Skip to comments.Philadelphians can read the phine print
Posted on 05/04/2010 5:48:35 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo
A teenage Phillies fan was Tasered on Monday night after he ran onto the field during a game. This comes just a few weeks after an intoxicated Phillies fan vomited on an 11-year-old girl.
As we all know, these incidents are far from the first such displays by Philadelphia fans. We've come to the point that you almost expect something like this to happen if you go to a sporting event in Philadelphia.
Here's an incomplete history of previous boorish behavior by Philadelphia fans:
Aug. 21, 1949: Phillies fans shower the field with glass bottles in protest of an umpire's call. The Phillies forfeit the game to the New York Giants.
1960s: Fans routinely pelt All-Star Phillies third baseman Dick Allen with batteries -- to the point he begins to wear a batting helmet in the field.
Dec. 15, 1968: Fans infamously boo a man dressed as Santa Claus.
Jan. 6, 1972: Flyers fans pelt St. Louis coach Al Arbour with debris, causing Arbour and Blues players to enter the stands at the Spectrum to fight fans.
Dec. 10, 1989: Eagles fans pelt Dallas players and coaches -- and the broadcasting crew in the open television booth -- with snowballs. Future Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell purportedly is among the hooligans.
Aug. 10, 1999: Phillies fans litter the field with debris to show their displeasure with Cardinals outfielder J.D. Drew, who had previously been drafted by Philadelphia but refused to sign. Umpire Ed Montague confiscated two D-cell batteries that had been thrown at Drew.
Oct. 10, 1999: Eagles fans cheer as Dallas receiver Michael Irvin lies motionless on the field and when he is removed on a stretcher after what turned out to be a career-ending injury.
Nov. 23, 1997:
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Oh yea, a fan running on the field! Only those crazy Philly fans?!
There’s a show 10 pm EST on HBO,Broadstreet Bullies.
Also, the Santa booing that is tirelessly brought up occurred because the scheduled Santa didn’t show up and they picked a skinny guy out of the stands to dress the part- that’s why the fans booed.
I saw that happen on TV, and it told me what a vile group of people the fans in Philadelphia are.
They were CHEERING a man lying motionless on the field. He could have been dead! Most fans will stay quiet when such a thing happens.
Now 2 nights in a row in the series with the Cards they have had fans on the field. What a bunch of idiots!
OTOH, compared to British soccer fans they are they epitome of courtesy and gentility.
Ah, Philthydelphia - the city of brotherly love.
Dec. 10, 1989: Eagles fans pelt Dallas players and coaches — and the broadcasting crew in the open television booth — with snowballs.
Ummm... to be clear... they were solid ice balls...
Had to admit...I was cheering!!