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PBRWarrior
06-20-2005, 02:13 AM
Fellow Sox Fans, I want to share with you and unfortunate situation that occured to me as I was out basking in the glory of the good guys putting another win on the board. Flash back to Saturday night....Me and my cousin and two my two buddies are sitting at this bar by our house minding our own business just finshed watching another whitesox winner when a group of about ten scrubbies fans walk in and sit down at the other end of the bar. As we are sitting there decked out in our sox gear they begin to stare over and do the little giggle and chuckle. So after about three pitchers of beer they begin to come over and congratulate us on the season we are having. Real friendly at first. Couple more pitchers of beer go down (we keep time based upon the number of pitchers drank) then out of no where a conversation comes up about who is the best first basemen to play in the history of chicago baseball. Of course a few of the scrubby yuppies bring up what a great season dlee is having. Immediatly, I tell them that Thomas is hands down the best 1b to play in chicago and Dick Allen is second. Then the argument comes up about his lack of fielding capability and the fact that he has dh'ed for a great deal of his career. These scrubby fans then stated that Mark Grace was the greatest 1b in the history of Chicago. I must admit, Grace was a hell of a baseball player but he was no Frank Thomas. The big arguement ended up being is Frank Thomas a first ballot hall of famer. I could not even belive this was an argument. Yet another example of the lack of baseball knowledge by scrubs fans. So this situation is getting ugly because we are out to celebrate the come back victory and they are out to drowned there sorrows in another miserable season. Verbal jabs are exchanged over the Soso and Garland Trades. Next thing you know its fisticuffs. The fight is broken up by with minimal damage but the scars of this day will never heal. My question for you all is... Have you ever had to defend the honor of sacred team known as the chisox? Who is the best 1b in chicago baseball history? In general it seems the scrubby fans have more hatred for us then we do them? As i end this post I must leave you all know that we did get the final word as the scrubby bumbs were getting escorted out of the building I hoped up on the Bar Stool and shouted ...See you B's (rhymes with itch) at White Sox Championship Parade in Oct. Sox Pride!

ilsox7
06-20-2005, 02:19 AM
No offense, but you're all idiots. Just walk away, geeze. No situation involving sports is SO important that punches have to be thrown.

IA_soxfan
06-20-2005, 02:20 AM
Fellow Sox Fans, I want to share with you and unfortunate situation that occured to me as I was out basking in the glory of the good guys putting another win on the board. Flash back to Saturday night....Me and my cousin and two my two buddies are sitting at this bar by our house minding our own business just finshed watching another whitesox winner when a group of about ten scrubbies fans walk in and sit down at the other end of the bar. As we are sitting there decked out in our sox gear they begin to stare over and do the little giggle and chuckle. So after about three pitchers of beer they begin to come over and congratulate us on the season we are having. Real friendly at first. Couple more pitchers of beer go down (we keep time based upon the number of pitchers drank) then out of no where a conversation comes up about who is the best first basemen to play in the history of chicago baseball. Of course a few of the scrubby yuppies bring up what a great season dlee is having. Immediatly, I tell them that Thomas is hands down the best 1b to play in chicago and Dick Allen is second. Then the argument comes up about his lack of fielding capability and the fact that he has dh'ed for a great deal of his career. These scrubby fans then stated that Mark Grace was the greatest 1b in the history of Chicago. I must admit, Grace was a hell of a baseball player but he was no Frank Thomas. The big arguement ended up being is Frank Thomas a first ballot hall of famer. I could not even belive this was an argument. Yet another example of the lack of baseball knowledge by scrubs fans. So this situation is getting ugly because we are out to celebrate the come back victory and they are out to drowned there sorrows in another miserable season. Verbal jabs are exchanged over the Soso and Garland Trades. Next thing you know its fisticuffs. The fight is broken up by with minimal damage but the scars of this day will never heal. My question for you all is... Have you ever had to defend the honor of sacred team known as the chisox? Who is the best 1b in chicago baseball history? In general it seems the scrubby fans have more hatred for us then we do them? As i end this post I must leave you all know that we did get the final word as the scrubby bumbs were getting escorted out of the building I hoped up on the Bar Stool and shouted ...See you B's (rhymes with itch) at White Sox Championship Parade in Oct. Sox Pride!

