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This is awesome - fan runs on field and eludes capture

Unread postby swerb » Sun May 15, 2011 3:43 pm

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Unread postby FUDU » Sun May 15, 2011 3:56 pm

Reaction of the man holding the camera is classic.
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Unread postby motherscratcher » Sun May 15, 2011 4:14 pm

A nice little write up here:

http://mlb.sbnation.com/2011/5/14/2170984/astros-fan-ran-on-field-video

Dude did get caught. Bummer.
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Unread postby 1Perry » Sun May 15, 2011 5:15 pm

I doubt they caught him. It was simply an attempt to save face and stop anyone else from trying it.
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Unread postby FUDU » Sun May 15, 2011 5:35 pm

from mo's link:

I don't believe he was caught,
there was a second streaker. On the grassy knoll.
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Unread postby swerb » Sun May 15, 2011 6:45 pm

I've always wondered what the punishment is for that. Assuming you don't disrobe or try to resist arrest and don't have a litany of priors, it has to just be a few hundred dollar fine, no?
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Unread postby googleeph2 » Sun May 15, 2011 10:40 pm

swerb wrote:I've always wondered what the punishment is for that. Assuming you don't disrobe or try to resist arrest and don't have a litany of priors, it has to just be a few hundred dollar fine, no?


Do it! You know you want to. Wear a tcf T shirt. Write off the fine as a biz expense.

If you have the stomach for it, a bunch of similar stunts might get you some run.

I'm not completely joking.

Seriously though: you'd be just as liable to get beat up, by law enforcement or by a player.

Maybe you could put someone on the payroll to don the gear and get a bunch of publicity. Maybe a buxom woman a la Morgana.
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Unread postby bookelly » Mon May 16, 2011 8:02 am

swerb wrote:I've always wondered what the punishment is for that. Assuming you don't disrobe or try to resist arrest and don't have a litany of priors, it has to just be a few hundred dollar fine, no?


I've honestly heard that if you do that, the grounds crew gets to rough you up. Or you spend the night in jail. My buddy was on the tarp for the Marlins back in the day and he confirmed this. For what its worth.
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Unread postby swerb » Mon May 16, 2011 8:54 am

bookelly wrote:
swerb wrote:I've always wondered what the punishment is for that. Assuming you don't disrobe or try to resist arrest and don't have a litany of priors, it has to just be a few hundred dollar fine, no?


I've honestly heard that if you do that, the grounds crew gets to rough you up. Or you spend the night in jail. My buddy was on the tarp for the Marlins back in the day and he confirmed this. For what its worth.

LOL ... really? Seems a little severe. Especially at a Marlins game, where they should be so happy someone actually shows up, you'd think running on the field wouldn't even be a punishable offense.

Like when they catch the guys cheating in Casino? Take the guy to the groundskeepers room and take a sledgehammer to his ankles?

I can see the spending the night in jail part. Most (all?) ballparks have a holding cell. I experienced the one at old Municipal Stadum first hand at like age 15. FU Henry Cotto.
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Unread postby leadpipe » Mon May 16, 2011 8:58 am

I'm sure someone can confirm this, but I thought I remember hearing that the fine was heavy - over a grand, to discourage it from happening. Again, could be wrong - can't remember who I heard that from.
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Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Mon May 16, 2011 9:28 am

That was excellent. I'm gonna try and top that when I'm in Cleveland again later this summer.
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Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Mon May 16, 2011 9:30 am

British_Pharaoh wrote:That was excellent. I'm gonna try and top that when I'm in Cleveland again later this summer.

Then I'll take on the entire grounds crew a la Alcantara when he decided to pick a fight with the entire infield.

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Unread postby danwismar » Mon May 16, 2011 9:31 am

swerb wrote:I can see the spending the night in jail part. Most (all?) ballparks have a holding cell. I experienced the one at old Municipal Stadum first hand at like age 15. FU Henry Cotto.


Can we hear that story?
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Re: This is awesome - fan runs on field and eludes capture

Unread postby swerb » Mon May 16, 2011 10:59 am

danwismar wrote:
swerb wrote:I can see the spending the night in jail part. Most (all?) ballparks have a holding cell. I experienced the one at old Municipal Stadum first hand at like age 15. FU Henry Cotto.


