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soxinthecity
04-20-2006, 08:31 AM
A guy that just won't shut up during the game.

Tuesday nights game, this guy just kept talking about everything from the past year to some cub dribble and just a bunch of crap on and on all night, and not one of his buddies he was with not having the balls to just tell him,
shut up already!, were trying to watch the game!

rdwj
04-20-2006, 09:02 AM
Anyone that tries to start or participates in the wave

itsnotrequired
04-20-2006, 09:04 AM
Anyone that tries to start or participates in the wave

There are 100 things worse than the wave. Annoying, to be sure, but hardly something to get worked up about.

Kilroy
04-20-2006, 09:05 AM
All the new "fans" that have showed up this year.

batmanZoSo
04-20-2006, 09:06 AM
There are 100 things worse than the wave. Annoying, to be sure, but hardly something to get worked up about.

Worked up, maybe not, but that crap seriously embarrasses me as a Sox fan. And few things do. I just sit in vain in silent protest as it goes by.

rdwj
04-20-2006, 09:07 AM
There are 100 things worse than the wave. Annoying, to be sure, but hardly something to get worked up about.

I didn't get worked up about it - I just think that it's MUCH more annoying than a baby at the park. That is the topic, right?

Uncle_Patrick
04-20-2006, 09:10 AM
To me, the worst thing at a Sox game is the "Sox fan" who sits and watches the scoreboard for the Cubs score and then proceeds to talk about what the Cubs are doing.

itsnotrequired
04-20-2006, 09:17 AM
I didn't get worked up about it - I just think that it's MUCH more annoying than a baby at the park. That is the topic, right?

Seems to be a gray area. The thread has the word "worst" in it but the grammar makes no sense. Any thoughts, kittle?:redneck

In any event, try sitting next to a screaming baby for a whole game while having the wave pass only two or three times and then tell me which is worse.:tongue:

rdwj
04-20-2006, 09:23 AM
Seems to be a gray area. The thread has the word "worst" in it but the grammar makes no sense. Any thoughts, kittle?:redneck

In any event, try sitting next to a screaming baby for a whole game while having the wave pass only two or three times and then tell me which is worse.:tongue:

I'd argue that you're not sitting next to an annoying baby, but bad parents.

Another annoying thing is guys that cursing ad nausium is cool

soxfanatlanta
04-20-2006, 09:30 AM
What's worst than babies at the park?

Bad english. :wink:
NASCAR discussions
Guys in khakis talking on their cell phones
Hearing, "Last Call"

rdwj
04-20-2006, 09:33 AM
Bad english. :wink:

I think you mean bad grammar :D:

...unless you mean the band

Law11
04-20-2006, 09:35 AM
I'll take a baby over an obnoxiuos 20 something that thinks he's Gods gift to the drinking world, who doesnt know how to speak without every other word being an f bomb or calling someone bro or dude and thinks pooka shells around his neck is an "in" thing.

You know the guys.... Talking loud so all can here him. Laughs at his own jokes, talk about his recent kegger and how drunk they are going to get this weekend...

Real class.

viagracat
04-20-2006, 09:36 AM
I haven't run into too many crying babies at the ballpark. I have seen them in church, but at least most parents either take them outside or to the "crying room" after evil looks from others. I also once had to deal with one on a transatlantic flight, and lemme tell you, that makes for a LONG flight.

My biggest annoyance at the ballpark, like someone else said, are guys whose every other word rhymes with "schmuck". :angry:

Irishsox1
04-20-2006, 09:42 AM
I had a run in last year with a particular fan in the right field seats and this is what he was doing.

1. He was smoking in his seat and blowing the smoke back towards me.
2. He was talking on the phone loudly and swearing ever other word.
4. When El Duque gave up his second first inning homerun, the guy stood-up and yelled "Get that Cuban F**ker out of the game!"

All of this occured in the top half of first inning. I moved seats rather that confront this a-hole.

I'd take a crying baby over that guy anyday!

He gone
04-20-2006, 09:53 AM
I'll take a baby over an obnoxiuos 20 something that thinks he's Gods gift to the drinking world, who doesnt know how to speak without every other word being an f bomb or calling someone bro or dude and thinks pooka shells around his neck is an "in" thing

I totally agree. I take my 8 year old son to the game with me and we always seem to sit by a bunch of 20 something drunks that think they know everything there is about the game of baseball and they feel they must tell the whole world in F-word sentences :angry:

MushMouth
04-20-2006, 09:58 AM
I'll take a baby over an obnoxiuos 20 something that thinks he's Gods gift to the drinking world, who doesnt know how to speak without every other word being an f bomb or calling someone bro or dude and thinks pooka shells around his neck is an "in" thing.

You know the guys.... Talking loud so all can here him. Laughs at his own jokes, talk about his recent kegger and how drunk they are going to get this weekend...

Real class.

hahaha - yeah, thankfully, on Tuesday, they booted a group of teens sitting next to us (don't think they were of drinkin age yet) who were yelling and cussing and not particularly paying attention to the game. Very irritating.

lumpyspun
04-20-2006, 10:07 AM
hahaha - yeah, thankfully, on Tuesday, they booted a group of teens sitting next to us (don't think they were of drinkin age yet) who were yelling and cussing and not particularly paying attention to the game. Very irritating.

If you guys think that's bad...one time I was at a Phillies game and I was sitting directly next to a bunch of the producers from the MTV show 'Jackass' and 'Viva la Bam'. In about the 3rd inning Don Vito (the fat, drunk guy from Viva La Bam) came and sat right behind us. I think every drunk, stupid 20 year old in the park came over to get a picture with him throughout the course of the game. Nothing is worse than mixing a baseball game with a character from MTV. Vito said that Johnny Knoxville and Steve-O were supposed to come to the game but backed out at the last minute...I can't even imagine what that would have been like.

rdwj
04-20-2006, 10:12 AM
If you guys think that's bad...one time I was at a Phillies game and I was sitting directly next to a bunch of the producers from the MTV show 'Jackass' and 'Viva la Bam'. In about the 3rd inning Don Vito (the fat, drunk guy from Viva La Bam) came and sat right behind us. I think every drunk, stupid 20 year old in the park came over to get a picture with him throughout the course of the game. Nothing is worse than mixing a baseball game with a character from MTV. Vito said that Johnny Knoxville and Steve-O were supposed to come to the game but backed out at the last minute...I can't even imagine what that would have been like.

Oh! That reminds me of one of the WORST times I had a Sox game. All these goofy looking people kept bothering the bald guy sitting behind me - asking for autographs and pictures at all times of the game.

I thought he was in a band or something. Turns out it was Steve from Springer.

LongLiveFisk
04-20-2006, 10:16 AM
People who come decked out in other teams' uniforms and trash talk all night while we've seen Halley's Comet twice since their last championship.

Foulke You
04-20-2006, 10:20 AM
People who come decked out in other teams' uniforms and trash talk all night while we've seen Halley's Comet twice since their last championship.
Ding Ding Ding, we have a winner! This is my biggest pet peeve. I can't tell you how many times I'm at a Sox vs. Rangers game or Sox vs Devil Rays game or any other opponent not related to the Cubs and some guy (or group of guys) will be fully decked out in a Wood or Sandberg jersey w/hat and is there instigating and acting like a jackass.

I NEVER get the urge to get dressed up in my Freddy Garcia jersey and Sox hat and head down to Wrigley to take in a Cubs vs Padres game and mix it up with Cub fans. What's wrong with morons who do that in our park?

batmanZoSo
04-20-2006, 10:22 AM
Oh! That reminds me of one of the WORST times I had a Sox game. All these goofy looking people kept bothering the bald guy sitting behind me - asking for autographs and pictures at all times of the game.

I thought he was in a band or something. Turns out it was Steve from Springer.

We have a winner. Man, anything like that would be annoying. I'll never get that. Can I please have my picture taken with a mediocre celebrity? :rolleyes:

Chez
04-20-2006, 10:28 AM
How about people who spend the whole game discussing their fantasy baseball teams?