By getting drunk and trying to smack around a cubs fan you are, in fact, acting like a cubs fan.

IA_soxfan
06-20-2005, 02:22 AM
No offense, but you're all idiots. Just walk away, geeze. No situation involving sports is SO important that punches have to be thrown.

Well said. Is the distinguished WSI community really supposed to be impressed with this fratboy meathead behavior?

skobabe8
06-20-2005, 02:26 AM
Fellow Sox Fans, I want to share with you and unfortunate situation that occured to me as I was out basking in the glory of the good guys putting another win on the board. Flash back to Saturday night....Me and my cousin and two my two buddies are sitting at this bar by our house minding our own business just finshed watching another whitesox winner when a group of about ten scrubbies fans walk in and sit down at the other end of the bar. As we are sitting there decked out in our sox gear they begin to stare over and do the little giggle and chuckle. So after about three pitchers of beer they begin to come over and congratulate us on the season we are having. Real friendly at first. Couple more pitchers of beer go down (we keep time based upon the number of pitchers drank) then out of no where a conversation comes up about who is the best first basemen to play in the history of chicago baseball. Of course a few of the scrubby yuppies bring up what a great season dlee is having. Immediatly, I tell them that Thomas is hands down the best 1b to play in chicago and Dick Allen is second. Then the argument comes up about his lack of fielding capability and the fact that he has dh'ed for a great deal of his career. These scrubby fans then stated that Mark Grace was the greatest 1b in the history of Chicago. I must admit, Grace was a hell of a baseball player but he was no Frank Thomas. The big arguement ended up being is Frank Thomas a first ballot hall of famer. I could not even belive this was an argument. Yet another example of the lack of baseball knowledge by scrubs fans. So this situation is getting ugly because we are out to celebrate the come back victory and they are out to drowned there sorrows in another miserable season. Verbal jabs are exchanged over the Soso and Garland Trades. Next thing you know its fisticuffs. The fight is broken up by with minimal damage but the scars of this day will never heal. My question for you all is... Have you ever had to defend the honor of sacred team known as the chisox? Who is the best 1b in chicago baseball history? In general it seems the scrubby fans have more hatred for us then we do them? As i end this post I must leave you all know that we did get the final word as the scrubby bumbs were getting escorted out of the building I hoped up on the Bar Stool and shouted ...See you B's (rhymes with itch) at White Sox Championship Parade in Oct. Sox Pride!

I've had experiences just like yours. You just have to remember when stuff like this happens that you are representing the organization and specifically the fanbase when you are wearing the team gear in public, so dont be a jackass. Let them make fools out of themselves and show complete lack of class like they always do. That being said, if you get forced into a situation where you have to fight simply to protect yourself, you might as well get some good shots in. :wink:

PBRWarrior
06-20-2005, 02:26 AM
By getting drunk and trying to smack around a cubs fan you are, in fact, acting like a cubs fan.

Actually we were defending ourselves and I would never suggest to get into a fist fight with someone over a sport/team. They threw the first punch and we were quite out numbered so we defended ourselves. The real issue is that we never said a word to them about there team but they felt the need to go out of there way to disrespect our team.

ilsox7
06-20-2005, 02:27 AM
Well said. Is the distinguished WSI community really supposed to be impressed with this fratboy meathead behavior?

It is disturbing, isn't it? There is nothing wrong with some verbal banter, especially if it is about fun baseball stuff, like the best players in the history of either team. But to actually throw punches over the two teams? Gimme a break.

I was at my new local place, Finn McCools, watching the game Saturday night. As AJ went yard, I rose up off my stool and let out a nice little yell. One other Sox fan did the same. A few Cub fans looked on with envy. It was fantastic. That should be all the satisfaction you need with this team and this season.

ilsox7
06-20-2005, 02:30 AM
Actually we were defending ourselves and I would never suggest to get into a fist fight with someone over a sport/team. They threw the first punch and we were quite out numbered so we defended ourselves. The real issue is that we never said a word to them about there team but they felt the need to go out of there way to disrespect our team.

