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ChiSoxGirl
06-26-2005, 11:15 PM
I was at the game today and one of the 50/50 Split-The-Pot guys that I know came up to me to talk. He told me that at Saturday's game, 8 Scrub fans were working diligently at breaking the bat off of Minnie Minoso's bronze statue out near the Fan Deck. Mission: accomplished. The girl I went to the game with today took a walk out to see it and all that's left is the part of the bat he was holding- the rest is gone! That's just disgraceful! The Split-The-Pot guy didn't know if they were thrown out or what happened, but it also proves the fact that Scrub fans obviously don't care about the game because if they did, they'd be in their seats watching the field of play, instead of vandalizing Sox property!

At today's game, four male Scrub fans in their mid-20s were escorted out in the 8th by security because they thought it'd be fun to flip Sox fans off. A Sox fan down in the front row of my section (113) told the security guard on the field what was going on, who radioed for two other guards down to row 4 where these guys were. After putting up a small fight and pleading their case, the four of them put their shirts back on and headed up the stairs. That was my cue to break into song "Na Na Na Na, Hey Hey Hey, Goodbye!"

Did anyone else hear about or see the vandalism of the Minoso statue? Anyone have any Scrub fan encounters of their own they'd like to share? I'm curious to see if the behavior was just as good when you were at the games this weekend.

gosox3072
06-26-2005, 11:24 PM
Wow...thats horrible, i didnt think even cub fans doing something likethat. I dont see any sox fans going and ripping harry carrys glasses off at wrigley. Besides where was security when they ripped it off and how did they do it. Sounds fishy

IA_soxfan
06-26-2005, 11:27 PM
Maybe they were doing it in retaliation due to some sort of mixup. Perhaps they forgot that it wasn't sox fans taking away chunks of concrete from the urinal last year, they just fell off all by themselves.

kittle545feet
06-26-2005, 11:31 PM
I actually had a little altercation with a Cub fan today as well. He was standing on every strike. Literally every strike he would stand up and turn around screaming and flipping Sox fans off. People were yelling for him to sit and he was getting worse and worse. I don't know if he thought no one was serious about him sitting or not but lets just say I helped him find his seat. Security was watching the whole thing and they threatened to kick him out if he would not sit down and "shut the **** up"! Those were the exact words from security. It was great. He did get the idea because we never heard a peep out if him the rest of the game. He even tried to buy me a beer after the whole thing. As a whole I have to say that I saw a lot of Cub fans being jerks. Then again, what new?

cheeses_h_rice
06-27-2005, 12:08 AM
I was near the top of the UD, and our area was probably 55-60% Cub fans, which was a bummer. But both sides played nice, except for a near altercation I saw as I walked up the steps. The more we play the Cubs, the less this series seems to mean, and that applies to me personally. I was more disappointed that we couldn't take advantage of Garland's nice effort.

As for the stupid chanting that goes on after the Crosstown Series, I could really do without it. Yeah, we're still in first place, and yeah, the Cubs took 2 of 3. Either way, I'd feel like a putz chirping about it.

skobabe8
06-27-2005, 12:21 AM
I was at the game today and one of the 50/50 Split-The-Pot guys that I know came up to me to talk. He told me that at Saturday's game, 8 Scrub fans were working diligently at breaking the bat off of Minnie Minoso's bronze statue out near the Fan Deck. Mission: accomplished. The girl I went to the game with today took a walk out to see it and all that's left is the part of the bat he was holding- the rest is gone! That's just disgraceful! The Split-The-Pot guy didn't know if they were thrown out or what happened, but it also proves the fact that Scrub fans obviously don't care about the game because if they did, they'd be in their seats watching the field of play, instead of vandalizing Sox property!

At today's game, four male Scrub fans in their mid-20s were escorted out in the 8th by security because they thought it'd be fun to flip Sox fans off. A Sox fan down in the front row of my section (113) told the security guard on the field what was going on, who radioed for two other guards down to row 4 where these guys were. After putting up a small fight and pleading their case, the four of them put their shirts back on and headed up the stairs. That was my cue to break into song "Na Na Na Na, Hey Hey Hey, Goodbye!"

Did anyone else hear about or see the vandalism of the Minoso statue? Anyone have any Scrub fan encounters of their own they'd like to share? I'm curious to see if the behavior was just as good when you were at the games this weekend.

