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chitownhawkfan
05-22-2007, 02:00 AM
As a result of tonights disgusting "Wave" display I had to ask which of these heinous acts do you hate most?

HotelWhiteSox
05-22-2007, 02:07 AM
I wish this was a multiple choice poll

EDIT: Of those, I dislike the wave, the Cubs gear (especially 'Sox Suck' shirts, saw one at the Yankee games :angry:), walking across the aisle during play (this seems to have gotten better though, I watched part of a game from the section entrance this year, and almost everyone waited to make sure they didn't interrupt play), throwing the ball back

EMachine10
05-22-2007, 02:07 AM
throwing back a home run ball, without a doubt. not only is it dangerous (to our outfielders on top of it all), but it's just plain stupid. if you don't want the ball, i'm sure a little kid would die to get their hands on it.

Scottiehaswheels
05-22-2007, 02:10 AM
They are all good choices but the waving incessantly drives me nuts because these people do it for 9 innings... Look in the background and you'll either see some idiot waving/making faces, or someone with a giant sign advertising their business or something like that.

WhiteSoxJunkie
05-22-2007, 02:11 AM
I would say wearing Cubs gear, but some Cubs fan go to Sox games and choose to wear baseball gear, so I guess that's slightly ok. But throwing back a home run ball is strictly a Wrigley Field thing and does not belong in our ballpark.

pagansoxfan
05-22-2007, 02:14 AM
quite a few times last year, i'd sit in the bleachers and hear some morons yelling for fans to throw homerun balls. i nearly got into a fight w some jerk, who is obviously a flub fan bc of it. real sox fans would NEVER yell "throw it back."

Unblyleven Bread
05-22-2007, 02:21 AM
People who take it too seriously. Have a drink.

chitownhawkfan
05-22-2007, 02:23 AM
quite a few times last year, i'd sit in the bleachers and hear some morons yelling for fans to throw homerun balls. i nearly got into a fight w some jerk, who is obviously a flub fan bc of it. real sox fans would NEVER yell "throw it back."


Its bad enough for some lone jerk off to just throw it back but to have other people encouraging this type of behavior is crazy.

HomeFish
05-22-2007, 02:57 AM
I wear my Sox hat to all sorts of places where the Sox don't play, such as the store, or my classes, or even a Blackhawks game. That's because it's part of my everyday wardrobe. So I'm not going to criticize Cub fans for doing what I would do.

Rally caps, however, simply annoy me.

Boondock Saint
05-22-2007, 03:16 AM
It's really hard to piss me off when I'm at the game, because I'm at the game. But the one thing that gets to me is when a people start MFing our team when we're losing, as if their purchase of a ticket/presence at the game means that anything less than a win is an insult.

waldo_the_wolf
05-22-2007, 03:30 AM
I voted for the throwing back of home run balls for the same reasons as everyone else, although i dont understand why choices 2, 4, 6 or 8 are up there. As far as wearing Cub gear, a lot of us tell stories of being dragged to Cub games and wearing Sox apparel, so I don't see why the reverse would perplex anybody. Also, as far as rally caps, adults wearing gloves, and people talking naturally on cell phones (while they're sitting in their seat not obstructing anyone's view by waving like buffoons), who really cares? It's not going to interfere with my game experience. I'm always confused when people rip on people for just talking on the phone during the game, if that annoys you, does it annoy you when i converse with the person sitting next to me?????

ComiskeyBrewer
05-22-2007, 05:45 AM
None of the other stuff really affects me, but i hate people who walk across the aisle during play. Wait til the AB is over, then move in. It's not that hard. Yet people insist on it when it's 2 out, 2 on and down by one.:angry:

It's Dankerific
05-22-2007, 06:38 AM
Throwing a homer back is my biggest pet peeve. those people should definitely get tossed.

But why do people care if adults have a baseball glove. its part of the fun of going to a game.

eastchicagosoxfan
05-22-2007, 07:43 AM
Throwing back a homerun ball is stupid.
Of the others, you could choose not to paricipate in the wave.
The Cub apparel doesn't bother me, although I think it speaks volumes about the bearer of such clothing at a Sox game.
Cell phones pervade our life. Don't make any calls.
Standing in the aisle really isn't a problem that I've experienced.
I never understood why adults bring gloves, unless they're with their kids, but that's just my opinion.
Rally caps, like gloves, are really fun for kids.

itsnotrequired
05-22-2007, 08:15 AM
My list, from most annoying to least:

Walking across the aisle during play
Waving at the TV camera incessantly
Talking on cell phones
Throwing back opposing home runs
Wearing of Cubs gear when they aren't playing (assuming they aren't acting the fool)
The Wave
Rally caps
Ball gloves on adults (is anyone honestly annoyed by this?)

Chez
05-22-2007, 08:17 AM
I can't stand sitting near fans who spend the entire game checking the progress of players on their fantasy teams or talking about their fantasy teams. Incessant yakking on the cell phone is a close second.
Non-stop use of profanity when there are young children nearby is third.

Viva Medias B's
05-22-2007, 08:34 AM
The thing that bothers me the most is our fellow White Sox fans wearing anti-Cubs shirts. To me, someone who wears apparel like that is more interested in hating the Cubs than supporting our own team. In other words, they're flubsessed.

Another problem of mine is people who think that because they have a ticket to a ballgame, they have the God-given right to get smashed and be a complete *******. And then there the cell phone idiots! Specifically, I'm talking about the ones who have to get in front of a camera, call home, and look like a complete doofus while waving on the TV.

rdwj
05-22-2007, 08:49 AM
The obnoxious Cub fan that's there when the Cubs aren't playing bothers me more than the rest of the stuff combined.

Law11
05-22-2007, 08:57 AM
Wheres the box for drunk obnoxious foul mouth punks who think the f word
is the coolest word in the english language..

twentywontowin
05-22-2007, 09:05 AM
My vote goes to the sorority girls who come out in their White Sox shirt, get obnoxiously drunk, and take a billion pictures of themselves and their friends all game.

You're not hot and your friend is fat and pushing maximum capacity for her attire. Now sit the **** down and let me watch the game, you're pissing me off.

pinwheels3530
05-22-2007, 09:25 AM
Drunk fans!!

alohafri
05-22-2007, 09:27 AM
I would say wearing Cubs gear, but some Cubs fan go to Sox games and choose to wear baseball gear, so I guess that's slightly ok. But throwing back a home run ball is strictly a Wrigley Field thing and does not belong in our ballpark.

Now if the choice had been "wearing Cub gear and chanting 'let's go Cubbies'...

alohafri
05-22-2007, 09:31 AM
I can't stand sitting near fans who spend the entire game checking the progress of players on their fantasy teams or talking about their fantasy teams. .

Baseball is a game that allows for multitasking. There is a lot of down time which allows for conversation. Fantasy baseball is more on task than the guy who sounds like he is trying to broker peace in the Middle East.

Over By There
05-22-2007, 09:33 AM
I voted for home run balls being thrown back, but a close second would be: wearing an obnoxious Nascar jacket no matter how warm it is, just to draw attention to yourself. There, I said it.

Dan Mega
05-22-2007, 09:36 AM
Idiot fans in general annoy the heck out of me. Its a game, relax and enjoy it.

Uncle_Patrick
05-22-2007, 09:38 AM
Ball gloves on adults (is anyone honestly annoyed by this?)

I don't get why people care about that, but they do. My friend got heckled by some people for bringing his glove as he left a ball game last year. I didn't even realize that people cared about that, but I guess they do.

I find throwing the home run balls back to be the most annoying thing. Leave that obnoxious behavior to the Wrigley fans.

Justagirl
05-22-2007, 09:50 AM
Hands down- throwing back opposing home runs. This irritates me to no end. I was at game 3 vs KC and DeJesus threw a ball into the crowd. Some guy caught it and went to throw it back at him, but everyone was screaming at him to give it to the little boy that was sitting a few rows behind him. Without hesitation, he gave it to the kid. the little boy had this ridiculous smile on his face throughout the rest of the game. Hell, if the little boy don't want it, give it to a middle aged female [like me] who would love to add it to their MLB collection. :wink:
Another thing that gets under my skin are those people that go to the game [you know who you are] getting obnoxiously drunk and talking smack the entire game. A little trash talking is fun of course- but is it really necessary to jump up and down in your seat, beating your chest and screaming like a raving lunatic because your pitcher threw a strike? I mean, seriously.

1917
05-22-2007, 09:52 AM
I hate when people throw the HR back, which is maybe 2 times a year...give it to a kid, you'll make his year...but my #1 is....and others must agree...

PEOPLE WHO BUY A TICKET AND SPEND THE WHOLE GAME IN THE BULLPEN BAR!!. I can see if it is bone chilling cold or rain, but I have seen many people do it. You want to sit in the bar and watch a game, then stay in your neighborhood, you just wasted a ticket for someone. I told my friend they should sell "Bar Passes" for 10 dollars then, where you are only admitted to the Bull Pen bar.

itsnotrequired
05-22-2007, 09:59 AM
PEOPLE WHO BUY A TICKET AND SPEND THE WHOLE GAME IN THE BULLPEN BAR!!. I can see if it is bone chilling cold or rain, but I have seen many people do it. You want to sit in the bar and watch a game, then stay in your neighborhood, you just wasted a ticket for someone. I told my friend they should sell "Bar Passes" for 10 dollars then, where you are only admitted to the Bull Pen bar.

How do these people possibly impact your enjoyment of the game?

IndianWhiteSox
05-22-2007, 10:02 AM
My list, from most annoying to least:

Walking across the aisle during play
Waving at the TV camera incessantly
Talking on cell phones
Throwing back opposing home runs
Wearing of Cubs gear when they aren't playing (assuming they aren't acting the fool)
The Wave
Rally caps
Ball gloves on adults (is anyone honestly annoyed by this?)

Those things should get you kicked out of the stadium, they just have no place in the cell. The others, you can laugh at.

itsnotrequired
05-22-2007, 10:03 AM
Those things should get you kicked out of the stadium, they just have no place in the cell. The others, you can laugh at.

Throwing a HR ball back should get you the boot, just like throwing anything else on the field. Everything else is fine.

cbone
05-22-2007, 10:08 AM
The "everyone stand up and cheer" guy. Sit down and turn around and watch the game. There's a young man in our section who invariably has a few too many every game and by the 6th he wants everyone up and cheering at key points in the game. Sit the **** down! None of us can see. :angry:

1917
05-22-2007, 10:14 AM
How do these people possibly impact your enjoyment of the game?

Just annoys me...you come to the ball park to watch the game, be in the atmosphere and you spend the whole game in the bar...while your seat goes unused. I knew a group that did that all the time and it just annoyed me, I just couldnt figure it out. You go to the game for the experience of being at the ball park. If you want to pay 30 for a ticket and 20 for parking and then pay double for a beer in the Bull Pen bar that you would have in a regular bar, then I guess thats your choice, but I don't see why people do it. Maybe someone who really wanted to go to the game, bring their kid, couldnt get seats because 4 people got seats and spent the game in the BP Bar.

Jerko
05-22-2007, 10:18 AM
After the 3 idiotic fights I saw last night, I vote for other: fighting. 2 fights in the fast pitch line :rolleyes: and one idiot who got cut off got caught climbing over the seats so he could drink his buddy's beer. He got caught and got tossed, so of course he had to throw down with the 2 security guards. They had no backup so they were tussling with this guy for about 10 minutes and they WERE outnumbered. Brutal. I know a guard there and I saw him after the game and I said, hey, your partners out here had to fight with this guy for 10 minutes, where's all the backup? He said he was busy breaking up a fight in left field (we were in center). ***? The wave was the least of the aggravation last night.

jenn2080
05-22-2007, 10:19 AM
All of the above. The wave is annoying.

soxfan13
05-22-2007, 10:23 AM
Throwing a HR ball back should get you the boot, just like throwing anything else on the field. Everything else is fine.