You were also in a bar and had at least 5 pitchers of beer. There was provoking from both sides. If a guy throws a sucker punch, I am sure the bars security will be all over him. It's much better than continuing the fight b/c of pride.

EDIT: I obviously wasn't there so I shouldn't be too quick to judge. But I've been in many bars and have never felt physically threatened purely b/c of the presence of the bouncers and other security around.

PBRWarrior
06-20-2005, 02:34 AM
You were also in a bar and had at least 5 pitchers of beer. There was provoking from both sides. If a guy throws a sucker punch, I am sure the bars security will be all over him. It's much better than continuing the fight b/c of pride.

EDIT: I obviously wasn't there so I shouldn't be too quick to judge. But I've been in many bars and have never felt physically threatened purely b/c of the presence of the bouncers and other security around.

You are very quick to judge. First of all it was a hole in the wall bar with just the local bartender. No real bouncers. We didnt continue to fight because of pride, it was more like defense. You are correct in the fact that we were all drinking and there was some proviking from both sides but trust me it was fifty times worse from them then it was from us.

Cubbiesuck13
06-20-2005, 02:38 AM
Guys, we are missing the big question. Where you drinking Pabst? What bar has PBR on tap so when I come to Chicago next I can get a cheap brew?

Acually I have no problem getting into arguments with Flub fans but if you can't demolish their spirit by spouting a few facts then either A) You need work as a baseball fan or B) They are too drunk and stupid to listen to reason. Most of the time it is B.

A few points that I hope were spoken:
Everyone who has ever won 3 MVPs is in the HOF. (He was runner up to a proven juiced player in 2000. He won it my mind)
If Sandburg is in then clearly, deffense is not a factor.

ilsox7
06-20-2005, 02:46 AM
You are very quick to judge. First of all it was a hole in the wall bar with just the local bartender. No real bouncers. We didnt continue to fight because of pride, it was more like defense. You are correct in the fact that we were all drinking and there was some proviking from both sides but trust me it was fifty times worse from them then it was from us.

This will be my last comment about this particular incident, but a word of advice: it's probably not the best idea to go on bragging about a fight you got into with Cub fans when most of the people on this site will simply say what has been already said... you are acting just like "typical Cub fans." I highly doubt you'll get any sympathy or high-fives for getting in a bar fight around these parts.

PBRWarrior
06-20-2005, 02:52 AM
Not bragging nor do I want a "high five" for the incedent. . Just venting my frustration over the incident. I also wanted to know what people thought about the Thomas issue and the fact that it seems as the northside fans have more anger towards us then we do them.

ilsox7
06-20-2005, 02:55 AM
Not bragging nor do I want a "high five" for the incedent. . Just venting my frustration over the incident. I also wanted to know what people thought about the Thomas issue and the fact that it seems as the northside fans have more anger towards us then we do them.

These types of Cub "fans" are just out to get a rise out of Sox fans. When the Cubs are winning, they talk about how they are diehard fans. When the Cubs suck, all they care about is upsetting Sox fans. There are plenty of good, solid Cub fans in this city who love to have educated, meaningful debates about the game of baseball. These types of people are not like that. I've run across them all throughout the city and the best thing to do is basically ignore them. Let them be envious of our season right now. They will forget about you, move on, and get more drunk and show up at Wrigley like the sheep they are the next day.

skobabe8
06-20-2005, 02:55 AM
This will be my last comment about this particular incident, but a word of advice: it's probably not the best idea to go on bragging about a fight you got into with Cub fans when most of the people on this site will simply say what has been already said... you are acting just like "typical Cub fans." I highly doubt you'll get any sympathy or high-fives for getting in a bar fight around these parts.

