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eric2dope
04-16-2008, 02:15 PM
Hey everyone,

I was just wondering if anyone else was at the Tuesday Game versus the Athletics. The reason I ask is because it looked like there was this pretty big fight between the Sox faithful and a couple of guys in Cubs jerseys in Left.

I saw this guy in a Thome jersey get in the Cubs guy's face and smack the drink out of his hand, I was in section 102 though so I wasn't sure what was going on.

It was pretty funny because all of the outfielders were watching the fight and laughing while Jenks was warming up. Any details would be appreciated.

DaBears
04-16-2008, 02:21 PM
I bet the Cubs fans got ejected.... thats how we roll!:cool:

Dibbs
04-16-2008, 02:23 PM
That happens at pretty much every game.

white sox bill
04-16-2008, 02:24 PM
Actual fighting over a baseball game...I thought school didn't let out until end of May

soxfan21
04-16-2008, 02:24 PM
That happens at pretty much every game.


True. Mostly the people that get overly drunk, and one word to them or something little like someone wearing an opposing team's jersey, and things just start up.

TommyJohn
04-16-2008, 02:25 PM
Actual fighting over a baseball game...I thought school didn't let out until end of May

It doesn't. That's why there's no one around to make sure the parents behave themselves.

TomC727
04-16-2008, 02:33 PM
I was at the game is section 120, with a decent view of the fight. It looked like a couple toolbox cubs fans got into it with a group of guys. Security was down there pretty fast and dragged at least one of the cubs toolboxes away, to the massive cheers of the section.

Anyone closer to the fight have any other info.

rdwj
04-16-2008, 02:35 PM
I'm not one to start fights and I think getting into one at a baseball game is pretty stupid, but I can't help but smile hearing that some ass-hat that came to the game looking for trouble found it.

dickallen15
04-16-2008, 02:35 PM
I bet the Cubs fans got ejected.... thats how we roll!:cool:
I was at a game a few years ago where this younger guy with a Cubs jersey was sitting next to me popping off. An older guy, at least 70, came by and punched him square on the nose. The Cubs fan got kicked out. It was awesome.

PatK
04-16-2008, 02:40 PM
Those Cubs fans probably thought they were at Wrigley

JohnTucker0814
04-16-2008, 02:41 PM
I was at a game a few years ago where this younger guy with a Cubs jersey was sitting next to me popping off. An older guy, at least 70, came by and punched him square on the nose. The Cubs fan got kicked out. It was awesome.

Why is that awesome? The guy that hit him in the nose should be thrown out as well... It's ridiculous that someone would think this is awesome. You have a ton of young children and all your showing them is that you should go up to someone and pop them in the mouth if you don't like what they are saying. If people would ignore these guys, they would stop shouting.

rdwj
04-16-2008, 02:51 PM
Why is that awesome? The guy that hit him in the nose should be thrown out as well... It's ridiculous that someone would think this is awesome. You have a ton of young children and all your showing them is that you should go up to someone and pop them in the mouth if you don't like what they are saying. If people would ignore these guys, they would stop shouting.

Ignoring them won't make them stop. And I'm not sure it's a bad thing for kids to see. You show up somewhere, and act like an ass - you might get beat up. Seems like a valuable life lesson.

35th&Shields
04-16-2008, 03:01 PM
Lots of Cubs fans at the Cell yesterday and Sox fans at Wrigley last night. Rare chance to do the Chicago Subway Split.

gamblinkenny
04-16-2008, 03:19 PM
rdwj, completely agree with you. johntucker is sure using some backwards logic if you ask me.

soxpride724
04-16-2008, 03:22 PM
Ignoring them won't make them stop. And I'm not sure it's a bad thing for kids to see. You show up somewhere, and act like an ass - you might get beat up. Seems like a valuable life lesson.

I agree. :gulp:

pdimas
04-16-2008, 03:31 PM
My gf was out there yesterday. Im glad I wasn't there as I guess it was right above our seats (Sec 160 Row 2). She has season tickets a couple of rows above me so she wasn't involved. She said that some idiot Cubs fan was screaming and then slipped and fell into the row in front of him. Then security came and escorted them out. She sounded pretty annoyed as I guess the kid was being an ass for the better part of the game.