Voted throwing the ball back and it still pisses me off that I witnessed one yahoo throw back Lambs homerun ball in the second game of the World Series:angry:

jenn2080
05-22-2007, 10:36 AM
I really hope to never hear anyone bitch about the fan at Wrigley after what I saw last night at the game. 4 people got kicked out around 158, a guy in a girl fighting on the concourse. UNREAL! I hope they do away with half priced Mondays real soon. Does anyone know if their was a promotion last night of Latin Kings night at the park?

twentywontowin
05-22-2007, 10:47 AM
I really hope to never hear anyone bitch about the fan at Wrigley after what I saw last night at the game. 4 people got kicked out around 158, a guy in a girl fighting on the concourse. UNREAL! I hope they do away with half priced Mondays real soon. Does anyone know if their was a promotion last night of Latin Kings night at the park?

There were several instances last night where fights could have broken out very easily. I didn't see that one on the concourse but I saw the scuffle in 156. There was some idiot in a Tennessee Titans jersey who kept trying to jump into the middle of it when it wasn't even his fight. After that he kept going back to his girls who looked like they just left Crowbar or Excalibur.

There was definitely something in the air last night. I contribute it to the warm weather, cheap tickets, and everyone being back from college.

Jerko
05-22-2007, 11:01 AM
I just thought of another one. Walking down the ramps after beating the Oakland A's and screaming CUBS SUCK, like they had anything to do with anything that just happened. Even the last game I was at (the win vs. the Yankees), a loud cheer erupted at a point in the game where nothing was going on. For the Cub score. The mets came back to win 6-5 and the place went wild. Twice as loud for that than Dye's HR. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

35th&Shields
05-22-2007, 11:09 AM
It's not just throwing the ball back, it's people yelling to throw the ball back. There's always a few people who yell "This isn't Wrigley", but the last game I was at they were drowned out by people yelling to throw the ball back. I hate the Wrigley mentality more than I hate the actual throwing of the ball back.

ewokpelts
05-22-2007, 11:17 AM
idiot drunks

sox1970
05-22-2007, 11:17 AM
It's not just throwing the ball back, it's people yelling to throw the ball back. There's always a few people who yell "This isn't Wrigley", but the last game I was at they were drowned out by people yelling to throw the ball back. I hate the Wrigley mentality more than I hate the actual throwing of the ball back.

Agreed. It's an epidemic around baseball. You see this in other parks too. If the assclowns at Wrigley want to do this, that's their thing. But the rest of baseball should escort people out of the park that throw stuff on the field.

Dibbs
05-22-2007, 11:21 AM
Sounds like MNF is back (Monday Night Fights at the Cell). I haven't gone to a half price game in years....and don't plan on going to one anytime soon.

I voted for Cubs gear being worn at the cell, but I am changing it to throwing a homerun ball back.

Chips
05-22-2007, 11:24 AM
People who use the washroom without washing their hands.

roadrunner
05-22-2007, 11:30 AM
Nothing that fans do annoy me more than the PA and scoreboard operators at the Cell. I'm tired of having my ears bombarded with stuff I don't care about. During the inning I like to watch the game. Between innings I prefer to talk to whoever I'm with. I don't need the PA/scoreboard stuff, it's not part of the game and I find it intrusive. Just off the top of my head:

1. the dancing on the dugout contest
2. the new stupid trivia thing
3. anytime they give a mic to some teenager to yell into
4. r-o-w-d-i-e

I prefer an annoying fan who at least is enjoying himself to this type of nonsense anyday. Therefore, my vote is other.

Fenway
05-22-2007, 11:31 AM
people on CELL phones waving

my favorite was a couple of years ago when a young lady behind the plate at Fenway was chatting on her cellphone and decided to flash whoever she was talking to :rolleyes:

Chips
05-22-2007, 11:35 AM
People who take it too seriously. Have a drink.

No ****, there's a ****load of complainers on here. Quit bitching and have a drink.

The Racehorse
05-22-2007, 11:52 AM
The choices in the poll are all worthy, and on the flip side, I always try to do my best to ignore annoying people.

But there is one thing that annoys the hell out of me, and it has to do with the wave, though it's not the actual wave. It's the wave starter, who is usually obnoxiously drunk off their ass and unfortunately have the loudest lungs around. These guys & gals seem to think that if THEY get the wave started, the game will be much more enjoyable for everyone.

One time at RFK, I was walking along in the upper deck walkway, just minding my own business, when some guy was totally absorbed into getting the wave started by running at full steam back & forth, right in front of me. As he screamed his instructions, he ran right toward me while waving to those in the upper deck. I saw him coming and almost gave him a forearm shiver in an effort to protect myself. Luckily, he only grazed me as he continued to run on down the walkway.

I once saw a lady in KC trying to get the wave started. She kept on trying and trying, and was LOUDLY verbalizing her displeasure when it kept petering out about halfway around the stadium. What amazed me about her was how loud and far her voice carried. I guess her idea of having fun at the old ballpark meant that everyone had to follow her directions.

I realize that wave-starters are simply people who grovel for attention, but it can quickly degenerate into a pseudo-mob-like situation where your personal space becomes someone else's tool for their own kicks.

soxinthecity
05-22-2007, 12:34 PM
Those who go then refuse to shut up talking just about anything for the whole night.

Case in point if you saw last nights broadcast, the girl who spent the whole night talking to her friends behind the plate.

Shut The F*#K! up and watch the game.

1917
05-22-2007, 12:38 PM
Actually my most embarsing moment at a game came last year when I took my 68 year old Irish Catholic Mother to a game and 5 20 something guys sat behind us and spent 15 minutes talking sharing war stories about the girls they hooked up with in college that year.

Jerko
05-22-2007, 12:41 PM
I try not to get annoyed anymore. If there's an idiot in my midst, I move. If there's a bunch of morons in my section, I'll go stand. Yesterday took the cake though. Between getting crotched by a 2 year old swinging on the security chain, dodging fists, and almost getting my arm smashed while throwing something in the garbage can because some moron was slamming the lid down, well, that annoys me. I give a rat's ass if others that are there don't watch the game UNTIL it interferes with me watching the game. That's when I get pissed.

INSox56
05-22-2007, 12:43 PM
Walking across during play by far hands down because it effects me personally whereas the others kind of don't. It sucks especially bad for me because I"m in a heavy traffic zone unfortunately most of the time. Seems like in my row and the same three rows in front of me, I have to get up for the same ****in people like 10 times a game (each). What are you drinking or doing that takes that many trips to wherever you're going. I tailgate AND have a small bladder and never get up to go to the bathroom more than twice a game if that. If you're gonna get up that much, at least wait for an out if you can't wait for the end of the damn inning. I've moved seats just to stop from getting up every 5 damn minutes before. I missed three big plays in the SAME GAME this year because some assclowns decided to get to their seats right when the pitch is thrown. I was a split second away from yelling at them...next time I probably will. I've grown more and more impatient and tired of it. At least I'm on the aisle.....that's about the only consolation I have. :angry::angry::angry:

rookieroy
05-22-2007, 01:01 PM
Swearing. I will never understand what type of person feels the urge and need to swear in front of small children regardless of how drunk they are. Plenty of sober ones doing this as well. :angry:

My second least favorite is the adults who DON'T bring a glove. I would encourage more adult fans to bring their gloves especially around the dugouts who bring their children. I'm sick and tired of parents not paying attention to the game....maybe on their cell as well....and their kid gets picked off by a foul ball. I have now seen two small kids the last two years get plunked by a simple pop foul ball and the dumb parents are uncoordinated and the ball hits the kids right square between the eyes! It is a freightening scene. PAY ATTENTION TO THE SAFETY OF YOUR CHILD!

Sorry to come across as a downer. All the other options up top don't bother me too much. Nothing is supposed to be thrown onto a field by fans and fans are just rude for walking up and down aisles while the game is being played.

BoysMom3
05-22-2007, 01:06 PM
I'm like the few recent posters who are only annoyed by the things that affect me, like drunken behavior, swearing loudly (especially around kids), and walking by at inopportune times. Hate the throwing the ball back too. The other stuff i can ignore.

C-Dawg
05-22-2007, 01:12 PM
I would say wearing Cubs gear, but some Cubs fan go to Sox games and choose to wear baseball gear, so I guess that's slightly ok.

Unfortunately, many of those people in Cub gear go out of their way to root for whomever is the Sox opponent that day. I remember a few years ago, I kept seeing the same guy with full Cub regalia, always doing the over-the-top rooting for the Twins, A's, Orioles, or whomever. I couldn't help but think, this is a guy more interested in hating the Sox than rooting for the Cubs.

Jerko
05-22-2007, 01:14 PM
I couldn't help but think, this is a guy more interested in hating the Sox than rooting for the Cubs.

I agree, but then I hear CUBS SUCK chants after an A's game and it stops bothering me.......

chisoxwschamps05
05-22-2007, 01:18 PM
For me, its a tie between the wave, throwing back home runs, and walking through the aisle during play. At the Urinal, every 5 minutes it seemed like someone had to get up or get back to their seat.

sox1970
05-22-2007, 01:21 PM
For me, its a tie between the wave, throwing back home runs, and walking through the aisle during play. At the Urinal, every 5 minutes it seemed like someone had to get up or get back to their seat.

Yes, same thing happened to me on Sunday.

If you sit on an aisle, and can be quick about it, fine. Otherwise wait until the at bat is over with, and be quick.

viagracat
05-22-2007, 01:56 PM
The Wave is so 80s, I'm perplexed it's still around...:?:

Always hated it, always will. Never once participated in one.

Only thing worse is the "YMCA" song.

Yes, throwing back home run balls is really stupid, but as I don't normally watch the Cubs, I don't see that too often. And no Sox Fan worthy of the name would ever even consider emulating such Wrigley "traditions".

Bruizer
05-22-2007, 01:56 PM
Loud, drunk, obnoxious people directly behind me who are not even sitting in their ticketed seats and are hardly paying attention to the game. :angry:

I like the wave :redface: but only in the late innings in a blow-out game. There are too many other things I don't like to be concerned with the wave. My three other gripes.

1. Loud cell phone talkers who need their to be constantly on their cell phone like we need air.
2. People getting in and out of their seats during play.
3. Tobbaco chewers who are constantly spitting, splattering their spit everywhere.

Bru

Scottiehaswheels
05-22-2007, 02:06 PM
I once saw a lady in KC trying to get the wave started. She kept on trying and trying, and was LOUDLY verbalizing her displeasure when it kept petering out about halfway around the stadium. What amazed me about her was how loud and far her voice carried.
Really in KC? you're surprised by that? I would think that all those empty seats would make for excellent acoustics? :tongue:

1917
05-22-2007, 02:18 PM
Kids love the wave!

ws05champs
05-22-2007, 02:29 PM
Lot of good suggestions there but my least favorite is fans in front of me leaning forward in their seats. I sit on the upper deck and if people would just sit upright in their seats everyone has an unobstructed view of the field. When someone leans forward, it blocks the view of people in back of them and then you have to lean to one side or the other to see the action.

CWSpalehoseCWS
05-22-2007, 02:34 PM
I can't stand when people wear gear for a team that isn't playing. Last night, I saw someone walking around in Yankees stuff.

itsnotrequired
05-22-2007, 02:35 PM
I can't stand when people wear gear for a team that isn't playing. Last night, I saw someone walking around in Yankees stuff.

What's the problem? I wear Sox gear everywhere.

ChicagoHoosier
05-22-2007, 02:40 PM
Making people stand up during a pitch to get to your seats... AWFUL!!! I'll teach my 2 year old that's not good baseball etiquette before he ever steps foot in a ballpark.

(He's been to a game, but not when he could walk).

Walker29
05-22-2007, 04:41 PM
Can we amend "adults wearing baseball gloves" to "adults that have no shame in trampling youngsters for foul or HR balls." This is most prevelant during BP where you see adults w/gloves stockpiling balls, what's the fun in that?

maurice
05-22-2007, 04:44 PM
adults that have no shame in trampling youngsters for foul or HR balls

. . . or t-shirts from the Chevy Pride Crew.

Vestigio
05-22-2007, 05:04 PM
. . . or t-shirts from the Chevy Pride Crew.

Thats one of my biggest pet peeves. People get all excited over a $5 dollar shirt. Truely pathetic

MDF3530
05-22-2007, 05:04 PM
Cell phones should be banned from the first five rows. I don't need to see some idiot yapping on his phone and waving to his buddies.

sox1970
05-22-2007, 05:07 PM
Cell phones should be banned from the first five rows. I don't need to see some idiot yapping on his phone and waving to his buddies.