Baby Fisk
04-20-2006, 10:30 AM
Babies are OK. Who doesn't love babies? What irks me most is students who can't handle two watered down cups of beer and proceed to become loud and obnoxious during a game. I feel a mixture of pity and contempt for them as they stand up and bray like jackasses for most of the game, disrupting everyone around them. Then when they get heckled or told to sit the **** down and shut the **** up, it just escalates things. If you're out to get hammered and act like an idiot, just go to a bar.

lostletters
04-20-2006, 10:31 AM
People who get drunk and start fights. Every game has a couple of scuffles, but they can ruin the game experience for everybody.

Obnoxius A's and Cubs fans.

I could go on, but babies are not as bad as irresponsible adults.

SouthSide_HitMen
04-20-2006, 10:32 AM
I think you mean bad grammar :D:

...unless you mean the band

The word English should be capitalized (Kittle42 may have a heart attack reading this thread).

itsnotrequired
04-20-2006, 10:33 AM
How about people who spend the whole game discussing their fantasy baseball teams?

You mean like the guys sitting behind me yesterday? What a pair of futzes. In addition to their moronic fantasy talk, one claimed to be a "life-long" fan of the Sox but told his buddy that the upper rows in the upper deck were removed 7 or 8 years ago.

:rolleyes:

batmanZoSo
04-20-2006, 10:34 AM
I went to a game last year with a huge crowd from work and I was of course one of maybe two or three other guys who were really into the game and big Sox fans. Everyone else kept making these stupid bets throughout the entire game. Something that involved drawing names out of a hat and runs scored or some crap. Just constant yelling across the section and standing up, blocking my view...that wasn't very pleasant.

Revolution29
04-20-2006, 10:43 AM
I know that a lot of you have mentioned Cubs fans, and they are certainly on top of the list as far as annoying, but have any of you dealt with RedSox fans?

I remember being at game 1 of the ALDS last year. I was sitting in 117, and right next to us, almost all of 118 was RedSox fans. Obviously, they quieted down rather quickly :D: , but when they were scoring their only two runs of the game, they were completely obnoxious. Not that I have any problem with someone rooting for their own team, but the chants and the other things there were spewing was just ridiculous. Fortunately, in the very first row was a Sox fan with a nice big banner or something, which he held up, along with his middle fingers as the RedSox went down that inning.

They shut up after that.

alohafri
04-20-2006, 10:47 AM
I went to a game last year with a huge crowd from work and I was of course one of maybe two or three other guys who were really into the game and big Sox fans. Everyone else kept making these stupid bets throughout the entire game. Something that involved drawing names out of a hat and runs scored or some crap. Just constant yelling across the section and standing up, blocking my view...that wasn't very pleasant.

I have no problems with the side bets. I don't like the wave, and anyone who throws a home run ball back should be permanently removed from the park.

SOecks
04-20-2006, 10:55 AM
I have 2 to contribute.

1. I saw a woman at yesterday's game who was about 8 months pregnant and was drinking beer like crazy. We must have seen her knock down at least 4 beers during the game. Nice.

2. People (especially guys) who stack their empty cups under their new beers to prove to everybody how cool they are by drinking so much beer. I can't stand those people. They're always the loudest, most annoying ones around too always trying to get noticed in desperate pleas for attention.

itsnotrequired
04-20-2006, 10:58 AM
2. People (especially guys) who stack their empty cups under their new beers to prove to everybody how cool they are by drinking so much beer. I can't stand those people. They're always the loudest, most annoying ones around too always trying to get noticed in desperate pleas for attention.


Maybe they are collecting 25 cups so Waste Management will give them a mighty gift.

Stacking cups is the worst. Not only do they ride high in the cup holder and risk a spill but they dribble everywhere when you try and drink out of them. You might as well dump the beer on your head and call it a day.

SOecks
04-20-2006, 11:02 AM
Maybe they are collecting 25 cups so Waste Management will give them a mighty gift.

Stacking cups is the worst. Not only do they ride high in the cup holder and risk a spill but they dribble everywhere when you try and drink out of them. You might as well dump the beer on your head and call it a day.

I've even seen some guys take cups of beers they didn't even drink to take "credit" for drinking the beer. Nice life buddy, we're really impressed.

Pike
04-20-2006, 11:04 AM
Hey,

Personally, I like the "Mexican Wave." Granted, I am too tense to participate fully (just raise my hand as it goes by), but it can a lot of atmosphere.

Cubs and other fans: I went to the Saints- bears game down in UI's campus a few years back. If you recall the Bear jumped out to a big lead. One guy jumped in front of me waving his finger and hooting, etc,... after a Bears score. I kind a gave a dismissive wave and a look that I am not into all of this foolishness. The next time, he didn't do anything towards me. Usually, when people act obnoxiously I ignore them, after a while, it stops,... just isn't that fun for them.

::: knock on wood::: I have never had aproblem with obnoxious fans at "the cell." If I had, I just let security know so that they can take of the problem, not me. Basically, I am not going to let someone else's lack of discipline ruin my game experience!

lbtigerfan
04-20-2006, 11:06 AM
since I never get to go to games, just about nothing bothers me. I'm not there enough to let the nit-picky things get to me. HOWEVER, nothing is worse than people standing on the steps... in the way of the batter. Ugh it pisses me off!:angry:

Jerko
04-20-2006, 11:09 AM
You mean like the guys sitting behind me yesterday? What a pair of futzes. In addition to their moronic fantasy talk, one claimed to be a "life-long" fan of the Sox but told his buddy that the upper rows in the upper deck were removed 7 or 8 years ago.

:rolleyes:

I'm gonna write a book on all the new and interesting things I hear at the Cell this year. The worst one I heard so far was "whoa, dude, they have FRIES here?"

soxfanatlanta
04-20-2006, 11:12 AM
The word English should be capitalized (Kittle42 may have a heart attack reading this thread).

Ugh. You are right! I though I was being savvy. :redface:

And another one:

People who show up in the 3rd, and leave in the 6th.

alohafri
04-20-2006, 12:04 PM
I have 2 to contribute.

1. I saw a woman at yesterday's game who was about 8 months pregnant and was drinking beer like crazy. We must have seen her knock down at least 4 beers during the game. Nice.



THAT will be a baby that even the Pope wouldn't want to sit next to.

RockyMtnSoxFan
04-20-2006, 12:07 PM
The drunk, 20-something, loud frat boy types are the worst, especially when they think they know a lot about the game of baseball, but really are clueless. Most of the games I go to are in Denver, where there are a lot of transplants from other cities, so I see fans from a lot of other teams. The worst are Cubs and Red Sox fans. They seem to have an extraordinary need for attention to go along with a large dose of misplaced arrogance.

davenicholson
04-20-2006, 12:26 PM
Off the top of my head:

Loud, foul-mouthed people, especially those that can't hold their alcohol
Smokers

thepaulbowski
04-20-2006, 12:43 PM
Stacking cups is the worst. Not only do they ride high in the cup holder and risk a spill but they dribble everywhere when you try and drink out of them. You might as well dump the beer on your head and call it a day.

I stack a few cups on a warm day to give my beer a little insulation and hopefully keep it cool a few minutes longer.

0o0o0
04-20-2006, 12:50 PM
In any event, try sitting next to a screaming baby for a whole game while having the wave pass only two or three times and then tell me which is worse.:tongue:
What about a screaming baby that starts the wave?:D:

But seriously, the fantasy guys are brutal. I went to the game Saturday with my friend and he was just checking his phone the entire game for stats. At one point, I went to the bathroom and came back and he didn't even know I was gone.

RealMenWearBlack
04-20-2006, 12:54 PM
I had a run in last year with a particular fan in the right field seats and this is what he was doing.

1. He was smoking in his seat and blowing the smoke back towards me.
2. He was talking on the phone loudly and swearing ever other word.
4. When El Duque gave up his second first inning homerun, the guy stood-up and yelled "Get that Cuban F**ker out of the game!"

All of this occured in the top half of first inning. I moved seats rather that confront this a-hole.

I'd take a crying baby over that guy anyday!

You should really edit that and let the language filter do its work before you get banned.

LongLiveFisk
04-20-2006, 01:52 PM
I'm gonna write a book on all the new and interesting things I hear at the Cell this year. The worst one I heard so far was "whoa, dude, they have FRIES here?"

