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DumpJerry
07-31-2007, 12:19 AM
I was at my health club Monday night doing my thing and they had the Phillies/Cubs game on two television screens next to each other. One was the Comcast broadcast, the other was ESPN's coverage.

In the 8th inning and very drunk fan who could barely stand up or walk wandered onto the field to get a foul ball. Comcast showed the Cubs' pitcher the whole time while ESPN showed the idiot.

Something tells me this (fans on the field at Cub games) is a more frequent occurrence than the local media lets on........

oeo
07-31-2007, 12:25 AM
In the 8th inning and very drunk fan who could barely stand up or walk wandered onto the field to get a foul ball. Comcast showed the Cubs' pitcher the whole time while ESPN showed the idiot.

He didn't 'wander.' The dumbass actually fell, and if the security guy was not there to catch him, he probably would have landed right on his head.

StillMissOzzie
07-31-2007, 01:20 AM
He didn't 'wander.' The dumbass actually fell, and if the security guy was not there to catch him, he probably would have landed right on his head.

That's what I thought as well. However, it appeared that the dumb SOB was still getting a forced escort out of the park. I wonder if he'll be charged under the new trespassing-on-playing-field law.

SMO
:gulp:

TDog
07-31-2007, 02:03 AM
Many stations have policies against showing people who run out onto the field, under the theory that showing these clowns on television only inspires such behavior. That was the standard when I was a kid.

Of course, there always seemed to be exceptions. When Morganna Roberts ran onto the field to kiss a Cubs player (I think it was Glenn Beckert) in the early 1970s, Jack Brickhouse was happy to provide the play-by-play. We considered that a bit hypocritical.

And, like newspapers who have policies against using unnamed sources but will run national wire stories based on unnamed sources, everyone makes exceptions based on subjective news value.

My guess is that a person who merely falls out of the stands, if that is what happened, would not have acted with the requisite intent elemental to a felony trespass charge.

oeo
07-31-2007, 02:43 AM
That's what I thought as well. However, it appeared that the dumb SOB was still getting a forced escort out of the park. I wonder if he'll be charged under the new trespassing-on-playing-field law.

SMO
:gulp:

Well, even though he was a drunk moron, he did fall onto the field; it wasn't like he jumped out there. I don't know that he was ejected, maybe he was taken back to his seat. But another security guard (little guy) came running out like there was trouble...I thought he was going to spear him. :lol:

Frater Perdurabo
07-31-2007, 07:37 AM
If he was so drunk that he fell onto the field, he probably should have been escorted out, and put into a taxi to take him home. Or, detain him until he sobers up, and then issue him a ticket for public intoxication.

DumpJerry
07-31-2007, 08:14 AM
If he was so drunk that he fell onto the field, he probably should have been escorted out, and put into a taxi to take him home. Or, detain him until he sobers up, and then issue him a ticket for public intoxication.
I'm told that the Cubs offered him a set of Cub unis and told him he can become the next Ronnie Woo Woo.......