I dont think PBR was bragging or looking for high fives. I re-read his story and you can tell he regretted (sp?) the incident. If someone comes at you, you cant just stand there and be a punching bag. HOWEVER, it probably should have never gotten to even that point. Next time you find yourself in that kind of situation, just be the bigger person. Those guys were obviously trying to get a rise out of you to bring you down. Dont take the bait.

ilsox7
06-20-2005, 02:57 AM
I dont think PBR was bragging or looking for high fives. I re-read his story and you can tell he regretted (sp?) the incident. If someone comes at you, you cant just stand there and be a punching bag. HOWEVER, it probably should have never gotten to even that point. Next time you find yourself in that kind of situation, just be the bigger person. Those guys were obviously trying to get a rise out of you to bring you down. Dont take the bait.

I agree after re-reading, too. Not necessarily looking for a pat on the back, so my bad. But as you said, it shouldn't get to that point. We've all been there: having a few (or more than a few) cold ones at your local establishment and the taunting begins. You never know how thigns will unfold, so it's best to just keep it quiet. Especially if you are outnumbered...only bad things can happen.

TheOldRoman
06-20-2005, 02:57 AM
If Sandburg is in then clearly, deffense is not a factor.
But he won gold gloves! They dont just hand them out for nothing. Look at past defensive wizards such as Derek Jeter Mark McGwire.

ilsox7
06-20-2005, 03:01 AM
Since we're talking about being at a bar with Cub fans, I thought I'd share about my Saturday some more. So I am sitting there with a couple of new friends (met one thru law school internet board b/c we are both starting this fall and also her friend). Anyways, the one girl going to school with me claims to be a huge Cub fan, so she is rooting against the Sox. The other girl is also rooting against the Sox. Anyways, Frank comes up to pinch hit, so I say, "C'mon Frank!" Cubbie fan girl says, "What's his last name?" Before I could get it out, her friend is like, "That's the BIG HURT. How do you not know who he is?"

I then proposed marriage, the Sox won, and we get married next weekend. :D:

Oh, this thread is probly heading to What's the Score...

PBRWarrior
06-20-2005, 03:08 AM
I agree after re-reading, too. Not necessarily looking for a pat on the back, so my bad. But as you said, it shouldn't get to that point. We've all been there: having a few (or more than a few) cold ones at your local establishment and the taunting begins. You never know how thigns will unfold, so it's best to just keep it quiet. Especially if you are outnumbered...only bad things can happen.

It was a very bad situation. You are very correct when you say there are many knowledgable cubs fans that you can have a good baseball discussion with. I agree with the issue with when you wear the sox colors, you represent the orginization and all other sox fans. I also understand the issues with "how sox fans are perseved" over the past few years due to certain fan incidents. I just have never had someone want to physically harm me because of my loyalty to my favorite team. I know that this was a one off situation and in everyone was in a different state of mind this may not have happened. I am also just stating a fact that from my experiances cubs fans tend to dislike us more then we dislike them.

Fredsox
06-20-2005, 05:45 AM
Fellow Sox Fans, I want to share with you and unfortunate situation that occured to me as I was out basking in the glory of the good guys putting another win on the board. Flash back to Saturday night....Me and my cousin and two my two buddies are sitting at this bar by our house minding our own business just finshed watching another whitesox winner when a group of about ten scrubbies fans walk in and sit down at the other end of the bar. As we are sitting there decked out in our sox gear they begin to stare over and do the little giggle and chuckle. So after about three pitchers of beer they begin to come over and congratulate us on the season we are having. Real friendly at first. Couple more pitchers of beer go down (we keep time based upon the number of pitchers drank) then out of no where a conversation comes up about who is the best first basemen to play in the history of chicago baseball. Of course a few of the scrubby yuppies bring up what a great season dlee is having. Immediatly, I tell them that Thomas is hands down the best 1b to play in chicago and Dick Allen is second. Then the argument comes up about his lack of fielding capability and the fact that he has dh'ed for a great deal of his career. These scrubby fans then stated that Mark Grace was the greatest 1b in the history of Chicago. I must admit, Grace was a hell of a baseball player but he was no Frank Thomas. The big arguement ended up being is Frank Thomas a first ballot hall of famer. I could not even belive this was an argument. Yet another example of the lack of baseball knowledge by scrubs fans. So this situation is getting ugly because we are out to celebrate the come back victory and they are out to drowned there sorrows in another miserable season. Verbal jabs are exchanged over the Soso and Garland Trades. Next thing you know its fisticuffs. The fight is broken up by with minimal damage but the scars of this day will never heal. My question for you all is... Have you ever had to defend the honor of sacred team known as the chisox? Who is the best 1b in chicago baseball history? In general it seems the scrubby fans have more hatred for us then we do them? As i end this post I must leave you all know that we did get the final word as the scrubby bumbs were getting escorted out of the building I hoped up on the Bar Stool and shouted ...See you B's (rhymes with itch) at White Sox Championship Parade in Oct. Sox Pride!