Agree 100%. I thought the same thing a few days ago.

kevingrt
05-22-2007, 05:08 PM
What's wrong with an adult wearing a ball glove?

MDF3530
05-22-2007, 05:12 PM
What's wrong with an adult wearing a ball glove?
Do you think they're gonna ask you to play?

Taliesinrk
05-22-2007, 05:17 PM
While the walking across the aisle is a big #2.. #1 had to be other, and the foul-mouthed people swearing in front of kids at the game.. that's hands down the worst..

Nellie_Fox
05-22-2007, 05:22 PM
Do you think they're gonna ask you to play?No, but depending on where I'm sitting, it might be better to be able to catch a ball screaming toward me rather than having to dive out of the way. I'm not going to risk breaking a finger trying to catch a hard ball barehanded.

MDF3530
05-22-2007, 05:37 PM
While the walking across the aisle is a big #2.. #1 had to be other, and the foul-mouthed people swearing in front of kids at the game.. that's hands down the worst..
I think :gulp: might have something to do with that.

thomas35forever
05-22-2007, 05:50 PM
Throwing a homer back. What makes it even more annoying is that the fans chant "Throw it back" in any ballpark in MLB 2K7 whenever an opposing player hits one, even at Comiskey. Someone on their staff must be a Cubs fan.

ShoelessJoeS
05-22-2007, 05:55 PM
I never understood wearing team apparel to a ballpark where they aren't even playing.

:?:

ShoelessJoeS
05-22-2007, 05:56 PM
Throwing a homer back. What makes it even more annoying is that the fans chant "Throw it back" in any ballpark in MLB 2K7 whenever an opposing player hits one, even at Comiskey. Someone on their staff must be a Cubs fan.That's absurd.

Does anyone know if they do that at any other park besides the Urinal?

EDIT: And other than the occasional bonehead doing it at the Cell...

MDF3530
05-22-2007, 06:03 PM
That's absurd.

Does anyone know if they do that at any other park besides the Urinal?
I have seen it at the Cell once or twice in the past few years.

comiskey2000
05-22-2007, 06:15 PM
I hate fights more than anything. And people walking by during the inning are terrible. Doesn't seem that there are more and more people who are going to Sox games who really know nothing about baseball. I hate seeing someone leave their seat every inning then cheer in the 8th. I can tell a huge percent of people really know nothing about the White Sox or what is actually going on in the game. But fighting is the worst. Makes me not want to go to games anymore.

pearso66
05-22-2007, 06:30 PM
The one that bothers me most is the getting up in the middle of an inning. I sit in the upper deck, and the aisle is right in my view of the plate. There seem to be 30-40 people an inning, going up and down, when there is a play on the field. I also have to get up about 8 times a game at least to let people through, even though it would be easier to go through the 3 people on the other side of him instead of the 12 on my side.

I have no problem with an adult having a glove at the game. I sat in the front row behind the tarp earlier this year, and brought a glove. If a foul ball gets to me, it would have likely been a screamer off the bat, I'd rather not try to catch that one with my bare hands, and I wouldn't want my g/f to get hit by that, or let it hurt anyone else in the area (there were kids there).

I hate people throwing homerun balls back, but that is far less frequent than people walking in front of me.

JB98
05-22-2007, 06:31 PM
Walking across the aisle during play.

The worst part is the ushers in the UD won't allow you to stand in the tunnel and wait for the inning to be over before you return to your seat. The USCF staff literally FORCES YOU to disrupt other fans by walking across the aisle during play. I hate that!

I can't stand the throwing back of home run balls. But it's a minor nuisance by comparison.

WLL1855
05-22-2007, 07:05 PM
Walking across the aisle during play.

The worst part is the ushers in the UD won't allow you to stand in the tunnel and wait for the inning to be over before you return to your seat. The USCF staff literally FORCES YOU to disrupt other fans by walking across the aisle during play. I hate that!

I can't stand the throwing back of home run balls. But it's a minor nuisance by comparison.

I can't agree with you more. The ushers/guest services staff is to blame for much of this problem. Hold up the fans at the concourse during the inning and make them wait for a break in the action to get back to their seats. Results wouldn't be immediate but eventually people become conditioned on how to act.

I can't believe that there isn't a quick PSA at the start of the game on the Jumbotron that gives the fans a primer on ballpark etiquette. Of course, some jerkoffs never learn.

Law11
05-22-2007, 07:11 PM
Can we amend "adults wearing baseball gloves" to "adults that have no shame in trampling youngsters for foul or HR balls." This is most prevelant during BP where you see adults w/gloves stockpiling balls, what's the fun in that?

Thank You!!
What complete tools these guys are.
I saw Bobby Jenks toss a ball recently to a kid and of course he dropped it but the guy behind him grabbed it with his glove and had to be told to give it to the kid.. He had to be told this... he had no kids with him and was acting like he just hit the mega millions by grbbing a dropped ball by a kid.

Grab a liner with your glove and I'll let you keep it.. But this was sad..

minutia
05-22-2007, 07:31 PM
Wow this was a tough one but I had to go with walking across the aisle durring play because I think that is just rude. The only exceptions being if you have a small child that needs to go to the rest room or you are ill yourself or have some other emergency that requires you to leave. And by emergency I don't mean out of beer but that can get tense too I guess.


My second choice would have to be the wave. I have always hated that. I was raised that there is just no place for that. It is disrecspectful to the team playing on the field not to mention distracting. So I am always thinking sit the hell down there is a game going on out there when this stuff starts, however I know kids love it.

Finally, I am not very fond of the newest Wrigley infusions of rally hats or throwing balls back. Nothing should ever be thrown on the field. If you have such an afront to catching the other teams ball then give it to a kid. And rally hats belong on little kids and that is it. I don't know where or how that exactly started but it is very silly but again if a kid enjoys it have at it but no adult should be running around with a rally hat.

That is just my 2 cents.

MRM
05-22-2007, 07:58 PM
I never understood wearing team apparel to a ballpark where they aren't even playing.:?:

I wear my Sox gear to minor league games all the time. I'm a Sox fan, If I'm going to a baseball game, I'm likely to be wearing a Sox hat.

MRM
05-22-2007, 08:02 PM
Thank You!!
What complete tools these guys are.
I saw Bobby Jenks toss a ball recently to a kid and of course he dropped it but the guy behind him grabbed it with his glove and had to be told to give it to the kid.. He had to be told this... he had no kids with him and was acting like he just hit the mega millions by grbbing a dropped ball by a kid.

Grab a liner with your glove and I'll let you keep it.. But this was sad..


I've seen that many times. My faith in humanity was restored last week, though. A young lady was hit in the back/neck with a foul ball at a minor league game I attended. The person who ultimately retrieved the ball immediately came and handed it to the girl. Of course, this kind of common decency is one of the reasons I now live in the South and not Chicago.

chitownhawkfan
05-22-2007, 08:07 PM
3. Tobbaco chewers who are constantly spitting, splattering their spit everywhere.

Bru

As a frequent tobacco chewer at ball games I can say that if you aren't using a cup and napkin and being extremely careful you are a complete *******.

MRM
05-22-2007, 08:14 PM
Wow this was a tough one but I had to go with walking across the aisle durring play because I think that is just rude. The only exceptions being if you have a small child that needs to go to the rest room or you are ill yourself or have some other emergency that requires you to leave. And by emergency I don't mean out of beer but that can get tense too I guess.

I think this one is universal no matter where you are. People don't care anymore who they inconvienience if they are trying to get in or out of the isle. Same game I described above a guy came up and stood next to me (I had the end isle seat). I didn't notice him because...well...I was WATCHING THE GAME. Apparently he wasn't pleased because he then proceeded to YELL at me "Stand up and let me in, my hands are full". Home team at bat, runners on the corners, 3-2 count on the best hitter on the team. 5th inning, to boot. First time this guy had come to sit in this seat. I doubt it was even his seat or that he knows who won the game.

LongLiveFisk
05-22-2007, 09:47 PM
I hate the throwing home run balls back thing (plain stupid) and fans waving with cell phone in hand when they know they're on TV (it's old news, people, so knock it off already)...

But actually what I hate the most is the constant swearing I hear. There are kids around and sometimes nuns too! But some people just don't give a damn. If you're not embarrassed by your mouth, then I'm embarrassed for you. And I'm not a prude by any means, but try to have some respect for those around you.

A. Cavatica
05-22-2007, 10:34 PM
I would have to say murder, though pretty much all the felonies cheese me off.

Woofer
05-22-2007, 10:46 PM
For me, the most annoying thing are the drunks who always end up sitting right behind me, dropping F-bombs left and right knowing darn well that small kids are right in front of them. (Mine) I am no saint myself, but, come on!

As for the Cub fans, I always mutter one word as I pass them if I see them in Cub gear at the game. 1908!!!!!

bahn1225
05-22-2007, 11:25 PM
1. This list should be forwarded to Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Brooks Boyer.

2. If it's already a rule, why not enforce it?
Example: At no time should a foul ball or home run ball be thrown back onto the field.
Violators will be subject to ejection. (U.S. Cellular Field rules, A to Z , F.A.Q's.)

Parrothead
05-22-2007, 11:27 PM
For me it is throwing a home run ball back. The odds of getting one are slim and you are going to throw it back. I don't get it. It is stupidity at its best.

Viva Medias B's
05-23-2007, 12:10 AM
Tonight, a young adult in Section 107 was wearing a Cubs cap and blue Carlos Zambrano t-shirt. He was getting harrassed all night long from drunken, foul-mouthed fans of ours. In Section 106 another spectator was wearing a green Oakland jersey and occasionally got it from the drunken drillrods too. Once again, it was a case of people who think that just because they have a ticket to the ballgame they think it's their God-given right to get drunk and act like a complete *******.

chisoxmike
05-23-2007, 12:23 AM
Man, where's the all of the above option?

chitown13
05-23-2007, 12:31 AM
Tonight I caught the Scutaro HR ball down the left field line. Well, It hit me in the groin and I picked it up. Everyone around me was screaming at me to throw it back. What did I do??? I gave it to my soon to be 4 year old who looked at me in amazement. When I was little, I was sitting on my dads lap and he threw me off for a Luzinski foul ball. Now, I can tell my son a similar story. What is even more crazy is that I'm 27 years old, and this is the 4th ball I've caught already. Should've been 5 but Magglio crushed one a few years ago and it nearly broke my fingers and the dude behind me picked it up :angry:

ilsox7
05-23-2007, 12:32 AM
Tonight I caught the Scutaro HR ball down the left field line. Well, It hit me in the groin and I picked it up. Everyone around me was screaming at me to throw it back. What did I do??? I gave it to my soon to be 4 year old who looked at me in amazement. When I was little, I was sitting on my dads lap and he threw me off for a Luzinski foul ball. Now, I can tell my son a similar story. What is even more crazy is that I'm 27 years old, and this is the 4th ball I've caught already. Should've been 5 but Magglio crushed one a few years ago and it nearly broke my fingers and the dude behind me picked it up :angry:

:thumbsup:

gobears1987
05-23-2007, 01:20 AM
Pretty much most of the things on the list annoy me.

I just hate when Flub fans wear Flubs gear to games. I occasionally go to games with a Cub fan friend of mine. He had the decency to buy a Nellie Fox jersey for when he goes to Sox games. He is one of the rare knowledgable Flub fans. He at least has the brains to acknowledge the Sox are far superior to the Flubs. He even admits USCF is far superior to Wrigley.

gobears1987
05-23-2007, 01:22 AM
Tonight I caught the Scutaro HR ball down the left field line. Well, It hit me in the groin and I picked it up. Everyone around me was screaming at me to throw it back. What did I do??? I gave it to my soon to be 4 year old who looked at me in amazement. When I was little, I was sitting on my dads lap and he threw me off for a Luzinski foul ball. Now, I can tell my son a similar story. What is even more crazy is that I'm 27 years old, and this is the 4th ball I've caught already. Should've been 5 but Magglio crushed one a few years ago and it nearly broke my fingers and the dude behind me picked it up :angry:
I have two things to say

1: good job

2: OUCH

chitown13
05-23-2007, 01:27 AM
I have two things to say

1: good job

2: OUCH

Yeah, it was about 2 inches away from a total disaster! A few fans around me saw that I had two kids and joked around saying that at least I have that taken care of already. I was looking in the pen for Jenks because my son loves him and all of a sudden the ball was right on me. So I threw my hands up and it went right threw and nailed me. I didn't hurt at all surprisingly but I'm sure I'll hear it from my brothers

chitownhawkfan
05-23-2007, 03:43 AM
Tonight I caught the Scutaro HR ball down the left field line. Well, It hit me in the groin and I picked it up. Everyone around me was screaming at me to throw it back. What did I do??? I gave it to my soon to be 4 year old who looked at me in amazement. When I was little, I was sitting on my dads lap and he threw me off for a Luzinski foul ball. Now, I can tell my son a similar story. What is even more crazy is that I'm 27 years old, and this is the 4th ball I've caught already. Should've been 5 but Magglio crushed one a few years ago and it nearly broke my fingers and the dude behind me picked it up :angry:

Cool story.
I was watching the Oakland telecast and if I remember correctly you still managed to salvage about half your beer.

Over By There
05-23-2007, 09:14 AM
Tonight I caught the Scutaro HR ball down the left field line. Well, It hit me in the groin and I picked it up. Everyone around me was screaming at me to throw it back. What did I do??? I gave it to my soon to be 4 year old who looked at me in amazement. When I was little, I was sitting on my dads lap and he threw me off for a Luzinski foul ball. Now, I can tell my son a similar story. What is even more crazy is that I'm 27 years old, and this is the 4th ball I've caught already. Should've been 5 but Magglio crushed one a few years ago and it nearly broke my fingers and the dude behind me picked it up :angry:

Well done. :gulp:

chitown13
05-23-2007, 09:20 AM
Cool story.
I was watching the Oakland telecast and if I remember correctly you still managed to salvage about half your beer.

Yep! That was me. Thats all my wife can remember about the "play" saying that all she saw was beer flying everywhere :cool:

I tried to watch the highlights when I got home but they were busy talking to Jenny Finch during the play.

Anyway to see the Oakland broadcast that you guys know of?

sox1970
05-23-2007, 09:21 AM
Yep! That was me. Thats all my wife can remember about the "play" saying that all she saw was beer flying everywhere :cool:

I tried to watch the highlights when I got home but they were busy talking to Jenny Finch during the play.

Anyway to see the Oakland broadcast that you guys know of?

The highlight is on the A's site.

itsnotrequired
05-23-2007, 09:26 AM
Tonight I caught the Scutaro HR ball down the left field line. Well, It hit me in the groin and I picked it up. Everyone around me was screaming at me to throw it back. What did I do??? I gave it to my soon to be 4 year old who looked at me in amazement. When I was little, I was sitting on my dads lap and he threw me off for a Luzinski foul ball. Now, I can tell my son a similar story. What is even more crazy is that I'm 27 years old, and this is the 4th ball I've caught already. Should've been 5 but Magglio crushed one a few years ago and it nearly broke my fingers and the dude behind me picked it up :angry:

I was one section over (158). Some boobs a couple rows in front of me decked out in Sox gear started yelling "throw it back". The guy directly in front of me (who was sporting a 2005 WS trophy and '83 logo tattoo:cool: ) told them to cram it. He used the "give it to a kid" option and one guy said that it could make the kid an A's fan. We all had a good laugh at that one.

alohafri
05-23-2007, 09:33 AM
Tonight, a young adult in Section 107 was wearing a Cubs cap and blue Carlos Zambrano t-shirt. He was getting harrassed all night long from drunken, foul-mouthed fans of ours. In Section 106 another spectator was wearing a green Oakland jersey and occasionally got it from the drunken drillrods too. Once again, it was a case of people who think that just because they have a ticket to the ballgame they think it's their God-given right to get drunk and act like a complete *******.

Some fun repartee with the visiting fans is fun. I find that those who travel to see their teams are among the most knowledgeble baseball fans out there. But the complete harassment of them is not a good thing.

MarySwiss
05-23-2007, 09:57 AM
Most of the things on the list are annoying. However, I must confess that I usually take a glove to a game, so I can try to catch a ball and give it to one of my nephews. So it doesn't bother me to see others with gloves.

What DOES bother me is when I see some clown (or clowns) knocking kids out of the way in an attempt to catch a ball. I also think there's an item missing from the list:

Hurling an endless stream of profanity when you know there are kids within earshot.
EDIT: Oops, I see that one's been mentioned already.

BoysMom3
05-23-2007, 10:59 AM
Tonight I caught the Scutaro HR ball down the left field line. Well, It hit me in the groin and I picked it up. Everyone around me was screaming at me to throw it back. What did I do??? I gave it to my soon to be 4 year old who looked at me in amazement. When I was little, I was sitting on my dads lap and he threw me off for a Luzinski foul ball. Now, I can tell my son a similar story. What is even more crazy is that I'm 27 years old, and this is the 4th ball I've caught already. Should've been 5 but Magglio crushed one a few years ago and it nearly broke my fingers and the dude behind me picked it up :angry:

Good job!

minutia
05-23-2007, 01:23 PM
I was one section over (158). Some boobs a couple rows in front of me decked out in Sox gear started yelling "throw it back". The guy directly in front of me (who was sporting a 2005 WS trophy and '83 logo tattoo:cool: ) told them to cram it. He used the "give it to a kid" option and one guy said that it could make the kid an A's fan. We all had a good laugh at that one.

Yes of course the ball would make the kid a fan, it has magic powers.

Justagirl
05-23-2007, 01:35 PM
The guy directly in front of me (who was sporting a 2005 WS trophy and '83 logo tattoo:cool: )
Wow.

itsnotrequired
05-23-2007, 02:05 PM
Wow.

They were pretty badass. The WS trophy was on the insidee of the left forearm and about 6" tall. The '83 logo was on the inside of the right forearm and was about 3" across. Both in grayscale.

JimmyJoe
05-23-2007, 03:18 PM
My personal favorite is people in Yankee's garb. Why come to a Sox game to tell us how you've been a Yankees fan your whole life? Just bugs me.

WS in 05
05-23-2007, 03:21 PM
The highlight is on the A's site.


Is there one with Jenny Finch in it?:redneck

skottyj242
05-23-2007, 03:50 PM
I hate people who get out of work at four and have more than ample time to go home and change but still decide to go to the game in a suit and tie. Second is people who don't like mustard. Third is people who put catsup on their weiners.

skottyj242
05-23-2007, 03:52 PM
I was one section over (158). Some boobs a couple rows in front of me decked out in Sox gear started yelling "throw it back". The guy directly in front of me (who was sporting a 2005 WS trophy and '83 logo tattoo:cool: ) told them to cram it. He used the "give it to a kid" option and one guy said that it could make the kid an A's fan. We all had a good laugh at that one.

That was pretty funny.

rdivaldi
05-23-2007, 04:30 PM
I hate people who get out of work at four and have more than ample time to go home and change but still decide to go to the game in a suit and tie.

But you know what? I actually appreciate the people that go to a game in a suit. In the old days going to a ballgame was an event and people actually dressed up for it. Granted the people you speak of most likely aren't thinking that, but it still makes me a little nostalgic to see it.

I'd much rather see someone in a suit and tie than a 300 lb hairy dude in a tank top (Apologies to my horizontally challenged White Sox bretheren).

alsoxfan
05-23-2007, 04:39 PM
I voted worst is throwing a home run back on the field. As stated before, not our thing.

Second would be grabbing a ball out of a kids hand by reaching over them or the like. I was in left field during batting practice in Atlanta for the exhibitions this year and saw a real bad one. One of the sox players tossed a ball up to a young girl in the front row. Everyone in the stands new it was being tossed to her except one ignorant middle aged guy. He reached over her and grabbed it. To say she looked shocked and angry at him is an understatement. It was so blatant that the Sox players saw it, and Thome sent another ball up to her. (oh and the fans were Braves fans so we don't come off looking any worse for wear in that incident)

As far as cubs gear to a sox game it depends on the attitude which is accompanied with it. Is the person having a good time and being respectful, or are they there to antagonize the people around them. If it is the former then big whoop, but if it is the latter then I view it as a problem. The same goes for wearing the opponents garb.

itsnotrequired
05-23-2007, 04:41 PM
But you know what? I actually appreciate the people that go to a game in a suit. In the old days going to a ballgame was an event and people actually dressed up for it. Granted the people you speak of most likely aren't thinking that, but it still makes me a little nostalgic to see it.

I'd much rather see someone in a suit and tie than a 300 lb hairy dude in a tank top (Apologies to my horizontally challenged White Sox bretheren).

skottyj242's post was a jab at Chips, who wears his work suit to weekday games yet dresses like a grease monkey on weekends.:redneck

Funny you should mention hairy dudes in t-tops. There was one in 158 last night. He had a George "The Animal" Steele-esque level of hair and the well-worn tank top simply said "shut up and fish".:cool:

The Dude
05-23-2007, 04:44 PM
My least favorite fan behavior at the park would have to be people, i.e. itsnotrequired, who leave before the final out is played. Who the hell does this? If you pay for a ticket, why would you miss the final outs??:?:
If the reason is to beat traffic, that is no excuse people!:angry:

Chips
05-23-2007, 04:45 PM
My least favorite fan behavior at the park would have to be people, i.e. itsnotrequired, who leave before the final out is played. Who the hell does this? If you pay for a ticket, why would you miss the final outs??:?:
If the reason is to beat traffic, that is no excuse people!:angry:

How does this affect you?

itsnotrequired
05-23-2007, 04:49 PM
My least favorite fan behavior at the park would have to be people, i.e. itsnotrequired, who leave before the final out is played. Who the hell does this? If you pay for a ticket, why would you miss the final outs??:?:
If the reason is to beat traffic, that is no excuse people!:angry:

Since the beginning of last season, I believe I have only left three games early.

Nice try though...

The Dude
05-23-2007, 04:50 PM
Since the beginning of last season, I believe I have only left three games early.

Nice try though...

It was obviously a joke!:rolleyes:

You did miss the dramatic Dye walkoff hit at the Canseco game.

Randar68
05-23-2007, 04:51 PM
As a result of tonights disgusting "Wave" display I had to ask which of these heinous acts do you hate most?

First of all, you have quite the list there. The WAVE on Monday night was dispicable.

But, I vote for a 4-way tie between:

- Throwing back opposing home runs
- The Wave
- Adults with gloves on
- Wearing of Cubs gear when they aren't playing

talking on cell phones has many varying degrees, but these for have to be the most vomit-inducing behaviors at the Cell that I will yell at anyone within ear-shot about.

The Dude
05-23-2007, 04:52 PM
How does this affect you?

Because it really grinds my gears!

To have an entire stadium behind a team trying to come back versus a half empty park is a big advantage for the home team.:rolleyes:

WS in 05
05-23-2007, 04:54 PM
The highlight is on the A's site.

First of all, you have quite the list there. The WAVE on Monday night was dispicable.

But, I vote for a 4-way tie between:

- Throwing back opposing home runs
- The Wave
- Adults with gloves on
- Wearing of Cubs gear when they aren't playing

talking on cell phones has many varying degrees, but these for have to be the most vomit-inducing behaviors at the Cell that I will yell at anyone within ear-shot about.

So you dont mind people walking past you while play is going on?

alsoxfan
05-23-2007, 05:02 PM
I still don't get the hate for adults with gloves. Considering it passes several of the criteria for acceptable ballpark behavior.

1) Is it an active detriment to surrounding fans? No
2) Is it baseball related? Yes
3) Does it interfere with the game in anyway? No

Other than rally caps, all the other options do not meet this criteria, so really what is so wrong with it? Maybe you wanted to play a game of catch before the game or catch a ball that came your way during BP.

For the record I can't remember the last time I brought a glove to a game, but I don't see anything wrong with it.

itsnotrequired
05-23-2007, 05:07 PM
I still don't get the hate for adults with gloves. Considering it passes several of the criteria for acceptable ballpark behavior.

1) Is it an active detriment to surrounding fans? No
2) Is it baseball related? Yes
3) Does it interfere with the game in anyway? No

Other than rally caps, all the other options do not meet this criteria, so really what is so wrong with it? Maybe you wanted to play a game of catch before the game or catch a ball that came your way during BP.

For the record I can't remember the last time I brought a glove to a game, but I don't see anything wrong with it.

I saw an A's fan walking out of the game yesterday with a catcher's mask!

alsoxfan
05-23-2007, 05:15 PM
I'll give you odd on that one, but for that fans sake I am willing to chalk it up as a good luck charm.

Really, the important question is whether it was an old school mask or a new goalie style mask

minutia
05-23-2007, 05:51 PM
My personal favorite is people in Yankee's garb. Why come to a Sox game to tell us how you've been a Yankees fan your whole life? Just bugs me.

In 2005 we sat next to a few couples that were Yankee fans, at a Yankee game, and it was pretty funny. One couple that was in front of us were pretty cute the guy kept score and had a spiral bound score book, so you know he is hard core with it, and when he would get up to go to the rest room his wife took over keeping score. It was pretty cute.

But the couple that was next to us that were Yankee fans were very pretensious and annoying. They brought all of their own food, which I know a lot of people do. But they brought like a whole lasagna and bitched for a long time that there was no where in the park to heat it up. They also had silverware and a HUGE camera with many lenses and kept getting up and taking pictures. They were also really, really rude. He spilled a beer all over me and did not even apologize. Finally, they start getting up to leave before the game was over, the Sox were winning I think that is why, and I told them that it was a fireworks night and that it is usually pretty cool and they told me how lame that was too. Very annoying.

itsnotrequired
05-23-2007, 06:15 PM
I'll give you odd on that one, but for that fans sake I am willing to chalk it up as a good luck charm.

Really, the important question is whether it was an old school mask or a new goalie style mask

Old school. I doubt he wore it to protect his face.:redneck

haganaga
05-23-2007, 06:31 PM
Do you think they're gonna ask you to play?

That just made me laugh out loud.

chitownhawkfan
05-24-2007, 04:03 AM
Did they throw the home run back tonight, because I thought I heard an inappropriate cheer after the home run and then a drowning out of boos. Please tell me my assumption was wrong.

itsnotrequired
05-24-2007, 06:51 AM
Did they throw the home run back tonight, because I thought I heard an inappropriate cheer after the home run and then a drowning out of boos. Please tell me my assumption was wrong.

Nope, they threw it back.

Why is it that when I sit in the outfield, I long to sit in the Upper Deck?

C-Dawg
05-24-2007, 08:32 AM
But they brought like a whole lasagna and bitched for a long time that there was no where in the park to heat it up.

"Oh, man, where are the self-serve microwaves? This park isn't world class like Yankee Stadium!"

Jerko
05-24-2007, 11:46 AM
Trib website shows some bimbo running onto the field last night???? Put that at the top of my list. Idiots running onto the ****in field. :angry::angry::angry: Knock it off morons.

itsnotrequired
05-24-2007, 11:53 AM
Trib website shows some bimbo running onto the field last night???? Put that at the top of my list. Idiots running onto the ****in field. :angry::angry::angry: Knock it off morons.

At least she brought her purse with her for easier processing by the cops.

:redneck

jenn2080
05-24-2007, 12:02 PM
Trib website shows some bimbo running onto the field last night???? Put that at the top of my list. Idiots running onto the ****in field. :angry::angry::angry: Knock it off morons.

When was this?

Id like to punch the fan that threw the ball back onto the field.

itsnotrequired
05-24-2007, 12:03 PM
When was this?

After the final out.

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2007-05/30011139.jpg

jenn2080
05-24-2007, 12:09 PM
After the final out.

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2007-05/30011139.jpg


What a dumb bitch.:angry: :angry: :rolleyes: What people get nice weather and they start acting like complete animals? I hope she enjoys jail and fines.

Law11
05-24-2007, 12:10 PM
Think maybe she had a drink or two?

itsnotrequired
05-24-2007, 12:22 PM
Think maybe she had a drink or two?

Well, she is striking a Heisman so she's got that going for her.:D:

jenn2080
05-24-2007, 12:32 PM
She just turned 17

Jerko
05-24-2007, 12:37 PM
Her moron brother got pinched too. 21 years old. Probably her beer source. I better never get carded at that place again..... :angry:

minutia
05-24-2007, 12:41 PM
After the final out.

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2007-05/30011139.jpg
I guess at least she waited for the final out. I don't know what posseses people sometimes. That would be like saying Hmm, it is a nice night, I think I will spend it in jail.
:dumbass:

The Racehorse
05-24-2007, 01:37 PM
Think maybe she had a drink or two?

The only person not having a good time in that pic is the 6'3" 220lb security guy who's ready to go Dick Butkus on the perpetrator.

skottyj242
05-24-2007, 01:42 PM
skottyj242's post was a jab at Chips, who wears his work suit to weekday games yet dresses like a grease monkey on weekends.:redneck

Funny you should mention hairy dudes in t-tops. There was one in 158 last night. He had a George "The Animal" Steele-esque level of hair and the well-worn tank top simply said "shut up and fish".:cool:

That was my golf coach freshman year of high school.

skottyj242
05-24-2007, 01:44 PM
Nope, they threw it back.

Why is it that when I sit in the outfield, I long to sit in the Upper Deck?


Is it because I smell? Or was it the girls behind us that were talking about how much they loved giving oral sex?

The Immigrant
05-24-2007, 01:59 PM
The only person not having a good time in that pic is the 6'3" 220lb security guy who's ready to go Dick Butkus on the perpetrator.

I'm pretty sure that was Carl Everett.









I always knew he would return to the team in some capacity. :wink:

itsnotrequired
05-24-2007, 02:02 PM
Is it because I smell? Or was it the girls behind us that were talking about how much they loved giving oral sex?

I don't know what it is but the amount of knuckleheads in the outfield is substantial. Many people decry the Upper Deck but honestly, I find it to be a better experience overall. I always see stories on here about how annoying out of town fans are and what not but up top, I had had very few problems.

twentywontowin
05-24-2007, 02:06 PM
Think maybe she had a drink or two?

I hope that guard speared her Bill Goldberg style down to the ground.

The Dude
05-24-2007, 02:15 PM
I don't know what it is but the amount of knuckleheads in the outfield is substantial. Many people decry the Upper Deck but honestly, I find it to be a better experience overall. I always see stories on here about how annoying out of town fans are and what not but up top, I had had very few problems.

I love it up there. The only reason I sit lowers is to see other miserable bastard friends of mine like Paco & Skotty!:redneck

A friend from school asked me to pick up tickets for her at the game yesterday and said, "Be sure to not get any crappy ass 500 level tickets ok?" I told her I take offense to that comment, but actually didn't mind because it is commonplace among casual fans. :cool:

The biggest reason the 500 level rocks is the PE that is in section 520.

minutia
05-24-2007, 02:22 PM
I love it up there. The only reason I sit lowers is to see other miserable bastard friends of mine like Paco & Skotty!:redneck

A friend from school asked me to pick up tickets for her at the game yesterday and said, "Be sure to not get any crappy ass 500 level tickets ok?" I told her I take offense to that comment, but actually didn't mind because it is commonplace among casual fans. :cool:

The biggest reason the 500 level rocks is the PE that is in section 520.
I am growing quite fond of it up there too but I prefer to be in rows 1-13, not higher up. I have seen more fights up there this season though than I ever have before. The last one was not so much of a fight but angry yelling that took security way to long to stop. It went on for 8 innings before they finally got the guys to move. They were Royals fans, if not Cub fans, at the game the Sox won in the 10th. These guys were really foul mouthed and annoying.

The Dude
05-24-2007, 02:27 PM
I am growing quite fond of it up there too but I prefer to be in rows 1-13, not higher up. I have seen more fights up there this season though than I ever have before. The last one was not so much of a fight but angry yelling that took security way to long to stop. It went on for 8 innings before they finally got the guys to move. They were Royals fans, if not Cub fans, at the game the Sox won in the 10th. These guys were really foul mouthed and annoying.

Well our tickets are in row 5 and it is basically row 2 because of the handicapped section below us. We also have the luxury of sitting behind a fine poster Timmy D's.

If anyone is ever looking to buy season tickets for next year, I'd highly recommend sections 520 or 518 at the low cost of $11 a ticket. Cheapest season tickets in the park and a great view.

Irishsox1
05-24-2007, 02:35 PM
Swearing at players drives me nuts. Can you think of something more creative than F bombs after a Sox pitcher gives up a homerun?

Chips
05-24-2007, 02:56 PM
I hate people who get out of work at four and have more than ample time to go home and change but still decide to go to the game in a suit and tie. Second is people who don't like mustard. Third is people who put catsup on their weiners.

If I went home and changed, I wouldn't be able to meet my pal up at Beef N Brandy for a pretailgating pitcher of Bud.

jenn2080
05-24-2007, 02:59 PM
Swearing at players drives me nuts. Can you think of something more creative than F bombs after a Sox pitcher gives up a homerun?


I had a guy behind me scream this is not ****ing Wrigley when the fans through the ball back. There was a guy with two kids walking down the stairs. I said something about it and the girl sitting next to him was like they have to learn about the "F" word sooner or later.

kevin57
05-24-2007, 03:13 PM
Throwing back the ball is pure imitation of another team on the north side. :mad:

vegyrex
05-24-2007, 03:29 PM
The wave and throwing the ball back are my least favorite things :angry:

Etownsox13
05-24-2007, 03:54 PM
I am growing quite fond of it up there too but I prefer to be in rows 1-13, not higher up. I have seen more fights up there this season though than I ever have before. The last one was not so much of a fight but angry yelling that took security way to long to stop. It went on for 8 innings before they finally got the guys to move. They were Royals fans, if not Cub fans, at the game the Sox won in the 10th. These guys were really foul mouthed and annoying.

I saw those guys...weren't they wearing cub's stuff...very happy when they got the boot

chisoxmike
05-24-2007, 04:06 PM
My top 3:

1. Throwing back home run balls
2. The Wave
3. Cubs fans wearing Cubs gear to games.

minutia
05-24-2007, 04:08 PM
I saw those guys...weren't they wearing cub's stuff...very happy when they got the boot
one of them had a Royals TShirt on but most were in just regular clothes, maybe a Cubs cap, on sideways so he was fly. They had a sign they kept holding up that said the Sox Suck and one guy kept lifting his shirt and beating on his stomach, whatever that is suppose to mean. Things escalated when they got into it with a guy that was in an 83 jersey in front of him, there was some pushing and shoving. Security came up to talk to them and things were better for about 15 minutes and then the sign came out again and they got the boot. It really was endless and very distracting.

balke
05-24-2007, 05:40 PM
Throwing a ball back is bad, walking across the aisle during the game is worse. At least its fun to yell at people for throwing a ball back. Its not as fun to yell at people who are too dumb to realize other people are trying to watch the game.

soxinem1
05-24-2007, 06:47 PM
People who do the wave are not concentrating on the game, and have no interest in the happenings on the field. Just like those who gab on their cells and throw the ball back.

To expand these thoughts, some of the promos are just plain bonkers.

Honestly, I think the 'Dog Days' are silly too. Can't even have fireworks because the pooches might go nuts!

What's next, 'Bring your Ferret to the Cell Day', 'Mink Coat Night', 'Drive a hybrid car discount night'.......When does this silliness end?

chitownhawkfan
05-25-2007, 02:14 AM
People who do the wave are not concentrating on the game, and have no interest in the happenings on the field. Just like those who gab on their cells and throw the ball back.

To expand these thoughts, some of the promos are just plain bonkers.

Honestly, I think the 'Dog Days' are silly too. Can't even have fireworks because the pooches might go nuts!

What's next, 'Bring your Ferret to the Cell Day', 'Mink Coat Night', 'Drive a hybrid car discount night'.......When does this silliness end?

How dare you tread on the sanctity that is "DOG DAY" !!!!
Just be careful I was called a Cub fan and/or troll because I previously posted I was tired of these minor league promotions.

rightsox
05-25-2007, 09:17 AM
3. Cubs fans wearing Cubs gear to games.


I can't get behind this. Every year or two, I'll go to a game in the AAA stadium on Addison and I wear my sox hat. It's hot and sunny, and all I have are sox hats. I'll grant you that I wouldn't wear a sox jersey or anything like that, but it never bothers me when people wear other teams' hats.

itsnotrequired
05-25-2007, 09:46 AM
How dare you tread on the sanctity that is "DOG DAY" !!!!
Just be careful I was called a Cub fan and/or troll because I previously posted I was tired of these minor league promotions.

These are not minor league promotions. Every MLB team has promotions like this. How about the Yankees with Pokemon t-shirt day? Or the Padres 80s retro night? Or the Mariners with "singles night" (a chance to meet that special someone)? The Cardinals also have a dog day. Promotions have been part of baseball for over a century and will continue until you and I are dust in the wind.

rocky biddle
05-25-2007, 10:26 AM
I vote for the drunks that can't control themselves. A close second being the guy standing in front of me on his phone, waving to friends across the park. That's awesome.

As for the rest of the stuff, I'd rather see a casual fan in a Cub hat than some die hard Sox fan in a 'Cubs Suck' shirt at a Sox/Royals game.

And an adult bringing a glove, that doesn't really bother me at all. As long as he doesn't jump in front of some kid for a ball, who cares? A lot of attending a baseball game is about reconnecting with your youth. What makes you feel like a kid more than wearing your mitt? Same can be said for rally caps and the wave. None of them are my thing, but I can see how some people enjoy them.

sox1970
05-25-2007, 10:33 AM
I look at adults with gloves the same way I look at people putting ketchup on a hotdog. It's not going to bother me, but they should be prepared to be made fun of.

Mr.1Dog
05-25-2007, 10:58 AM
Face painters.:D:

sox1970
05-25-2007, 11:00 AM
Face painters.:D:

http://fans.nhl.com/5A-image/350/profile.jpg

Got to support the team.....

Chez
05-25-2007, 12:27 PM
http://fans.nhl.com/5A-image/350/profile.jpg

Got to support the team.....

One of the best Seinfeld episodes! I use that expression all the time.

Dick Allen
05-25-2007, 05:27 PM
My vote goes to aisle walkers. They're either stupid, inconsiderate, or most likely both. Especially when they're just getting continual beer refills. How about this, go to a bar, dork. I didn't pay good money for this ticket just to get a look at your ugly derriere. A close second is the cell phone talkers. If you have something more important to do than watching the game, stay the hell home!!!!!!!!

Jerko
05-25-2007, 06:42 PM
My vote goes to aisle walkers. They're either stupid, inconsiderate, or most likely both. Especially when they're just getting continual beer refills. How about this, go to a bar, dork. I didn't pay good money for this ticket just to get a look at your ugly derriere. A close second is the cell phone talkers. If you have something more important to do than watching the game, stay the hell home!!!!!!!!

The ONLY thing I can say about aisle walkers in their defense is this: I've seen people wait till an at bat is over to start their trek back to their seats, but there are so many people blocking the aisle, sometimes by the time they get back to the seats, play resumes. :dunno: As for people LEAVING their seats during play, well, that's a different story. If I ever leave my seats during an inning, I don't come back until the inning ends. What REALLY gets me are the people who are like 3 seats from one aisle, but cross over 25 other people to get to the further aisle. If people just used common sense we wouldn't have as many threads like this one.

Viva Medias B's
05-25-2007, 08:39 PM
Trib website shows some bimbo running onto the field last night???? Put that at the top of my list. Idiots running onto the ****in field. :angry::angry::angry: Knock it off morons.

:wills
"Drillrods!"

Oblong
05-25-2007, 08:50 PM
I don't get it when people call each other on the cell phone to find out where they are sitting. "Where are you? Over by the flagpole? Oh yeah, I see you (waves frantically like he's a soldier leaving for duty)". Yeah, I bet he looks just like he did the last time you saw him this morning.

I'm lucky to be 2 seats in off the aisle in the second row. Our concourses at Comerica's upper deck lead you into the seating area where there's a handful of rows going down, or you can turn up the stairs to go up. It's just a few skips up the tunnel for me.

I'd like to point out that it is difficult to time going back to your seats when there's a lot of stairs to climb. You can wait to go up the stairs untl there's no action, like in hockey, but chances are by the time you get up to the row there's action again. Now if it means when to leave your seat, then yes, wait until between batters at least.

waldo_the_wolf
05-26-2007, 01:59 AM
One thing I'll agree with as far as getting back to your seats. If I have to leave I always wait until between innings, not just so I don't disturb anyone else, but because I want to see the action. But, it is sometimes impossible to get back to your seat on time, depending on where your seat is, how congested it is, etc. so a lot of times even when I start to go back to my seat during a break in the action, inevitably the inning will have started up by the time I actually sit down.

gosiu
05-26-2007, 09:53 AM
I only hate the wave starters. Considering how long the wave actually takes to go around the stadium, I'm only distracted for about a second or two when the wave is near me, and that's every 45 seconds.

Railsplitter
05-26-2007, 11:20 AM
All of the Above

gosiu
05-26-2007, 04:30 PM
I"m going to comment on all of them.

The Wave- Like I said, it only distracts me once every 45 seconds, and since I know it's coming, I can prepare myself so I don't miss a play.

Cubs gear - No issue here. I don't see how anyone could have a problem with another fan wearing a baseball jersey at a baseball game, regardless of the team. That's taking the six-game-a-year rivilary way too seriously. If your issue is with the fan being annoying, well he'd be annoying with or without the gear.

Walking across the isle - #1 complaint. It's just a total disregard for your surroundings. It's especially frusterating for me, as I take a lot of photos whenever I go to an entertainment or sporting event.

Rally Caps - Meh. I don't see the problem. And apparently, no one else does.

Waving at the TV. - Depends. If the camera is on you, and the red light is on, then go ahead and wave. For those who are behind the backstop, shut up and watch the game. You didn't buy the most expensive seats in the house just to talk to your friends.

Throwing back home runs - Pretty annoying.

Talking on cell phones - Why are you at the game again?

Other - Constant swearing. Not controlling your kids. Asking for a foul ball form another fan (you should have been in a better position pal).

itsnotrequired
05-26-2007, 04:36 PM
I hate jags that sit right above the visitor's bullpen. There might be a few there tonight.

:redneck

cbotnyse
05-26-2007, 04:49 PM
I'm a little late here but I'll bite.

The wave- I couldn't care less. If people have fun with it go ahead. No big deal at all.

Cubs gear when they are not playing- I really hate this. It makes no sense whatsoever. If a Cub fan goes to a game, be neutral.

Walking accross the aisle- The NHL does it best. Wait until a break in the action. There are plenty of breaks, wait until then to move.

Rally caps- fine with it.

Waving at TV- eh don't care either. Its only annoying when the same person does it every damn inning.

Gloves on adults- why not?

Throwing back HRs- Don't do it.

Talking on Cell phones- As long as it is as brief as possible.

Other- Probably the worst is very loud obnoxious swearing. I really hate that because there are always kids around. They don't need to hear that.

gosiu
05-26-2007, 06:59 PM
And I disagree about wearing neutral gear. If I'm in, say, San Francisco, and it's Dodgers @ Giants, and I have tickets, I'm going to wear my Sox merchandise.

cbotnyse
05-26-2007, 08:13 PM
And I disagree about wearing neutral gear. If I'm in, say, San Francisco, and it's Dodgers @ Giants, and I have tickets, I'm going to wear my Sox merchandise.why? I wouldn't. thats just me.

MRM
05-26-2007, 09:08 PM
why? I wouldn't. thats just me.

Why not?

If I'm going to a baseball game, I'm likely to be wearing baseball related clothing. At least a ball cap. All of my baseball related clothing happens to be related to the White Sox. Why would I intentionally refrain from wearing it just because they aren't playing? Or why would I refrain from wearing it in an opponents ball park for that matter? I went to the Sox Braves series in Atlanta a few years ago...wearing a Sox jersey and ball cap. What, exactly, is wrong with that?

Frontman
05-27-2007, 09:31 AM
My brother and sister don't mind the throwing back of home run balls; yet try to catch foul balls. I pointed out what made one ok, the other not? Because a run was scored (or up to 4?) With that, I agree with Farmer. Give it to a kid. If he chooses to throw it back, I gave him the ball, it became his. He wants to do it, fine.

Frontman
05-27-2007, 09:33 AM
why? I wouldn't. thats just me.

The Sox are my team. Hell, I even wore my WS champions ballcap at a friend's wedding. Granted, the poor guy married a Twins fan, and that might of effected my decision......

:wink:

shoelessshaun27!
05-27-2007, 11:14 AM
The two I had trouble picking between were throwing back homeruns and wearing cubs gear when they weren't playing.

Urban Legend
05-28-2007, 05:59 PM
Smokers that can't follow the rules and light up either on the outfield concourse, the men's restroom, or even in the seats. As Bugs Bunny would say, 'What a bunch of maroons.'

And the F bombs...

I enjoyed Old Comiskey more - before the advent of the Yuppies coming to the new park...then the World Series brought even more out. Fans who are clueless about baseball, the White Sox, ballpark customs...and aren't ashamed to show it at every opportunity. I liked it better when at the old park I'd sit next to a guy with beer stains on his sweaty Sox t-shirt smoking a cigar, but damn it, he knew his Sox, knew his baseball, and was passionate about it. Now I seem to always sit next to foul mouth twenty somethings who are more interested in getting as drunk as they can.

Women, clueless, knowledgeable, attractive, not attractive, I don't care...but men should have to take a Sox and ballpark IQ test before they're let in.

Chips
05-28-2007, 06:33 PM
I used to get annoyed by all kinds of stupid stuff, but that was before I learned that baseball's supposed to be fun. So have a drink and quit complaining about every ****ing thing under the sun from the wave to aisle-standers to "unknowledgeable fans" (http://soxandthecity.net/smilies/rolleyespe9.gif not everyone's obsessed with baseball like you.)

"Oh my god there was this PUNK twentysomething behind me and he didn't even know that Uribe used to play for Colorado or even that David Aardsma once considered joining the Peace Corps! Who lets these bozos into the park? You should have to take a quiz on SOX history before they scan your ticket and let you in."

Calm down, man. Have a drink and win or lose, at least you'll have a good time.

I say I'm at the game, it's my sworn duty to get embarrassingly drunk and borderline thrown out. Who feels me on this?

Unblyleven Bread
05-28-2007, 06:48 PM
When I see someone put KETCHUP on their hotdogs. Go back to Coney Island with that crap. This is CHICAGO; we don't play that game here. They shouldn't even make ketchup in my opinion, but at least don't serve it in a CHICAGO stadium. Shame on anyone who does this.

Also, when some punk twentysomethings do the WAVE at the park. I am a twentysomething (I think) but my father taught me how to behave like a SOX fan at the park and none of that entails performing in some braindead West Coast ritual like the wave. Pay attention to the game, loafer.

Also, the "no beer after the 7th inning" rule. Do they want to make money or what? I usually tailgate with my wife and a few close friends and sneak a flask of Old Grandad in my khakis, so I'm pretty drunk by the 7th inning. But that bottle goes around man, I don't get the whole thing. By the time the 9th rolls around I'm practically articulate. I work long and hard at my practice with my wife and I expect to be able to drink as much as I want without being cut off by the man. God forbid the game go into extra innings. :mg:

So, to recap:


No more ketchup
No more wave or other group activities
Serve alcohol the entire game

lbtigerfan
05-28-2007, 07:15 PM
I just thought of another one. Walking down the ramps after beating the Oakland A's and screaming CUBS SUCK, like they had anything to do with anything that just happened.

I will never, EVER understand the need for jerks that do that. I don't think it's ever appropriate to yell that any team sucks in public, because it's just ugly. Instead, scream something cheerful about the Sox, after all, they did just win!

Actually my most embarsing moment at a game came last year when I took my 68 year old Irish Catholic Mother to a game and 5 20 something guys sat behind us and spent 15 minutes talking sharing war stories about the girls they hooked up with in college that year.

I can feel your pain. I would like to think of Comiskey as a place I could take my family, and sometimes I don't think that's the case. I understand the cuss word slips out now and then, but try to be respectful of the people you're sitting around. If you want to discuss x-rated material, please leave. This goes for all the people that also feel the need to cuss or talk about inappropriate things in front of children. I don't care if you cuss in front of your own children, or if you cuss in front of your mother... respect the fact that some people don't raise their children like hoodlums and cussing IS VERY inappropriate.