Thats unreal, and frankly very sad. Can anyone please officially confirm or deny that at least the statue has been vandalized? Not that I dont believe you, ChiSoxGirl, I just want to know if anyone else has more information.

JB98
06-27-2005, 12:27 AM
Thats unreal, and frankly very sad. Can anyone please officially confirm or deny that at least the statue has been vandalized? Not that I dont believe you, ChiSoxGirl, I just want to know if anyone else has more information.

How could Sox fans let them get away with this? If I had seen that happening, I would have done whatever was necessary to put a stop to it. That's just disgraceful.

Nellie_Fox
06-27-2005, 01:33 AM
See, this is why I hate interleague games. Most of them are beyond meaningless, and the series with the Cubs gets emotions blown up to levels way out of proportion to their significance.

Dropping two out of three to the Cubs is really no more important than dropping two out of three to the Rangers, but we have way more emotional investment in it.

I'm nearly 56 years old, and my best fighting days are years behind me, but I'm afraid I just might do something really stupid if I attended one of these games and saw someone in Cubs attire vandalizing Minnie.

TheOldRoman
06-27-2005, 03:17 AM
This is horrible. I can honestly say that if I say this taking place, and was brandishing an aluminum bat at the time, I would have beaten those jackasses to within an inch of their lives.:cool:

The statue can be fixed. However, this is really bad news, and I think its going to escalate things. If this were college, we would destroy the Harry Caray statue to get back at them. The drunken moron Cubs fans were just surly frat boys who wanted to "prank" the Sox. Even though most of the worthless drunken fratboys flock to the Urinal for "baseball", several of them call themselves Sox fans. When word gets out, some moron Sox fans will do something like vandalize the Harry statue or take a wrecking ball to the Urinal. When that happens, all hell will break lose.

The Cubs "fans" vandalizing Minnie will get ZERO press. There might be a little blurb in the Cubune or Scum Times mentioning "the statue was defaced", but I guarantee they will say it was not done by Cubs fans. They will shrug it off and bury the story. However, if anything happens to the Harry statue, it will be the lead story on sportscenter, the 10 o'clock news, and the front page of newspapers. There will be a 24/7 candlelight vigil at the Urinal, which will be televised, and of course preempt the Sox in the playoffs. Although the Minnie defacing will be reported as "unknown prepetrators", the Harry statue will be reported by every media outlet as the work of Sox fans. Then we have to go through another round of yellow journalists writing more of the "The Sox dont deserve to win the world series, and if you root for them you are a bad person" articles. ESPN will run highlight segments of past dumbass Sox fans, of course bringing up Ligue and Dybas, and will bring in baseball "experts" to try to explain the "horrible behavior" on the south side and why they are not great, fun luving, traditional fans like the Cub fans. Kruk will say "worst stadium ever, I feared for my life playing there, contract the White Sox" and Peter Gammons will stutter for 30 seconds until they cut his mic. And morons all across America will say in unison "but those Cubbies are just so darn loveable. They never would have done anything like that to those dirty Sox fans. The Cubs have such a wonderful, rich, winning history, but they are adorable when they lose. If anything, hearing of the Harry statue getting destroyed makes me love them more. It adds a chip on the Cubs' shoulders, kinda like the one they have from getting no media coverage."

Nothing good will come from this.

DrCrawdad
06-27-2005, 04:51 AM
Is there someone who can verify that this took place? Would the Sox verify that the statue was vandalized to one of our WSI columnists? Could someone get a picture of the damage?

The Sox don't play another game at The Cell until July 1. I doubt they will be able to get it fixed by then. But if the statue has been vandalized I sure the hell hope that the Sox get the word out to the media before it's fixed.

If the statue was truly vandalized, then the story needs to be reported. Of course no doubt even in that there will be some sort of backlash against Sox fans.

TommyJohn
06-27-2005, 07:13 AM
It's revenge for the ivy!!

TommyJohn
06-27-2005, 07:14 AM
This is horrible. I can honestly say that if I say this taking place, and was brandishing an aluminum bat at the time, I would have beaten those jackasses to within an inch of their lives.:cool:

The statue can be fixed. However, this is really bad news, and I think its going to escalate things. If this were college, we would destroy the Harry Caray statue to get back at them. The drunken moron Cubs fans were just surly frat boys who wanted to "prank" the Sox. Even though most of the worthless drunken fratboys flock to the Urinal for "baseball", several of them call themselves Sox fans. When word gets out, some moron Sox fans will do something like vandalize the Harry statue or take a wrecking ball to the Urinal. When that happens, all hell will break lose.