Then you can also include mine: "I didn't know they had taco salads here!" :redneck

Jerko
04-20-2006, 01:55 PM
Then you can also include mine: "I didn't know they had taco salads here!" :redneck

Taco salad is one thing, but friggin FRIES?????????? Everywhere has fries. :cool:

rdwj
04-20-2006, 02:23 PM
Then you can also include mine: "I didn't know they had taco salads here!" :redneck

I hate to admit it, but I didn't know they had taco salads at the Cell until it was mentioned here as one of the best foods. I guess I'm more of a hotdog guy :?:

SoxEd
04-20-2006, 02:44 PM
People who come decked out in other teams' uniforms and trash talk all night while we've seen Halley's Comet twice since their last championship.
Oh MAN - that's a good one!
:gulp:

PennStater98r
04-20-2006, 03:02 PM
All the new "fans" that have showed up this year.

using the phrase "have showed up" instead of have shown up...

I should have dropped a banana in there - not a troll...

Murphy10
04-20-2006, 03:04 PM
Sitting behind the great Billy Pierce at the opener this year and having fan after fan coming up for an autograph. Very hard to watch the game, very annoying.

JohnBasedowYoda
04-20-2006, 03:06 PM
Worked up, maybe not, but that crap seriously embarrasses me as a Sox fan. And few things do. I just sit in vain in silent protest as it goes by.

It's been a while since I've seen a wave attempt.

And now is a good time for me to admitt to participating in the wave. Yes I was young, very young (6?) and very foolish.

The most annoying thing at a game is the one cub fan walking around in cubbie blue, his new jockstrap jones jersey, and a new cubbie hat with a straight rim half cocked to the side. THEY AREN"T PLAYING HERE TODAY BUTTFACE!:angry:

PennStater98r
04-20-2006, 03:13 PM
People who come decked out in other teams' uniforms and trash talk all night while we've seen Halley's Comet twice since their last championship.

HA - you know what's worse than that though? Fans that come to the game against any team but the Cubs - and wearing Cubs gear while trash talking and supporting the away team.

Jerko
04-20-2006, 03:15 PM
HA - you know what's worse than that though? Fans that come to the game against any team but the Cubs - and wearing Cubs gear while trash talking and supporting the away team.

We had one sneak last year that showed up during the Sox/Red Sox regular season series in July with a brand spanking new, #5 NOMAR Red Sox jersey, even though Nomar was on the Cubs at the time. OF course, he "got the jersey cheap but was really a Cub fan". No ****.

ws05champs
04-20-2006, 04:02 PM
1. Cleveland Indian Fans
2. Cleveland Indian Fans
3. Cleveland Indian Fans

mwc44
04-20-2006, 04:59 PM
What's worse???

1. An overzealous, close to being intoxicated tailgater who thinks the hood or trunk lid of my car is his/her own personal coaster and TV tray, and

2. People around my seats who think their ticket into the stadium is also a license to use the F word (and any other curse word) in every loud obnoxious sentence that comes out of their mouths.

LongLiveFisk
04-20-2006, 06:02 PM
I hate to admit it, but I didn't know they had taco salads at the Cell until it was mentioned here as one of the best foods. I guess I'm more of a hotdog guy :?:

Yeah, I usually stick to the hot dogs and churros myself, but I am hearing really good things about this taco salad.

I must try it. :D:

Jerko
04-20-2006, 06:21 PM
Yeah, I usually stick to the hot dogs and churros myself, but I am hearing really good things about this taco salad.

I must try it. :D:

I HOPE they have the ones with edible bowls!!!

http://img.timeinc.net/southern/images/foods_ss/living/446289/taco_salad_v.jpg

Whitesox029
04-20-2006, 10:00 PM
I was at game 3 of the season, the second loss to Cleveland...the guy in front of me, probably about 55 years old, was bitching and moaning about every little thing...seriously, for a guy whose team was 1-1 at the time with a World Championship under their collective belt, he was the grumpiest fan I've ever heard. Konerko strikes out: "GOD I knew it was a mistake to sign that guy to a huge deal" Anderson strikes out: "This kid's never gonna make it" Logan gives up a HR: "Guillen's an idiot. Last year was a fluke."
He left before the game was over and it's a darn good thing or somebody would have slugged him just to shut him up.

PKalltheway
04-20-2006, 11:20 PM
I have no problems with the side bets. I don't like the wave, and anyone who throws a home run ball back should be permanently removed from the park.
I went to see the Reds play the Marlins on Monday night. There was a foul ball hit into the stands, and this drunken idiot THREW A FOUL BALL BACK ONTO THE FIELD. The ball came within inches, literally, of hitting Adam Dunn in left field.:o:

RealMenWearBlack
04-20-2006, 11:31 PM
I hate to admit it, but I didn't know they had taco salads at the Cell until it was mentioned here as one of the best foods. I guess I'm more of a hotdog guy :?:

I didn't even know that there was taco salad until this thread. Where is it? My favorite eats at the Cell are churros (of course), corn off the cob, and sausages (Polish or Italian).

chisox06
04-20-2006, 11:32 PM
Never been a big fan of the corporate outing at the ball park. Constantly getting up taking tallies on who needs beers and what not. Now if my company bought tickets to a sox game I would love it, but most just seem to be there because the tickets were free.

starboy0
04-21-2006, 05:56 AM
People who get up every 10 minutes in the middle of an inning. Back and forth, back and forth, the entire game.

Cat Thief
04-21-2006, 06:40 AM
I didn't even know that there was taco salad until this thread. Where is it? My favorite eats at the Cell are churros (of course), corn off the cob, and sausages (Polish or Italian).

I haven't seen it either. I would love to try it.

I finally tried the Steak Pita for $5.75. It's all good!

Bobbo35
04-21-2006, 07:10 AM
Ding Ding Ding, we have a winner! This is my biggest pet peeve. I can't tell you how many times I'm at a Sox vs. Rangers game or Sox vs Devil Rays game or any other opponent not related to the Cubs and some guy (or group of guys) will be fully decked out in a Wood or Sandberg jersey w/hat and is there instigating and acting like a jackass.

I NEVER get the urge to get dressed up in my Freddy Garcia jersey and Sox hat and head down to Wrigley to take in a Cubs vs Padres game and mix it up with Cub fans. What's wrong with morons who do that in our park?

Ya, I confronted a guy who was in a prior jersey at a Sox game last year. The Sox were playing the Orioles and this guy was as loud as can be, drunk as a skunk and smoking cigs in his seat with the smoke of course blowing right in my face. I had enough of it so I went two rows down and told him there are 6 kids in your immediate area and if you can't act older then them, leave. It was great because then I had a plethora of Sox fans chime in and he then did shut his mouth and eventually left.

That is my pet peeve, drives me nuts.

chi_guy
04-21-2006, 08:22 AM
Any 'Sox Fan' that ends at sentence with "we aren't the Cubs" or "this isn't Wrigley Field" during the game.

Annoys the crap out of me. Who cares about that team on the north. There's only one MLB team in Chicago to me.

batmanZoSo
04-21-2006, 08:54 AM
Any 'Sox Fan' that ends at sentence with "we aren't the Cubs" or "this isn't Wrigley Field" during the game.

Annoys the crap out of me. Who cares about that team on the north. There's only one MLB team in Chicago to me.

I have no clue what's going on with the cubs. What place they're in, who's doing what...

They just don't cross my mind. As far as I'm concerned, they don't exist until we play them. We validate their existence.

Hangar18
04-21-2006, 08:59 AM
A guy that just won't shut up during the game.

Tuesday nights game, this guy just kept talking about everything from the past year to some cub dribble and just a bunch of crap on and on all night, and not one of his buddies he was with not having the balls to just tell him,
shut up already!, were trying to watch the game!

Was the guy YELLING loudly?

Otherwise, I dont have a problem with people talking, as long as theyre not YELLING rudely and LOUDLY, and theyre talking about baseball, or something relevant to the game. If he was talking in a normal voice, not interrupting others thats cool. If Im at the game with my buddy, im just chattin' away about the players, or stats etc.
Was at the game recently, my buddy was seated in front of me, and we were just chattin away, a guy behind me is overhearing us, and casually joins in, and a couple guys in the rows on either side, also joined in. It was a BLAST. A bunch of guys, all anonymous, none of us knowing each other, all with one thing in common (The White Sox) just drinking beer and talking Baseball. Ive made more friends at the ballpark that way actually. Sitting in my seat, drinking beer, warm breeze, watching the SOX, talking baseball = Good Times

Hangar18
04-21-2006, 09:09 AM
Ya, I confronted a guy who was in a prior jersey at a Sox game last year............ I had enough of it so I went two rows down and told him there are 6 kids in your immediate area and if you can't act older then them, leave.
That is my pet peeve, drives me nuts.

