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DrCrawdad
05-16-2006, 11:44 PM
During tonights Cub game Jock Jones got doubled off again.

Jones was picked off second for the third time this month. - Yahoo.com (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/recap;_ylt=AkIDOmn4LmdLx8pi5t.zQgkRvLYF?gid=260516 116&prov=ap)
Apparently that set off a vicious wave of abuse from Cubbie fans at The Friendly Confines. Cub fans were seen being led out of the Bud Light Bleachers and apparently the Nationals radio broadcaster said that there were racial epithets being yelled at Jones by the drunken denizens of the bleachers.

Viva Medias B's
05-16-2006, 11:47 PM
During tonights Cub game Jock Jones got doubled off again.



Cub fans were seen being led out of the Bud Light Bleachers and the Nationals radio broadcaster said that there were racial epithets being yelled at Jones.

You cannot be serious!

DrCrawdad
05-16-2006, 11:48 PM
You cannot be serious!

Damn Sox fans!

beckett21
05-16-2006, 11:49 PM
Shocking.

:noevil:

SoxFan78
05-16-2006, 11:52 PM
During tonights Cub game Jock Jones got doubled off again.


Apparently that set off a vicious wave of abuse from Cubbie fans at The Friendly Confines. Cub fans were seen being led out of the Bud Light Bleachers and apparently the Nationals radio broadcaster said that there were racial epithets being yelled at Jones by the drunken denizens of the bleachers.

On comcast they just said some lady got kicked out cause she threw a ball back at Jones and it almost hit him in the face. Funny how the tribune has nothing about this yet.

Cub fans are so loveable though!

Viva Medias B's
05-16-2006, 11:53 PM
Surely, Hangar will come into this thread and dispel this fiction about bleacherites hurling racial barbs at Jacques Jones.

Hitmen77
05-17-2006, 12:06 AM
During tonights Cub game Jock Jones got doubled off again.


Apparently that set off a vicious wave of abuse from Cubbie fans at The Friendly Confines. Cub fans were seen being led out of the Bud Light Bleachers and apparently the Nationals radio broadcaster said that there were racial epithets being yelled at Jones by the drunken denizens of the bleachers.

What a minute, are you implying the Cubs announcers failed to mention this? I don't believe it!

Heh heh, so far everyone on this thread has used teal.

DrCrawdad
05-17-2006, 12:13 AM
What a minute, are you implying the Cubs announcers failed to mention this? I don't believe it!

Heh heh, so far everyone on this thread has used teal.

For the record, I did not watch or listen to the Cub game. It's Cub fans though who are reporting (http://www.bleedcubbieblue.com/story/2006/5/16/23113/0304) the alleged incident. I guess the Nationals broadcaster who claimed there were racial epithets was on the MLB Extra Innings feed, which I understand is a TV broadcast and NOT a radio broadcast as I originally posted.

QCIASOXFAN
05-17-2006, 12:16 AM
They want Corey Patterson back all of the sudden :smile:

drewcifer
05-17-2006, 12:18 AM
Honestly - who cares/is shocked.....

DrCrawdad
05-17-2006, 12:18 AM
They want Corey Patterson back all of the sudden :smile:

Patterson was the better option all along for this season.

The Dude
05-17-2006, 12:30 AM
Surely, Hangar will come into this thread and dispel this fiction about bleacherites hurling racial barbs at Jacques Jones.

Or maybe the other poster Hanger poster will take his place?????

Chicken Dinner
05-17-2006, 12:37 AM
WOW! Cubs posts during a Sox game. Amazing!

Chips
05-17-2006, 12:44 AM
The Sox game was over when the 1st post was made at 10:44 CST.

HotelWhiteSox
05-17-2006, 12:45 AM
TEMPERS FLARE IN LAKEVIEW

WOW! Cubs posts during a Sox game. Amazing!

The Sox game that ended an hour before the first post in the thread, which was based on a Yahoo article?

Some people just like to read about the happenings around baseball, whether it be Bonds getting beaned, scores/news around the league, or whatever, it doesn't mean it takes priority over the Sox.

Chicken Dinner
05-17-2006, 12:47 AM
100 percent Flubsession.

Joosh
05-17-2006, 01:00 AM
100 percent Flubsession.
Uh, this issue would get the same kind of attention if it was a different team.

Get over yourself.

OH, and on topic: If this is true, that is completely classless and unacceptable. If I were Jones, I would demand a trade immediately.

South Side
05-17-2006, 01:04 AM
100 percent Flubsession.

And I am pretty sure it is in the appropriate forum so what is your point?

Chicken Dinner
05-17-2006, 01:11 AM
And I am pretty sure it is in the appropriate forum so what is your point?

That there's more Cubs posts on a Sox board then there are beers in Wrigleyville.

LuvSox
05-17-2006, 01:29 AM
That there's more Cubs posts on a Sox board then there are beers in Wrigleyville.

I was given some good advice some time ago. "If you don't like it, don't read it."

I still hate Boston.

Craig Grebeck
05-17-2006, 01:34 AM
I was given some good advice some time ago. "If you don't like it, don't read it."

I still hate Boston.
"If you don't like it, don't watch it"

Banix12
05-17-2006, 01:44 AM
Patterson was the better option all along for this season.
And Patterson seems to be having about the same season, if not a little better. Gotta love the cubs logic. Run one player out of town on a rail then give a three year 18 million dollar contract to a player with the exact same type of bat and skillset. Oh yeah, he was also coming off a down year.

As for the Jones incident... as I recall they originally put the "baskets" in wrigley field to keep the fans out of the field. After this incident it sounds like it's time to enclose the bleachers completely in chain link and barbed wire. Let's put the "confine" back in Friendly Confines!

spiffie
05-17-2006, 02:35 AM
100 percent Flubsession.
For someone who seems so bothered by mentions of the Cubs you sure do seem to spend a lot of time in WTS. Do you often turn up the heat in your home and complain about how hot it is there or go swimming and tell everyone how much you hate getting wet?

As for the rest of this...well, let's turn to a baseball legend for his thoughts:

:santo
These sure are the best fans in baseball, right Pat?

hawkjt
05-17-2006, 03:14 AM
That little tradition of throwing baseballs onto the field takes on an entirely different tone when they start throwing them at the cub outfielders face.

Has a certain ''roller ball'' feel to it.

Thank god for the knowledgable ,civilized baseball fans on the south side.

Deuce
05-17-2006, 06:42 AM
:giantsnail

What racial epithets? We didn't hear any racial epithets.

TomBradley72
05-17-2006, 08:29 AM
This is a major incident in my mind....I can't recall this ever happening in another major league ballpark where a player was almost hit by a thrown ball in his HOME ballpark. With (according to the National broadcasters) racial overtones.

If this happened at the Cell...the Cubune would have had a special pullout section on the incident in today's paper. But a murder outside the ballpark after a game didn't get the media attention it deserved...so I guess nothing will.

jenn2080
05-17-2006, 08:34 AM
This is just ridiculous. I never got why people called that park a family enviroment. the only game id take my brother who is 8 too would be a day game during the week.. however he refuses to go there. Their team sucks I get it, but have some class.

jdm2662
05-17-2006, 08:41 AM
This is just ridiculous. I never got why people called that park a family enviroment. the only game id take my brother who is 8 too would be a day game during the week.. however he refuses to go there. Their team sucks I get it, but have some class.