Ziggy S
04-16-2008, 03:59 PM
What, you can't go act like an ass in another team's stadium? You can't start fights and slap drinks out people's hands? I thought this was America! I thought this was America!

white sox bill
04-16-2008, 04:40 PM
What, you can't go act like an ass in another team's stadium? You can't start fights and slap drinks out people's hands? I thought this was America! I thought this was America!

Sure you can....but its about $500 to get bailed out!

moochpuppy
04-16-2008, 05:05 PM
My money says it was Randar. :D:

ws05champs
04-16-2008, 07:23 PM
A fight at a game is never a good idea for anyone (participants or spectators) and neither is acting like an ass.

At what point should you alert security that there are people looking to provoke a fight? Sure people can root against the home team but when does it cross the line from rooting to looking for a fight?

I would much rather see these bums thrown out as a preemptive move than for a full fight to break out and some uninvolved bystander. Plus you would hear less of these ass clowns.

fed ex 4 pasqua
04-17-2008, 12:58 AM
As a first hand observer (161, row 2) the cub fans had it coming. After the first guy got taken away, the second guy just got worse. If it wasn't for Sox fans pulling their friends away, the guy would still be bleeding.

Boondock Saint
04-17-2008, 01:04 AM
A fight at a game is never a good idea for anyone (participants or spectators) and neither is acting like an ass.

At what point should you alert security that there are people looking to provoke a fight? Sure people can root against the home team but when does it cross the line from rooting to looking for a fight?

I would much rather see these bums thrown out as a preemptive move than for a full fight to break out and some uninvolved bystander. Plus you would hear less of these ass clowns.

I've never had to alert security, but I think that if someone's ignoring the game in order to continue **** talking, I'd tell them to sit down and shut up because I'm trying to watch a game. If they don't listen, that's when I go to security.

rwcescato
04-17-2008, 02:15 AM
Hey everyone,

I was just wondering if anyone else was at the Tuesday Game versus the Athletics. The reason I ask is because it looked like there was this pretty big fight between the Sox faithful and a couple of guys in Cubs jerseys in Left.

I saw this guy in a Thome jersey get in the Cubs guy's face and smack the drink out of his hand, I was in section 102 though so I wasn't sure what was going on.

It was pretty funny because all of the outfielders were watching the fight and laughing while Jenks was warming up. Any details would be appreciated.
I was in sect 100 and saw the same thing. I couild have gotten ugly but didnt.

Ex-Chicagoan
04-17-2008, 05:04 AM
Why is that awesome? The guy that hit him in the nose should be thrown out as well... It's ridiculous that someone would think this is awesome. You have a ton of young children and all your showing them is that you should go up to someone and pop them in the mouth if you don't like what they are saying. If people would ignore these guys, they would stop shouting.

I'll agree with you, but ignoring these clowns does NOT make them stop. That's where you get security to step in.

Otherwise, we learn not to hit in kindergarten. Most of us retain it.

Mr. White Sox
04-17-2008, 05:12 AM
What, you can't go act like an ass in another team's stadium? You can't start fights and slap drinks out people's hands? I thought this was America! I thought this was America!

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"The Bat-Dad agrees. OOH YEAH!"

Viva Medias B's
04-17-2008, 08:39 AM
As far as Cub fan vs. Sox fan fighting is concerned, let me remind everyone that it takes two to tango. Both the Cub fan and the guy in the Thome jersey should have been removed by security.

white sox bill
04-17-2008, 09:10 AM
Sounds childish on both sides...when I've gone to the other teams park (Urinal) and I do wear Sox apparel, I pretty much shut my pie hole. Its not about indivdual toughness, its me agaisnt hundreds of flub fans. Its a no brainer. Also I want to repectivally represent my team in a good light. I may root for whoever the bad giys are playing but do so to myself. If a cub makes a good defensive catch, I'll cheer him. Why not?

