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ChiSoxRowand
07-03-2005, 10:17 PM
After Dye hit his home run today Hawk and DJ were saying that the fans in left field were telling the guy to throw the back. They said that the announcemts before the game said that anyone who throws a ball back on to the field will be ejected. That's a policy that every stadium in the league needs to have. They showed security taking the guy away but there was no ball on the field and Hawk and DJ said it was because the fans were hassling him.

NUCatsFan
07-03-2005, 10:24 PM
After Dye hit his home run today Hawk and DJ were saying that the fans in left field were telling the guy to throw the back. They said that the announcemts before the game said that anyone who throws a ball back on to the field will be ejected. That's a policy that every stadium in the league needs to have. They showed security taking the guy away but there was no ball on the field and Hawk and DJ said it was because the fans were hassling him.

No, the ball DID go on the field. The LF tossed it over to the A's bullpen which is on the third base side. I should know...I have the ball right here :)

Whitesox029
07-04-2005, 02:30 AM
I am shocked that this isn't already a rule in all major league ballparks. You get the boot for interfering with a fair ball, and all that does is mess up the play--no one's going to get hurt because you picked up the ball. Someone could get hurt when you're throwing a baseball back onto the field.
E-mail Brooks!
I know there was a stink raised about sending him too many e-mails, but this is a very important issue. We should have a scoreboard message regarding this not unlike the one asking fans to stay off the field.
As icing on the cake, it would make us look good in the face of what goes on 8 miles north where it's actually encouraged (I recently saw an official TV ad for Cubs gear in which a t-shirt reading "Throw it back!" was visible).

white sox bill
07-04-2005, 09:09 AM
I am shocked that this isn't already a rule in all major league ballparks. You get the boot for interfering with a fair ball, and all that does is mess up the play--no one's going to get hurt because you picked up the ball. Someone could get hurt when you're throwing a baseball back onto the field.
E-mail Brooks!
I know there was a stink raised about sending him too many e-mails, but this is a very important issue. We should have a scoreboard message regarding this not unlike the one asking fans to stay off the field.
As icing on the cake, it would make us look good in the face of what goes on 8 miles north where it's actually encouraged (I recently saw an official TV ad for Cubs gear in which a t-shirt reading "Throw it back!" was visible).

Don't the Sox have a rule regarding throwing back balls? If so, were the flub fans last weekend escorted out accordingly after catching a Sox HR?

Stroker Ace
07-04-2005, 10:52 AM
At least there is one good thing about Oakland. This should be instituted at every MLB park. Throwing the ball back is a stupid tradition carried out by idiots.

TDog
07-04-2005, 12:47 PM
I think there should be a rule against throwing balls (or switching balls and pretending to throw home runs) back onto the the field.

But the commissioner could give team a choice of policies. Either fans who throw home runs back on the field are ejected or fans are required to give every ball hit out of play -- fair or foul -- to a team official on the field, as they did 100 years ago when games were played with only one ball, no matter how disgusting it got.

ChiSoxRowand
07-04-2005, 01:12 PM
Don't the Sox have a rule regarding throwing back balls? If so, were the flub fans last weekend escorted out accordingly after catching a Sox HR?

They don't have a rule, but they ran a radio ad encouraging people not to throw balls back on to the field.

Fenway
07-04-2005, 02:57 PM
Fenway Park you are not only out but banned from buying tickets for a year.

jake27
07-04-2005, 04:49 PM
there are rules in every ball park i beleive. i think its on the back of our ticket (if not, too lazy to check one, its posted somewhere) that you cant throw anything onto the field and face ejection if you do. its up to the ballparks if they enforce it or not. i may be wrong tho...

Cowhead418
07-04-2005, 07:16 PM
I got into an argument about how dumb of a tradition throwing the ball back was and he told me: "How can you not like it? It's disrespecting the other team! It's great!":rolleyes:

DumpJerry
07-05-2005, 01:19 AM
I was at the July 4th game against Tampa. After one of the Bad Guys' homers late in the game (I forget whose it was, does not matter) to Right, Jermaine kept looking over his shoulder as if he was watching out to make sure he's not hit in the back of his head with a ball. The ball was not thrown back even thought people were chanting to have it thrown back.:angry:

I was sitting in 109, so I had a good view of the situation.