I wouldve told him This Isnt Wrigley Field (heh heh, sorry Chi Guy)

Harry Potter
04-21-2006, 09:12 AM
Any 'Sox Fan' that ends at sentence with "we aren't the Cubs" or "this isn't Wrigley Field" during the game.

Annoys the crap out of me. Who cares about that team on the north. There's only one MLB team in Chicago to me.

The only time "this isn't Wrigley Field" is valid is when you have a bunch of morons in the outfield seats demanding that a fan throw back a home run ball. Now thats my biggest pet peeve.

SOecks
04-21-2006, 09:24 AM
The only time "this isn't Wrigley Field" is valid is when you have a bunch of morons in the outfield seats demanding that a fan throw back a home run ball. Now thats my biggest pet peeve.

I belted it out at a couple of drunk bandwaggoner teens who decided to pee in the sinks while screaming and swearing like morons in the bathroom. I also proceeded to tell them off every which way possible. They shut up and got out of there pretty quickly when everyone started laughing at them.

alohafri
04-21-2006, 09:57 AM
I have no clue what's going on with the cubs. What place they're in, who's doing what...

They just don't cross my mind. As far as I'm concerned, they don't exist until we play them. We validate their existence.

I pay as much attention to the Cubs as I do to other teams in baseball (except for the Sox). To completely ignore the Cubs goes against my being a baseball fan. Not being much of a football, basketball, or hockey fan, I need to get my sports fix between April and October, so if that means listening to Hughes and Santo, or Rooney in St. Louis, or anyone else I can pick up on XM so be it. (Of course, this is only when the White Sox aren't playing)

ILuvThatDuck
04-21-2006, 10:07 AM
The Beer-bellied no-shirt-wearing guy who hasnt showered in a week is the guy that drive me nuts.

wdelaney72
04-21-2006, 11:52 AM
The Beer-bellied no-shirt-wearing guy who hasnt showered in a week is the guy that drive me nuts.

What's worse? No organ music during night games.

2005gosoxgo
04-21-2006, 12:01 PM
Nothing annoys me more than the jerk who stands up with his wildebeast girlfriend with a belly shirt and starts waving towards the upper deck so his friends can spot him. Then his girl starts jumping so that his friend can spot her, when astronauts could easily spot her from space like the great wall of China.
A close second is those idiots at ball park with monsterous butterfly nets trying to catch foul balls as they roll up the net. And. naturally , they miss it half the time. Those people should be beaten to death with a Sunday edition of the New York Times.

rowand33
04-21-2006, 12:23 PM
Cranky old men that don't realize that going to a baseball game is supposed to be fun.

I can understand not wanting people to swear in front of your children, but seriously...

who cares if 20 somethings are drunk? who cares if people do the wave? who cares if the jackass two rows over doesn't know anything about baseball? who cares if somebody watches for the cubs score?

Baseball is supposed to be fun. You people act like it should be dead silent at the game until everybody claps in unison after a good play by the white sox. lighten up! :gulp:

And frankly, the kids are way more irritating than us drunk 20 somethings. I would kill for a no children section at the cell; I'm sure you find it cute when your kid screams at the top of his lungs about things that aren't even going on in the game, but I know I don't. And if you guys want to be ageists about this whole thing, let's talk about the creepy drunk old men that hit on girls I bring to the games... But see, all of this stuff, I usually just accept as a baseball game. I may not like it, but I'll live. You guys are acting like the wave is a personal insult.

Other pet peeves include people that think every routine fly ball is a homerun and other team's fans (and I agree about the Red Sox fans...)

edit: I posted this after reading the first page and a half. In regards to people smoking in their seats and fighting and what not... agreed, not cool. That doesn't really qualify as "just people having fun" to me. That's people acting like they aren't people.

rowand33
04-21-2006, 12:24 PM
Nothing annoys me more than the jerk who stands up with his wildebeast girlfriend with a belly shirt and starts waving towards the upper deck so his friends can spot him. Then his girl starts jumping so that his friend can spot her, when astronauts could easily spot her from space like the great wall of China.


That's hilarious.

EndemicSox
04-21-2006, 12:47 PM
Cranky old men that don't realize that going to a baseball game is supposed to be fun.

I can understand not wanting people to swear in front of your children, but seriously...

who cares if 20 somethings are drunk? who cares if people do the wave? who cares if the jackass two rows over doesn't know anything about baseball? who cares if somebody watches for the cubs score?

Baseball is supposed to be fun. You people act like it should be dead silent at the game until everybody claps in unison after a good play by the white sox. lighten up! :gulp:

And frankly, the kids are way more irritating than us drunk 20 somethings. I would kill for a no children section at the cell; I'm sure you find it cute when your kid screams at the top of his lungs about things that aren't even going on in the game, but I know I don't. And if you guys want to be ageists about this whole thing, let's talk about the creepy drunk old men that hit on girls I bring to the games... But see, all of this stuff, I usually just accept as a baseball game. I may not like it, but I'll live. You guys are acting like the wave is a personal insult.

Other pet peeves include people that think every routine fly ball is a homerun and other team's fans (and I agree about the Red Sox fans...)

edit: I posted this after reading the first page and a half. In regards to people smoking in their seats and fighting and what not... agreed, not cool. That doesn't really qualify as "just people having fun" to me. That's people acting like they aren't people.

Ha! :runs away: Let the 40-60 year old crowd vent....

Madvora
04-21-2006, 01:06 PM
A close second is those idiots at ball park with monsterous butterfly nets trying to catch foul balls as they roll up the net.
Harry Caray.

Really though, you have actually seen this?

2005gosoxgo
04-21-2006, 01:29 PM
Yeah i see it every time I go to Shea Stadium. I live out in Queens and theres a whole gaggle of idiots with fishing nets and butterfly nets slapping down at the net whenever a ball gets near. It reminds me of that childrens board game "Hungry Hungry Hippos".

MillerSoxFan
04-21-2006, 02:06 PM
The guy I sat next to at game 1 of the ALCS who spent the whole game berating everyone in the section because he thought we weren't cheering enough.
His buddy who shouted "KILL THEM" throughout the Angels' at bats.
The middle-aged men trying to pick up teenage girls.
The old guy whose pants fell off while sitting next to me in the bleachers.
Actually that last one was kind of funny.:D:

nug0hs
04-21-2006, 02:08 PM
How about the jerks that decide to be jerks in the parking lot? This includes things like nearly running over fans while backing out after a game, the people who have to be the first one out of the lot, etc.

alohafri
04-21-2006, 02:19 PM
The middle-aged men trying to pick up teenage girls.
.:D:

The funny part would be seeing him getting shot down with school girl laughter and "ewwww"s.

CRAW
04-21-2006, 04:04 PM
I'm from Des Moines so going to a Sox game once a year or two is a real treat for me....usually.

My buddy (Cub fan) and I went to a Cubs/Sox game (2000? 2001?) and we sat in the nose bleed section, right field, in the heat...any way we're watching the game and I'm taking it all in, when this bigger than average, DRUNK, woman comes tumbling down two rows behind me and clobbers the _____ outta me! You should have see the look on her face (dumb, drunk), and did I get an "I'm sorry" or anything like that? Nope. Fat chance - pun intended.

She could have started avalanche of people. Needless to say that was my worst experience at any baseball game. The Sox did win though.

:D:

comiskey2000
04-21-2006, 05:34 PM
This thread is fantastic. My vote goes to smokers in the seats and loud people. Even worse are loud people who swear. No place for that.

BRDSR
04-21-2006, 05:57 PM
Worse than a Cubs fan: a White Sox AND Cubs fan. Went to Cubs/Sox at Sox Park a couple years ago. Sox jumped out to a quick lead and the slick-looking professional fellow turns around to high five me. He seemed kind of annoying, didn't really want to start a relationship with this guy, but I can't refuse a high five when the Sox score.

Two innings later the Cubs score and the guy turns around to high-five me again. I look at him real confused and keep my hands firmly at my side. I proceed to get a 3-minute lecture about how you can't survive in this town without friends and how no one should let baseball get in the way of "contacts." Yeah, he used the word contacts, like he could get me a job or find me a low-interest loan. We were a few rows up in the upper deck, and I kind of wanted to just give him a nice little push.