1. It's a baseball team. Don't take it so seriously. If you want to fight about something there are certainly more important things out there.
2. If you hit the <enter> key after a couple of sentences you will create a line-space in between your words. It does wonders for the people reading your words.

Are you SURE you're not a cub fan? Getting into a fist-fight about a baseball team seems pretty childish.

Uncle_Patrick
06-20-2005, 09:14 AM
I'm honestly surprised by how many people here have (or claim to have) ugly confrontations with Cubs fans. Through most of my life, I've been surrounded by Cubs fans, be it at work or school, but my "confrontations" have always been rather friendly. Even when we are ripping on each other's team, its usually good natured and everybody usually laughs in the end. I honestly couldn't imagine physically fighting over baseball.

daveeym
06-20-2005, 10:04 AM
I'm honestly surprised by how many people here have (or claim to have) ugly confrontations with Cubs fans. Through most of my life, I've been surrounded by Cubs fans, be it at work or school, but my "confrontations" have always been rather friendly. Even when we are ripping on each other's team, its usually good natured and everybody usually laughs in the end. I honestly couldn't imagine physically fighting over baseball. Notice you left out "Bar."

TommyJohn
06-20-2005, 10:07 AM
I am shocked....SHOCKED to find out that alcohol played a big part in this
story.

kittle42
06-20-2005, 10:50 AM
I don't care what words are exchanged. Fighting is stupid, over pretty much anything. Fighting over *this* is really dumb.

I have been in Wrigleyville bars where drunken fools (after Sox/Cubs games) have attempted to get physical. I back off and talk them down, or someone grabs them away and calms them down.

34 Inch Stick
06-20-2005, 11:14 AM
I have worn a Sox jersey in Bernie's during a Cubs/Sox game and never had a problem. The fight probably would have happened for another reason if it wasn't about baseball.


On a related note can someone outlaw "Cubs Suck" t shirts? It really perpetuates a stereotype.

kittle42
06-20-2005, 11:50 AM
I have worn a Sox jersey in Bernie's during a Cubs/Sox game and never had a problem. The fight probably would have happened for another reason if it wasn't about baseball.


On a related note can someone outlaw "Cubs Suck" t shirts? It really perpetuates a stereotype.

The stereotype that the Cubs suck? :cool:

Uncle_Patrick
06-20-2005, 11:54 AM
Notice you left out "Bar."

I don't spend much time at bars anymore. I have had a total of 2 incidents with Cubs fans at bars. One was a guy asking me how I could wear a White Sox shirt and could I please turn it inside out. I laughed and walked away.

In the other incident, I was waiting for a friend at the old Durty Nellie's in Palatine and the Sox game was one. I was sitting at the bar, wearing a Sox hat and watching the game. A few seats down was a group of about 4 Cubs fans, all of whom were quiet except this one big-mouthed white trash woman who kept rooting against the Sox. The reason I remember this incident because it was the Cubs had blown a big lead earlier that day. This when Kenny Lofton was on the Sox and was batting and the woman kept rooting for him to strike out and then he hit a home run, his first of the year I believe. She was cursing and then she turned and saw me with my Sox hat on. I just smiled at her and she shut up. What was she going to say? The Sox were winning and the Cubs had lost.