Your brother was influeneced properly. Nice work...

PaleHoseGeorge
05-17-2006, 08:48 AM
100 percent Flubsession.
:rolleyes:

This from a guy who uses terms like Judy Garland and Big Skirt?

Like anyone would give a **** what somebody with no credibility thinks.

SOecks
05-17-2006, 08:58 AM
For someone who seems so bothered by mentions of the Cubs you sure do seem to spend a lot of time in WTS. Do you often turn up the heat in your home and complain about how hot it is there or go swimming and tell everyone how much you hate getting wet?


:D::D::D: LMAO. I'd also like to complain that all of the posts in the parking lot seem to have no direction or theme. It's almost as if it's an off-topic board. Something must be done about this.

DrCrawdad
05-17-2006, 08:59 AM
:rolleyes:

This from a guy who uses terms like Judy Garland and Big Skirt?

Like anyone would give a **** what somebody with no credibility thinks.

Is ChickenDinner a Cubbie fan :dtroll: perhaps?

http://www.670thescore.com/graphics/pic_mike_north.jpg
"I'm not saying. I'm just saying."

Viva Medias B's
05-17-2006, 09:05 AM
I want to know why the woman was not arrested for throwing the ball at Jones. If she did something like that at USCF, Sox Security would have made sure she would spend the night at the Crossbar Hotel.

DrCrawdad
05-17-2006, 09:12 AM
I want to know why the woman was not arrested for throwing the ball at Jones. If she did something like that at USCF, Sox Security would have made sure she would spend the night at the Crossbar Hotel.

How can you arrest someone for doing something that's celebrated by the team? I don't think you can on one hand celebrate and put a camera on everytime a baseball gets tossed onto the field following a visiting team HR and then on the other hand arrest someone for doing basically the same thing.

Baby Fisk
05-17-2006, 09:14 AM
:rolleyes:

This from a guy who uses terms like Judy Garland and Big Skirt?

Like anyone would give a **** what somebody with no credibility thinks.
Homefish may have a new contender for WSI Court Jester.

As for the Cubs, I admit I've been tuning in more often of late because I love comedy and they provide so much of it! Jones is not long for that team. Neither is Baker.

The Germans call it schadenfreude. :cool:

DrCrawdad
05-17-2006, 09:23 AM
Homefish may have a new contender for WSI Court Jester.

As for the Cubs, I admit I've been tuning in more often of late because I love comedy and they provide so much of it! Jones is not long for that team. Neither is Baker.

The Germans call it schadenfreude. :cool:

We need an animated court jester gif.

http://www.danieloates.com/photos/toys/dexter.jpg

Jaffar
05-17-2006, 09:27 AM
How can you arrest someone for doing something that's celebrated by the team? I don't think you can on one hand celebrate and put a camera on everytime a baseball gets tossed onto the field following a visiting team HR and then on the other hand arrest someone for doing basically the same thing.

Except the fact that it happened between innings while the outfield was throwing around. She was drunk as well so isn't that some kind of assault with intent or something? Mike and Mike have been talking about it all morning as well.

jenn2080
05-17-2006, 09:35 AM
Your brother was influeneced properly. Nice work...

its funny and bad....my mom took him to apple bees the other day for a good report card and he called me on the way home and said he did not want to go back because they had a whole section of cubs stuff and no sox stuff. i told him if he felt so strongly right them a letter. it is cute because he is 8 but i wont tolerate that much longer. I just dont want him to be like that though....there is no reason he cant love his team and thats that

Hangar18
05-17-2006, 09:35 AM
I want to know why the woman was not arrested for throwing the ball at Jones. If she did something like that at USCF, Sox Security would have made sure she would spend the night at the Crossbar Hotel.

Ive spent the good part of last nite/this AM trying to piece together what happened. To say Im INFURIATED is an understatement. Apparently, the very very crude name-calling, swearing towards Jones DID HAPPEN. A woman DID and purposely try to Hit Jones with a baseball and it nearly hit him in the face. He was very angry and couldve gotten his nose broken/injured and immediately went to the umps to have the person removed. They removed her and detained her for a while, but didnt arrest her and just let her go. Know why?
Arrest means her name is public record. Public record means the Media can cover and report this (if they choose to do so) The Cubs swept this under the rug so that IT WONT/CANT BE REPORTED
So far this morning, only 1 reporter has wondered aloud why she wasnt arrested.

Comcast Reporter last nite: "This was just an isolated incident. It was one fan, we know that this isnt indicative of the fanbase"

Len Kaspar: "It was just one fan, theyre frustrated, but it just shows you how Passionate Cub fans are. They really were behind this team despite the losing streak. They want to win. We have such Great Fans here. You wont fans (not reacting) here"
Brenly: "these are great fans, so supportive. Was just one fan"

Mike Greenberg espn: "It was just an isolated incident. I dont want to blow this up and make it seem like its a bigger problem than it really is. The fans are passionate, and they expect to win"

itsnotrequired
05-17-2006, 09:40 AM
Ive spent the good part of last nite/this AM trying to piece together what happened. To say Im INFURIATED is an understatement. Apparently, the very very crude name-calling, swearing towards Jones DID HAPPEN.

I've sat in the bleachers at Wrigley only once. Some Cub "faithful" next to me decided to throw out some racial slurs whenever Hee Seop Choi came up to bat. Way to support your team, bozos.:rolleyes:

Needless to say, I haven't sat in the bleachers since...

SoxSpeed22
05-17-2006, 09:42 AM
As much as I love the fact that Jones is sucking at Wrigley. No athlete should be treated like that. Throwing race into anything, we should be over that as people. And throwing things, BS.

Hangar18
05-17-2006, 09:42 AM
This is SICKENING to hear the Chicago Media, with what little info managed to get out, hear them in SPIN CITY mode, downplaying this as no big deal,
nobody got hurt, it was just one person, One Bad Apple DOESNT spoil the bunch, the fans are "So Passionate", and other BULL****.


Kudos to those here who RIGHTLY predicted a "fan incident" to happen ......

Hangar18
05-17-2006, 09:43 AM
As much as I love the fact that Jones is sucking at Wrigley. No athlete should be treated like that. Throwing race into anything, we should be over that as people. And throwing things, BS.


AGAIN. Notice that it took a NATIONAL MEDIA person to fill us in on that stuff. This isnt being reported ANYWHERE in the Chicago Media. :angry:

SOecks
05-17-2006, 09:45 AM
Comcast Reporter last nite: "This was just an isolated incident. It was one fan, we know that this isnt indicative of the fanbase"

Len Kaspar: "It was just one fan, theyre frustrated, but it just shows you how Passionate Cub fans are. They really were behind this team despite the losing streak. They want to win. We have such drunk Fans here. You wont fans (not reacting) here"
Brenly: "these are drunk fans, so drunk. Was just one fan"

Mike Greenberg espn: "It was just an isolated incident. I dont want to blow this up and make it seem like its a bigger problem than it really is. The fans are drunk, and they expect to win"

Hangar, it's much more accurate when you replace the words "passionate", "great", and "supportive" with the proper one. I fixed your quotes above to show how well it flows now...