tonysmith44
04-17-2008, 01:24 PM
As sad as it is....... I was the guy in the Thome Jersey who got in to it witht he cub fan. The two cubs fans were provoking the crowd and was actually escorted from the section atleast once. Late in the 8th inning I was sittting in my section (1st row of 160) and the one cub fan and his mom were again kicked out of the section, but his one buddy sat 4 rows behind him afterwards making a bigger scene. I didn't do anything until he got worse. I brought my 2 daughters to this game ages 3, and 5. He started throwing peanuts in our area and when I asked him to stop it got worse. First I threw an empty cup at him, not exactly the right thing to do but security was just standing by watching without doing anything. Things got worse and I climbed up to the 4th row and the only thing I could think of was to slap his beer out of his hand before it got dumped on me. After that I climbed back to my seat and he either was pushed down or jumped at me because when I got to my seat he landed directly behind me head first. I thought I was going to get kicked out by security but the cub fan pushed the security guard and was kicked out. Although I must have been high fived for about 30 minutes, I regret doing it in front of my girls. The Cubs fans came to ruin our game, and for no other reason. They deserved it. I only came on here to see if it was talked about. Im the fat, head shaving guy who everyone was chanting "Jenks" to that made a Cub fan remember where he was!!! Peace out, and GO WHITE SOX...It's our house. BIG "T".

soxpride724
04-17-2008, 01:36 PM
As sad as it is....... I was the guy in the Thome Jersey who got in to it witht he cub fan. The two cubs fans were provoking the crowd and was actually escorted from the section atleast once. Late in the 8th inning I was sittting in my section (1st row of 160) and the one cub fan and his mom were again kicked out of the section, but his one buddy sat 4 rows behind him afterwards making a bigger scene. I didn't do anything until he got worse. I brought my 2 daughters to this game ages 3, and 5. He started throwing peanuts in our area and when I asked him to stop it got worse. First I threw an empty cup at him, not exactly the right thing to do but security was just standing by watching without doing anything. Things got worse and I climbed up to the 4th row and the only thing I could think of was to slap his beer out of his hand before it got dumped on me. After that I climbed back to my seat and he either was pushed down or jumped at me because when I got to my seat he landed directly behind me head first. I thought I was going to get kicked out by security but the cub fan pushed the security guard and was kicked out. Although I must have been high fived for about 30 minutes, I regret doing it in front of my girls. The Cubs fans came to ruin our game, and for no other reason. They deserved it. I only came on here to see if it was talked about. Im the fat, head shaving guy who everyone was chanting "Jenks" to that made a Cub fan remember where he was!!! Peace out, and GO WHITE SOX...It's our house. BIG "T".

I know when the adrenaline gets pumpin, and someone starts to disrespect you it can get the better of you. It could have been worse and at least security recognized that it wasn't you that instigated it.

eric2dope
04-17-2008, 05:03 PM
As sad as it is....... I was the guy in the Thome Jersey who got in to it witht he cub fan. The two cubs fans were provoking the crowd and was actually escorted from the section atleast once. Late in the 8th inning I was sittting in my section (1st row of 160) and the one cub fan and his mom were again kicked out of the section, but his one buddy sat 4 rows behind him afterwards making a bigger scene. I didn't do anything until he got worse. I brought my 2 daughters to this game ages 3, and 5. He started throwing peanuts in our area and when I asked him to stop it got worse. First I threw an empty cup at him, not exactly the right thing to do but security was just standing by watching without doing anything. Things got worse and I climbed up to the 4th row and the only thing I could think of was to slap his beer out of his hand before it got dumped on me. After that I climbed back to my seat and he either was pushed down or jumped at me because when I got to my seat he landed directly behind me head first. I thought I was going to get kicked out by security but the cub fan pushed the security guard and was kicked out. Although I must have been high fived for about 30 minutes, I regret doing it in front of my girls. The Cubs fans came to ruin our game, and for no other reason. They deserved it. I only came on here to see if it was talked about. Im the fat, head shaving guy who everyone was chanting "Jenks" to that made a Cub fan remember where he was!!! Peace out, and GO WHITE SOX...It's our house. BIG "T".


That's crazy, thanks for the info though man, I've been telling everyone I know about "the Big Guy in the Thome Jersey." It's nice to finally hear the whole story.
P.S. Was it just me, or were you giving the Cubs guy the old Hulk Hogan "Lemme hear ya sign?"

