the fans who have the opportunity to sit in the first few rows that our policies against interfering with play will be enforced."

"The Red Sox front office and Major League Baseball Security conducted a thorough inquiry that included, among other things, the detailed reviews of video, interviews with those who were directly involved, witnesses to the altercation, fans who sit in Box 86, and security and police personnel who were in the vicinity," said Kevin Hallinan, Major League Baseball's Senior Vice President/Security and Facilities. "Fan interference of any kind is taken seriously at Fenway Park and throughout Major League Baseball."

"Given our ballpark's intimacy, we will be vigilant in maintaining Fenway Park's comfortable atmosphere," said Red Sox Director of Security Charlie Cellucci. "But interfering with opposing players fielding a ball in play is unacceptable and will not be tolerated."

balke
04-18-2005, 05:32 PM
I definitely think its all fair. I don't really think Sheffield needs punishment either. These things will happen in baseball, and deserve swift/strict punishment.

dcb33
04-18-2005, 05:35 PM
Hallelujah! (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2040064)

I wish they would've kept the fool's money.

JoseCanseco6969
04-19-2005, 08:53 AM
Hallelujah! (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2040064)

Now they need to do the same to 3/4ths of the other idiots out there in wrigley field east and maybe theyd have a respectable fanbase.

Jerko
04-19-2005, 09:36 AM
The guy is not banned from the park though! He can still go to games AND he gets his money back. I'm sure whatever yahoo takes over his season tickets will gladly "trade seats" with the guy and I guarantee that moron will be back in that section by the next homestand. Real strict penalty there.

itsnotrequired
04-19-2005, 09:43 AM
The guy is not banned from the park though! He can still go to games AND he gets his money back. I'm sure whatever yahoo takes over his season tickets will gladly "trade seats" with the guy and I guarantee that moron will be back in that section by the next homestand. Real strict penalty there.

Seems like it would be awfully difficult to prevent him from going to future games. What could they do, post signs all over the park like wanted posters? It just wouldn't work. It is a bit easier to prevent him from buying tickets personally (unless he was paying cash). If the guy wants to keep a low profile, he'd be pretty dumb to trade-up for the same seats.

Giving him his money back was a good call. There is no difinitive proof he even did anything so keeping his money would have been a weak move.

All in all, I say the best penalty he could have gotten.

Jerko
04-19-2005, 10:05 AM
Seems like it would be awfully difficult to prevent him from going to future games. What could they do, post signs all over the park like wanted posters? It just wouldn't work. It is a bit easier to prevent him from buying tickets personally (unless he was paying cash). If the guy wants to keep a low profile, he'd be pretty dumb to trade-up for the same seats.

Giving him his money back was a good call. There is no difinitive proof he even did anything so keeping his money would have been a weak move.

All in all, I say the best penalty he could have gotten.

Ligue got "banned" from the Cell. If our Keystone Kops can keep him out, the hallowed Red Sox security should be able to keep this guy out. Even without "wanted" signs.

itsnotrequired
04-19-2005, 10:16 AM
Ligue got "banned" from the Cell. If our Keystone Kops can keep him out, the hallowed Red Sox security should be able to keep this guy out. Even without "wanted" signs.

The Ligue incident was WAY different than the Fenway incident. Ligue was on the field, had a weapon, seriously injured the coach, etc. He was screwed and if the Fenway guy did the same thing, he would have gotten the same treatment.

Jerko
04-19-2005, 10:23 AM
The Ligue incident was WAY different than the Fenway incident. Ligue was on the field, had a weapon, seriously injured the coach, etc. He was screwed and if the Fenway guy did the same thing, he would have gotten the same treatment.

I still think they went too easy on the Fenway guy. He "hit" a player while the play was going on. Talk about defenseless. I guess because it was a graze and not a knock-out punch makes it more tolerable. (and in NO WAY am I "defending" Ligue either. That clown should be behind bars).

itsnotrequired
04-19-2005, 10:27 AM
I still think they went too easy on the Fenway guy. He "hit" a player while the play was going on. Talk about defenseless. I guess because it was a graze and not a knock-out punch makes it more tolerable. (and in NO WAY am I "defending" Ligue either. That clown should be behind bars).

There was no question that Ligue jacked the coach (obviously) but the Fenway incident is a little grayer in terms of if he jacked Williams on purpose or accidently or even if he hit him at all. Perhaps they did go a little easy on him but what can you do? So goes the game of baseball.

As Horesmaster Fred (RIP) put it, "Ligue belongs in a dusty jail where he belongs".

EDIT: 300 posts!:bandance:

SOXintheBURGH
04-19-2005, 10:46 AM
There was no question that Ligue jacked the coach (obviously) but the Fenway incident is a little grayer in terms of if he jacked Williams on purpose or accidently or even if he hit him at all. Perhaps they did go a little easy on him but what can you do? So goes the game of baseball.

As Horesmaster Fred (RIP) put it, "Ligue belongs in a dusty jail where he belongs".

EDIT: 300 posts!:bandance:

Horsemaster Fred, how we miss you. Remember this thing?

http://www.sleevestar.com/awesome/Horsemaster.jpg

itsnotrequired
04-19-2005, 10:51 AM
Horsemaster Fred, how we miss you.

Amen to that! His Bulls post still gets me...

Those whom dare to challenge the bulls should be horsewhipped in the opinion of this humble horsemaster. An affront to national dignity should be served in kind with a physical retaliation of the ultimate caliber. Could it be, though action is appealing to rather than none, complete factoids should be believed to write the book of love with intents nevermore malicious and delicious. And blessed be the children, who dream of love and whispers that sail upon the wind with every mention of the chicago bulls, until life do us bring together in the realm of phantasy. Creation is for the young and experienced, however, beggars be we all, and until that is grasped by any living human, peace shall remain elusive. in short GO BULLS!!