DrCrawdad
05-17-2006, 09:47 AM
And over at Les Grobstein's webpage (http://www.grobber.com), his account of the game makes no mention of the incident.

http://www.pca.state.mn.us/artwork/kids/cricket1.jpg

DaveIsHere
05-17-2006, 09:50 AM
And over at Les Grobstein's webpage (http://www.grobber.com), his account of the game makes no mention of the incident.

What a suprise!!!! This city is a joke when it comes to those losers up north, seriously unbelievable.

Hangar18
05-17-2006, 09:54 AM
DISGUSTING. Chicago Media

DrCrawdad
05-17-2006, 09:54 AM
What a suprise!!!! This city is a joke when it comes to those losers up north, seriously unbelievable.

The game was halted while the woman was escorted from her seat and detained. Details on charges were not released. Jones said he did not know the ball was heading his way. - Daily Herald

In the past, Grobber has played the role of the downplayer of all negative stuff at The Shrine. When the games were delayed because Cub fans threw garbage on the field, Les has said it was only a few. When Cub fans were doing the Atlanta Braves tomahawk chop during the '03 NLCS AGAINST THE MARLINS, Les denied that it happened.

So, in the end I guess it should be no shock that Grobber glossed over the incident last night.

SoxFan78
05-17-2006, 10:07 AM
Steve Rosenbloom hit it straight on the head this morning. If this would of happened on the South Side it would be a national emergency right now. Also brought up that on the South Side, they prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.

On the north side, nothing...

ode to veeck
05-17-2006, 10:07 AM
:rolleyes:

This from a guy who uses terms like Judy Garland and Big Skirt?

Like anyone would give a **** what somebody with no credibility thinks.

You give CD too much credit; he has negative credibility (& dropping farther)

Hangar18
05-17-2006, 10:09 AM
Cub Fan runs on Field and tries to assault Randy Myers
story has subsequently been swept under rug

Cub Fan snatches hat from Dodger catcher and causes huge melee in stands

Cub Fan tosses a Cell Phone at Padres player, nearly missing his head.
Padre player alerts security, story is never reported and swept under rug

Cub Fans leave day game in drunken stupor and attend SOX game later
that evening, and 4 run the field. One bold fan attempts to tackle an umpire. He is later discovered to be a big Cub Fan who attended a game a Wrigley earlier that afternoon. This was quickly swept under the rug.
The other 3 are later discovered, by national news sources, to ALSO be Cub Fans and not SOX fans as widely reported by Chicago Media. 2 of those 3 were brothers, and one was interviewed at his home, wearing his 21 Sosa Jersey. Those 4 fans have since been swept under the rug.

Cub Fans angry over teams ouster from 03 playoffs, begin Mob Action and hurl garbage cans and trash over sidewalk and street. Police in Riot Gear subdue and arrest many. Story is never reported and swept under rug.

Cub Fan is shot and killed directly outside the stadium after a game by another Cub Fan. The story is underreported as a "traffic incident"
and is quickly swept under the rug.

Cub Fan angrily tosses baseball at Jacque Jones, nearly missing his head.
Jones alerts security, fan is "detained" but inexplicably allowed to go free.
Story is ALSO being swept under rug

Frater Perdurabo
05-17-2006, 10:16 AM
"The fans are passionate, and they expect to win"

Thanks for the quote/paraphrase, Hangar, but did Greenberg really say that? If so (and I have no reason to doubt that Hangar captured the essence of Greenberg's point), it is perhaps the most inept, stupid, dumb statement in the history of American media.

How can a Cubs fan reasonably "expect" the Cubs to win? They demonstrably are the sorriest franchise in all of professional sports. When was the last time they actually won a World Series? (1908) Who was president then? (Teddy Roosevelt) What kinds of cars were Americans driving then? (Ford Model T) What seasons do Cubs fans celebrate via countless videos, books and other types of events? (1969 - collapse to miss playoffs; 1984 - collapse in playoffs; 1989 - loss in playoffs; 1998 - swept as the Wild Card; 2003 - historic meltdown that they blame on one of their fellow fans).

Expect to win? HA. They EXPECT to lose. In fact, they so EXPECT to lose that they revel in their misery and CELEBRATE their losing tradition. The team nickname - celebrated by their fans - is LOVABLE LOSERS. They cannot possibly EXPECT to win.

For Greenberg to claim that Cubs fans expect to win is the equivalent of me claiming that I am a poached egg.

Mike Greenberg, just shut up.

ode to veeck
05-17-2006, 10:23 AM
For Greenberg to claim that Cubs fans expect to win is the equivalent of me claiming that I am a poached egg.

Mike Greenberg, just shut up.

POTW material!

Hangar18
05-17-2006, 10:26 AM
Thanks for the quote/paraphrase, Hangar, but did Greenberg really say that? If so (and I have no reason to doubt that Hangar captured the essence of Greenberg's point), it is perhaps the most inept, stupid, dumb statement in the history of American media.

How can a Cubs fan reasonably "expect" the Cubs to win? They demonstrably are the sorriest franchise in all of professional sports. When was the last time they actually won a World Series? (1908) Who was president then? (Teddy Roosevelt) What kinds of cars were Americans driving then? (Ford Model T) What seasons do Cubs fans celebrate via countless videos, books and other types of events? (1969 - collapse to miss playoffs; 1984 - collapse in playoffs; 1989 - loss in playoffs; 1998 - swept as the Wild Card; 2003 - historic meltdown that they blame on one of their fellow fans).

Expect to win? HA. They EXPECT to lose. In fact, they so EXPECT to lose that they revel in their misery and CELEBRATE their losing tradition. The team nickname - celebrated by their fans - is LOVABLE LOSERS. They cannot possibly EXPECT to win.

Mike Greenberg, just shut up.

And your point is right on the money, because Greenberg DID mention that he "knows the cubs have been losing for 100 years" but still made that comment, about expecting to win this year. I CURSED AND CUSSED while I was driving and turned those clowns off. Golic asked why that woman wasnt arrested, and its sending the "wrong message", but Greenberg defended Cub fans with the following statements I quoted. RIDICULOUS.
He Said he didnt want to blow the incident up and make it more that it really was, just an Isolated incident. INEPT is the best word. Its Clear he too is trying to cover up for the beloved cubs. He said it, and hes an IDIOT

Jerko
05-17-2006, 10:28 AM
Someone should call the score and (gasp) pretend they're an offended Cub fan who was there last night and tell them how bad it really was. If we call and say we're Sox fans, they really won't cover the story.

Scottiehaswheels
05-17-2006, 10:31 AM
Someone should call the score and (gasp) pretend they're an offended Cub fan who was there last night and tell them how bad it really was. If we call and say we're Sox fans, they really won't cover the story.And then make a comment about how well the Sox are doing.... might steer the direction of the shows... lol course you get 100 callers in a row mentioning how good the Sox are doing they will smell it out I think...

Chip Z'nuff
05-17-2006, 10:32 AM
its funny and bad....my mom took him to apple bees the other day for a good report card and he called me on the way home and said he did not want to go back because they had a whole section of cubs stuff and no sox stuff. i told him if he felt so strongly right them a letter. it is cute because he is 8 but i wont tolerate that much longer. I just dont want him to be like that though....there is no reason he cant love his team and thats that

Reminds me of my 5 year old nephews. They both have a friend at school that came dressed in a cub shirt about 6 months ago. They still haven't stopped talking about it! It was their first time actually knowing a cub fan.

spiffie
05-17-2006, 10:35 AM
its funny and bad....my mom took him to apple bees the other day for a good report card and he called me on the way home and said he did not want to go back because they had a whole section of cubs stuff and no sox stuff. i told him if he felt so strongly right them a letter. it is cute because he is 8 but i wont tolerate that much longer. I just dont want him to be like that though....there is no reason he cant love his team and thats that
Don't be angry at him for having better taste than a couple million grown adults. Now if he starts counting the number of articles each team gets in the paper, then you can worry.

Baby Fisk
05-17-2006, 10:38 AM
Nothing like a Cub-Fan-Incident-Swept-Under-The-Rug-By-Chicago-Media scandal to get the blood boiling! I love this thread. Uh-oh, here comes Hangar again!

http://www.amazingcomics.it/hulk_film_1.jpg

jdm2662
05-17-2006, 10:39 AM
its funny and bad....my mom took him to apple bees the other day for a good report card and he called me on the way home and said he did not want to go back because they had a whole section of cubs stuff and no sox stuff. i told him if he felt so strongly right them a letter. it is cute because he is 8 but i wont tolerate that much longer. I just dont want him to be like that though....there is no reason he cant love his team and thats that

Well, you are right about that. That's a bit out there. My 9-year-old cousin is a huge Sox fan, knows all the players, and has been into baseball since he could pretty much walk, and I don't recall him ever being that bad.

Dan Mega
05-17-2006, 10:47 AM
I'd really like to hear what the media apologists have to say about this one.

A woman commits assault at Wrigley Field, on a player, and nothing happens to her besides getting kicked out.

The Tribune has 2 paragraphs on it. The Suntimes does no better.

There is no doubt in my mind, had this happened at the Cell, there would be a huge uproar in the Chicago media.

I'd like to say I'll call The Score about it this afternoon, but they won't take my call like I did last time, because as The Score themselves told me before, they don't care about Sox calls.

But of course, that is just because the Cubs fans call more often.:rolleyes:

1951Campbell
05-17-2006, 10:55 AM
100 percent Flubsession.

100% Obsessed with the Flubsessed.

Yet another person here who simply will not read a thread title before clicking. :rolleyes:

1951Campbell
05-17-2006, 10:57 AM
Kudos to those here who RIGHTLY predicted a "fan incident" to happen ......

The worst is yet to come.

SOXPHILE
05-17-2006, 11:04 AM
http://www.theheckler.com/public/spec/upload/sullivan-pic-05-05-09.402.jpg

Scottiehaswheels
05-17-2006, 11:10 AM
slightly off topic but since Hangar has made this into the Media Watch post of the day..... heard something on ESPN 1000 a few minutes ago that made me laugh.... one of the guys said something like winning changes everything... I IMMEDIATELY thought of Hangar mumbling something like except for media coverage... hijack over

Jerko
05-17-2006, 11:14 AM
The Cubs don't want her to get arrested because she may be in their rotation by Monday after that throw.

cheeses_h_rice
05-17-2006, 11:17 AM
I was actually watching the game when that incident happened. Or rather, I had my TV on and it was on that channel after that crummy Sox loss. I didn't know what the score was (how appropriate), but heard Kasper talking about an incident in the outfield, while Dempster was on the mound, so I just assumed the Flubs had blown another late-inning lead and that the fans in the bleachers were getting unruly.

Jacques Jones was summoning the umps and walking back to the bleacher seats and pointing up where someone had thrown something at him. Kasper was walking on eggshells trying to say something without saying anything about the incident. The game went on, and for those watching on whatever channel it was (WGN?), we never found out what happened.

Very surprising.

jenn2080
05-17-2006, 11:17 AM
Well, you are right about that. That's a bit out there. My 9-year-old cousin is a huge Sox fan, knows all the players, and has been into baseball since he could pretty much walk, and I don't recall him ever being that bad.

i think right now it is he is just really getting into baseball...watching the games, knowing the players and getting that the cubs dont like the sox and the sox dont like the cubs. it is cool to him. he will def. outgrow it. i do not want my brother to be disrespectful to people i dont care what team they root for. there is no need.

peeonwrigley
05-17-2006, 11:25 AM
The Cubs don't want her to get arrested because she may be in their rotation by Monday after that throw.

http://www.fox.co.uk/content/fox_films/10135/images/intlcms_010107.jpg

SOXPHILE
05-17-2006, 11:26 AM
Didn't hear about it until late last night on Comcast. Pretty vile, disgusting behaviour by some of the greatest fans in baseball. I guess Jones made ANOTHER baserunning gaffe. O.K., so boo him. To throw something at him ? When oh when are those in the media going to wake up and start informing the naive that the bleachers at Wrigley are not this happy, fun, go lucky place, where everyone goes and watches baseball and gets a tan ? This goes far beyond girls flashing, drunk fratboys falling down and vomiting all over themselves, and yelling "Right Field Sucks"..."Left Field Sucks" (Now that's baseball ! :rolleyes: ) This is assault. WAKE UP MEDIA/STUPID PEOPLE !

Jerko
05-17-2006, 11:29 AM
Didn't hear about it until late last night on Comcast. Pretty vile, disgusting behaviour by some of the greatest fans in baseball. I guess Jones made ANOTHER baserunning gaffe. O.K., so boo him. To throw something at him ? When oh when are those in the media going to wake up and start informing the naive that the bleachers at Wrigley are not this happy, fun, go lucky place, where everyone goes and watches baseball and gets a tan ? This goes far beyond girls flashing, drunk fratboys falling down and vomiting all over themselves, and yelling "Right Field Sucks"..."Left Field Sucks" (Now that's baseball ! :rolleyes: ) This is assault. WAKE UP MEDIA/STUPID PEOPLE !

Well, when they're yelling "right field sucks" "left field sucks", that's the one moment in life that most Cub fans are right about something.

thepaulbowski
05-17-2006, 11:42 AM
WOW! Cubs posts during a Sox game. Amazing!

Is your watch broken?

thepaulbowski
05-17-2006, 11:46 AM
100 percent Flubsession.

You are sooooo coool.

Maybe you shouldn't clink on the thread title when it involves the Cubs. Or does that just make too much sense?

Dan Mega
05-17-2006, 11:47 AM
Hangar, what is the current over/under on how many "incidents" the Tribune will report against Sox fans for this weekend's series?

ode to veeck
05-17-2006, 11:49 AM
The Cubs don't want her to get arrested because she may be in their rotation by Monday after that throw.

LMAO! :rolling:

pdimas
05-17-2006, 11:51 AM
Here is a link to an article on the incident from Chicagosports.com

LinkyVonLinkenstein (http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/cs-060516cubsbits,1,5723777.story?coll=cs-home-headlines)

MeteorsSox4367
05-17-2006, 12:04 PM
As some of the other posters mentioned, had something like this happened on the South Side, we'd be at Defcon 5 and the TV stations would be interviewing William Ligue for his reaction to the story.

You mean someone at a Cubs game was drunk? No!! You mean they weren't paying attention to the game? Again, no!!! Some of those "fans" in the bleachers probably thought the Cubs were playing the Washington Capitals or Redskins instead of the Nationals.

Even though Jones is a former Twin and current Cub, throwing something at a player is just completely inappropriate.

By the way, the drunken woman is scheduled to pitch a simulated game with Prior next week.

DrCrawdad
05-17-2006, 01:14 PM
I was actually watching the game when that incident happened. Or rather, I had my TV on and it was on that channel after that crummy Sox loss. I didn't know what the score was (how appropriate), but heard Kasper talking about an incident in the outfield, while Dempster was on the mound, so I just assumed the Flubs had blown another late-inning lead and that the fans in the bleachers were getting unruly.

Jacques Jones was summoning the umps and walking back to the bleacher seats and pointing up where someone had thrown something at him. Kasper was walking on eggshells trying to say something without saying anything about the incident. The game went on, and for those watching on whatever channel it was (WGN?), we never found out what happened.

Very surprising.

Any chance we'll ever see photos of the incident and/or the strapping Jock's reaction? Any chance the photos will be posted on ChicagoSports.com for over a year after the incident?

:angry:

NO SHOT!

Hangar18
05-17-2006, 01:19 PM
Any chance we'll ever see photos of the incident and/or the strapping Jock's reaction? Any chance the photos will be posted on ChicagoSports.com for over a year after the incident?

:angry:

NO SHOT!






I wonder if the Chicago Media will Keep TABS on Trixie McWrigleys Every Move, every job she applies for, every court appearance, every ticket she gets. And I also want to see all of these stories subfiled under CUBS/SPORTS. I mean, people love bad news right Tribune?

On a side note, I wonder if the very drunken and belligerent Trixie
I ran into at Buddy Guys is the same girl?

chisoxfan64
05-17-2006, 01:32 PM
:santo
Hey PAt, did you see that? One of our lovable fans just tossed a ball out to Jones so he could autograph it for her. Look, now Jones is pointing her out so they can give her some free tickets to another game. Boy I tell you Pat Wrigley field has the best fans and is the greatest place on Earth!

You are so right Ronny.

1951Campbell
05-17-2006, 01:37 PM
I wonder if the Chicago Media will Keep TABS on Trixie McWrigleys Every Move, every job she applies for, every court appearance, every ticket she gets. And I also want to see all of these stories subfiled under CUBS/SPORTS. I mean, people love bad news right Tribune?

On a side note, I wonder if the very drunken and belligerent Trixie
I ran into at Buddy Guys is the same girl?

C'mon, Hangar. It's not as simple as questioning the coverage of a first place team opposed to a 5th place team. It's a little more complicated than that. You have to look at the circumstances of the team's position.

SouthSide_HitMen
05-17-2006, 01:44 PM
This is a major incident in my mind....I can't recall this ever happening in another major league ballpark where a player was almost hit by a thrown ball in his HOME ballpark.

This happened at Comiskey a few years ago and the funny thing was the person was not addressed. I do not remember the opponent.

A fall ball reached the upper deck on the first base side of home plate. After another pitch this woman threw the ball toward home plate (FROM THE UPPER DECK). It landed within 2 feet of the umpire / catcher / batter. The ballboy ran out and retrieved the ball and nobody on the field realized this ball was thrown at them. If it would have hit someone there could have been a major injury considering the height. Anyway we watched the area for the next 5 minutes to see if security would escort the woman out but apparently they didn't notice either.

miker
05-17-2006, 01:46 PM
I wonder if the Chicago Media will Keep TABS on Trixie McWrigleys Every Move, every job she applies for, every court appearance, every ticket she gets. And I also want to see all of these stories subfiled under CUBS/SPORTS. I mean, people love bad news right Tribune?

On a side note, I wonder if the very drunken and belligerent Trixie
I ran into at Buddy Guys is the same girl?
Ah yes, she's the next Bartman!

daveeym
05-17-2006, 01:49 PM
This happened at Comiskey a few years ago and the funny thing was the person was not addressed. I do not remember the opponent.

A fall ball reached the upper deck on the first base side of home plate. After another pitch this woman threw the ball toward home plate (FROM THE UPPER DECK). It landed within 2 feet of the umpire / catcher / batter. The ballboy ran out and retrieved the ball and nobody on the field realized this ball was thrown at them. If it would have hit someone there could have been a major injury considering the height. Anyway we watched the area for the next 5 minutes to see if security would escort the woman out but apparently they didn't notice either.From what it sounds like this isn't someone tossing something back on the field, either home run, foul paul, trash, giveaways etc, rather a deliberate attempt to strike someone with a ball. They make this girl sound like she had a cannon too. Maybe the reason they didn't arrest her is because they were actually signing her to a contract.

JGarlandrules20
05-17-2006, 01:52 PM
I just heard of this through my Twinsfan friend(She was a big Jones fan.)

Here's the MLB.com article (http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060516&content_id=1457262&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb).

Todd Walker seems to be indirectly bashing the fans, while praising them at the same time. :?:
In this city, we have great fans and knowledgeable fans, and they understand we have a long way to go. You can't jump off the bandwagon just yet. But what you can see start to happen when you lose is more people booing plays, and the reality is it's not plays that should be booed. Let's understand the game a little more and back this team. I think we have a great chance to do some things.

SouthSide_HitMen
05-17-2006, 01:54 PM
From what it sounds like this isn't someone tossing something back on the field, either home run, foul paul, trash, giveaways etc, rather a deliberate attempt to strike someone with a ball. They make this girl sound like she had a cannon too. Maybe the reason they didn't arrest her is because they were actually signing her to a contract.

Yes - this was one of those idiotic throw it back moments I cringe at everytime this happens anywhere (well except the Urinal). The Sox were either playing a high profile opponent - it may have been the Cubs or Boston.

Wrigley Field has always been filled with racists. Wrigley was a racist. The Cub fans treatment of black players from Jones to Patterson to Hawkins has racial overtones. Expect more of the same in the future.

miker
05-17-2006, 01:58 PM
Wrigley Field has always been filled with racists. Wrigley was a racist. The Cub fans treatment of black players from Jones to Patterson to Hawkins has racial overtones. Expect more of the same in the future.
Infidel! The Tribune says the only bad things like that happen on the south side so it must be true!

Hangar18
05-17-2006, 02:01 PM
Cub Fan runs on Field and tries to assault Randy Myers
story has subsequently been swept under rug

Cub Fan snatches hat from Dodger catcher and causes huge melee in stands

Cub Fan tosses a Cell Phone at Padres player, nearly missing his head.
Padre player alerts security, story is never reported and swept under rug

Cub Fans leave day game in drunken stupor and attend SOX game later
that evening, and 4 run the field. One bold fan attempts to tackle an umpire. He is later discovered to be a big Cub Fan who attended a game a Wrigley earlier that afternoon. This was quickly swept under the rug.
The other 3 are later discovered, by national news sources, to ALSO be Cub Fans and not SOX fans as widely reported by Chicago Media. 2 of those 3 were brothers, and one was interviewed at his home, wearing his 21 Sosa Jersey. Those 4 fans have since been swept under the rug.

Cub Fans angry over teams ouster from 03 playoffs, begin Mob Action and hurl garbage cans and trash over sidewalk and street. Police in Riot Gear subdue and arrest many. Story is never reported and swept under rug.