The Cubs "fans" vandalizing Minnie will get ZERO press. There might be a little blurb in the Cubune or Scum Times mentioning "the statue was defaced", but I guarantee they will say it was not done by Cubs fans. They will shrug it off and bury the story. However, if anything happens to the Harry statue, it will be the lead story on sportscenter, the 10 o'clock news, and the front page of newspapers. There will be a 24/7 candlelight vigil at the Urinal, which will be televised, and of course preempt the Sox in the playoffs. Although the Minnie defacing will be reported as "unknown prepetrators", the Harry statue will be reported by every media outlet as the work of Sox fans. Then we have to go through another round of yellow journalists writing more of the "The Sox dont deserve to win the world series, and if you root for them you are a bad person" articles. ESPN will run highlight segments of past dumbass Sox fans, of course bringing up Ligue and Dybas, and will bring in baseball "experts" to try to explain the "horrible behavior" on the south side and why they are not great, fun luving, traditional fans like the Cub fans. Kruk will say "worst stadium ever, I feared for my life playing there, contract the White Sox" and Peter Gammons will stutter for 30 seconds until they cut his mic. And morons all across America will say in unison "but those Cubbies are just so darn loveable. They never would have done anything like that to those dirty Sox fans. The Cubs have such a wonderful, rich, winning history, but they are adorable when they lose. If anything, hearing of the Harry statue getting destroyed makes me love them more. It adds a chip on the Cubs' shoulders, kinda like the one they have from getting no media coverage."

Nothing good will come from this.

The truly sad part about your scenario is, I can see all of this happening
pretty much the way you described it.

DrCrawdad
06-27-2005, 07:25 AM
I've emailed Teddy Greenstein, the person who penned the infamous 'Sox Fans Killed Ivy' sports frontpage smear job, and asked if he'll be writing about the Minoso vandalism. I emailed Vanderberg, sports editor, as well to ask them to look into this matter.

Here's (http://www.chicagotribune.com/services/site/chi-newspaperemail,1,1927367.htmlstory?coll=chi-navrailhome2-nav) the list of Cubune editors and writers email addresses...

doublem23
06-27-2005, 07:30 AM
The more we play the Cubs, the less this series seems to mean, and that applies to me personally.


I agree... I don't get nearly as riled up for the Cubs games as I used to... I think that may also have to do with how the Sox are doing at the time; this year, the Cubs really did look like just another series on a long road... Maybe in down years, the Cubs are more important? I don't know, but I definitely wasn't spitting venom this weekend at Cub fans the way I was in, say, 1998 and 1999, when I nearly was physically aching for a White Sox winner.

TommyJohn
06-27-2005, 08:13 AM
I've emailed Teddy Greenstein, the person who penned the infamous 'Sox Fans Killed Ivy' sports frontpage smear job, and asked if he'll be writing about the Minoso vandalism. I emailed Vanderberg, sports editor, as well to ask them to look into this matter.



Don't bet the mortgage on that one.

Baby Fisk
06-27-2005, 08:24 AM
This kind of madness makes the Sox-Cubs series a turnoff. Too much mass hysteria and acrimony. As TheOldRoman said, a handful of morons with a frat-prank mentality can cause a lot of damage and escalate things in a bad way. People freaking out in the post-game thread that this was a series the Sox had to win and they blew it, so based on that it must be forseen that the Sox will collapse in the playoffs and all is lost. The inferiority complexes here are something else.

These games bring out the worst in people. :(:

Cellview22
06-27-2005, 09:03 AM
This kind of madness makes the Sox-Cubs series a turnoff. Too much mass hysteria and acrimony. As TheOldRoman said, a handful of morons with a frat-prank mentality can cause a lot of damage and escalate things in a bad way. People freaking out in the post-game thread that this was a series the Sox had to win and they blew it, so based on that it must be forseen that the Sox will collapse in the playoffs and all is lost. The inferiority complexes here are something else.