:angry:
yours in anger,
Horsemaster Freind

EDIT: That "This Thread is Awesome" pic is one of the greatest things I've ever seen.:roflmao:

SOXintheBURGH
04-19-2005, 10:59 AM
Amen to that! His Bulls post still gets me...



EDIT: That "This Thread is Awesome" pic is one of the greatest things I've ever seen.:roflmao:

Agreed.. I seriously, hand to God - Laugh Out Loud (LOL) everytime I look at it.

Fenway
04-19-2005, 03:19 PM
Red Sox kick fan out of seat (http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSox/view.bg?articleid=79153)
http://news.bostonherald.com/images/localRegional/sheffieldmug04192005.jpg (http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSox/view.bg?articleid=79153)
By Michael Silverman
Chris House's 2005 season tickets were taken away yesterday, his punishment from the Red Sox for taking a swipe at Yankees outfielder Gary Sheffield in the right field corner of Fenway Park last Thursday night. Complete Red Sox Coverage (http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSox.bg)



Red Sox restrict 2 fans for incident (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2005/04/19/red_sox_restrict_2_fans_for_incident)

(By Chris Snow, Globe Staff)
The Red Sox yesterday revoked the season tickets of a fan who interfered with Yankee Gary Sheffield during Thursday night's game and will prohibit another fan involved in the incident from purchasing tickets for the remainder of the season.

Baby Fisk
04-19-2005, 03:31 PM
Chris House's 2005 season tickets were taken away yesterday, his punishment from the Red Sox for taking a swipe at Yankees outfielder Gary Sheffield in the right field corner of Fenway Park last Thursday night.
The punishment seemed incomplete without publishing the names of the offenders (at least one of them anyway, as per above). Public ridicule is an extra deterrent to other potential numbskulls.

Fenway
04-19-2005, 03:44 PM
Curt on a car phone thinks fan did deserve the punishment

http://rope.weei-am.fimc.net/audio/Schilling--4-19-05.wma

Curt Schilling "I really believe, and I tried to make this point yesterday, if you're watching the replay of this thing with any sense at all, he wasn't going for the ball. And he wasn't doing anything other than, I don't think he was trying to hit him, I think he was just trying to be a jerk, and he accidentally clipped him, and Sheff is looking down at the ball the entire time. I don't know how I would have reacted if I'm on the field and I go near the stands, and I'm looking away from the stands and I get hit on the side of the head, there's no question he got, I am AMAZED at the comments I see from people saying 'oh he never touched him' if you watch the video there's no doubt he hit him. How hard he hit him that's not for me to determine, I don't know I wasn't there. But if I'm looking on the field of play, and I get hit in the head by a fan, in New York, I'm not sure how I react. I think at the minimum I start out with what Gary did. I'm not sure if that's where I'd be able to stop. That's not a good thing but here's the thing that just baffles me. This is a city with some of the smartest baseball people on the planet. We're hitting. What the hell are you doing reaching for a ball on the field when we're hitting? I mean, God forbid you cost us a game. But I can understand, part of homefield advantage is the fans, when there's a ball in play and the opposing team hits a ball in play, please reach over and touch it, I'm serious, you stop the play, it's a ground rule double at worst and you've seen inside the park home runs roll down that wall. But if we're hitting, what are you doing? Leave a ball alone. You're costing your team by doing something like that and that's... ultimately the outcome of the game I think is the most important part unless you're there just to get drunk and act like an idiot. But the fact of the matter is this guy had nothing to do... he might be a nice guy, I have no idea, but he interfered with the wrong, first of all the wrong team, but secondly I don't understand the whole idea behind what he did."

John Dennis: "Curt I'm not sure you would agree with this, but my sense is that if that had been a ground rule double, and if Sheffield weren't worried about the Red Sox running the bases at breakneck speed, and he didn't have to divert his attention from the guy, grab the ball, throw it into the infield, and do what he had to do as a right fielder, this thing could have gotten ugly fast had that been a ground rule double play dead."

Curt Schilling: "Absolutely, and if you look at the score and go back to that game and look at what happened in the 9th, the tying runs on second or third at some point, they loaded the bases and scored a run or two, it changes everything. But from a players standpoint, these fans are incredible, they make it a living hell on visiting players that are talented and that's part of the allure of playing here that you love. You would think they would understand don't touch a ball in play that we hit, always touch a ball in play the other team hits."

Gerry Callahan: "Well I think their goal is to get people to keep their hands out of the playing field (CS: absolutely) no matter who's hitting..."

Curt Schilling: "Absolutely, but if you're going to lose your season tickets make sure you're doing it helping the Sox win a game... (When asked about those who say House's motion was an accident) It wasn't an accident. (GC: How about the GAP guy Donovan spilling the beer?) First of all, his girlfriend should have kicked his ass for looking like a wuss on TV. I mean flip the beer on a play on the field. What the hell is that? That's something you do when you're 12. You take your dad's beer and you throw it on somebody. I don't understand that. What part of that is fun and being at a baseball game?... You've managed to stow a couple, why would you waste one like that. I was hoping his girlfriend would slug him or the girl standing next to him after he flipped it, because then he tried to act like 'what the hell happened? who did that?'... I don't think anyone's surprised he wasn't a season ticket holder." -- 4.19 Curt Schilling on WEEI's Dennis & Callahan

http://bostondirtdogs.com/

Jerko
04-19-2005, 04:09 PM
Chris House as a child:


http://www.littleorangeman.com/images/uploads/SOX.JPG

Fenway
04-19-2005, 04:10 PM
Chris House as a child:


http://www.littleorangeman.com/images/uploads/SOX.JPG


Touche :tongue: