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Hangar18
05-13-2005, 11:27 AM
I was chatting with Kittle42 at the ballpark last nite, and I mentioned
how there was an excellent Vibe and Aura in the house last nite. There
were "only" 29,000 at the game last nite, but it sure reminded me of the
early 90's. The cool crisp air, mixed with the smell of Cigar smoke and hotdogs, and everyone watching every single pitch, made me remember
why I like the SOX so much. There was a guy nearby, by the SOX
dugout with a sign "Feels like October". I thought it was an EXCELLENT SIGN,
a sign that was clever and witty, but deep down ....I knew he would be ignored. I promise you, He wouldve been in all the newspapers and ESPN hilites had he been a fan of the Blue Corporation. Instead, im the one
telling you about it.

Yesterday was also $1 Hot Dog nite, vendor hot dogs were $1. My buddy
Bill was in the LF bleacher area, and reported one guy buying hot dogs galore, then turning around and saying, "Who wants one?" The crowd last nite was loud and boisterous, and many said YES, and he would throw the Dog across the aisles, over people, etc. This guy easily bought $50 worth of hot dogs, and giving them away, tossing them around. About the 6th inning, Bill said the guy threw some more hot dogs to people, then
inexplicably rose on the chair and lifted his shirt, pompously revealing the Logo of the giant Blue Corporation 8miles north. The entire section immediately booed, cursed him and an onslaught of hot dogs began being hurled back towards him! Hilarious. Numerous hot dogs by the dozen were tossed back towards him before Sox Security immediately saw the commotion and escorted him from the section, to the cheers of the crowd.
God Bless SOX Fans.

DaleJRFan
05-13-2005, 11:30 AM
Oh man, that's good stuff. :redneck :redneck

cubsuck
05-13-2005, 11:32 AM
That's a classic story from that place I miss so much on 35th!!!

Good work Sox fans!

Cellview22
05-13-2005, 11:33 AM
Funny Story!

How'd that guy buy all those hotdogs? I thought there was a 4 per person limit. And why the heck would people throw back the hotdogs. Give it to me..no matter how stupid the person is who tossed it to me...I'll eat em all. :cool:

skottyj242
05-13-2005, 11:43 AM
I was in a skybox last night but I walked down under the Fundamentals to meet up with some friends and saw the hot dog incident take place, it was pretty classic.

LVSoxFan
05-13-2005, 11:43 AM
It never ceases to amaze me how Cub fans will come to Sox games just to be jagoffs. Remember the Minnesota series with the ass in the Twins hat and Cubs shirt who, I believe, threw back an Everett homer?

Why waste time just to jeer a team at their ballpark? I don't wear my Sox jersey to Cub games (record with me there this year: 0-2! Yes!) nor would I want to (unless we're playing them).

Granted I've only been to two games, but I never see Sox fans at Cubs games doing this. Maybe fans of the opposing team, but, really...

CHISOXFAN13
05-13-2005, 12:06 PM
I was chatting with Kittle42 at the ballpark last nite, and I mentioned
how there was an excellent Vibe and Aura in the house last nite. There
were "only" 29,000 at the game last nite, but it sure reminded me of the
early 90's. The cool crisp air, mixed with the smell of Cigar smoke and hotdogs, and everyone watching every single pitch, made me remember
why I like the SOX so much. There was a guy nearby, by the SOX
dugout with a sign "Feels like October". I thought it was an EXCELLENT SIGN,
a sign that was clever and witty, but deep down ....I knew he would be ignored. I promise you, He wouldve been in all the newspapers and ESPN hilites had he been a fan of the Blue Corporation. Instead, im the one
telling you about it.

Yesterday was also $1 Hot Dog nite, vendor hot dogs were $1. My buddy
Bill was in the LF bleacher area, and reported one guy buying hot dogs galore, then turning around and saying, "Who wants one?" The crowd last nite was loud and boisterous, and many said YES, and he would throw the Dog across the aisles, over people, etc. This guy easily bought $50 worth of hot dogs, and giving them away, tossing them around. About the 6th inning, Bill said the guy threw some more hot dogs to people, then
inexplicably rose on the chair and lifted his shirt, pompously revealing the Logo of the giant Blue Corporation 8miles north. The entire section immediately booed, cursed him and an onslaught of hot dogs began being hurled back towards him! Hilarious. Numerous hot dogs by the dozen were tossed back towards him before Sox Security immediately saw the commotion and escorted him from the section, to the cheers of the crowd.
God Bless SOX Fans.

I was in 160 last night and had a great seat for the hot dog show. Classic moment in a very fun evening at the ballpark.

daveeym
05-13-2005, 12:12 PM
I was in 160 last night and had a great seat for the hot dog show. Classic moment in a very fun evening at the ballpark. Wish I could have seen it, that's the kind of competitiveness between fans that's cool, and not jaggoffish.

Hangar18
05-13-2005, 12:18 PM
I was in 160 last night and had a great seat for the hot dog show. Classic moment in a very fun evening at the ballpark.

The HOTDOG SHOW ......thats a very funny way to reference this incident, heh heh. Your right, it was a very CLASSIC moment among many many over decades when it comes to SOX Fans. We are truly a very unique if not ignored group. We are the best fans, and I couldnt have scripted that incident any better if I tried.

rwcescato
05-13-2005, 12:18 PM
I was in 160 last night and had a great seat for the hot dog show. Classic moment in a very fun evening at the ballpark.


I was in sec 100 row 1 but I did see all the dogs flying. I had no idea what was going on. That is a funny story though.

Kogs35
05-13-2005, 12:28 PM
The HOTDOG SHOW ......thats a very funny way to reference this incident, heh heh. Your right, it was a very CLASSIC moment among many many over decades when it comes to SOX Fans. We are truly a very unique if not ignored group. We are the best fans, and I couldnt have scripted that incident any better if I tried.

that is a very classic moment lol

SoxBoy14
05-13-2005, 12:38 PM
It is pretty pathetic for a Flubs fan to go to the Cell and act like that. We will gladly take his money in order to get Billy Wagner for the stretch drive. Kinda reminded me of the '77 doubleheader against KC. I sat in the centerfield bleachers near the shower. A guy had a sign for the ladies reading "Show us your ____". A dummy from KC walks up the stairs, gets roundly booed and perhaps 75-100 beers are flung at him - some from fans in the rightfield upper deck. For an 8th grade kid from the suburbs, you couldn't ask for a better time. What a summer - what a team. Glad to hear about some classic White Sox fun taking place in 2005.

KarkoFan1
05-13-2005, 12:39 PM
i was in 161. We estimated that guy drop a $100 bucks. That hot dog guy must of had the best day in his entire career as a vendor. That was great time. I swear when your in the bleachers you can see just about anything.

Iguana775
05-13-2005, 01:08 PM
I dont get how the guy was being a jagoff. he was buying dog for everyone around him. just because he was a cubs fan? maybe i'm missing something.

NorthlakeTom
05-13-2005, 01:35 PM
I dont get how the guy was being a jagoff. he was buying dog for everyone around him. just because he was a cubs fan? maybe i'm missing something.
It should be obvious, no?

He pretends to be a good guy by giving everyone food, setting them up for humiliation by showing his true colors later on. Sorta like a bait and switch.

Brian26
05-13-2005, 01:45 PM
I dont get how the guy was being a jagoff. he was buying dog for everyone around him. just because he was a cubs fan? maybe i'm missing something.

:farmer

"What happened to the limit of four per customer per transaction?"

:rooney

"Ed, he obviously wasn't buying koshers."

Max Power
05-13-2005, 02:07 PM
It never ceases to amaze me how Cub fans will come to Sox games just to be jagoffs.


I don't get it either. Why people spend money (and going to games isn't the cheapest thing in the first place) just to go cheer against the Sox? These people have NO class. But hey, we'll take their money.
I bring Cubs fans with me all the time to games and they don't cheer for or against the Sox and vice versa when I go to Wrigley with them. Sure I'm happy when the Cubs lose, but I keep it to myself.

white sox bill
05-13-2005, 02:10 PM
It should be obvious, no?

He pretends to be a good guy by giving everyone food, setting them up for humiliation by showing his true colors later on. Sorta like a bait and switch.

Never would have humilated me to eat free on a scrub fan! Thanks chump!

WikdChiSoxFan
05-13-2005, 02:13 PM
I was chatting with Kittle42 at the ballpark last nite, and I mentioned
how there was an excellent Vibe and Aura in the house last nite. There
were "only" 29,000 at the game last nite, but it sure reminded me of the
early 90's. The cool crisp air, mixed with the smell of Cigar smoke and hotdogs, and everyone watching every single pitch, made me remember
why I like the SOX so much. There was a guy nearby, by the SOX
dugout with a sign "Feels like October". I thought it was an EXCELLENT SIGN,
a sign that was clever and witty, but deep down ....I knew he would be ignored. I promise you, He wouldve been in all the newspapers and ESPN hilites had he been a fan of the Blue Corporation. Instead, im the one
telling you about it.

Yesterday was also $1 Hot Dog nite, vendor hot dogs were $1. My buddy
Bill was in the LF bleacher area, and reported one guy buying hot dogs galore, then turning around and saying, "Who wants one?" The crowd last nite was loud and boisterous, and many said YES, and he would throw the Dog across the aisles, over people, etc. This guy easily bought $50 worth of hot dogs, and giving them away, tossing them around. About the 6th inning, Bill said the guy threw some more hot dogs to people, then
inexplicably rose on the chair and lifted his shirt, pompously revealing the Logo of the giant Blue Corporation 8miles north. The entire section immediately booed, cursed him and an onslaught of hot dogs began being hurled back towards him! Hilarious. Numerous hot dogs by the dozen were tossed back towards him before Sox Security immediately saw the commotion and escorted him from the section, to the cheers of the crowd.
God Bless SOX Fans.

if only it was $1 brick night

cbrownson13
05-13-2005, 02:26 PM
I was sitting in the same row, across the aisle from him; like 10 feet away. He bought hot dogs the first time, they escorted him out, and then he came back. He then bought TWENTY hot dogs and said he couldn't throw them out so he walked around handing them to everyone. It was funny, but go there to watch the game, please. He had a "He Gone" shirt on but underneath was a Cubs jacket. He lifted it up and started screaming.

TommyJohn
05-13-2005, 02:43 PM
He had a "He Gone" shirt on but underneath was a Cubs jacket. He lifted it up and started screaming.

What an ass.

shoota
05-13-2005, 04:59 PM
Of all the obnoxious Cub fans I've seen at Comiskey, this guy sounds downright hilarious. I see the humor in tricking 100 people by buttering them up with hot dogs and then revealing his true colors. Of course the Sox fans made it classic by throwing them back at him, but he must have knew something like that was coming and he did it anyway. That's cool. I'd much rather have a semi-entertaining Cub fan like that in Comiskey than the guy who taunts Sox fans when the opposing team scores.

LVSoxFan
05-13-2005, 05:28 PM
No, thinking about it, it is kinda funny what he did, and he got the payback, so I'd probably be laughing too. And definitely launching a weiner his way.

Viva Medias B's
05-13-2005, 11:46 PM
Did anyone at the game notice a man in one of the first base line sections buying a bunch of hot dogs from a vendor and tossing them to fans in his vicinity? I was sitting in my right field perch and noticed this. I don't think I've ever seen anything like that ever.

Sox of White
05-13-2005, 11:53 PM
Did anyone at the game notice a man in one of the first base line sections buying a bunch of hot dogs from a vendor and tossing them to fans in his vicinity? I was sitting in my right field perch and noticed this. I don't think I've ever seen anything like that ever.

I was not at the game today, but that is pretty awesome. If I was not so poor I would want to do that for people. Always good to see people bein' so nice.

popilius
05-13-2005, 11:56 PM
I was also at the tables above the bullpen sports bar, and I noticed that guy. First my buddies and I thought it was a celebrity or something. He must have bought and thrown at least 20 hot dogs, in like the 4th and 5th innings.

Who was it?

:gulp:

dpbyron
05-14-2005, 01:00 AM
Has anyone else seen the Hispanic gentleman who buys out the hot dog vendor and throws the hot dogs around to people in section 116?? I heard about it, but saw it with my own eyes tonight. He bought out the vendor and threw at least 30 hot dogs to people in the section. I guess he did it a couple weeks ago too…



Did anyone else here at WSI witness this?!?!?!?! I have never seen anything like it...

FarWestChicago
05-14-2005, 01:03 AM
Did anyone else here at WSI witness this?!?!?!?! I have never seen anything like it...Maybe somebody in the other 47 threads about this guy tonight. :D:

dpbyron
05-14-2005, 01:11 AM
Maybe somebody in the other 47 threads about this guy tonight. :D:

Ahhh... But this time he PAID the full $4.00 per hot dog!!! :o:

Oh well, Merge it in with the others!!! :redface:

DeuceUnit
05-14-2005, 01:18 AM
I actually talked to the vendor...he bought 46 hot dogs to be exact. I have never seen anything like that in my life. It was hilarious! :bandance:

C-Dawg
05-14-2005, 01:22 AM
Maybe somebody in the other 47 threads about this guy tonight. :D:

Heh heh, I don't see any other threads, so I'll reply here...

:wink:

I saw the guy; I was in 114. Fans were going nuts for the hot dogs as though they were autographed balls or something. I thought it was funny because a little kid behind me was trying to convince his dad to buy up some hot dogs and toss them to the fans too.

DeuceUnit
05-14-2005, 01:25 AM
I was right next to him..he bought 46!!! Never seen that before.

DaleJRFan
05-14-2005, 01:27 AM
Is this the same guy Hanger18 was writing about?? The silly dude with the Big Blue Corp. logo on his chest???

Hagan
05-14-2005, 01:54 AM
HAHAHA! HE was two rows behind me and to the right! He spent $176 on hot dogs. He gave me one and threw them to all the kids. He was so drunk but still is probably one of my favorite men alive. It was one of the coolest things that i have ever seen at a white sox game. The hot dog vendor was called many names and was told to consamate himself after he made the guy pay him for the hot dogs, but still it was one of the funniest things ever.

Nellie_Fox
05-14-2005, 02:10 AM
The hot dog vendor was called many names and was told to consamate himself after he made the guy pay him for the hot dogs, but still it was one of the funniest things ever.Why in the world would people think that the vendor should not make the guy pay?

Realist
05-14-2005, 08:14 AM
I've been kinda flush lately and I'm thinking about out-doing the the "free hot dogs" guy one nite soon. I'm gonna buy out the hot doggie guy and the peanut guy and I'm gonna tip 'em both too. If you see a near riot in section 143 within the next month, you'll know it's me.

:bandance:

bobwsx
05-14-2005, 08:23 AM
That has to be one of the funniest things I've ever heard at a baseball game!!!FRICKIN AWESOME!!!!

Viva Medias B's
05-14-2005, 08:58 AM
He should go to Thursday games ($1 hot dogs).

Johnny Mostil
05-14-2005, 09:21 AM
He was in 117 (not 116), wasn't he? Or at least he seemed to be about 15-20 rows in front of where I was sitting in 117. It actually drove me batty. I could understand it between innings, but, dagnubit, I was there to watch a game, a good one, and my first of the year, not the backs of folks sitting outside his arm range and too cheap to buy their own food . . .

MUScholar21
05-14-2005, 10:39 AM
He was in 117 (not 116), wasn't he? Or at least he seemed to be about 15-20 rows in front of where I was sitting in 117. It actually drove me batty. I could understand it between innings, but, dagnubit, I was there to watch a game, a good one, and my first of the year, not the backs of folks sitting outside his arm range and too cheap to buy their own food . . .

Sounds like someone is upset he didn't get a hot dog.....:whiner: :whiner: :whiner:

kevingrt
05-14-2005, 10:44 AM
I was right next to him..he bought 46!!! Never seen that before.

That is a hell of a lot of hot dogs... but think some fans get more excited for stupid pizza races then they do for the actual ballgame. Oh well, not everything is as perfect as this ballclub is right now

TommyJohn
05-14-2005, 10:49 AM
If you see a near riot in section 143 within the next month, you'll know it's me.

:bandance:

Near riot? Jay Mariotti will give you a huge write up, I'm sure.

Johnny Mostil
05-14-2005, 11:22 AM
Sounds like someone is upset he didn't get a hot dog.....:whiner: :whiner: :whiner:

No, sweetheart, I'm upset that I couldn't watch the damn game. I thought I was on the South Side with baseball fans . . .

Bobbo35
05-14-2005, 11:43 AM
I was in section 115 row 12. Yes, I got a hot dog, but gave it to a little girl behind me. The guy spent a total of about 200 dollars said the hot dog man. Craziest thing I have ever seen.

Infallible
05-14-2005, 01:15 PM
Sounds like a good guy to have in the stands. He could've been swearing and looking to start fights, instead he buys dogs for the kids. Pretty neat if you ask me. Part of the game is enjoying the atmosphere, if you can't understand that, then you don't understand baseball. Stay home and "watch" the game on TV.

ja1022
05-14-2005, 01:18 PM
I'm inspired. Next time I go to a game I'm buying a bag of peanuts and sharing them with the people in my section.

S.S. Lumber Yard
05-14-2005, 01:20 PM
Is he a Coke dealer or just rich? Either way, he's a good man. Atleast while he's giving everybody hot dogs free he is. :bandance:

hose
05-14-2005, 01:21 PM
:ass

Could it be another publicity stunt?

santo=dorf
05-14-2005, 01:30 PM
I have to say, this is the funniest thing I have read in weeks, and I really want to see this guy and his act.