Skip to comments.Unruly Phillies Fan Assaults, Vomits on Cop and His Family
Posted on 04/16/2010 6:51:42 AM PDT by Arec Barrwin
Unruly Phillies Fan Assaults, Vomits on Cop and His Family
Man and 11-year-old daughter were intentionally thrown up on by fan, police say
By VINCE LATTANZIO Updated 8:09 AM EDT, Fri, Apr 16, 2010
A man is behind bars after allegedly assaulting an off-duty Easton police captain and his two daughters at Citizens Bank Park.
Capt. Michael Vangelo and his 16- and 11-year-old girls drove down from the Lehigh Valley to watch the Phillies take on the Washington Nationals Wednesday night when the alleged assault occurred, police said.
Vangelo, 43, says from the moment his family took their seats, a group of unruly men starting disturbing anyone near them.
"They were yelling vulgarities, obscene language," Vangelo said Thursday.
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Its always sunny in Philadelphia
For the record, the punk was from Jersey.
That city sucks so badly. They’re stuck between DC and NY, wanting to be either and failing miserably. Hard to believe, given it’s present state, it’s the center of our great nation’s founding.
I was going to make a comment about how professional sporting events just aren't as family-friendly as they used to be until I remembered plenty of belligerent drunks at the Broncos games I attended as a youth (particularly when the Raiders were in town).
“Welcome to Philadelphia....oh by the way....YOU SUCK!”
As much of a hole as Detroit is, its a great baseball town.
I shudder to think what would have happened to Detroit in 68, had it not been for the Tigers. Of course, it just delayed the inevitable.
Ummm, that’s what Philly fans do.
Philly fans are the worst in the National League. Us Mets fans aren't surly; we are just under constant suicide watch.
My only problem with going to games at Comerica park (Aside from going to Detroit) is the fact that the police don’t keep the panhandlers and hookers away after the games.
You don’t see them on the way in but you have to fight your way through them on the way out.
This is news like “sun rises in east” is news...
In my experience (at numerous games), two teams from the AL East have the absolute worst fans. We’ve left several games because of outrageous, obnoxious behavior.
It’s not worth going anymore — just buy a big HD TV, and sit back and enjoy the games in comfort.
Some people really, really need to have the crap beat out of them. This fat punk is one of them.
I wonder where Pirate fans would be on the list...the problem is we can't find any.
Last year’s home opener in Toronto was stopped for nearly an hour when someone threw a beer bottle at a Tiger’s outfielder. Leyland pulled the whole team off the field because the outfielder was fixin to throw the bottle back.
I suppose that’s the one good thing about the Rangers stadium being in surburban Arlington, it’s definitely more ‘family friendly.’ No mass transit to the games, steep parking rates, so it tends to keep the bums away.
Still a suburb of Philly.
What does that mean? ........a great baseball town? Your presupposition is that a game with a ball and stick is somehow a redeeming value enough to ignore the collapse of the culture and city of america. Sports are just games... not life ... games.
Your presupposition is that anybody cares what you think.
Rant to somebody who cares.
Dodger Stadium’s gotten worse over the years to where I’d rather watch the game on TV. It’s a damn shame.
Angel Stadium’s seemed okay the five or six times I’ve been down there. ‘Really cool when Indians fans show up in all their warpaint and other “art”.
one awful nauseating story.
I wrote a letter to the Phillies which was totally ignored. No reply. Philadelphia is a low class / no class black and Italian ghetto where the more violent you are the more you're respected. Go to dinner or a concert in Philadelphia???? You'd have to be ought of your mind.
I’ve been to about 40+ games at Oriole Park and Nationals Park, and the Red Sox fans have been the worst. Yankees fans were so-so, but we did have one game where a group of Yankees fans got WAY out of control.
Other than that, we’ve had few, if any, issues. We swore off going to any games against the Sox or Yankees, but most of the time these days we just enjoy the games in HD. ;-)
We have a family friend who plays for Detriot, so whenever the Tigers come to Camden Yards we try to go. I love Camden Yards.
You wrote to Giles?My husband got 4 free tickets when he wrote.Our family goes to the games all the time with no problems.
Should have read:
Unruly Phillies Fan Assaults, Vomits on, Cop and His Family
Ditto Marlins fans. When I used to go to games at Pro Robbie Ex, it was sad to see that there were usually more fans of the visiting team than that of the Fish.
That’s the problem with any professional franchise in the South, the carpetbaggers still root for their old teams. Hey I admit it, I’ve lived here in Dallas for 20 years, and my teams are still the Lions and Tigers, although I have switched my allegiance from the Red Wings to the Stars.
“I wonder where Pirate fans would be on the list...the problem is we can’t find any.”
Oh. I’m still here. I just don’t like to fight.
PNC Park has become an economical way for baseball fans to enjoy watching their team win on the road!!! Why pay all of that cash for a seat in Fenway or Yankee Stadium when you can travel to glorious, People’s Republic of Pittsburgh and see your team destroy one of baseball’s finest AAAA teams around! For what would be the price of 3 tickets to a winning team’s park, you could probably fly to Pittsburgh 1st class, get a five star hotel room, and get great seats to see your team slaughter our young battling’ Buccos.
Don’t post crap on a newsgroup then...
At least it was projectile vomitus. That type is more dramatic.(Philadelphia is such a classy place!)
Dog bites man.
Knock it off.
looks like Roseanne Barr.
enough to make me want to barf.
I’ve lived a lot of places, and I am not exaggerating when I say that people in Philly were among the friendliest, on an individual or small group basis, of anywhere we lived. It’s been 15 years and we still exchange Christmas cards with some of our friends from the Philly suburb where we lived - among the few relationships we’ve maintained from that phase of our lives.
However, our experience at sporting events was freaking horrific. The fans we encountered at Phillies and Eagles games were among the most boorish, ill-behaved, rude, drunken, inconsiderate louts I’ve ever encountered - and I’ve been to Yankee Stadium as a Red Sox fan, so my bar is pretty high.
I have no idea why the dichotomy, but my wife and I still talk about it whenever we encounter that kind of behavior.
My two favorite baseball teams are the Mets and whoever is playing the Phillies.
Someone dotted that eye.