Can we hear that story?

Had a group of buddies, we'd go to 10-12 games a year, get there early, race right to the front row of the LF general admission. The four seats hugging the LF foul pole.

And we'd just unload on the opposing left fielder all game. I mean unload. Different era. Heckling was more accepted. As was cursing out the other team.

My proudest moment as a heckler was Danny Darwin, the year after he signed a mega deal w the Red Sox, making him so mad in pre game BP (he was shagging balls in LF) that he tried to scale the LF wall to attack me. He was off to a horrible start to the season after getting paid insane money, and apparently also was very sensitive to comments about his mother. I have several people, some who post here, that can corroborate this. It was outstanding. Dude tried to climb the wall to take a swing at a 14 year old kid. That is reaching the pinncacle as a heckler. Nowhere to go but down from that.

We'd pick our games based on who the opposing LF was. People we targeted: Deion Sanders, Rickey Henderson, Rob Deer, Henry Cotto, and a couple others I'm forgetting.

Beauty of those seats were you also were in shouting distance of the visitors bullpen. Heckler nirvana.

This instance, Indians/Mariners weeknight game. 1991? 1992? Was the second night in a row we were in these seats, so we kinda got on the radar of both Cotto and the usher from the previous nights shenanigans.

Was a big moment in the game, Indians down a couple runs, a couple guys on base. Baerga up. Hits one down the LF line that like hits the line (fair ball), bounds towards foul ground, and comes to rest on the warning track, right underneath where we are sitting. Was all-star ballot night, and I accidentally drop about 20 of em on top of Cotto and the ball. Like Pac Man Jones making it rain at the Skrip Club.

Baerga ends up getting a triple out of it. Four of us get chicken winged out of our seats and to the holding cell. Call all our moms, banned from Muni for the rest of the year.
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Unread postby fundamentals » Mon May 16, 2011 11:13 am

Swerb, outstanding work.

I can recall going to a game at Municipal Stadium, late eighties. Rickey Henderson was in LF for the A's. We were all over him and then some. He gestured back at us several times telling us we were number one, kept rubbing his fingers together to show us he made more money than we did, etc...... I think we chanted the whole game that "Rickey sucks". Usher kicked out several people. But after all the drama, he ended up dropping a fly ball in the late innings allowing the Tribe to win the game. It was wonderful. :clap:
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Unread postby OldDawg » Mon May 16, 2011 11:37 am

swerb wrote:Was a big moment in the game, Indians down a couple runs, a couple guys on base. Baerga up. Hits one down the LF line that like hits the line (fair ball), bounds towards foul ground, and comes to rest on the warning track, right underneath where we are sitting. Was all-star ballot night, and I accidentally drop about 20 of em on top of Cotto and the ball. Like Pac Man Jones making it rain at the Skrip Club.

Baerga ends up getting a triple out of it. Four of us get chicken winged out of our seats and to the holding cell. Call all our moms, banned from Muni for the rest of the year.

Swerb, that is hilarious. The funniest thing is that all the intentional harassment you flung from your perch and it was the accidental incident that gets you put in the Tribe's slammer!!! Hilarious. A great visual of these ballots falling on top of this guy!!
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Unread postby WiscTribeFan » Mon May 16, 2011 11:49 am

As a former usher down there a little before that time frame, I used to hate kids like you...

;-) ;) :wink:
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Unread postby swerb » Mon May 16, 2011 1:54 pm

Fund - What was also so different back then was how interactive the players were with the fans. The "itch your leg middle finger". Outright dialogue with fans. Rickey Henderson could not help himself. He responded to almost all heckling. When I'm standing on the LF wall now, players just ignore it.