CHISOXFAN13
06-20-2005, 11:55 AM
I dont think PBR was bragging or looking for high fives. I re-read his story and you can tell he regretted (sp?) the incident. If someone comes at you, you cant just stand there and be a punching bag. HOWEVER, it probably should have never gotten to even that point. Next time you find yourself in that kind of situation, just be the bigger person. Those guys were obviously trying to get a rise out of you to bring you down. Dont take the bait.


My whole thing is why even bring up the incident. The topic is one that deserves to be debated, but rather than do that, there are 15 replies about the fight.

Best just to leave the extra shananagans out of this, IMO.

miker
06-20-2005, 12:22 PM
Why fight 'em? They're not worth the effort of a thrown punch.

I can say that I've only had two near-physical altercations with Cub fans. Once was by a drunk Cub fan (I know, redundant) on Clark Street after the Sox dropped an interleague game. Fortunately, he kept stumbling along.

Second was in 2003 and I was at a local bar watching cursing them during NLDS against Atlanta when a ball became lost in the ivy. I believe that this was the same year that the Sox had a rally killed when Sham-my "lost" a ball in the ivy. I made an off-hand remark about Sosa's ability to lose balls. When I mentioned this, a Cub fan's head spun aroung like Linda Blair in the Exorcist. Pretty amusing actually.

bayzbol44
06-20-2005, 12:44 PM
I am a HUGE Frank Thomas fan, but I would never say he is the best FIRST BASEMAN in Chicago history. I was not there, so I do not know how detail you went into the conversation. Yes, Frank is the greatest offensive "1b" in history, but he is not the greatest overall 1b in Chicago history.

I hope he makes the HOF, but I wouldn't be surprised if he doesnt (the first time around).

white sox bill
06-20-2005, 03:26 PM
I'm honestly surprised by how many people here have (or claim to have) ugly confrontations with Cubs fans. Through most of my life, I've been surrounded by Cubs fans, be it at work or school, but my "confrontations" have always been rather friendly. Even when we are ripping on each other's team, its usually good natured and everybody usually laughs in the end. I honestly couldn't imagine physically fighting over baseball.

Right on,UP I remember last month I was @ bar,and my friend (big cub fan) starts talking to bartender about team. I overhear bartender say:"Yea the cubs are the ONLY baseball team in Chicago!!" I pretended not to hear, my buddy taps me on shoulder and says to baretender to repeat. He says it again, and I nod my head in agreement and said: "Your right, the cubs are the only MINOR league team in town--well theres the Kane County Cougars, the Shuamberg Flyers." The bartender just looks at me in disgust and my friend tell me I'm a real beauty.

But seriously, theres NO amount of ribbing that would ever let me lose my temper w/flub fans. In fact, I can't think of anything (maybe self defense) that would justify fighting. Hell, every time a girlfreind of mine cheated on me, I'm like, Buddy you can have the ho! And that was that!

Uncle_Patrick
06-20-2005, 03:38 PM
Right on,UP I remember last month I was @ bar,and my friend (big cub fan) starts talking to bartender about team. I overhear bartender say:"Yea the cubs are the ONLY baseball team in Chicago!!" I pretended not to hear, my buddy taps me on shoulder and says to baretender to repeat. He says it again, and I nod my head in agreement and said: "Your right, the cubs are the only MINOR league team in town--well theres the Kane County Cougars, the Shuamberg Flyers." The bartender just looks at me in disgust and my friend tell me I'm a real beauty.

But seriously, theres NO amount of ribbing that would ever let me lose my temper w/flub fans. In fact, I can't think of anything (maybe self defense) that would justify fighting. Hell, every time a girlfreind of mine cheated on me, I'm like, Buddy you can have the ho! And that was that!

:rolling: That last paragraph cracked me up.

Seriously though, I'm perplexed by this notion that someone is going to tell someone else "Hey, your team sucks" and that is going to somehow change the world. Like, if someone tells you, "Hey, the Cubs are the only team in town!" you're gonna repond, "Hey, wait a minute, you're right! Thanks for setting me straight!"

cubhater
06-20-2005, 10:07 PM
But seriously, theres NO amount of ribbing that would ever let me lose my temper w/flub fans. In fact, I can't think of anything (maybe self defense) that would justify fighting. Hell, every time a girlfreind of mine cheated on me, I'm like, Buddy you can have the ho! And that was that!