SOXSINCE'70
04-21-2006, 10:33 PM
People on cell phones!!:angry: :angry:

That and the ingrates constantly saying "excuse me"
during an at bat or in the middle of an inning.I don't care if
you have to use the restroom.Unless you have a child with you,
i'm not moving until the at bat or inning is over.:angry: :angry:

chi_guy
04-21-2006, 11:03 PM
Nothing annoys me more than the jerk who stands up with his wildebeast girlfriend with a belly shirt and starts waving towards the upper deck so his friends can spot him. Then his girl starts jumping so that his friend can spot her, when astronauts could easily spot her from space like the great wall of China.
A close second is those idiots at ball park with monsterous butterfly nets trying to catch foul balls as they roll up the net. And. naturally , they miss it half the time. Those people should be beaten to death with a Sunday edition of the New York Times.


This one made me laugh... I've seen it happen.

QCIASOXFAN
04-21-2006, 11:20 PM
People that get up from their seats every 2 minutes when you are sitting on an isle as well as people who are disinterested in the game.

Chips
04-21-2006, 11:28 PM
Other pet peeves include people that think every routine fly ball is a homerun and other team's fans (and I agree about the Red Sox fans...)



That drives me nuts.

I haven't seen too many crying babies at the game this year.

I make side bets with The Dude on the attendence game, the pizza race, the hat game, whether the kid hits a home run from the fundamentals deck, and the trivia questions.

Sometimes I drink too much and get drunk and belligerent.

I don't stack my beer cups, because it's too hard tod drink.

The Chevy Pride Crew is starting to get old, but I like Chevy.

Chips
04-21-2006, 11:36 PM
NASCAR discussions


Nothing wrong with discussing the race during the breaks.

RealMenWearBlack
04-21-2006, 11:57 PM
The middle-aged men trying to pick up teenage girls.

:o: Have you actually seen that? I certainly haven't, but that's pretty gross.

RealMenWearBlack
04-21-2006, 11:58 PM
Nothing wrong with discussing the race during the breaks.

This is just an assumption, but maybe he may be talking about Braves games (his name is soxfanatlanta after all). There may be more NASCAR discussion at Braves games than Sox games cause NASCAR is so huge in the south. I could be wrong, but I've never heard NASCAR discussions at Sox games.

TDog
04-21-2006, 11:59 PM
Bad english. :wink:...

Bad English would be King John or Colin Pitchfork.

What I hate is sitting behind people who insist on drinking many overpriced beers and don't leave their seats to do it. Not only does it affect their behavior, but they are constantly blocking my view to deal with the vendor.

I never saw a beer vendor in about a half dozen games I saw in Phoenix in 1998 and 1999. I considered it the best feature of the park.

dickallen15
04-22-2006, 08:47 AM
Bad English would be King John or Colin Pitchfork.

What I hate is sitting behind people who insist on drinking many overpriced beers and don't leave their seats to do it. Not only does it affect their behavior, but they are constantly blocking my view to deal with the vendor.

I never saw a beer vendor in about a half dozen games I saw in Phoenix in 1998 and 1999. I considered it the best feature of the park.
I went to Dog Day last night, and the people in front of us were exactly as you described. They must have had at least 10 beers each, at the end tipping the guy $3 each beer, to make it a $9 beer. Their behavior deteriorated as you would expect. The other thing I have never been able to grasp is why when many get a beer from a vendor, do they have to stand up until that beer is passed to them? I pretty much missed Thome's homerun because of this. You would think the transaction could be completed with at least the customer sitting down.

MrRoboto83
04-22-2006, 09:35 AM
I went to Dog Day last night, and the people in front of us were exactly as you described. They must have had at least 10 beers each, at the end tipping the guy $3 each beer, to make it a $9 beer. Their behavior deteriorated as you would expect. The other thing I have never been able to grasp is why when many get a beer from a vendor, do they have to stand up until that beer is passed to them? I pretty much missed Thome's homerun because of this. You would think the transaction could be completed with at least the customer sitting down.

I sit at aisle seats and I get very tired of passing beers down the row all the time, then passing change back, this gets old fast. I like to keep score during the game, and it is hard to do because of this.

itsnotrequired
04-22-2006, 10:04 AM
I sit at aisle seats and I get very tired of passing beers down the row all the time, then passing change back, this gets old fast. I like to keep score during the game, and it is hard to do because of this.

So it goes sitting in aisle seats. We have a little one with us so aisle seating is a must but if it was just my wife and me, we would sit in the middle of a row. We hardly ever get up during a game.

MrRoboto83
04-22-2006, 10:13 AM
So it goes sitting in aisle seats. We have a little one with us so aisle seating is a must but if it was just my wife and me, we would sit in the middle of a row. We hardly ever get up during a game.

Yeah I should of never got aisle seats for my season tickets, but oh well, aisle seats are easier to sell. I usually relocate during the game anyways.

itsnotrequired
04-22-2006, 10:17 AM
Yeah I should of never got aisle seats for my season tickets, but oh well, aisle seats are easier to sell. I usually relocate during the game anyways.

I'm right next to an entrance in the Upper Deck and I have to say that those aisle seats are great for quick trips to the bathroom. There is a men's room right across the concourse from our seats. If a slow pitcher is working, I am able to dart out, hit the bathroom and be back in my seat during batters without missing a pitch!

gaelhound
04-22-2006, 02:58 PM
I'm right next to an entrance in the Upper Deck and I have to say that those aisle seats are great for quick trips to the bathroom. There is a men's room right across the concourse from our seats. If a slow pitcher is working, I am able to dart out, hit the bathroom and be back in my seat during batters without missing a pitch!
You Sir, are a good pee'er, my compliments!
My peeve, the dopes that stand in the concession line for ten minutes+ then reach the front of the line, then begin the decision making process! You have had ten minutes! Sausage or pepperoni? Pick one dammit!

itsnotrequired
04-22-2006, 03:00 PM
You Sir, are a good pee'er, my compliments!
I think my post made my skills sound more impressive than they really are. It should have read between batters, not during. I may be fast, but not that fast!:tongue:

When the teams change sides? Heck, I could hit the bathroom, grab a beer and grab a dog in that time.:redneck

MrRoboto83
04-22-2006, 03:13 PM
You Sir, are a good pee'er, my compliments!
My peeve, the dopes that stand in the concession line for ten minutes+ then reach the front of the line, then begin the decision making process! You have had ten minutes! Sausage or pepperoni? Pick one dammit!

I agree with you on this. This happens in everyday life as well, standing in line at the grocery store and you would think these women would have their check books ready, but no they have to go seaching for it when the total is read. Not to mention who the hell uses a check book to buy grocerys anymore!! Ok....back to the subject

SoxEd
04-22-2006, 03:52 PM
This happens in everyday life as well, standing in line at the grocery store and you would think these women would have their check books ready, but no...


You sir, are a man after my own heart.
:gulp:

We discussed this issue in the off-season, as part of the Most Annoying of 2005 (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=64095) thread.

Konerkoholic
04-23-2006, 11:38 AM
I'll echo the complaints about idots. Last night, while Boone Logan was "pitching," some idiot behind me kept screaming, "C'mon Cotts! Throw strikes, Cotts!" When his friend informed him that Cotts wasn't pitching, the idiot quipped, "It's a left-hander; it's gotta be Cotts!" He also claimed that AJ was the "most hated man of SEPTEMBER," referring to the dropped 3rd strike. There were other brilliant quotes, but I've complained enough.

Region Rat
04-24-2006, 09:43 AM
Cubs Fans or anyone acting like them.

LongLiveFisk
04-24-2006, 09:45 AM
I agree with you on this. This happens in everyday life as well, standing in line at the grocery store and you would think these women would have their check books ready, but no they have to go seaching for it when the total is read. Not to mention who the hell uses a check book to buy grocerys anymore!! Ok....back to the subject

I agree and I always have my checkbook ready when I know I'm going to be writing one. Which is rarer these days, but it does happen on occasion. :D:

spiffie
04-24-2006, 09:46 AM
Yeah I should of never got aisle seats for my season tickets, but oh well, aisle seats are easier to sell. I usually relocate during the game anyways.
You sir are a seat thief, and there is a special place in hell for you.

sullythered
04-24-2006, 09:49 AM
At the game yesterday, we were sitting in section 101 just on the right field side of the hitter's eye, and some dude on the concourse in an abhorrent white White Sox hat started chanting "throw it back" after Mauer's home run. Thank God, the fans in my section put a stop to that (with my help) very quickly, letting him know we don't do that on the South Side. I hate bandwagon fans who don't know how to behave at Sox Park.

soxfanaticpaulie
04-24-2006, 11:00 AM
My gripes are few, and simple.