OD - Not sure how accidential it was. ;-) ;) :wink:

Wisc - The ushers used to dread seeing us roll in, especially if we had the same guy on back to back nights. You just don't see any of that any more. 13-15 year old kids are playing video games or looking at internet porn. We got our rocks off on taking the RTA bus down to Municipal Stadium to tell millionaire athletes how we had sexual relations with family members of theirs. And we'd research it. There was no Google, no online stats, but we researched all we could. Stats, name of the AAA affiliates, things from their bios from the Sporting News Annual Player Register.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Mon May 16, 2011 2:34 pm

Some people up above me in the bleachers a couple years ago got a middle finger from Vernon Wells when he held it up inside his glove. He kept making a talking gesture with his hands too. He was having fun with it and gave it right back to the hecklers.
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Unread postby Am I Here Again? » Mon May 16, 2011 2:48 pm

Swerb, that was OUTstanding! I'm old enough to be your Mom and yet when I read your bit it made we wish I was one of your group and hung with you guys. Anyway, I'm guessing that Darwin couldn't do this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps2Swv8dhu4

One of my girlfriends and I would get the Cleveland Press straight-A tickets every year...all six pair. If they were on weekdays and we couldn't get one of our parent's to take us we'd head downtown with both pair, give one away, and then go to the game by ourselves (it was '63 - '65, we were around 12-ish...I have NO idea why our parents let us but they did, bless them). But being pre-teen girls we didn't heckle the opposition but talked up our players instead. Sweet then, kinda weird as I think back on it though...

Finally, when Albert Belle left the Tribe and went over to the White Sox my next-door neighbor made sure his season tickets were in left field. He's yell "JooooooEEEEEE" to tick Belle off. Worked! (BTW my neighbor was around 40 at the time...you boys don't grow up, do you? ;-) ;) :wink: )
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Unread postby Larvell Blanks » Mon May 16, 2011 2:52 pm

For 2 straight years we followed Matt Stairs from LF to RF when he was with the A's. My friend has probably the loudest voice I know, was all over Stairs, offering to buy beers, dogs or anything else when a vendor came around knowing Matty HAD to be hungry. For a weeknite game, he came in hitting .203. Got a hit on a dribbler in his first at bat. When he came out to RF (we were right on the railing) my buddy screams out, "Hey Stairs! You really hit the tar outta that one didn't ya? Congrats, what are ya up to , a whopping .206 now?" Stairs just put his head down, to either stifle his laugh or in shame, and with his free hand showed us 2 fingers, then none, and then 5 to show us his updated average. Very few players know how to react to hecklers nowadays.
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Unread postby WiscTribeFan » Mon May 16, 2011 3:05 pm

It would take some time, but he could show you these numbers, in being the amount of money he's made in his career.

18,795,000

Maybe I'm a stick-in-the-mud, but I've never gotten the whole heckling thing. I was at one of the Sea/Cleve playoff games in 1995 and some guy just down the way was heckling Jay Buehner all night long screaming "Buehlerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr". I gave him some props for being creative. It's when people cross the line and start using profanity that bugs me, especially if there are kids around...
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Mon May 16, 2011 3:19 pm

The last time I heckled somebody was when Josh Hamilton came in town with the Reds and used the overused taunts about snorting the lines and whatever else.

Then I read his book and really heard about his story. Then, at the player's parking lot when Texas was in town, he signed a ball for me and signed for everyone, including taking pictures. And he thanked the fans for caring enough to have him sign something/take pictures with him.

Since then, haven't heckled anyone. Who am I to heckle these guys? They've got more talent, more money, and basically more everything than I do. Even a guy who blows and is hitting .168, that's .168 more than I'd hit.
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Unread postby swerb » Mon May 16, 2011 4:05 pm

WiscTribeFan wrote:It would take some time, but he could show you these numbers, in being the amount of money he's made in his career.

18,795,000

Maybe I'm a stick-in-the-mud, but I've never gotten the whole heckling thing. I was at one of the Sea/Cleve playoff games in 1995 and some guy just down the way was heckling Jay Buehner all night long screaming "Buehlerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr". I gave him some props for being creative. It's when people cross the line and start using profanity that bugs me, especially if there are kids around...

Nothing is worse than a bad heckler. You have to be creative, you have to be funny. My own view on profanity as a part of it has changed as I have matured and had my own kids.