chisoxfanatic
04-17-2008, 05:13 PM
As sad as it is....... I was the guy in the Thome Jersey who got in to it witht he cub fan. The two cubs fans were provoking the crowd and was actually escorted from the section atleast once. Late in the 8th inning I was sittting in my section (1st row of 160) and the one cub fan and his mom were again kicked out of the section, but his one buddy sat 4 rows behind him afterwards making a bigger scene. I didn't do anything until he got worse. I brought my 2 daughters to this game ages 3, and 5. He started throwing peanuts in our area and when I asked him to stop it got worse. First I threw an empty cup at him, not exactly the right thing to do but security was just standing by watching without doing anything. Things got worse and I climbed up to the 4th row and the only thing I could think of was to slap his beer out of his hand before it got dumped on me. After that I climbed back to my seat and he either was pushed down or jumped at me because when I got to my seat he landed directly behind me head first. I thought I was going to get kicked out by security but the cub fan pushed the security guard and was kicked out. Although I must have been high fived for about 30 minutes, I regret doing it in front of my girls. The Cubs fans came to ruin our game, and for no other reason. They deserved it. I only came on here to see if it was talked about. Im the fat, head shaving guy who everyone was chanting "Jenks" to that made a Cub fan remember where he was!!! Peace out, and GO WHITE SOX...It's our house. BIG "T".

Wow! I was wondering what was going on over there from my seat in 149. I saw this one guy look like he was gonna fall over the LF rail into the pit between the padded wall and that unfinished area to the right of the Sox' bullpen!

tonysmith44
04-18-2008, 01:03 AM
The whole hulk hogan thing........Ya I don't know where that came from, I really couldn't hear him and figured why not, I had to do it on each row that I climbed over.

chisoxfanatic
04-18-2008, 01:14 AM
The whole hulk hogan thing........Ya I don't know where that came from, I really couldn't hear him and figured why not, I had to do it on each row that I climbed over.

Welcome to WSI, by the way! You're among friends here! :D:

tonysmith44
04-18-2008, 01:22 AM
Thanks for the support, glad to be here. Go White Sox.

Iwritecode
04-18-2008, 12:13 PM
My money says it was Randar. :D:

He only does that to Tiger fans. :cool:

AZChiSoxFan
04-18-2008, 04:19 PM
Ignoring them won't make them stop. And I'm not sure it's a bad thing for kids to see. You show up somewhere, and act like an ass - you might get beat up. Seems like a valuable life lesson.

Totally agree!!

My wife and I attended game 4 of the ALCS in 2005 in Anaheim. We wore our Sox gear but made sure not to make any comments and not to respond to any comments. We basically sat there the ENTIRE game and had to listen to the two clowns behind us insult us the entire game. We never turned around and looked at them, never said one word, nothing. They never stopped!

Good for the old guy who punched the kid in the nose.

AZChiSoxFan
04-18-2008, 04:24 PM
As sad as it is....... I was the guy in the Thome Jersey who got in to it witht he cub fan. The two cubs fans were provoking the crowd and was actually escorted from the section atleast once. Late in the 8th inning I was sittting in my section (1st row of 160) and the one cub fan and his mom were again kicked out of the section, but his one buddy sat 4 rows behind him afterwards making a bigger scene. I didn't do anything until he got worse. I brought my 2 daughters to this game ages 3, and 5. He started throwing peanuts in our area and when I asked him to stop it got worse. First I threw an empty cup at him, not exactly the right thing to do but security was just standing by watching without doing anything. Things got worse and I climbed up to the 4th row and the only thing I could think of was to slap his beer out of his hand before it got dumped on me. After that I climbed back to my seat and he either was pushed down or jumped at me because when I got to my seat he landed directly behind me head first. I thought I was going to get kicked out by security but the cub fan pushed the security guard and was kicked out. Although I must have been high fived for about 30 minutes, I regret doing it in front of my girls. The Cubs fans came to ruin our game, and for no other reason. They deserved it. I only came on here to see if it was talked about. Im the fat, head shaving guy who everyone was chanting "Jenks" to that made a Cub fan remember where he was!!! Peace out, and GO WHITE SOX...It's our house. BIG "T".

This one's for you, my friend. :gulp:

rdwj
04-18-2008, 04:34 PM
As sad as it is....... I was the guy in the Thome Jersey who got in to it witht he cub fan. The two cubs fans were provoking the crowd and was actually escorted from the section atleast once. Late in the 8th inning I was sittting in my section (1st row of 160) and the one cub fan and his mom were again kicked out of the section, but his one buddy sat 4 rows behind him afterwards making a bigger scene. I didn't do anything until he got worse. I brought my 2 daughters to this game ages 3, and 5. He started throwing peanuts in our area and when I asked him to stop it got worse. First I threw an empty cup at him, not exactly the right thing to do but security was just standing by watching without doing anything. Things got worse and I climbed up to the 4th row and the only thing I could think of was to slap his beer out of his hand before it got dumped on me. After that I climbed back to my seat and he either was pushed down or jumped at me because when I got to my seat he landed directly behind me head first. I thought I was going to get kicked out by security but the cub fan pushed the security guard and was kicked out. Although I must have been high fived for about 30 minutes, I regret doing it in front of my girls. The Cubs fans came to ruin our game, and for no other reason. They deserved it. I only came on here to see if it was talked about. Im the fat, head shaving guy who everyone was chanting "Jenks" to that made a Cub fan remember where he was!!! Peace out, and GO WHITE SOX...It's our house. BIG "T".