I like to be able to SEE the game from my seat. My season seat is directly behind a rather large woman with the biggest head I have ever seen. It literally covers the entire batter's area. This would be fine, she can't help it...but she insists on sitting forward the entire game. I have been leaning to the side to see the game, or leaning forward in my seat myself (I won't do this if there is someone sitting directly behind me). I'm going to end up asking her to sit back soon...but I'm not sure she'll be able to because of her size...that would make me look pretty bad...:(:

BUT, my patience for her ended at the game on Easter, while during the rain, with the game still going on, she decided to use her UMBRELLA. It is NOT OK to use an umbrella at a baseball game people. You are blocking the view of the people sitting behind you! Get a Poncho, or a garbage bag, or WHATEVER! Luckily, there were empty seats near by because of the rain. I don't think it will be long before I have to quit being so passive with her.

Other peeves, are obnoxious drunks not watching the game, and Cubs fans who wear gear to the game and the Cubs aren't playing there. You are doing it just to be annoying...stop it. I was at the Royals game last Monday, and there were a couple teenagers wearing the full getup - Jersey's/hats they were booed and had things thrown upon them a few times...I don't think you should throw things at them, but if you wear Cubs gear..you are asking for a heckling.

MVP
04-25-2006, 08:26 PM
Construction on the Dan Ryan.

credeistheman
04-26-2006, 12:43 PM
fans cheering raucously. :o:

joshua1024
04-26-2006, 01:08 PM
All the new "fans" that have showed up this year.

I seriously disagree. How many years have we bemoaned and lamented the lop-sided and biased coverage the Cubs received, since time began? How many times have we shaken our heads in frustration, watching our beloved team draw crowds of 3,000-4,000 people while the Cubs (often on the same day) overflowed at Wrigley? (Remember that old joke: "What time does tonight's Sox game start?" "Well, what time can you make it?")

I love the fact that the city -- indeed, little by little, the country -- is starting to fall in love with the White Sox. I live in D.C., and can attest to the fact that black White Sox caps are everywhere! It is great, is long overdue, and we should sit back and enjoy it.

Pureone
04-26-2006, 01:19 PM
You know the guys.... Talking loud so all can here him. Laughs at his own jokes, talk about his recent kegger and how drunk they are going to get this weekend...

Real class.
Yeah... I save that for after the games, when I am at Comiskey it's nothing but baseball!

SOXintheBURGH
04-26-2006, 01:21 PM
People that bitch about how other people enjoy the game they spent the same amount as money as you to come see.

D. TODD
04-26-2006, 01:36 PM
People that bitch about how other people enjoy the game they spent the same amount as money as you to come see. Sounds like a winner to me!:bandance:

Baby Fisk
04-26-2006, 01:51 PM
BUT, my patience for her ended at the game on Easter, while during the rain, with the game still going on, she decided to use her UMBRELLA. It is NOT OK to use an umbrella at a baseball game people. You are blocking the view of the people sitting behind you! Get a Poncho, or a garbage bag, or WHATEVER!

This deserves a thread of its own. People! Umbrellas are not invisible! And don't act like you aren't aware of this basic principle of matter!

PicktoCLick72
04-26-2006, 04:38 PM
One thing I hate at the ballpark..... White Sox Losses.

kevingrt
04-26-2006, 04:43 PM
I know it's probably been mentioned in the thread but people on their flippin cellular phones is easily THE WORST!

Pike
04-26-2006, 05:12 PM
I know it's probably been mentioned in the thread but people on their flippin cellular phones is easily THE WORST!

This is anywhere,... I love tomake it obvious I am listening to their conversation. I am still waiting for someone to say, "do you mind." I would love to tell them, " A little, does your phone have a walkee talkee feature, it is kind of hard following the conversation only hearing one side of it."

Another neat trick (of course this only if they are loud and obnoxious about it) is to talk and laugh really loud. I usually tell my girlfriend or anyone else I am with to tell jokes and to talk a little louder. Amazingly, at restaurants, people excuse themselves because they cannot hear,... now I laugh for real :tongue:

Joeycrizzle
04-26-2006, 06:20 PM
Long lines at the restroom, concession stands, and parking lot. I don't see what's wrong with the wave. I think it's cool.

itsnotrequired
04-26-2006, 06:25 PM
This deserves a thread of its own. People! Umbrellas are not invisible! And don't act like you aren't aware of this basic principle of matter!

I am an umbrella user but use it in the most unobtrusive manner possible. It only comes out if it is really coming down and when it is out, I crouch down and place it as close to my head as possible. It is also one of those super-small travel umbrellas so that helps cut down on the blockage. People who bring those giant golf umbrellas and hoist them high in the air need to get flogged.

Besides, by the time I am ready to bust the umbrella out, many people in the Upper Deck have usually moved on.

jehosaphat
04-26-2006, 07:44 PM
My votes go to:

People who cuss and "f-word" all game long. I know it has been said before in this thread, and a couple of posters suggested that others simply need to get over it. Fair enough - everyone paid the same price for their ticket. But, Sorry, but I find crude and vulgar behavior boorish and unpleasant, event though I can tune it out.

People who yell "Cubs SucK". Double points go to the "Cubs suck" yellers who wear wear some type of Cubs T-shirt with something offensive on it - it is like there is going to be an award to biggest Cub hater in the park and they are bound and determined to win it.

Sad
04-27-2006, 09:39 AM
People who yell "Cubs SucK". Double points go to the "Cubs suck" yellers who wear wear some type of Cubs T-shirt with something offensive on it - it is like there is going to be an award to biggest Cub hater in the park and they are bound and determined to win it.

ayup-
that crap got old years ago...

PolishPujols#22
04-27-2006, 01:28 PM
1: Females at the Park thinking they're all that and that they are the biggest Sox Fans

2: People who get up during an at bat

3: Sitting in the Upper Deck anywhere besides behind home plate(Seriously, what were they thinking)

4: Paying 4.25 for a hot dog?

5: Having A-holes sitting rows in front of me not paying attention to the game

6: People who throw back a home run ball (to me it just desecrates the field):angry:

7: THE WAVE---(Go back to the North Side):angry:

8. Beach Balls floating around the stands

9. Aisle Seats where there is constantly a vendor standing directly in front of home plate

10. Bandwagon Fans (Second game of the season the people in front of me and my girlfriend leave during the seventh inning and say they don't care becaue they're just bandwagon fans)

McCuddy
04-27-2006, 02:32 PM
1: Females at the Park thinking they're all that and that they are the biggest Sox Fans


???

miker
04-27-2006, 03:03 PM
1: Females at the Park thinking they're all that and that they are the biggest Sox Fans
If you're so anti-female how can you claim to have a girlfriend? :?:
Oh, and while we're at it :welcome: to WSI!

itsnotrequired
04-27-2006, 05:50 PM
3: Sitting in the Upper Deck anywhere besides behind home plate(Seriously, what were they thinking)

The Sox should tear down everything in the Upper Deck past first and third.

:rolleyes:

I sit past first base in the Upper Deck. What was I thinking? I was thinking about being able to go to all 81 games this year for less than $1,000. Would you turn down World Series tickets if they were in the Upper Deck in an area other than home plate? Then the real question would be what are YOU thinking.

JohnBasedowYoda
04-27-2006, 05:52 PM
1: Females at the Park thinking they're all that and that they are the biggest Sox Fans

2: People who get up during an at bat

3: Sitting in the Upper Deck anywhere besides behind home plate(Seriously, what were they thinking)

4: Paying 4.25 for a hot dog?