I used to be one of the hecklers people felt uncomfortable around. Now, I take my little guy to a game, or even when I'm with buddies, I'm more of a good natured heckler. The kind the people sitting around me like.

My son thinks it's hysterical. It's really helped in my brainwashing of him that all athletes besides the ones with Cleveland on their chest or in plain orange or grey helmets are evil.

End of the day, these athletes don't catch half of the shit they did 20 years ago. Some are great guys and have the Josh Hamilton story, but a good % of them are clueless assholes as well. It's all in good fun. It's as much a part of baseball as chewing tobacco and corked bats. And it saddens me on some level when I see a guy like Pierzynski or Miggie Cabrera not have a word said to them all game by the fans. Not only do they deserve it, but guys like that got crucified by Indians fans back in the 80's and 90's.
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Unread postby googleeph2 » Mon May 16, 2011 5:21 pm

Larvell Blanks wrote: Very few players know how to react to hecklers nowadays.


THANK YOU. They don't even know how to accept a kind word.

An exception-
Remember Drew Sutton? Had a cup of coffee last yr w/ the Tribe- a couple yrs ago he was with the Reds and my family was in the outfield, with a group. My 2 teenage daughters and my wife thought he was cute so they kept calling "Dreeeeeew. Hi Drew!!!"
any time he'd happen to walk in our direction. After a couple innings, he was walking to his spot and they were yelling at him. He put his glove up to his nose like he was going to scratch it- and flipped the fingers up in a quick wave. OH boy, did that make him some fans for life...
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Unread postby googleeph2 » Mon May 16, 2011 5:25 pm

Anyone remember the time the Yankees came to town and someone dumped dozens of weiners (hot dogs) in the RF area of Reggie Jackson? He picked each one up and helicoptered them into the stands. ha
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Unread postby jjgmyers » Mon May 16, 2011 6:03 pm

Wisc - The ushers used to dread seeing us roll in, especially if we had the same guy on back to back nights. You just don't see any of that any more. 13-15 year old kids are playing video games or looking at internet porn. We got our rocks off on taking the RTA bus down to Municipal Stadium to tell millionaire athletes how we had sexual relations with family members of theirs. And we'd research it. There was no Google, no online stats, but we researched all we could. Stats, name of the AAA affiliates, things from their bios from the Sporting News Annual Player Register.



Don't forget about this one. 19 inning home opener.

About 20 dudes ditched school that day for this. To this day, we are blamed for the Indians losing this game. We were lucky to get out alive.


Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Indians
April 11, 1992 Box Score
The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on April 11, 1992 at Cleveland Stadium. The Boston Red Sox defeated the Cleveland Indians and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

"The box score is the catechism of baseball, ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye." - Author Stanley Cohen in The Man in the Crowd (1981)


Baseball Almanac Box Scores
Boston Red Sox 7, Cleveland Indians 5

Game played on Saturday, April 11, 1992 at Cleveland Stadium
Boston Red Sox ab r h rbi
Boggs 3b 9 1 2 1
Reed 2b 8 1 2 1
Greenwell lf 7 0 1 0
Burks cf 6 0 0 0
Clark dh 7 1 1 0
Brunansky rf 3 0 1 0
Plantier ph,rf 3 0 0 0
Vaughn 1b 6 2 2 1
Pena c 7 0 0 0
Rivera ss 3 1 3 0
Winningham pr 0 0 0 0
Naehring ss 4 1 2 2
Hesketh p 0 0 0 0
Hoy p 0 0 0 0
Bolton p 0 0 0 0
Harris p 0 0 0 0
Fossas p 0 0 0 0
Darwin p 0 0 0 0
Reardon p 0 0 0 0
Gardiner p 0 0 0 0
Totals 63 7 14 5
Cleveland Indians ab r h rbi
Lofton cf 7 2 2 1
Hill lf 8 1 2 1
Baerga 2b 9 1 6 0
Belle dh 7 0 2 1
Whiten rf 8 0 1 1
Sorrento 1b 7 0 1 1
Alomar, Jr. c 9 0 3 0
Jacoby 3b 3 0 1 0
Cole ph 1 0 0 0
Perezchica 3b 0 0 0 0
Rohde ph,3b 3 0 0 0
Lewis ss 8 1 2 0
Cook p 0 0 0 0
Nichols p 0 0 0 0
Power p 0 0 0 0
Arnsberg p 0 0 0 0
Lilliquist p 0 0 0 0
Olin p 0 0 0 0
Bell p 0 0 0 0
Totals 70 5 20 5