These games bring out the worst in people. :(:

I agree with you. I used to love interleague play, especially the Cubs/Sox series, but it's becoming a major turnoff. I've never been to a "Cross Town Classic" game, and I don't think I'd ever want to. I got riled up at the last game I went to because I saw 4 Cubs fans near us making a scene and a fool out of themselves just to make it a miserable game for us. I can't imagine dealing with 15,000 obnoxious classless Cubs fans at our ballpark. I'd probably need anger management after that.

tschneid83
06-27-2005, 09:24 AM
with everyone else i agree that this does not mean much anymore. I used to look forward to the sox/chubs series but could care less now. I now realize that games vs. MN, indians, detroit, are a lot more important to me now. Plus with an entire new team i am not sure they cared about the cubs/sox series. I am sure they are aware of it but what does pods, gooch, dye, garcia (still new to the team, sort of), el duque, contreas, etc care. They all want one thing this year, a RING, and the cubs play no factor in us getting that so.......

Jerko
06-27-2005, 09:51 AM
I have grown to hate interleague play. It was "cute" when it first started but now it's just an annoyance IMO.

Rocky Soprano
06-27-2005, 10:04 AM
On Saturday, I had a Cub fan flick my hat off. In the process he managed to hit me in the face. I walked over to him to see what his problem was. What did he do? He ran like a little baby.

There is no point to act like a retard so I didnt chase him. Why would I want to stoop down to his level.

But I do have to say that it took a lot not to bash his face in. I hate Cub Fans! :angry:

chidavid18
06-27-2005, 10:28 AM
I was in my seats in 140. We where watching the white sox dugout. There where two cubs fans in the 2nd row behind the sox dugout in our section. They Started **** with Freddy. Not a good idea to start **** with the players in the dugout. Next thing I know there are 8 security guard near there seat. All they say is lets go. I then can read Freddy's lips. He say-ed that god there gone. They must of say-ed something really bad. Thank god they are gone. This was there W.S. Ours is in Oct.

Rocky Soprano
06-27-2005, 10:36 AM
I was in my seats in 140. We where watching the white sox dugout. There where two cubs fans in the 2nd row behind the sox dugout in our section. They Started **** with Freddy. Not a good idea to start **** with the players in the dugout. Next thing I know there are 8 security guard near there seat. All they say is lets go. I then can read Freddy's lips. He say-ed that god there gone. They must of say-ed something really bad. Thank god they are gone. This was there W.S. Ours is in Oct.

:dunno: :dunno: :dunno:

Viva Medias B's
06-27-2005, 11:56 AM
With so many people around (fans, Sox Security), wouldn't the act of defacing the Miņoso statue have been caught in the act and promptly stopped?

MrRoboto83
06-27-2005, 11:57 AM
Perhaps we can sneak in some Round-Up Broad Leaf killer into the Urinal to take care of the weeds that grow on their outfield walls!

fado
06-27-2005, 11:58 AM
I spoke to someone within the Sox and it is confirmed. The guys managed to break the bat off but they did not get away with it. They dropped the bat and ran and were not caught. But the Sox did recover the bat and it will be repaired.

Viva Medias B's
06-27-2005, 12:00 PM
When Jason Grimsley went through the ceiling to retrieve Albert Belle's corked bat, the White Sox filed a police report because of the damage Grimsley caused. Would they do so here? And would they have the act involving the Miņoso statue caught on tape?

34 Inch Stick
06-27-2005, 12:16 PM
I would love to see the Harry statue draped in a Sox jersey and hat. I would not go any further than that (which is not really a defacing).

Stroker Ace
06-27-2005, 12:18 PM
Disgusting. Absolutely disgusting. I hope these genetic defectives are caught and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.:angry: :angry: :angry:

Dick Allen
06-27-2005, 12:39 PM
How the Hell were these douchebags not caught??????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dammit!!

cheeses_h_rice
06-27-2005, 01:15 PM
I was in my seats in 140. We where watching the white sox dugout. There where two cubs fans in the 2nd row behind the sox dugout in our section. They Started **** with Freddy. Not a good idea to start **** with the players in the dugout. Next thing I know there are 8 security guard near there seat. All they say is lets go. I then can read Freddy's lips. He say-ed that god there gone. They must of say-ed something really bad. Thank god they are gone. This was there W.S. Ours is in Oct.

Can someone translate this into English for me?

TIA.

skobabe8
06-27-2005, 02:09 PM
How the Hell were these douchebags not caught??????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dammit!!

I bet whoever did this is also stupid enough to brag about it. Keep an eye on their message boards.