5: Having A-holes sitting rows in front of me not paying attention to the game

6: People who throw back a home run ball (to me it just desecrates the field):angry:

7: THE WAVE---(Go back to the North Side):angry:

8. Beach Balls floating around the stands

9. Aisle Seats where there is constantly a vendor standing directly in front of home plate

10. Bandwagon Fans (Second game of the season the people in front of me and my girlfriend leave during the seventh inning and say they don't care becaue they're just bandwagon fans)

This man does not speak for other fine people of Polish descent, like me:cool:.Terrible 1st post by the way.

MUsoxfan
04-27-2006, 05:55 PM
People, people...what we're all getting away from is that there's NOTHING worse than babies at the park

miker
04-27-2006, 08:00 PM
People, people...what we're all getting away from is that there's NOTHING worse than babies at the park
I still say the young drunks are worse.

guillen4life13
04-28-2006, 03:25 PM
What's worse?
Toddlers at metal shows. As in, some guy taking his (I'm guessing) 4 year old kid to a Megadeth concert.

Sorry, but that's just plain old stupid.

But at games...

drunk know nothing people trying to follow the trend of liking the Sox.

0o0o0
04-28-2006, 04:43 PM
10. Bandwagon Fans (Second game of the season the people in front of me and my girlfriend leave during the seventh inning and say they don't care becaue they're just bandwagon fans)
:?:That would be funny to actually hear someone say that.

WSDaytonOH
04-28-2006, 11:22 PM
Living in Ohio, I get offers to go to the Cubs vs. Reds games. Some from Cubs fans in Ohio. I wear my Big Hurt Jersey and route for the Reds. If Cubs fans give me crap I give it back. That's our right. Now the old drunk Reds fan that yells "Hey Frank" is anoying. When I bring my 3 year old May 7th for kids day, I'll bring with me what I learned from this post and make the fans around me happier.

Should we do away with Kids Day?:?:

soxguy
04-30-2006, 09:57 AM
Whats worse than babies at the ballpark? Morons on cell phones conducting business or just talking in general instead of paying attn to the game. Better yet, the same dingleberries taking pictures with their cell phones. Its screams, I AM A TURD, LOOK AT ME!!!!!

Also while we are on the subject: What bugs me most is Sox fans who continually feel the need to wear shirts or yell insults at the cubs, while the sox on the field are playing the detroit tigers! Grow up dirtbags! The cubs shouldnt even show up on our radar. They arent even in the same league as the SOX.

whitesoxwilkes
04-30-2006, 10:41 AM
Whats worse than babies at the ballpark? Morons on cell phones conducting business or just talking in general instead of paying attn to the game. Better yet, the same dingleberries taking pictures with their cell phones. Its screams, I AM A TURD, LOOK AT ME!!!!!
.

Actually, to me it screams "I forgot my camera but want a picture of the game."

BeefyD
05-01-2006, 01:06 PM
Not to hijack this thread of everything you guys hate:D: , but going back to the issue of kids at the ballpark, if my 3-yr old daughter is about 37" tall (1" over the limit), do you think we can still get in without a ticket for her? I mean, she would be sitting in our lap all game anyway (for the risk of her getting folded up in the chair:D: ). Has anyone ever had their child be denied admittance due to the 'height limit'?

rdwj
05-01-2006, 01:14 PM
Not to hijack this thread of everything you guys hate:D: , but going back to the issue of kids at the ballpark, if my 3-yr old daughter is about 37" tall (1" over the limit), do you think we can still get in without a ticket for her? I mean, she would be sitting in our lap all game anyway (for the risk of her getting folded up in the chair:D: ). Has anyone ever had their child be denied admittance due to the 'height limit'?

Haven't you seen that cut of Craig Grebeck near the entrance that say's if you're taller than me, you must have your own ticket?

Honestly, I really don't think you'll have a problem.

BeefyD
05-01-2006, 01:17 PM
That's f'in hilarious!!!! The people here at WSI are some of the funniest people around. Never seem to stop making me laugh here at work.

Thanks for the info. I didn't think so, but it would also be the most embarrasing time getting "busted".

JC456
05-01-2006, 02:13 PM
People who come to the game with Cub hats and jerseys who cheer for every play of the visiting team because they know they are an irritant. Then want to start something with everyone around them. :supernana:

skottyj242
05-01-2006, 02:58 PM
I'm going to take the other side of the people getting up argument. I have season tickets in left field, I smoke, I also like to drink Budweiser. So every third inning or so I need to get up and have a cigarette and get a couple of beers. I only do so during a big break in the action such as a pitching change or end of an inning. I do not disrupt the peoples enjoyment of the game unless they really want to see the Chevy Pride Crew. I hate people who refuse to get up and huff and puff when you ask them too. I me the people who sit to my left and when they're at the games they're always super cool but sometimes she sells her tickets and those people tend to be the worst (I don't know why that is, probably because I don't know them.) Actually last Friday there was a large family sitting in the seats next to mine and a buddy and myself went to sit down and wouldn't get up, we had to walk over all four of them.....this was before the game!!!! By the end of the second we went to the concourse and didn't even bother going back down and stood the rest of the game.

rdwj
05-01-2006, 03:32 PM
I'm going to take the other side of the people getting up argument. I have season tickets in left field, I smoke, I also like to drink Budweiser. So every third inning or so I need to get up and have a cigarette and get a couple of beers. I only do so during a big break in the action such as a pitching change or end of an inning. I do not disrupt the peoples enjoyment of the game unless they really want to see the Chevy Pride Crew. I hate people who refuse to get up and huff and puff when you ask them too. I me the people who sit to my left and when they're at the games they're always super cool but sometimes she sells her tickets and those people tend to be the worst (I don't know why that is, probably because I don't know them.) Actually last Friday there was a large family sitting in the seats next to mine and a buddy and myself went to sit down and wouldn't get up, we had to walk over all four of them.....this was before the game!!!! By the end of the second we went to the concourse and didn't even bother going back down and stood the rest of the game.

I have people like that who sit near me too. If you're waiting until between batters or between innings, they have nothing to whine about. Just step over them and aim for their feet as you're pushing past them. If they want to be rude, you should have no problem doing the same.

MrRoboto83
05-01-2006, 05:16 PM
I have people like that who sit near me too. If you're waiting until between batters or between innings, they have nothing to whine about. Just step over them and aim for their feet as you're pushing past them. If they want to be rude, you should have no problem doing the same.

I say aim at their food and beverages that might be in the way.:D:

bigfoot
05-01-2006, 05:56 PM
I suppose projectile vomit from the morons sitting directly behind you, is a given right?

Though I would guess that baby could also be the culprit! :o:

Chips
05-01-2006, 06:27 PM
I'm going to take the other side of the people getting up argument. I have season tickets in left field, I smoke, I also like to drink Budweiser. So every third inning or so I need to get up and have a cigarette and get a couple of beers. I only do so during a big break in the action such as a pitching change or end of an inning. I do not disrupt the peoples enjoyment of the game unless they really want to see the Chevy Pride Crew. I hate people who refuse to get up and huff and puff when you ask them too. I me the people who sit to my left and when they're at the games they're always super cool but sometimes she sells her tickets and those people tend to be the worst (I don't know why that is, probably because I don't know them.) Actually last Friday there was a large family sitting in the seats next to mine and a buddy and myself went to sit down and wouldn't get up, we had to walk over all four of them.....this was before the game!!!! By the end of the second we went to the concourse and didn't even bother going back down and stood the rest of the game.

I also like to drink Budweiser and have no problem with anyone who like to drink during a game.

Soxfanspcu11
05-01-2006, 07:16 PM
I'm going to take the other side of the people getting up argument. I have season tickets in left field, I smoke, I also like to drink Budweiser. So every third inning or so I need to get up and have a cigarette and get a couple of beers. I only do so during a big break in the action such as a pitching change or end of an inning. I do not disrupt the peoples enjoyment of the game unless they really want to see the Chevy Pride Crew. I hate people who refuse to get up and huff and puff when you ask them too. I me the people who sit to my left and when they're at the games they're always super cool but sometimes she sells her tickets and those people tend to be the worst (I don't know why that is, probably because I don't know them.) Actually last Friday there was a large family sitting in the seats next to mine and a buddy and myself went to sit down and wouldn't get up, we had to walk over all four of them.....this was before the game!!!! By the end of the second we went to the concourse and didn't even bother going back down and stood the rest of the game.