Boston 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 – 7 14 0
Cleveland 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 5 20 1

Boston Red Sox IP H R ER BB SO
Hesketh 5.0 8 3 3 1 3
Hoy 1.0 2 0 0 0 0
Bolton 0.0 2 2 2 1 0
Harris 3.0 2 0 0 1 3
Fossas 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
Darwin 4.1 3 0 0 1 6
Reardon 2.1 1 0 0 1 0
Gardiner W (1-0) 3.0 2 0 0 2 5
Totals 19.0 20 5 5 7 17

Cleveland Indians IP H R ER BB SO
Cook 2.2 6 4 4 0 3
Nichols 1.1 3 1 1 0 1
Power 3.0 0 0 0 2 1
Arnsberg 1.2 1 0 0 2 1
Lilliquist 1.1 0 0 0 1 1
Olin 3.2 3 0 0 0 2
Bell L (0-1) 5.1 1 2 2 4 3
Totals 19.0 14 7 7 9 12

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E–Baerga (1). DP–Boston 4, Cleveland 5. 2B–Boston Boggs (1,off Cook); Rivera (1,off Cook), Cleveland Alomar 2 (2,off Hesketh,off Darwin); Belle (1,off Hesketh); Lewis (1,off Hesketh); Hill (1,off Hesketh); Sorrento (1,off Gardiner). HR–Boston Vaughn (2,2nd inning off Cook 0 on, 2 out); Reed (1,3rd inning off Cook 0 on, 1 out); Naehring (1,19th inning off Bell 1 on, 1 out). SH–Pena (1,off Bell); Sorrento (1,off Fossas). HBP–Plantier (1,by Olin); Hill (1,by Reardon). SF–Belle (1,off Harris). IBB–Belle (1,by Hesketh); Rohde (1,by Darwin). CS–Reed (1,2nd base by Cook/Alomar); Winningham (1,2nd base by Lilliquist/Alomar); Baerga (1,2nd base by Harris/Pena). HBP–Reardon (1,Hill); Olin (1,Plantier). IBB–Hesketh (1,Belle); Darwin (1,Rohde). U-HP–Dale Scott, 1B–Rich Garcia, 2B–Dan Morrison, 3B–Tim Welke. T–6:30. A–65,813.

Game played on Saturday, April 11, 1992 at Cleveland Stadium
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Re: This is awesome - fan runs on field and eludes capture

Unread postby fundamentals » Mon May 16, 2011 7:34 pm

swerb wrote:Fund - What was also so different back then was how interactive the players were with the fans. The "itch your leg middle finger". Outright dialogue with fans. Rickey Henderson could not help himself. He responded to almost all heckling. When I'm standing on the LF wall now, players just ignore it.


Agreed. I remember we raced home to see if there was coverage of the game on the three major tv channels in cleveland at the time. Can't remember the sportscaster of the top of my fat head but he said something about Rickey being distracted most of the game by a rowdy left field crowd. When he dropped the ball, it was bedlam for all 30-40 of us in that area. In fact, one guy who was there threw the glove he had brought into the stadium at Henderson and told him to use it because his glove sucked. :clap:

"Rickey sucks" just seemed to flow that whole evening. The best was when he would point at us and pull out his back pocket and there would be nothing and then point at himself and rub his fingers together to show us his wealth. It was hilarious. :lmfao: I still remember walking out of there that night thinking we had made a difference in the game and that the Tribe owed us one. :woot:
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Re: This is awesome - fan runs on field and eludes capture

Unread postby leadpipe » Mon May 16, 2011 7:40 pm

swerb wrote:
danwismar wrote:
swerb wrote:I can see the spending the night in jail part. Most (all?) ballparks have a holding cell. I experienced the one at old Municipal Stadum first hand at like age 15. FU Henry Cotto.