That's what happend to me a couple years ago after a Sox loss to the Cubs at The Cell. My buds and I walked down 35th on the way home when some moronic drunk Cub fan kept getting in my face and talking smack about their win. I did my best not to feed into his crap and kept on walking. This guy wouldn't quit and I could tell he was getting aggravated since I kept ignoring him. Then he tried to sucker punch me and missed. Instinctively, I swung back and nailed him good in the mouth. End of the fight and his pals took him away. I broke two knuckles and it wouldn't surprise me if I loosened some of his teeth or broke his jaw. Was it worth it? No.

And I won't even get into potential incidents at Wrigley with the same kind of idiots. Fortunately nothing happend.

Cubbiesuck13
06-20-2005, 10:19 PM
That's what happend to me a couple years ago after a Sox loss to the Cubs at The Cell. My buds and I walked down 35th on the way home when some moronic drunk Cub fan kept getting in my face and talking smack about their win. I did my best not to feed into his crap and kept on walking. This guy wouldn't quit and I could tell he was getting aggravated since I kept ignoring him. Then he tried to sucker punch me and missed. Instinctively, I swung back and nailed him good in the mouth. End of the fight and his pals took him away. I broke two knuckles and it wouldn't surprise me if I loosened some of his teeth or broke his jaw. Was it worth it? No.

And I won't even get into potential incidents at Wrigley with the same kind of idiots. Fortunately nothing happend.

If you hit him in the mouth and hard enough to break two knuckles you can at least take solice in the fact that every time he tried to eat his favorite food for the next couple of weeks he thought of you.

Does that make it worth it?

TornLabrum
06-20-2005, 10:44 PM
That's what happend to me a couple years ago after a Sox loss to the Cubs at The Cell. My buds and I walked down 35th on the way home when some moronic drunk Cub fan kept getting in my face and talking smack about their win. I did my best not to feed into his crap and kept on walking. This guy wouldn't quit and I could tell he was getting aggravated since I kept ignoring him. Then he tried to sucker punch me and missed. Instinctively, I swung back and nailed him good in the mouth. End of the fight and his pals took him away. I broke two knuckles and it wouldn't surprise me if I loosened some of his teeth or broke his jaw. Was it worth it? No.

And I won't even get into potential incidents at Wrigley with the same kind of idiots. Fortunately nothing happend.

So you're the guys who beat up Bill Simonson! :D:

cubhater
06-20-2005, 11:24 PM
If you hit him in the mouth and hard enough to break two knuckles you can at least take solice in the fact that every time he tried to eat his favorite food for the next couple of weeks he thought of you.

Does that make it worth it?

It seemed worth it at the time looking at him on the ground with blood on his Cub jersey but not enduring two months with pins in my fingers. Fortunately I have good health insurance at work and didn't have to pay a dime.:cool:

cubhater
06-20-2005, 11:24 PM
So you're the guys who beat up Bill Simonson! :D:

Now that would've been worth it!:redneck

skobabe8
06-21-2005, 12:25 AM
It seemed worth it at the time looking at him on the ground with blood on his Cub jersey but not enduring two months with pins in my fingers. Fortunately I have good health insurance at work and didn't have to pay a dime.:cool:

Thats a pretty entertaining story. I bet the whole time he was in your face you were thinking to yourself, "Give me an excuse. Just give me an excuse...." And then he did, unfortunately for him! :D:

kittle42
06-21-2005, 12:34 AM
The glorification of fighting is juvenile.

cubhater
06-21-2005, 08:45 AM
Thats a pretty entertaining story. I bet the whole time he was in your face you were thinking to yourself, "Give me an excuse. Just give me an excuse...." And then he did, unfortunately for him! :D:

I really didn't want the situation to escalate but he brought it on. Yeah, I pretty much had the same thoughts as you mentioned at one point but still kept thinking it wasn't worth it (possibly spending time at the police station, dealing with the courts, getting a criminal record, etc.). I'd do the same if the situation arose again.