Are these people fat?? In my experiences, I have found that fat people are usually the ones who refuse to stand up. It is beyond annoying. They just sit there and since they are so fat, slide-stepping past them is next to impossible.

And then while you are trying to do this and accidently brush up against them (which is impossible not to do) they get all pissed off.:?: I don't want to be an ass and cause a scene, but these people who do this are on another level of stupidity.

miker
05-02-2006, 01:14 PM
Are these people fat?? In my experiences, I have found that fat people are usually the ones who refuse to stand up. It is beyond annoying. They just sit there and since they are so fat, slide-stepping past them is next to impossible.

And then while you are trying to do this and accidently brush up against them (which is impossible not to do) they get all pissed off.:?: I don't want to be an ass and cause a scene, but these people who do this are on another level of stupidity.
Speaking as someone blessed with a Bobby Jenks-like physique, I'll have you know that I get up more than I should for you lightweights that have to take a leak every three pitches.

JimRivera
05-04-2006, 12:36 AM
:mad: 44 years of attendance at SOX games , and I have seen many Friday night fights, been too loud and too drunk myself at times, but the worst thing, worse than a baby crying, were the louts in the left field grandstand who constantly blew smoke in my pregnant wife's face during a sold-out Sunday doubleheader in the days of The South Side Hitmen. That day there were people sitting all over any surface available ... largest Comiskey crowd I can recall...the smoke was from maryjane and my poor wife became ill, and we had to leave in the early innings of the first game. That ain't right.:angry:

mwc44
05-04-2006, 07:06 AM
:mad: ...the smoke was from maryjane and my poor wife became ill, and we had to leave in the early innings of the first game. That ain't right.:angry:

... so why didn't you tap her on the shoulder and ask her to put it out? :?:

Law11
05-04-2006, 08:09 AM
Never been a big fan of the corporate outing at the ball park. Constantly getting up taking tallies on who needs beers and what not. Now if my company bought tickets to a sox game I would love it, but most just seem to be there because the tickets were free.


I put together our corporate outing every year. ABout 200 folks with the spouses/kids etc...

I of course am there for the game along with about 5 others in this large group.. They do spend more time gabbing and getting up every 2 minutes to get a beer or more food even though we ate for 2 hours in the Patio area pre game... My wife constantly has to tell me you are here with work peple you need to mingle... I pretty much will mingle with whoever is in front of me and next to me. That about it.

jenn2080
05-04-2006, 09:05 AM
The 5 groups of people that got kicked out of the stadium yesterday from sec 159 - 162. what a bunch of morons. I think we need a family section....however security has been on it.

itsnotrequired
05-04-2006, 09:17 AM
The 5 groups of people that got kicked out of the stadium yesterday from sec 159 - 162. what a bunch of morons. I think we need a family section....however security has been on it.

I saw some hoser getting escorted out of the bleachers in the 9th inning. What was that all about?

SOecks
05-04-2006, 09:31 AM
Are these people fat?? In my experiences, I have found that fat people are usually the ones who refuse to stand up. It is beyond annoying. They just sit there and since they are so fat, slide-stepping past them is next to impossible.

And then while you are trying to do this and accidently brush up against them (which is impossible not to do) they get all pissed off.:?: I don't want to be an ass and cause a scene, but these people who do this are on another level of stupidity.

I totally understand what you're saying. I really don't mind if they have a tough time getting up constantly during the game, but don't give me dirty looks, roll your eyes, and huff when I pass because you didn't get up and I touched your knee. I want to rub your knee about as much as you want to touch mine :?:.

Dphatboy616
05-10-2006, 01:22 PM
it is not the worst thing at games. if you think about what it does is it pisses off the other team. because of the fact they are losing so bad that these fans get board and get out of there seat. THe worst thing at the games have to be these fans. your probably not one of them, but at this time last year we could get seats were ever we wanted and get nice seats at anytime of the game. Now we have these fans that say they have been sox fans there whole life but everything there wearing is world series items. the worst thing at the game has to be ( 05 sox fans)

chisoxfan64
05-10-2006, 01:29 PM
Are these people fat?? In my experiences, I have found that fat people are usually the ones who refuse to stand up. It is beyond annoying. They just sit there and since they are so fat, slide-stepping past them is next to impossible.

And then while you are trying to do this and accidently brush up against them (which is impossible not to do) they get all pissed off.:?: I don't want to be an ass and cause a scene, but these people who do this are on another level of stupidity.

How about skinny little ****s who can`t stand up cause the wind might knock them over.

jenn2080
05-10-2006, 02:01 PM
I say aim at their food and beverages that might be in the way.:D:


Sounds like my little brother who wanted th throw peanuts in the drunk guys beer across the aisle from us.

McCuddy
05-10-2006, 04:48 PM
THe worst thing at the games have to be these fans. your probably not one of them, but at this time last year we could get seats were ever we wanted and get nice seats at anytime of the game. Now we have these fans that say they have been sox fans there whole life but everything there wearing is world series items. the worst thing at the game has to be ( 05 sox fans)

I don't understand - should I have worn World Series items last year? Y'know, before we won it and all? :rolleyes:

I, for one, enjoy the increase in the payroll/ability to retain talent that goes with butts in the seats...

DaveIsHere
05-10-2006, 05:29 PM
I waer my World Series gear to every game and almost every day, does that make me a "05 Sox Fan?"

Give it up already

soxjim
05-10-2006, 05:50 PM
I go to ball games because I love baseball. I try not to let others irritate me thats what work is for. one thing that I don't like is grown ups running over kids to get a ball or shirt. I'm at a point in my life I give that kind of stuff to a kid.

Berkules
05-10-2006, 06:06 PM
I haven't read 153 of these posts, but the worse thing is losing

Chips
05-10-2006, 11:23 PM
it is not the worst thing at games. if you think about what it does is it pisses off the other team. because of the fact they are losing so bad that these fans get board and get out of there seat. THe worst thing at the games have to be these fans. your probably not one of them, but at this time last year we could get seats were ever we wanted and get nice seats at anytime of the game. Now we have these fans that say they have been sox fans there whole life but everything there wearing is world series items. the worst thing at the game has to be ( 05 sox fans)
:dtroll::dtroll::dtroll::dtroll::dtroll:
GO TO HELL.

itsnotrequired
05-10-2006, 11:31 PM
:dtroll::dtroll::dtroll::dtroll::dtroll:
GO TO HELL.

Why don't you tell us how you really feel?:redneck

Meninho
05-11-2006, 12:13 AM
I have to the say the fratboys suck, but if the Sox want to draw 3,000,000 this year and maintain a $100+ payroll, I think this is the price that must be payed. Once school ends for the kids and june comes around, the Sox have to draw about 40,000 per game to get to 3 mil, taking an average of 15 games per month. Not to say that if the attendance doesn't hit 3 mil the sox will cut payroll, but where else are these people going to come from besides the bandwagoneers? Bridgeport has its charm, but it won't bring in the hayseeds from Council Bluffs, IA that the Cubs depend on to drive sales up and coax 20-something tools into paying top dollar to drink swill whilst watching incompetent baseball.

MrRoboto83
05-11-2006, 01:04 AM
I have to the say the fratboys suck, but if the Sox want to draw 3,000,000 this year and maintain a $100+ payroll, I think this is the price that must be payed. Once school ends for the kids and june comes around, the Sox have to draw about 40,000 per game to get to 3 mil, taking an average of 15 games per month. Not to say that if the attendance doesn't hit 3 mil the sox will cut payroll, but where else are these people going to come from besides the bandwagoneers? Bridgeport has its charm, but it won't bring in the hayseeds from Council Bluffs, IA that the Cubs depend on to drive sales up and coax 20-something tools into paying top dollar to drink swill whilst watching incompetent baseball.


Don't turn this thread into about attendance, it will have a one way ticket to the roadhouse.

stillz
05-11-2006, 10:05 AM
It's been said, but the worst are punks and bullies who belittle and intimidate someone who catches (and wants to keep) an opposing player's home run ball... they should be tossed out of the park.

Babies are cool though.

chisoxfanatic
05-11-2006, 10:09 AM
People who don't bathe. The season ticket holder next to me gave her ticket to her grandfather, and it didn't seem like he had showered in a week or so! It was so disgusting sitting next to him!

brewcrew/chisox
05-11-2006, 10:44 AM
Pour spelln' in klubhouse threds

:redneck