I don't know why people get their panties in a wad over the wave. It's annoying because your view is blocked for a few seconds, but it's a few seconds. People who do it are having fun.

Cubs gear - Really... who cares? As long as it's not derogatory toward the Sox, let them wear it. It's an article of clothing, not something with flashing lights trying to force you to become a Cubs fan.

Walking across the aisle is rude UNLESS you need to use the bathroom or there is another emergency. Although, like someone stated earlier, sometimes you try to wait, but there's so many people.. it's impossible. Just deal with it.

As far as throwing back home run balls go... Hey.. you caught a ball... not something many people get to do everyday. At least if you don't want it, just give it to someone who does. I promise, there's someone who does.

I don't like when people talk on the cell phones because you're supposed to be there to watch a game. Not chat on the phone with your friend who you see every day and you're probably going to see after the game. Just watch the game and enjoy being AWAY from the cell phone for a while.



After all is said and done, I just try to enjoy the game. These things are going to happen at every single baseball game played for the rest of time, so we might as well live with it.

MRM
05-28-2007, 08:50 PM
When I see someone put KETCHUP on their hotdogs.

This is the DUMBEST thing I see Sox fans complain about, but it comes up all the time.

Who CARES what someone puts on their hotdog? No, I don't put ketcup on them because I DON'T EAT THEM in the first place. There are things in hotdogs they won't put in dog food :D: I put nothing but Mustard, and onions on my Italian sausage though, if that counts...

MRM
05-28-2007, 08:55 PM
So, to recap:

No more ketchup
No more wave or other group activities
Serve alcohol the entire gameSo...you

1. Hate tomatoes
2. Hate anyone who isn't intently focusing on the game
3. Hate the fact that you have no choice but to focus on the game instead of getting drunk

Does that pretty much sum it up?

chisoxfanatic
05-28-2007, 08:59 PM
As a huge hockey fanatic, I love the "Wait For the Whistle" rule, and it is enforced at the United Center. I wish they'd do something similar at Comiskey. Maybe "Wait For an Out" or something. I hate having to try to see around people when I'm watching the game.

Frontman
05-28-2007, 11:15 PM
So, to recap:

No more ketchup
No more wave or other group activities
Serve alcohol the entire game

Point 1:

:whocares
I never care who puts what on what they eat; as long as I don't have to eat it.

2. So singing the pitcher off the mound with "Na Na Na Na" is also bad? How about standing and removing our hats for the National Anthem. That's a group activity as well.

3. Just because you believe you can control your drinking doesn't mean everyone can. Trust me on that one, no beer after the 7th makes it a bit safer for all.

cbotnyse
05-28-2007, 11:49 PM
Why not?

If I'm going to a baseball game, I'm likely to be wearing baseball related clothing. At least a ball cap. All of my baseball related clothing happens to be related to the White Sox. Why would I intentionally refrain from wearing it just because they aren't playing? Or why would I refrain from wearing it in an opponents ball park for that matter? I went to the Sox Braves series in Atlanta a few years ago...wearing a Sox jersey and ball cap. What, exactly, is wrong with that?well it may be different if I went to a neutral game (like an NL game), not a rival team. When I see that (example.....A Cubs hat or Twins hat at a Sox game when neither are playing) I just feel like that person is just there to stir up **** and heckle fans, and could care less about whats going on on the field.

And I just re-read your post again, and I'm certainly not saying you can't wear Sox gear at other stadiums, when the Sox are actually playing. I would most def do that.

I mean seeing a Cubs fan all decked out in Cubs gear at a Sox vs. Tampa Bay game or a Twins fan, all decked out, at a Sox vs. Yankees game. (for example)

I hope I made sense.

cbotnyse
05-28-2007, 11:51 PM
And I disagree about wearing neutral gear. If I'm in, say, San Francisco, and it's Dodgers @ Giants, and I have tickets, I'm going to wear my Sox merchandise.yes, after some thought, wearing Sox gear at a neutral game like this is fine and not nearly as annoying as wearing it at a rival's park when the Sox are not playing.

Unblyleven Bread
05-28-2007, 11:57 PM
Point 1:

:whocares
I never care who puts what on what they eat; as long as I don't have to eat it.

2. So singing the pitcher off the mound with "Na Na Na Na" is also bad? How about standing and removing our hats for the National Anthem. That's a group activity as well.

3. Just because you believe you can control your drinking doesn't mean everyone can. Trust me on that one, no beer after the 7th makes it a bit safer for all.

Hey people, these are things that bother me. No one ever said it was rational to be annoyed by minor things. I was asked and I delivered. This thread can be closed now.

waldo_the_wolf
05-29-2007, 12:17 AM
Serve alcohol the entire game


I've got a better idea, not serve alcohol at all, I don't see why that shouldn't be feasible. If you can't go to a game and avoid alcohol at the same time, you either don't really care about baseball, or are a raging alcoholic, both reasons not to be at the park. think about it, without beer, no one gets drunk, ergo the obnoxious behavior goes down, i.e. swearing around kids, etc. i'm seeing a lot of positives.

Unblyleven Bread
05-29-2007, 12:21 AM
I've got a better idea, not serve alcohol at all, I don't see why that shouldn't be feasible. If you can't go to a game and avoid alcohol at the same time, you either don't really care about baseball, or are a raging alcoholic, both reasons not to be at the park. think about it, without beer, no one gets drunk, ergo the obnoxious behavior goes down, i.e. swearing around kids, etc. i'm seeing a lot of positives.

Or you could just stay home. :dunno:

Nellie_Fox
05-29-2007, 12:26 AM
:tomatoaward::tomatoaward:

Chips
05-29-2007, 12:27 AM
I've got a better idea, not serve alcohol at all, I don't see why that shouldn't be feasible. If you can't go to a game and avoid alcohol at the same time, you either don't really care about baseball, or are a raging alcoholic, both reasons not to be at the park. think about it, without beer, no one gets drunk, ergo the obnoxious behavior goes down, i.e. swearing around kids, etc. i'm seeing a lot of positives.

Is this a joke? Not only have beer and baseball been together longer than the Warsaw Pact, but it's an excellent essential to the ball game. What better feeling than taking your old man to a game and saying "Pops, how about a brew?" It's just how baseball is, man. You want to get of beer at the ballgame, stay home and watch it from your TV.

waldo_the_wolf
05-29-2007, 12:53 AM
unblyleven bread, you say someone putting ketchup on a hot dog is your biggest pet peeve and you brag about being drunk, yet you tell me to stay home? guess what, you're not the only lush at the ballpark; not by a long shot and I'd say not all of them hire a designated driver.

and chips, no it's not a JOKE. i go to several games with my dad and i've never said "pops, how bout a brew" and I seem to have a great experience nonetheless. as far as beer and baseball going together, same say that about the wave(although i'm certainly not one of them), so ask all the wave-haters here if they're serious. one difference is, operating a vehicle after doing the wave can't be fatal to you or an innocent bystander. besides, all i was doing was responding to the guy who was complaining about his intoxication being cut off. seems to me that the drunks who abuse their priviledge should be the ones who stay at home and off the roads, and not me. alcohol and baseball certainly should be able to co-exist, unfortunately you can't weed out the responsible drinkers from the irresponsible ones. i had three friends killed by drunk drivers in high school, so don't tell me about what's a joke and who should stay home.

waldo_the_wolf
05-29-2007, 12:55 AM
and before you guys give me that inevitable bar analogy, i see some marked differences. first off, the point to going to a bar is to have an alcoholic drink whereas like i said, if you can't go to a ballpark and avoid beer, you're there for the wrong reason. also, even in bars, when they see you've had too many, they cut you off as well, and people generally dont bring their kids to bars with them.

Chips
05-29-2007, 12:59 AM
unblyleven bread, you say someone putting ketchup on a hot dog is your biggest pet peeve and you brag about being drunk, yet you tell me to stay home? guess what, you're not the only lush at the ballpark; not by a long shot and I'd say not all of them hire a designated driver.

and chips, no it's not a JOKE. i go to several games with my dad and i've never said "pops, how bout a brew" and I seem to have a great experience nonetheless. as far as beer and baseball going together, same say that about the wave(although i'm certainly not one of them), so ask all the wave-haters here if they're serious. one difference is, operating a vehicle after doing the wave can't be fatal to you or an innocent bystander. besides, all i was doing was responding to the guy who was complaining about his intoxication being cut off. seems to me that the drunks who abuse their priviledge should be the ones who stay at home and off the roads, and not me. alcohol and baseball certainly should be able to co-exist, unfortunately you can't weed out the responsible drinkers from the irresponsible ones. i had three friends killed by drunk drivers in high school, so don't tell me about what's a joke and who should stay home.

Quite the assumption you're making about all of us "lushes" driving home from the park. I either walk home from every game or sometimes I take the red line or bum a ride from one of my miserable bastard friends

Unblyleven Bread
05-29-2007, 01:01 AM
unblyleven bread, you say someone putting ketchup on a hot dog is your biggest pet peeve and you brag about being drunk, yet you tell me to stay home? guess what, you're not the only lush at the ballpark; not by a long shot and I'd say not all of them hire a designated driver.

and chips, no it's not a JOKE. i go to several games with my dad and i've never said "pops, how bout a brew" and I seem to have a great experience nonetheless. as far as beer and baseball going together, same say that about the wave(although i'm certainly not one of them), so ask all the wave-haters here if they're serious. one difference is, operating a vehicle after doing the wave can't be fatal to you or an innocent bystander. besides, all i was doing was responding to the guy who was complaining about his intoxication being cut off. seems to me that the drunks who abuse their priviledge should be the ones who stay at home and off the roads, and not me. alcohol and baseball certainly should be able to co-exist, unfortunately you can't weed out the responsible drinkers from the irresponsible ones. i had three friends killed by drunk drivers in high school, so don't tell me about what's a joke and who should stay home.

I just stated my pet peeves and you've called me a lush and a raging alcoholic so far (both truths) as well as proposed a blanket ban of all alcohol at the park. Yeah, like the White Sox would forfeit millions of dollars in Miller deals. Great plan, guy.

waldo_the_wolf
05-29-2007, 01:05 AM
Quite the assumption you're making about all of us "lushes" driving home from the park. I either walk home from every game or sometimes I take the red line or bum a ride from one of my miserable bastard friends

where exactly did i make any "assumptions" of "all" the druks at the park? :?:
if you read what i said, i said NOT ALL OF THEM take designated drivers and i clearly said there were plenty of responsible drinkers but that because of the irresponsible ones is where the problems come in. read what i write and don't accuse me of saying things I didn't.

Unblyleven Bread
05-29-2007, 01:05 AM
and before you guys give me that inevitable bar analogy, i see some marked differences. first off, the point to going to a bar is to have an alcoholic drink whereas like i said, if you can't go to a ballpark and avoid beer, you're there for the wrong reason. also, even in bars, when they see you've had too many, they cut you off as well, and people generally dont bring their kids to bars with them.

I've never been cut off in a bar. I can hang.

The point is: it's a sporting event for men, not church. Lighten up and have a drink, maybe I'll buy you and your old man one if I see you.

Chips
05-29-2007, 01:07 AM
I just stated my pet peeves and you've called me a lush and a raging alcoholic so far (both truths) as well as proposed a blanket ban of all alcohol at the park. Yeah, like the White Sox would forfeit millions of dollars in Miller deals. Great plan, guy.

