Skip to comments.Yankee Stadium vendor punished for ‘harassing’ Boston pitcher
Posted on 10/05/2011 6:59:54 PM PDT by servo1969
That will teach beer vendor Steve Lazarus to get jocular with the jocks.
No doubt under pressure by Major League Baseball's fraternization police, the New York Yankees recently threw down the dragnet on Lazarus, who got a little too chummy with the team's oldest and most-hated rival.
Lazarus, 53, also works as a stand-up comedian when he's not vending, but he wasn't laughing after being humiliated and punished for doing, he says, nothing wrong.
Lazarus was standing with co-workers near a freight elevator on the terrace level when they heard the clacketty clack of cleats on the floor. They knew a player was coming and Lazarus recognized Aceves, who used to pitch for the Yankees. This is what Lazarus told the New York Post happened:
[Lazarus] walked over and playfully called out, "Hey, you got ID?"
Without missing a beat, Aceves grabbed his crotch and shot back, "I got your ID right here."
Everyone roared with laughter ... except for the team suits.
Seriously? This brew-ha-ha is over that? Pitchers and beer always go well together! But wait. There's more.
Lazarus, who has been vending since he was 19 that's 35 years was called to the carpet by a supervisor during the game.
"He said, 'You were harassing the opposing team's player.'
"I said, 'Are you kidding?' "
Lazarus told the Post that his badge was taken and he was escorted from the stadium "like a common criminal."
(Excerpt) Read more at sports.yahoo.com ...
Al Aceves was the best pitcher on the Red Sox staff this past season.
That tells you quite a bit about how the season ended, doesn’t it?
A silly, mild jibe — it’s the player who did the indecent thing — and the vendor gets kicked out?
BOY those players are sensitive.
I’ve seen this story several times and still don’t know what the “crime” was.
Not necessarily. It is just Political correctness and zero tolerance run amuck all over our society.
Typical that suits would get bent out of shape over something like this.
Aceves must have complained?
That sucks! I hope they at least let him work tonight for the Yankees' last game of the season....Christmas is coming and he'll need the bucks.
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