DaleJRFan
06-27-2005, 02:15 PM
If it is actually true, and I have yet to hear any sort of viable confirmation of the event actually taking place, they will be caught, they always are.

If it's true and they are not caught, let it go. It pisses me off like something fierce, but the fact of the matter is that we Sox fans prove season after season that we are the classier fans in town. This is yet another example. Have we Sox fans arranged a mob of would-be vandals to take down the Harry Carry statue in some symbolic ceremony like the falling of the Hussain statue in Iraq? Doubtful.

These drunk losers are simply jealous of the vastly superior team we have been blessed with this season. Their time came and went. We're in the spotlight now, and they hate it. F'em all. Watch us on TV in October, f***ers.

RKMeibalane
06-27-2005, 02:19 PM
:hurt

"Those damn Cubs fans better not touch my statue."

Dick Allen
06-27-2005, 02:41 PM
I don't understand this, this wasn't done under cover of night. How did nobody see this, especially somebody in authority?

RKMeibalane
06-27-2005, 02:58 PM
I'm still waiting to see if any of the Chicago papers pick up the story.

cheeses_h_rice
06-27-2005, 03:07 PM
I don't understand this, this wasn't done under cover of night. How did nobody see this, especially somebody in authority?

I thought I had read that the entire outfield seating area was under video surveillance, too.

:dunno:

Ol' No. 2
06-27-2005, 04:00 PM
I'm still waiting to see if any of the Chicago papers pick up the story.FANS OF LAKEVIEW TEAM VANDALIZE STATUE
story on page 1102

TheOldRoman
06-27-2005, 04:22 PM
FANS OF LAKEVIEW TEAM VANDALIZE STATUE
story on page 1102

More like:
SOX FANS DRUNKEN & UNRULY, LIKELY DEFACED MINOSO STATUE p.1,2,3,4,80-88
CUBS FANS SHOW SOX FANS HOW TO ROOT WITH CLASS p.79
Police Arrested fan in Cubs Disguise for Statue Defacation p. 67 Metro Section

And of course, our dear friend Moronotti will write:
Why Couldn't They have Moved to Tampa?
The White Sox and their fans have always had an inferiority complex about the Cubs. For years and years the Cubs dominated the city and captured it's heart with a winning tradition and a beautiful ballpark. Though mostly unemployed, White Sox fans have spent years cashing welfare checks and spending money no tickets just to go to games and yell "Cubs suck." The White Sox are off to a great start, and like all flashes in the pan, they started dying down this weekend against Chicago's team. Sox fans were so distraut by the humiliating losses that they deface a statue of Minnie Minoso at the game on Sunday. It is becoming more and more apparent that names like Ligue and Dybass are more the rule than an exception when it comes to Sox fans. These are the fans who nearly started riots while destroying disco records. These are fans who put money into the pockets of the evil Jerry Reinsdorf. Their inferiority complex has no boundaries. The White Sox don't deserve a world championship, the owner doesn't, and the fans don't.

dickallen15
06-27-2005, 04:41 PM
Is there someone who can verify that this took place? Would the Sox verify that the statue was vandalized to one of our WSI columnists? Could someone get a picture of the damage?

The Sox don't play another game at The Cell until July 1. I doubt they will be able to get it fixed by then. But if the statue has been vandalized I sure the hell hope that the Sox get the word out to the media before it's fixed.

If the statue was truly vandalized, then the story needs to be reported. Of course no doubt even in that there will be some sort of backlash against Sox fans.

I went by the Minoso statue yesterday, and wondered what happened to the bat. It definitely had been broken off.

ND_Sox_Fan
06-27-2005, 05:28 PM
No vandalism with my weekend experience, but I did overhear the most retarted comment I have ever heard out of a Cub fan.

I was sitting at a bar at Notre Dame on Saturday watching the game, and these guys were sitting there talking about Maddux being a great pitcher.

One guy says, "Maddux is the all-time leader in wins. He's like the best pitcher ever."

Second guy says, "No Kerry Wood has to be ahead of him."

I about fell off of my stool.

Uncle_Patrick
06-27-2005, 09:21 PM
I bet whoever did this is also stupid enough to brag about it. Keep an eye on their message boards.