For the all the games we go to, I think it's quite fine if we wanted to get completely tight, tipsy, bombed, bombed out, bombed out of one’s skull, skulled, booty, blown, blitzed, bobo, crocked, cockeyed, wearing beer goggles, Coke bottle-eyed (all women look beautiful), soused, stewed, stiff, stinko, stinking, Mickey Finished, plastered, potatoed, flat-lined, hammered, tattered, pie-eyed, wasted, trashed, squashed, totaled, totaled out, fractured, looped, loopy, high, high as a kite, higher than a kite, blind, blotto, giffed, gone, gone under, under the influence, , boozed-up, juiced, juiced-up, stoned, howled, tanked, tanked-up, roaring, roaring drunk, D.O.A., dead drunk, rolling drunk, stinking drunk, funky drunk, sloppy drunk, blind drunk, skunk-drunk, drunk as a skunk, drunk as a skunk in a trunk, drunk as a lord, potted, fried, faded, smashed, crashed, swacked, polluted, plootered, plotzed, turned on, tied one on, zonked, zonked out, zapped, zigzag, zooed, zoobang, zorked, zulued, loaded, carrying a load, carrying a heavy load, three bricks short of a load, feeling no pain, embalmed, on a tear, on a toot, on a bat, on a bender, on a binge, on a jag, on instruments, on the sauce, on the juice, on the shikker, schikker, shikkered, schnoggered, schnockkered, snokkered, snokkered up, stonkered, snootful, lubricated, mellow, ossified, paralyzed, petrified, pickled, pissed, pissed as a newt, pissed up to the eyebrows, pissed to the ears, pissy-eyed, pissy drunk, potsed, prestoned, padded, pasted, pied, pipped-up, racked-up, riffed, vulcanized, wall-eyed, well-oiled, wet, whooshed, woofled, woofy, woozy, ripped, put to bed with a shovel, faced, ****-faced, S.F., tuned, illuminated, lit, lit-up, lit up like a Christmas tree, lit a bit, lit to the gunnels, merry, hipped, out, out cold, out like a light, out on the roof, boiled, parboiled, balmy, behind the cork, bent, bleary eyed, boozed, boozy, bottled, bunned, buzzed, buzzy, blixed, stewed to the gills, boiled to the gills, fried to the gills, soused to the gills, lit to the gills, burned to the ground, slammed, canned, canned-up, comfortable, piffed, piffled, pifflicated, petrificated, pigeon-eyed, pixilated, plonked, potty, preserved, primed, pruned, rocky, rosy, rumdum, rummy, saturated, screaming, screeching, scronched, set-up, sent, shellacked, shot, shredded, soupy, sloppy, sloshed, slugged, smoked, snozzled, soaked, spiffed, spifflicated, spaced out, passed out, passed out cold, wicked-faced, giddy, fuddled, muddled, muzzy, dizzy, addled, seeing double, overtaken, corked, corned, cut, cut one’s wolf loose, crocko, afflicted, jug-bitten, organized, elevated, heading into the wind, three sheets to the wind, three sheets in the wind and the other one flapping, six sheets to the wind, tiddly, full of Dutch courage, with a bun on, cooked, crashed and burned, daquifried, decayed, ding-swizzled, teed, twisted, torqued, bagged, bongoed, boxed, featured, frozen, glazed, have a brass eye, have a kick in the guts, have a skinful, have a rubber drink, have a skate on, have a slant on, have a flag out, have a bun on, have a can on, have a glow on, have an edge on; half-cocked, half-crocked, half-shot, half-slewed, half-sprung, half-stewed, half-seas-over, half-under, half-shaved, half-snapped (half-drunk); hooted, hang one on, happy, heeled, dipsy, off the wagon, fallen off the wagon, horseback, in the bag, leaping, nimtopsical, over the bay, owled, plowed, snoozamorooed, sozzled, zozzled, bulletproof, buzzed, hammered, lai-out, stretched, tired, walking on rocky socks, blasted, blewed, blued, blindo, boggled, guyed out, flannel-mouth, activated, adrip, afloat, aglow, alcoholized, alight, alkied, alkied up, antifreezed, ate the dog, back teeth afloat, baptized, bashed, basted, beerified, beery, bent out of shape, bent and broken, crashed, torn, tore-up, tore down, wiped out, aced, tubed, tweased, tweeked, tweaked, toasted, discomboobulated, discomfuddled, flying one wing low, foozlified, fossilized, gaffed, galvanized, giggled, greased, grogged, groggy, guttered, had one or two, holding up the wall, honked, honkers, hosed, impaired, inpixocated, in orbit, inked, inky-poo, intoxed, irrigated, jazzed up, jiggered, jugged up, juicy, Kentucky fried, southern fried, Mexican fried, muy tostado, knee-walking drunk, knockered, laced, likkerous, liquefied, listing to starboard, little ’round the corner, loud and proud, lushed, lushed up, lushington, spliced, main brace well spliced, mashed, mizzled, noddy-headed, oiled-up, pretty far gone, ripe, ripped and wrecked, ripped to the tits, schizzed out, seeing pink elephants, sewed, shot down, sizzled, slathered, slewed, smashed out of one’s mind, snooted, squiffed, squiffy, starched, steamed, stiffed, stiffo, suffering no pain, swacko, tanked out, tight as a goat, tight as a drum, top-heavy, toxicated, trammeled, varnished, whiffled, whoozy, gassed, gassed-up, glassy, glass-eyed, glassy-eyed, had a bun on, had a skinful and a half, had one too many, marinated, maxed out, in the gutter, in one’s cups, jagged, jazzed, jazzed-up, jolly, jugged, killed, limp, lathered, liquored, liquored-up, decks awash, ding-swizzled, feel good, fired up, floating, frazzled, fuzzled, fuzzy, gay, geared-up, ginned, ginned-up, stitched, stone blind, stunned, tangle-footed, or teed-up it's all gravy.

Thome25
05-29-2007, 01:08 AM
Is this a joke? Not only have beer and baseball been together longer than the Warsaw Pact, but it's an excellent essential to the ball game. What better feeling than taking your old man to a game and saying "Pops, how about a brew?" It's just how baseball is, man. You want to get of beer at the ballgame, stay home and watch it from your TV.

Some people slam other posters on here saying that REAL fans don't do the wave at a ballpark because they can't possibly be paying attention to the ballgame and their favorite team.

Where does that leave the fans who get drunk off their asses and don't know what's going on? It's the same reason we slam Cubs fans.....they're always drunk and don't know baseball from a bar mitzvah.

waldo_the_wolf
05-29-2007, 01:11 AM
I just stated my pet peeves and you've called me a lush and a raging alcoholic so far (both truths) as well as proposed a blanket ban of all alcohol at the park. Yeah, like the White Sox would forfeit millions of dollars in Miller deals. Great plan, guy.

First of all, I never called you a raging alcoholic, I couldn't, cause I don't know you. But you clearly stated the fact that you regularly get drunk at games, and you just confirmed it again now. And do you think I was implying that the White Sox are the only team that could benefit, if they did this, of course it would be beneficial for all the teams to do it. That was my point all along, it would be beneficial, I could see a lot of positives and hardly any negatives. Addressing your negative, you want the phone numbers of the relatives of the three dead kids I mentioned? tell them forfeiting money from beer sales is such a bigger tragedy than forfeiting human lives.

Unblyleven Bread
05-29-2007, 01:23 AM
First of all, I never called you a raging alcoholic, I couldn't, cause I don't know you. But you clearly stated the fact that you regularly get drunk at games, and you just confirmed it again now. And do you think I was implying that the White Sox are the only team that could benefit, if they did this, of course it would be beneficial for all the teams to do it. That was my point all along, it would be beneficial, I could see a lot of positives and hardly any negatives. Addressing your negative, you want the phone numbers of the relatives of the three dead kids I mentioned? tell them forfeiting money from beer sales is such a bigger tragedy than forfeiting human lives.

Oy vey, could you be any more melodramatic? Beer sells, people like beer, businesses like money. You act like there's some kind of problem, as if the ballpark is overrun by rowdy drunks. Apparently no sporting entity has seen that to be the case in 100 years of pro sports, but you want to take away everyone else's adult freedoms because you're slightly annoyed. That's fine if that's your opinion. Good luck on ever seeing that come to pass though. :whistle:

Chips
05-29-2007, 01:24 AM
Some people slam other posters on here saying that REAL fans don't do the wave at a ballpark because they can't possibly be paying attention to the ballgame and their favorite team.

Not I, the wave rules

Where does that leave the fans who get drunk off their asses and don't know what's going on? It's the same reason we slam Cubs fans.....they're always drunk and don't know baseball from a bar mitzvah.

Some fans need to remove the poles from their asses and lighten up, it's a damn baseball game not a moon landing. Except for them fools putting ketchup on their hotdogs, they should be asked to leave.

Thome25
05-29-2007, 01:28 AM
Not I, the wave rules





Some fans need to remove the poles from their asses and lighten up, it's a damn baseball game not a moon landing. Except for them fools putting ketchup on their hotdogs, they should be asked to leave.

I'd have to agree with you about the ketchup on the hot dogs.

Try living with the people on the east coast......who put ketchup AND Mayo on a hot dog.....or sometimes just mayo.

SoxandtheCityTee
05-29-2007, 01:32 AM
Chips, I can't read all that; did you include "overserved"?

lbtigerfan
05-29-2007, 01:33 AM
First of all, I never called you a raging alcoholic, I couldn't, cause I don't know you. But you clearly stated the fact that you regularly get drunk at games, and you just confirmed it again now. And do you think I was implying that the White Sox are the only team that could benefit, if they did this, of course it would be beneficial for all the teams to do it. That was my point all along, it would be beneficial, I could see a lot of positives and hardly any negatives. Addressing your negative, you want the phone numbers of the relatives of the three dead kids I mentioned? tell them forfeiting money from beer sales is such a bigger tragedy than forfeiting human lives.

You know, you could all meet in the middle and get on with your lives. Comiskey won't stop selling beer completely... they'll stop at the 7th inning. Enough time to let some people get a hold of themselves, or a cab, or a train... or whatever. I'll agree that drinking and driving is completely stupid. My grandfather was killed by a drunk driver, so I know where you're coming from, but not everyone is a complete moron when it comes to drinking. Unfortunately, alcohol brings in big bucks for a business like that... and I guarantee you they won't stop selling it all together to avoid drunk driving, or people cussing up a storm. Actually, probably half the people that get ****faced at a game walk to local bars or hop the train to go downtown for a drink after games.

I bet these guys here know their limits, and like Chips said, he takes the train. People can leave bars too drunk to drive, but they still drive.. and then that's on their conscience. Sad, but true.

And stop all the name calling kids!

waldo_the_wolf
05-29-2007, 01:36 AM
Oy vey, could you be any more melodramatic? Beer sells, people like beer, businesses like money. You act like there's some kind of problem, as if the ballpark is overrun by rowdy drunks. Apparently no sporting entity has seen that to be the case in 100 years of pro sports, but you want to take away everyone else's adult freedoms because you're slightly annoyed. That's fine if that's your opinion. Good luck on ever seeing that come to pass though. :whistle:

I dont think I can believe my eyes, are you even human? are you missing a heart and soul? I tell you three people I knew personally who were innocently killed as kids because of drunks, and you call me melodramatic and claim i'm slightly annoyed? and once again, where, throughout anything i've said about this topic, do i say anything to imply that the ballpark is overrun by rowdy drunks? i like how you guys keep turning what i say into hyperbole and make false accusations. and has no sporting entity ever had any problems with intoxicated people acting up? fewer incidents would certainly be better. i never said it was going to pass through, i said it would be beneficial which no one can argue with. none of the things on this poll will ever go away either, not even the cardinal sin of putting ketchup on hot dogs.

lbtigerfan
05-29-2007, 01:38 AM
I dont think I can believe my eyes, are you even human? are you missing a heart and soul? I tell you three people I knew personally who were innocently killed as kids because of drunks, and you call me melodramatic and claim i'm slightly annoyed? and once again, where, throughout anything i've said about this topic, do i say anything to imply that the ballpark is overrun by rowdy drunks? i like how you guys keep turning what i say into hyperbole and make false accusations. and has no sporting entity ever had any problems with intoxicated people acting up? fewer incidents would certainly be better. i never said it was going to pass through, i said it would be beneficial which no one can argue with. none of the things on this poll will ever go away either, not even the cardinal sin of putting ketchup on hot dogs.

That's what I said. That's why I just deal with it when I go to games and shut the hell up.

waldo_the_wolf
05-29-2007, 01:38 AM
i've said what i need to say, that's all from me, hopefully the mods will close this thread, enough insults. this whole thread is pipedreams and imaginary rules, that's all i ever claimed to come up with.

Nellie_Fox
05-29-2007, 01:39 AM
I think this thread has run its course.