Cub Fan is shot and killed directly outside the stadium after a game by another Cub Fan. The story is underreported as a "traffic incident"
and is quickly swept under the rug.

Cub Fan angrily tosses baseball at Jacque Jones, nearly missing his head.
Jones alerts security, fan is "detained" but inexplicably allowed to go free.
Story is ALSO being swept under rug

WHOAH. ALmost forgot this incident also ..........

Cub Fans hop on Addison L after game, and proceed to start smoking.
Plain-clothes Chicago Cops ask the Cub fans to put out the Cigarettes, theres no smoking allowed on the L. Cub Fans say they can smoke whereever they please, they are Priviledged and Entitled to special treatment. Police disagree and ask them to put out cigarettes or they will be arrested. Cub Fans physically try to fight the police resulting in Melee on the platform and the bleacherbums being taken to jail.
This is swept under the Carpet again.

IUSOXFAN
05-17-2006, 02:02 PM
Too Funny

http://www.theheckler.com/index.php?page=0000-DH-06-05-17-cubs&idrub=65&idsite=1&PHPSESSID=75edea1353fd162cd7fe9294d9128d4ch

miker
05-17-2006, 02:04 PM
Wasn't it Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell that was assaulted by racial epithets from the high-class all-loving Flub fans outside The Urinal?

itsnotrequired
05-17-2006, 02:11 PM
WHOAH. ALmost forgot this incident also ..........

Cub Fans hop on Addison L after game, and proceed to start smoking.
Plain-clothes Chicago Cops ask the Cub fans to put out the Cigarettes, theres no smoking allowed on the L. Cub Fans say they can smoke whereever they please, they are Priviledged and Entitled to special treatment. Police disagree and ask them to put out cigarettes or they will be arrested. Cub Fans physically try to fight the police resulting in Melee on the platform and the bleacherbums being taken to jail.
This is swept under the Carpet again.

Oh man, I forgot about that one! Well-played on the part of the smokers.:rolleyes:

HotelWhiteSox
05-17-2006, 02:21 PM
****ing Cubs fans, I wouldn't be surprised if they try an incident at the Cell because of this, especially with this ****ty series coming up.

More swept under the rug incidents, Cubs fans ruin the Minnie Minoso statue, frequent throwing garbage and beer on the field/opposing players during the past few years, hatemail/racial slurs towards Hawkins

"Fans" on the Score making light of the situation, talking about 'what a good shot' and the 'best throw that has come out of right field this year'.

thepaulbowski
05-17-2006, 02:27 PM
Wasn't it Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell that was assaulted by racial epithets from the high-class all-loving Flub fans outside The Urinal?

Yes she was.

SouthSide_HitMen
05-17-2006, 02:29 PM
Wasn't it Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell that was assaulted by racial epithets from the high-class all-loving Flub fans outside The Urinal?

Yes - she was with her son and the chant "Aunt Jemima" was started and sustained by numerous Cubs fans after the game.

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4155/is_20010708/ai_n13916835

Still, I was wary of being in a crowd of drunken Cubs fans. Most black people avoid such scenes because there is always the possibility that someone is going to say something so foul it will become a racial incident...

I made my way into the circle of bodies to drop money into a large orange pail. "Come on down, Aunt Jemima," I heard someone shout. "Aunt Jemima. Aunt Jemima," chanted other voices. For a second, I didn't realize the chant was directed toward me. I couldn't believe that anyone-drunk or sober-could be bold enough to do something like that on a public street.
I kept walking toward the bucket. The drummers kept beating, only now the beats accompanied the chant of "Aunt Jemima."
I felt like I had been swept up in a minstrel show.

SOecks
05-17-2006, 02:32 PM
Yes - she was with her son and the chant "Aunt Jemima" was started and sustained by numerous Cubs fans after the game.

Holy crap are you kidding me? I don't remember that happening but that's absolutely brutal. And they call us "trash"??? Wow, just wow.

Reni
05-17-2006, 02:41 PM
...and to think....people didn't believe me when I claimed that Cubs fans were yelling racial slurs at the Cardinals players.......they do it to their own too?

:(

inexcuseable.....all around......disgusting.

RealMenWearBlack
05-17-2006, 03:04 PM
Was the guy arrested? If so, they have set a precedent against throwing the ball on the field.

palehozenychicty
05-17-2006, 03:11 PM
Wrigley Field has always been filled with racists. Wrigley was a racist. The Cub fans treatment of black players from Jones to Patterson to Hawkins has racial overtones. Expect more of the same in the future.

It's all sadly true, and pathetic. But mediots like Greenberg continue to spout the virtues of "Cubdumb". Hell, even Ernie Banks had to get an apartment on the Southside cause no landlord would rent to him. MR. Cub, even, was harshly treated due to his color.

ChiSoxGirl
05-17-2006, 03:44 PM
****ing Cubs fans, I wouldn't be surprised if they try an incident at the Cell because of this, especially with this ****ty series coming up.

More swept under the rug incidents, Cubs fans ruin the Minnie Minoso statue, frequent throwing garbage and beer on the field/opposing players during the past few years, hatemail/racial slurs towards Hawkins

"Fans" on the Score making light of the situation, talking about 'what a good shot' and the 'best throw that has come out of right field this year'.

All I have to say is someone better keep an eye on the trophy 24/7 this weekend! After what happened to the Minoso statue last June, there's no telling what those jealous losers would do to the trophy! :mad:

SOecks
05-17-2006, 03:57 PM
All I have to say is someone better keep an eye on the trophy 24/7 this weekend! After what happened to the Minoso statue last June, there's no telling what those jealous losers would do to the trophy! :mad:

We don't have to worry. Their fans won't even be able to recognize it since they've never seen one :tongue:.

russ99
05-17-2006, 03:58 PM
Comcast Reporter last nite: "This was just an isolated incident. It was one fan, we know that this isnt indicative of the fanbase"

Len Kaspar: "It was just one fan, theyre frustrated, but it just shows you how Passionate Cub fans are. They really were behind this team despite the losing streak. They want to win. We have such Great Fans here. You wont fans (not reacting) here"
Brenly: "these are great fans, so supportive. Was just one fan"

Mike Greenberg espn: "It was just an isolated incident. I dont want to blow this up and make it seem like its a bigger problem than it really is. The fans are passionate, and they expect to win"

What a bunch of hogwash. As I recall, the Cubs WERE winning when the incident occured, so that BS excuse doesn't fly.

ChiSoxGirl
05-17-2006, 04:20 PM
We don't have to worry. Their fans won't even be able to recognize it since they've never seen one :tongue:.

Good call! :thumbsup:

Uncle_Patrick
05-17-2006, 04:43 PM
What a bunch of hogwash. As I recall, the Cubs WERE winning when the incident occured, so that BS excuse doesn't fly.

Did anyone see any ESPN coverage of the incident? I'm curious about what they said. I was in California for a wedding back in 2002 or 2003 and I was watching Sportscenter when they covered an incident at a White Sox/Devil Rays game where a fan sitting in the outfield tossed the contents of his cup of beer (he didn't throw the cup itself) towards a D-Ray's outfielder. The broadcasters said, "Remember folks, this is Chicago" (of course, this was after the Ligue incident) like the city is loaded with scumbags or something. I'll never forget that.