Why security doesn't get rid of problems earlier is beyond me. People should never be removed from a section; they should be removed from the park or arrested. Doesn't sound like you did anything too bad. If someone was throwing peanuts and acting like that in front of my girls, I would be plenty pissed.

Thanks for doing what security should have been doing in the first place.

:gulp:

WizardsofOzzie
04-18-2008, 04:39 PM
Totally agree!!

My wife and I attended game 4 of the ALCS in 2005 in Anaheim. We wore our Sox gear but made sure not to make any comments and not to respond to any comments. We basically sat there the ENTIRE game and had to listen to the two clowns behind us insult us the entire game. We never turned around and looked at them, never said one word, nothing. They never stopped!

Good for the old guy who punched the kid in the nose.
I'm guessing the Sox win shut them up :gulp:

Optipessimism
04-19-2008, 11:08 AM
Why is that awesome? The guy that hit him in the nose should be thrown out as well... It's ridiculous that someone would think this is awesome. You have a ton of young children and all your showing them is that you should go up to someone and pop them in the mouth if you don't like what they are saying. If people would ignore these guys, they would stop shouting.
It's called common sense. No matter what team you're a fan of, if you show up decked out in your team's colors at a game they're not playing in and proceed to make an ass out of yourself you deserve whatever you get. You can't treat the responder the same way you treat the instigator.

As far as the ignoring thing, again you're talking about common sense. Common sense would tell the Cub fan to shut the **** up and watch the game, not try to piss off several hundred other people who already don't like him.

Optipessimism
04-19-2008, 11:12 AM
As sad as it is....... I was the guy in the Thome Jersey who got in to it witht he cub fan. The two cubs fans were provoking the crowd and was actually escorted from the section atleast once. Late in the 8th inning I was sittting in my section (1st row of 160) and the one cub fan and his mom were again kicked out of the section, but his one buddy sat 4 rows behind him afterwards making a bigger scene. I didn't do anything until he got worse. I brought my 2 daughters to this game ages 3, and 5. He started throwing peanuts in our area and when I asked him to stop it got worse. First I threw an empty cup at him, not exactly the right thing to do but security was just standing by watching without doing anything. Things got worse and I climbed up to the 4th row and the only thing I could think of was to slap his beer out of his hand before it got dumped on me. After that I climbed back to my seat and he either was pushed down or jumped at me because when I got to my seat he landed directly behind me head first. I thought I was going to get kicked out by security but the cub fan pushed the security guard and was kicked out. Although I must have been high fived for about 30 minutes, I regret doing it in front of my girls. The Cubs fans came to ruin our game, and for no other reason. They deserved it. I only came on here to see if it was talked about. Im the fat, head shaving guy who everyone was chanting "Jenks" to that made a Cub fan remember where he was!!! Peace out, and GO WHITE SOX...It's our house. BIG "T".
:):gulp::D::bandance:

Old712er
04-19-2008, 11:30 AM
I was at a Mariner's game in Seattle a few years ago. They were playing Boston. We were sitting next to some Cub fans that got completely stupid. The one guy was wearing a Sosa jersey and was swearing at everything, then spitting on the ground every few seconds. I didn't know these guys, but it was still embarrassing. They were escorted out, but it was not soon enough.

grizzbr
04-19-2008, 11:41 AM
I was at the game also. There was a young guy who was seated below me on the 3rd base side who kept running up and down the aisle yelling "Go Cubbies". He appeared intoxicated.

This along with the baseball tossing incident at the Urinal the other night got me to thinking how proud, how really proud I am to be a White Sox fan.

We are indeed the best!

bigfoot
04-20-2008, 11:05 AM
And.... this altercation was not mentioned in a Cubune article? Shocking!