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Jerko
08-08-2007, 10:08 AM
for throwing a Cub homer back at the Urinal. Cub brass says he was using foul language. I think it's pretty funny.

http://www.suntimes.com/sports/baseball/cubs/501297,CST-NWS-metsfan08.article

soxfan13
08-08-2007, 10:15 AM
for throwing a Cub homer back at the Urinal. Cub brass says he was using foul language. I think it's pretty funny.

http://www.suntimes.com/sports/baseball/cubs/501297,CST-NWS-metsfan08.article

I defend the Cubs and their management and then they turn around and do this. HYPOCRITES!!!!!:tongue:

WhiteSox5187
08-08-2007, 10:27 AM
No surprise there, when I worked there they kicked a Sox fan out because he got punched by a Cubs fan.

skobabe8
08-08-2007, 10:37 AM
Is that the only place in baseball---or sports for that matter---where throwing projectiles onto the field is allowed, even encouraged???

TDog
08-08-2007, 10:39 AM
I'm impressed the Sun-Times printed such a story.

PatK
08-08-2007, 12:35 PM
Best thing about that article is that the guy from the Heckler whining about Mets fans being obnoxious.

JermaineDye05
08-08-2007, 12:38 PM
so I'm guessing Cub fans do not get tossed for throwing homeruns back on the field? Or it's just not printed.

kittle42
08-08-2007, 01:46 PM
Well, if he was going to get tossed, he may as well have at least thrown a Cub FAN on the field.

JB98
08-08-2007, 01:59 PM
Typical of the Cubs organization. So arrogant that they can't take a joke. The Mets' fans actions were actually quite humorous. They booted him for foul language? Heaven knows the Cubs fans in the Bud Light Bleachers would never use foul language.

WhiteSox5187
08-08-2007, 01:59 PM
so I'm guessing Cub fans do not get tossed for throwing homeruns back on the field? Or it's just not printed.
No, they don't get tossed...I worked at Wrigley a while back and we never tossed Cub fans for throwing the ball back on the field (I never knew why though) although truth be told, I don't think we ever tossed a guy for throwing a Cubs HR back on to the field (I think a Cards fan did it once). But if there was ever a conflict between a Cubs fan and fan of the visiting team, the Cubs fan would get the benefit of the doubt.

HotelWhiteSox
08-08-2007, 02:15 PM
Boers and Bernstein are trying to get the guy for an interview today

SoxFan78
08-08-2007, 02:33 PM
Hes on B & B right now

HotelWhiteSox
08-08-2007, 02:39 PM
B&B are giving him free Sox tickets for whenever he's back in Chicago


I only heard part of it, but I guess they gave him like five reasons for throwing him out, first saying he didn't have bleacher tickets (he did), then ID (he did), etc

TDog
08-08-2007, 02:51 PM
There could be enough Cardinals fans and White Sox fans in the Illinois Legislature to negate the Cubs fans if a bill were introduced to make it a crime to throw baseballs onto the field in professional games. Despite more important considerations being out there, it would be a good thing to see and would give Cubs fans one more thing to whine about, if not for the inevitable governor's veto.

It's part of your tradition. Sure. So is losing.

mrfourni
08-08-2007, 03:27 PM
No, they don't get tossed...I worked at Wrigley a while back and we never tossed Cub fans for throwing the ball back on the field (I never knew why though) although truth be told, I don't think we ever tossed a guy for throwing a Cubs HR back on to the field (I think a Cards fan did it once). But if there was ever a conflict between a Cubs fan and fan of the visiting team, the Cubs fan would get the benefit of the doubt.

Not that I agree with what happened, but throwing him out made the most sense. From what I can tell, he caused quite a stir, and it was starting to get ugly. It is much easier for security to throw one Met fan out than it is to throw out all the Cub fans that are piling on.

WSox597
08-08-2007, 03:50 PM
was starting to get ugly.

Of course it started to get ugly, it happened in Wrigley Field. It has no where else to go when it starts at ugly.

You haven't seen ugly yet, wait until the Cubs miss the playoffs...by a centimeter or so.

Then you'll see ugly from the Greatest Fans in the World (tm).

bigfoot
08-08-2007, 06:31 PM
Not that I agree with what happened, but throwing him out made the most sense. From what I can tell, he caused quite a stir, and it was starting to get ugly. It is much easier for security to throw one Met fan out than it is to throw out all the Cub fans that are piling on.


Which is the same logic that has caused the Cubs to employ countless managers in the last 99 years!:gulp:

flo-B-flo
08-08-2007, 09:06 PM
Wait until their own shortstop or third baseman or even pitcher gets beaned by one of these asshats.:wink: I've been saying this to c-- fan family members for years.

Smokey Burg
08-09-2007, 12:39 PM
Lo these many years, about 1986 or 1987 when Cub fans started to copycat Mets and Phillies fans and throw back an occasional visting team home run ball, the fan commiting the offense was escorted from the stadium. I was there a few times when a fan got tossed. Once it became a "tradition" about 1989 or 1990 then security stopped throwing out the offending fan. However, right about that same time period "fan" behavior in the bleachers got to the point where it was unacceptable. If some of those idiots acted the same way outside of the ball park they would, or should be arrested. Anyway, I cry the same amount of tears when I see some jerk mets fan getting ejected from Wrigley Field as I do when I see some moron with a beer drenched A's or Royals jersey being escorted from US Cellular. There are some things that common sense dictates "don't do it" unless you want to start problems.

TDog
08-09-2007, 01:55 PM
Of course, it's easier to remove a (relatively) innocent person who is inspiring, although not inciting, riotous behavior than it is to deal with the riotous behavior. I'm sure we've all had to deal with obnoxious visiting-team fans. I have tried never to be one. Simply upsetting people because you're cheering for the opposing team, or against the home team, shouldn't get you removed, but I've been hearing about it going on for years. My sources are secondary because my exposure to Wrigley has been intentionally minimal.

When I was in high school in the early 1970s, someone I knew said he went to a Cubs game, cheering for the other team. He said an usher hassled him for throwing peanuts, something he said he wasn't doing. There are also the stories of really bad stuff going on in the bleachers. I read a story on the AP wire in the 1980s about a fan who was killed at a Cubs game. Cubs management said it was an unfortunate accident and that he had been rooted against the Cubs and acting out of control. The man's wife said none of what the Cubs brass said was true because her husband would never have cheered for any team other than the Cubs.

Bruizer
08-09-2007, 03:25 PM
I was at the game with my Cub-friendly daughters. The guy looked like a body builder - no one was messing with him. A lot of people came up to him and gave him high fives - but they were probably other Met fans. He wasn't removed from the game for 15 or 20 minutes after he threw it back.

Bru