HotelWhiteSox
05-17-2006, 05:02 PM
I finally here people talking about it on Mac, Jurko, and Harry, and the idiot Cubs fans callers come in with the angle that 'well Sox fans are worse' or point to Ligue. Even though we all know most Cubs fans are scum, what does this situation have anything to do with White Sox fans? Geez, it's a good thing Sox fans only care about the Cubs

Hangar18
05-17-2006, 05:03 PM
I finally here people talking about it on Mac, Jurko, and Harry, and the idiot Cubs fans callers come in with the angle that 'well Sox fans are worse' or point to Ligue. Even though we all know most Cubs fans are scum, what does this situation have anything to do with White Sox fans? Geez, it's a good thing Sox fans only care about the Cubs

People need to Print off the at least 8 INCIDENTS involving Cub fans
and remind them of it every time they bring it up

SouthSide_HitMen
05-17-2006, 05:14 PM
A Night In The Bleachers

http://www.courttv.com/graphics/photos/flashbacks/kkk_flashbacks.jpg "I told you we should have kept Burnitz, Bro."

maurice
05-17-2006, 05:24 PM
More cute and cuddly Cub fan incidents:

Encouraged by Alou's ridiculous behavior, numerous Cub fans threaten and throw things at Steve Bartman, forcing security to escort him out of the Urinal. Cub fans in the Chicago media blame Bartman for Cubbie collapse and publish his personal information, resulting in numerous death threats. Cub fans in the Chicago media, including Skippy Jacobsen, say on the air "If I see that guy on the street I'll kill him" or words to that effect. Bartman goes into hiding, publishes a letter of apology, and receives police protection in an effort to keep a crazed Cub fan from literally murdering him.

Hawkins is run out of town by a spate of abuse that includes boos, racial epithets, and at least one letter reminiscent of the KKK.

Cub fans regularly criticize Sox fans by claiming that their team "plays in the ghetto."

Cub fans regularly throw trash onto the playing field when their manager comes out to argue an umpire's call.

Yeah, this is DEFINITELY an isolated incident.
:rolleyes:

pdimas
05-17-2006, 05:27 PM
I happened to be down there last night (a buddy had an extra ticket) but I showed up an hour late since I was at work pretty late and missed the ball throwing incident. Anyway leaving the park there was some commotion outside and next thing you know two squads start coming through the crowds north down Clark. When i looked east from the corner of Addison and Clark I saw something like 4 or 5 squads. I couldn't tell if they were breaking up a fight or not but there was something going on.

Tekijawa
05-17-2006, 05:34 PM
I happened to be down there last night (a buddy had an extra ticket) but I showed up an hour late since I was at work pretty late and missed the ball throwing incident. Anyway leaving the park there was some commotion outside and next thing you know two squads start coming through the crowds north down Clark. When i looked east from the corner of Addison and Clark I saw something like 4 or 5 squads. I couldn't tell if they were breaking up a fight or not but there was something going on.

I like the fact that You sig fits this quote so well!

santo=dorf
05-17-2006, 05:58 PM
I wonder if the Chicago Media will Keep TABS on Trixie McWrigleys Every Move, every job she applies for, every court appearance, every ticket she gets. And I also want to see all of these stories subfiled under CUBS/SPORTS. I mean, people love bad news right Tribune?

On a side note, I wonder if the very drunken and belligerent Trixie
I ran into at Buddy Guys is the same girl?
I had the EXACT same thought when I first heard about this story.

:knue
*crickets*

The Cubs should not be surprised by any of this. They encourage the DAMN thing by letting people throw home run balls back onto the field.

pdimas
05-17-2006, 06:09 PM
I like the fact that You sig fits this quote so well!

The irony :D:

DumpJerry
05-17-2006, 06:21 PM
I happened to be down there last night (a buddy had an extra ticket) but I showed up an hour late since I was at work pretty late and missed the ball throwing incident. Anyway leaving the park there was some commotion outside and next thing you know two squads start coming through the crowds north down Clark. When i looked east from the corner of Addison and Clark I saw something like 4 or 5 squads. I couldn't tell if they were breaking up a fight or not but there was something going on.
Oh, you were leaving Comiskey and were so drunk you thought you were in Winnetka, I mean beautiful Wrigleyville.....

TommyJohn
05-17-2006, 07:04 PM
More cute and cuddly Cub fan incidents:

Encouraged by Alou's ridiculous behavior, numerous Cub fans threaten and throw things at Steve Bartman, forcing security to escort him out of the Urinal. Cub fans in the Chicago media blame Bartman for Cubbie collapse and publish his personal information, resulting in numerous death threats. Cub fans in the Chicago media, including Skippy Jacobsen, say on the air "If I see that guy on the street I'll kill him" or words to that effect.


Lester Munson has actually gone on TV and said this. The same Lester
Munson who in 2004 said that it was "dangerous to go to US Cellular."



Hawkins is run out of town by a spate of abuse that includes boos, racial epithets, and at least one letter reminiscent of the KKK.



Can you imagine if A Sox player got similar treatment? We'd be portrayed
in the media as a bunch of cross-burning, KKK nuts.


Cub fans regularly criticize Sox fans by claiming that their team "plays in the ghetto."

There's some great irony in that statement. Of course, it is no great leap
from "your team is in the ghetto" to hurling racial abuse at black players.

I'm sure that it is only a small percentage of fans that do that. I can't
site stats, obviously. It just seems to me that Cub fans get the old
"don't let one bad apple spoil the bunch" disclaimer more than Sox fans.

Viva Medias B's
05-17-2006, 08:13 PM
Cub Fan snatches hat from Dodger catcher and causes huge melee in stands


Actually, this was a Dodger fan who worked for the Tribune Co.

polishsoxfan23
05-17-2006, 08:23 PM
yea jones has been struggleing but im not complaining but did u see the fan throw the ball at him in last night ball

TommyJohn
05-17-2006, 08:44 PM
yea jones has been struggleing but im not complaining but did u see the fan throw the ball at him in last night ball

HUH?

Soxfanspcu11
05-17-2006, 10:43 PM
yea jones has been struggleing but im not complaining but did u see the fan throw the ball at him in last night ball


I think what we have here is a text book example of a
:dtroll:

And if not, a very stupid individual.

Honestly though,

:whocares

about all this crap. flubs fans are complete morons and of course they have their share of complete idiots.

I am well aware of the Chicago media and their bias, but there is really nothing that we can do about it. Right now, it is the way it is.

Let's just take care of our business and not worry about what those losers do.

This I GUARANTEE, THE WHITE SOX WILL OWN THIS CITY BY 2008, BOOK IT!

We are so good, and will be so good for such a long time, that the Chicago media will have no choice in the next few years.

The flubs days of being the Chicago media's favorite team are numbered. This is the precise reason that you are seeing the Chicago media go into panic mode. They know that the flubs "glory" days are over and they don't know how to handle it.