Can we hear that story?

Had a group of buddies, we'd go to 10-12 games a year, get there early, race right to the front row of the LF general admission. The four seats hugging the LF foul pole.

And we'd just unload on the opposing left fielder all game. I mean unload. Different era. Heckling was more accepted. As was cursing out the other team.

My proudest moment as a heckler was Danny Darwin, the year after he signed a mega deal w the Red Sox, making him so mad in pre game BP (he was shagging balls in LF) that he tried to scale the LF wall to attack me. He was off to a horrible start to the season after getting paid insane money, and apparently also was very sensitive to comments about his mother. I have several people, some who post here, that can corroborate this. It was outstanding. Dude tried to climb the wall to take a swing at a 14 year old kid. That is reaching the pinncacle as a heckler. Nowhere to go but down from that.

We'd pick our games based on who the opposing LF was. People we targeted: Deion Sanders, Rickey Henderson, Rob Deer, Henry Cotto, and a couple others I'm forgetting.

Beauty of those seats were you also were in shouting distance of the visitors bullpen. Heckler nirvana.

This instance, Indians/Mariners weeknight game. 1991? 1992? Was the second night in a row we were in these seats, so we kinda got on the radar of both Cotto and the usher from the previous nights shenanigans.

Was a big moment in the game, Indians down a couple runs, a couple guys on base. Baerga up. Hits one down the LF line that like hits the line (fair ball), bounds towards foul ground, and comes to rest on the warning track, right underneath where we are sitting. Was all-star ballot night, and I accidentally drop about 20 of em on top of Cotto and the ball. Like Pac Man Jones making it rain at the Skrip Club.

Baerga ends up getting a triple out of it. Four of us get chicken winged out of our seats and to the holding cell. Call all our moms, banned from Muni for the rest of the year.


Those GA seats on the LF pole were gold. I think we payed a couple bucks a seat.

Used to do the same thing Swerb. Middle school age, RTA'd it to the park, we'd walk to the Bond Court Hotel after the game, and one of our parents would pick us up.

The great thing about heckling at cavernous Municipal was....the place was a ghost town. They could hear EVERYTHING. Went one Saturday afternoon and my buddy is just all over George Bell. Bell was ok with it at first, a little playful...but as the innings wear on he's starting to get annoyed. My buddy is just going wire to wire. The next day, Sunday Doubleheader. Same guys, same seats. Bell trots out to left, looks up, and sees my Buddy standing on his seat yelling TTTTTAAAAAAACCCCOOOOOOOOO at the top of his lungs....and Bell just hung his head.

Used to hit those seats about 20 times a year and met some cool players from the visiting teams while waiting at the Bond Court. Hell, one night Ruppert Jones stuck around talking us up until our ride came.

And biggest clown, piece of garbage that was ever out there was from the home team. If I had to put money on a player serving a prison sentence, Mel Hall woulda been the favorite.
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Re: This is awesome - fan runs on field and eludes capture

Unread postby fundamentals » Mon May 16, 2011 7:51 pm

It was killing me to find the actual game, believe this one to be the one. Rickey drops pop fly in the seventh:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes ... 5150.shtml
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Re: This is awesome - fan runs on field and eludes capture

Unread postby FUDU » Mon May 16, 2011 7:58 pm

I'll never forget heckling an old beat up Kirk Gibson around 92 or 93 at the old Stadium. We moved down to the 4th or 5th row by the 8th inning, b/c frankly there were only 872 other people there. Started yelling out things about his age, being washed up and a cripple, and we were loud. Late and a close game IIRC and dude crushed one out to right field. Half way down the 1st base line he looked right at us with his hand at his ear.
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Re: This is awesome - fan runs on field and eludes capture

Unread postby OldDawg » Tue May 17, 2011 9:27 am

You guys are right about those empty stadiums... you can hear every word from hecklers. There was a west coast road trip game about a week or so ago, where the stands were pretty emptied out, and even on tv, you could hear a small group of hecklers going non-stop.
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