Actually, I doubt that, except maybe the MLB boards where all the morons go to post. Fans who post on the Cubs fan sites seem to have deemed themselves the "classiest" around. They'd look down on this type of vandalism as something that us no class white trash Sox fans would do. The moron frat boys who probably did this are also probably too lazy to look for a Cubs fan site, as they aren't so interested in talking about baseball as they are talking about how wasted they were at Sluggers or John Barleycorn or the Cubby Bear after the last Cubs home game.

DrCrawdad
06-27-2005, 09:30 PM
I just posted a question for Scott Reifort on his MLB blog (http://whitesoxpride.mlblogs.com/inside_the_white_sox/2005/06/off_day.html#comments). Will Scott confirm the story, squash it or ignore it?

RavenswoodFan
06-27-2005, 10:29 PM
I spoke to someone within the Sox and it is confirmed. The guys managed to break the bat off but they did not get away with it. They dropped the bat and ran and were not caught. But the Sox did recover the bat and it will be repaired.
This is really a shame.:(: I was lucky enough to sit by some decent Cubs fans at both Friday's and Saturdays games. When they were dragging out a few of the rowdy Cub fans the Cub fans near me were disgusted by thier behavoir as much as we were. One even said "Man this is just a game why do people make such ***** of themselves?".:mad:
I had to agree.... I hate the Cubs as much as anyone else but to flip people off or vandelize is rediculous!

Vernam
06-27-2005, 10:44 PM
Just like the Sox v. Cubs season series, our experience with Cub fans at Sunday's game was an even split. We arrived early and bought four kosher dogs for us and the kids, then looked for a picnic table on the 500 level. I made eye contact with a nice lady, who saw our predicament and signaled that she and her husband were about to leave. Turns out they were Cub fans. Then the guy sitting in front of our game seats was a Cub fan with twin sons (one of whom is a Sox fan!), and he also was a decent guy. He heard me explaining to my daughter how to keep a score book: "First, cross out 'Visitors' and write 'Losers' instead." I could tell he was worried he was sitting by a fanatic, so I told him to rest easy, because that's as bad as it would get. (My son, on the other hand, is a true Cub hater . . .)

It was Section 524, and the next section to the right had a complete idiot Cub fan in unbuttoned Prior jersey and bare chest, actively taunting everyone near him in hopes of starting a fight. I couldn't believe that the security didn't haul him away -- or that someone didn't just kick is a**. :cool:

The real kicker, though, was when medical personal were summoned to the section at our left. I assumed some elderly person was overcome by the heat. Nope. It was another jerseyed Cub lover, but his shirt was stained with puke when they led him down the stairs. So were his sandals -- more info than you needed, I'm sure, but put yourself in my shoes! :D: The guy was so hammered, a security man hung onto his shirt for fear he'd topple into the lower deck.

Man, I hope our fans behave better than that in Wrigley.

VC

skobabe8
06-27-2005, 11:33 PM
Just like the Sox v. Cubs season series, our experience with Cub fans at Sunday's game was an even split. We arrived early and bought four kosher dogs for us and the kids, then looked for a picnic table on the 500 level. I made eye contact with a nice lady, who saw our predicament and signaled that she and her husband were about to leave. Turns out they were Cub fans. Then the guy sitting in front of our game seats was a Cub fan with twin sons (one of whom is a Sox fan!), and he also was a decent guy. He heard me explaining to my daughter how to keep a score book: "First, cross out 'Visitors' and write 'Losers' instead." I could tell he was worried he was sitting by a fanatic, so I told him to rest easy, because that's as bad as it would get. (My son, on the other hand, is a true Cub hater . . .)

It was Section 524, and the next section to the right had a complete idiot Cub fan in unbuttoned Prior jersey and bare chest, actively taunting everyone near him in hopes of starting a fight. I couldn't believe that the security didn't haul him away -- or that someone didn't just kick is a**. :cool:

The real kicker, though, was when medical personal were summoned to the section at our left. I assumed some elderly person was overcome by the heat. Nope. It was another jerseyed Cub lover, but his shirt was stained with puke when they led him down the stairs. So were his sandals -- more info than you needed, I'm sure, but put yourself in my shoes! :D: The guy was so hammered, a security man hung onto his shirt for fear he'd topple into the lower deck.

Man, I hope our fans behave better than that in Wrigley.

VC

We do. I've seen it firsthand. I've also seen in at Jacobs Field and Kauffman Stadium.
They are the same no matter where the game is at. Iv'e seen it at Bank One Ballpark and 2 different spring training sites.