Expect more and more positive flubs stories in the future, it's all they have left. They know that their reign over Chicago is ending and they are not taking it very well.

cheeses_h_rice
05-17-2006, 11:05 PM
yea jones has been struggleing but im not complaining but did u see the fan throw the ball at him in last night ball
Funny.

http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/5659/punchballs8wz.gif

sullythered
05-17-2006, 11:26 PM
We shouldn't expect anything else from this town's media. But you know what's a little weird, I kind of like this insular Sox fandom that we have. Let them fawn and spew all the usual crap they want to about the cubs. We (Sox fans) stick together and we know what the truth is. It's almost like political spin (regardless of political leanings). We know it's coming, and it's not going anywhere. Just be happy that we're the enlightened ones.

JB98
05-17-2006, 11:47 PM
More cute and cuddly Cub fan incidents:

Encouraged by Alou's ridiculous behavior, numerous Cub fans threaten and throw things at Steve Bartman, forcing security to escort him out of the Urinal. Cub fans in the Chicago media blame Bartman for Cubbie collapse and publish his personal information, resulting in numerous death threats. Cub fans in the Chicago media, including Skippy Jacobsen, say on the air "If I see that guy on the street I'll kill him" or words to that effect. Bartman goes into hiding, publishes a letter of apology, and receives police protection in an effort to keep a crazed Cub fan from literally murdering him.

Hawkins is run out of town by a spate of abuse that includes boos, racial epithets, and at least one letter reminiscent of the KKK.

Cub fans regularly criticize Sox fans by claiming that their team "plays in the ghetto."

Cub fans regularly throw trash onto the playing field when their manager comes out to argue an umpire's call.

Yeah, this is DEFINITELY an isolated incident.
:rolleyes:

LOL. What do Antonio Alfonseca, LaTroy Hawkins, Corey Patterson and Jacque Jones all have in common? Draw your own conclusion.

RedHeadPaleHoser
05-18-2006, 07:41 AM
I thought about creating a new thread but since it ties directly to what happened, I'll add it here.

I had to stop at my BIL's last night(Cub fan) and when I was there after work Chicago Tribune live was on Comcast. We were talking about various things and the story about Jones almost being hit was brought up. I asked him, "what do you think of that?" He stood there and said, "it's sad because they're playing so poorly, but if that happened at a Sox game her name would have been all over the papers.....that place is getting out of control". I was dumbfounded...all I said was, 'well, when you're owned by a paper, you control what's in it", and he responded, "definitely".

Now, during the HR chase with So-So and the 2003 season all I heard from him was how Wrigley was the place to be, blah blah blah....could it possibly be that real fans of Cub baseball are sickened by the "magic" of the tourist attraction? Could it be that Trixiegate is exposing real cracks in the historic brickwork?

SOXPHILE
05-18-2006, 11:09 AM
[quote=TommyJohn]

Can you imagine if A Sox player got similar treatment? We'd be portrayed
in the media as a bunch of cross-burning, KKK nuts.
quote]

We already have been. Remember back in, I believe 1999, when Lenard Clark got beat up by a bunch of idiot teenagers in Armour Park ? That was a vile, disgusting incident, no doubt. But remember how that story played out for weeks on end ? Because it happened in the shadow of U.S. Cellular- (Comiskey II back then)- the whole neighborhood was damned as dangerous, racist, trashy, etc. And therefore, Sox fans were too. It was talked about ad nauseum over and over again. If you were an out of towner and were just getting your first glimpses or views of the park, the fans, and the neighborhood through the media, you would think that there were nightly cross burnings in Armour Park, and that nearly all Sox fans were inbred, trailer livin' trash; And the area was something akin to the anarchy from a Mad Max movie.

tebman
05-18-2006, 11:27 AM
I had to stop at my BIL's last night(Cub fan) and when I was there after work Chicago Tribune live was on Comcast. We were talking about various things and the story about Jones almost being hit was brought up. I asked him, "what do you think of that?" He stood there and said, "it's sad because they're playing so poorly, but if that happened at a Sox game her name would have been all over the papers.....that place is getting out of control". I was dumbfounded...all I said was, 'well, when you're owned by a paper, you control what's in it", and he responded, "definitely".

Now, during the HR chase with So-So and the 2003 season all I heard from him was how Wrigley was the place to be, blah blah blah....could it possibly be that real fans of Cub baseball are sickened by the "magic" of the tourist attraction? Could it be that Trixiegate is exposing real cracks in the historic brickwork?
Among the sad fallout from Wrigley Field's current identity as singles bar / beer garden / yuppie Disneyland is that genuine Cubs-baseball fans have been squeezed out.

I have a friend that I've known since childhood (~50 years). He was always a Cub fan, I was always a Sox fan, but we were both always *baseball* fans. I was happy for him in 1984 when the Cubs made the playoffs, just as he was happy for me in 1983. We'd both waited our lifetimes for those things to happen.

He's coming with me to the Sox-Cubs game on Saturday. Remarkably, that'll be the first Cub game he's attended since he came with me to one of those games six or seven years ago. He hasn't been to WF in over 10 years, because he can't abide the frat-boy atmosphere and the management that encourages it.

Watch the kids. They're growing up Sox fans now, and when the Tribune finally sells the Cubs, the new owners will be starting over again to build a fan base. The frat boys and the trixies will have mortgages to pay and won't be coming back to par-tayy at Clark & Addison.

Meanwhile, real fans like my friend are left sadly shaking their heads.

palehozenychicty
05-18-2006, 12:17 PM
This I GUARANTEE, THE WHITE SOX WILL OWN THIS CITY BY 2008, BOOK IT!

We are so good, and will be so good for such a long time, that the Chicago media will have no choice in the next few years.

The flubs days of being the Chicago media's favorite team are numbered. This is the precise reason that you are seeing the Chicago media go into panic mode. They know that the flubs "glory" days are over and they don't know how to handle it.

Expect more and more positive flubs stories in the future, it's all they have left. They know that their reign over Chicago is ending and they are not taking it very well.

Thank you, as the proof is in the pudding. People who know baseball see the truth. The White Sox are a sleeping giant within the baseball world. 2005 proved that to everyone.

miker
05-18-2006, 05:30 PM
Among the sad fallout from Wrigley Field's current identity as singles bar / beer garden / yuppie Disneyland is that genuine Cubs-baseball fans have been squeezed out.

I have a friend that I've known since childhood (~50 years). He was always a Cub fan, I was always a Sox fan, but we were both always *baseball* fans. I was happy for him in 1984 when the Cubs made the playoffs, just as he was happy for me in 1983. We'd both waited our lifetimes for those things to happen.

He's coming with me to the Sox-Cubs game on Saturday. Remarkably, that'll be the first Cub game he's attended since he came with me to one of those games six or seven years ago. He hasn't been to WF in over 10 years, because he can't abide the frat-boy atmosphere and the management that encourages it.

Watch the kids. They're growing up Sox fans now, and when the Tribune finally sells the Cubs, the new owners will be starting over again to build a fan base. The frat boys and the trixies will have mortgages to pay and won't be coming back to par-tayy at Clark & Addison.

Meanwhile, real fans like my friend are left sadly shaking their heads.
It's true. I have a friend who loved baseball and the Cubs. She even interned one summer in the Cubs' front office. (She said it was like working for Hooters, but without the respect!) Once bleacher seats became more expensive than a decent dinner for two, she had enough. I haven't convinced her to switch sides yet, but she was smart enough to see that she was being used by the Tribune Corp.