CubsSuckMySox
06-28-2005, 12:08 AM
The Cubs "fans" vandalizing Minnie will get ZERO press. There might be a little blurb in the Cubune or Scum Times mentioning "the statue was defaced", but I guarantee they will say it was not done by Cubs fans. They will shrug it off and bury the story. However, if anything happens to the Harry statue, it will be the lead story on sportscenter, the 10 o'clock news, and the front page of newspapers. There will be a 24/7 candlelight vigil at the Urinal, which will be televised, and of course preempt the Sox in the playoffs.


Check out The Southtown.


One of THE greatest papers in Chicago to read because of their love for/dedication to the White Sox. You can usually find a few good slams on the Cubs too :-D


But if you're a republican, beware; it's probably one of the most liberal papers I've ever read.

Nellie_Fox
06-28-2005, 12:14 AM
With so many people around (fans, Sox Security), wouldn't the act of defacing the Miņoso statue have been caught in the act and promptly stopped?I'm pretty certain his name is spelled Minoso, not Miņoso. The ņ is pronounced like an "n" immediately followed by a "y", so Miņoso would be pronounced "Min-yoso", just like Ordoņez is pronounced "Or-doh-nyez." Spanish uses both the n and the ņ, as in maņana.

Far be it from me to take issue with someone whose screen name is in Spanish.

Foulke You
06-28-2005, 01:20 AM
I just posted a question for Scott Reifort on his MLB blog (http://whitesoxpride.mlblogs.com/inside_the_white_sox/2005/06/off_day.html#comments). Will Scott confirm the story, squash it or ignore it?
Hey Crawdad...any responses from the media people you've emailed yet? What about Les Grobstein? Would he report the Minoso statue story or let his Cub love get in the way?

TheOldRoman
06-28-2005, 01:25 AM
I'm pretty certain his name is spelled Minoso, not Miņoso. The ņ is pronounced like an "n" immediately followed by a "y", so Miņoso would be pronounced "Min-yoso", just like Ordoņez is pronounced "Or-doh-nyez." Spanish uses both the n and the ņ, as in maņana.

Far be it from me to take issue with someone whose screen name is in Spanish.
http://www.kreweofbacchus.org/kandt/images/ed_macmahon.jpg
You are correct sir.

MUsoxfan
06-28-2005, 01:27 AM
But if you're a republican, beware; it's probably one of the most liberal papers I've ever read.

If you want to live a long and healthy life on WSI, make your best effort to avoid any political statements.

StillMissOzzie
06-28-2005, 02:20 AM
The real kicker, though, was when medical personal were summoned to the section at our left. I assumed some elderly person was overcome by the heat. Nope. It was another jerseyed Cub lover, but his shirt was stained with puke when they led him down the stairs. So were his sandals -- more info than you needed, I'm sure, but put yourself in my shoes! :D: The guy was so hammered, a security man hung onto his shirt for fear he'd topple into the lower deck.

Man, I hope our fans behave better than that in Wrigley.

VC

And then the dumb SOB probably pulled out his cell phone to call his friends:

"Dude, I just hurled in their stadium! It was awesome!"

SMO
:tongue:

DrCrawdad
06-28-2005, 06:19 AM
Hey Crawdad...any responses from the media people you've emailed yet? What about Les Grobstein? Would he report the Minoso statue story or let his Cub love get in the way?

I contacted editors and writers at the Cubune as well as Ron Rappaport at the Sun-Times. So far...

:giantsnail

Ol' No. 2
06-28-2005, 11:03 AM
I'm surprised this hasn't shown up on sportsblab radio yet. You'd think someone would have called MJH with this. They have the contacts to verify it.

Paxson93
06-28-2005, 12:04 PM
I unfortunately have to say the worst display I saw this weekend was from one of our own.... 2 frat boys getting off the red line practically carrying their buddy between them who was so wasted he had peed his pants and puked all down the front of his shirt. This was before the game even started Sunday so I wonder if the guy even got through the gate in the condition he was in. Brutal.

However it was later amusing to see a wasted Cub fan in a wife beater get booted for swearing and carrying on about someone throwing peanuts at him for not sitting down. Unbeknownst to him, the M*****F*****g p***y was an 8 year old girl. :D:

Jerko
06-28-2005, 03:11 PM
Some of these people need to be caned right on the pitcher's mound after the game is over.