Posts Tagged ‘Snowball’

.. okay, so the whole pelting Santa with a snowball happened like.. I don’t know.. 30 or 40 years ago … and it happened during an Eagles’ game.. AND in the old Veteran’s Stadium.

Veteran’s Stadium being that big cement stadium that actually covered a hell hole and sucked all reasoning out of your brain when entered. That and the cheap beer.

Philly fans have this in-your-face reputation that supposedly makes fans rooting for opposing teams very, very afraid to wear their team colors.

As a Philadelphia :: I know, I feel bad for me too! :: I’ve had to listen to this time and time again over the course of my 40-some odd years. And as much as I tried to be all “… that was then this is now”-ish, you know there’s a reason why you get a reputation, yknow?

I’ve been to Phillies games, Eagles’ games, Flyers’ games and maybe a Sixer game here or there :: not big on the B-ball :: and every one I went to there was always “something” going on in the stands.

Things that you just want to say, “.. grow the FUCK UP” to the instigator and things like “.. okay, you stay RIGHT THERE while I call the police”.

Not all fans are like that…

Let me repeat so I don’t get hate mail or threatened with bodily harm

NOT ALL FANS ARE LIKE THAT..

But the one’s that are are really turning the one’s that aren’t away from enjoying a live game.

For instance.. there was a Phillies game I went to last season :: against the Dodgers, go figure :: It was one of those Dollar Dog Sunday afternoon games. Loaded with college kids.

A man in the section next to me was there with his two young sons.. about maybe 9 and 6.. each wearing a Dodger’s cap. The bunch of drunk ass college kids in the rows behind them started ribbing and harassing the kids because of their caps.

Remember.. they are 9 and 6 ( or something like that)

The father tries to reason with them and all that did was make the college kids harass them more. So the father moved down to empty seats in the front row.

A security guard :: rent a cop :: approached the father and he explained why he had moved. Security then went up to the and approached the college kids who began throwing beer and hot dogs at the security guard.

Cops were called.. college kids were being dragged down the section steps and the father just got disgusted with the whole thing and left.

Can you blame him?

After the Phillies won the series last year.. all hell broke lose in the city. Cars were being turned over.. people harassed at red lights.. city trash cans set on fire..

We won’t even go into the poor guy who got beaten to death in the parking lot because he accidentally bumped into someone in a crowded stadium bar, spilling their beer.

Beaten to death.. over spilled beer.. in the Phillies’ parking lot.

Just so happens that these guys were being refused beer in the stands so they went into the bar to be served.

Nice.

Don’t get me wrong.. Philly is a great place if you like history and cheesesteaks but I can’t stand the way these dumbasses don’t know how to behave themselves.. enjoy a win.. and celebrate without causing a national headline.

The Phillies have a great team.. work hard.. and really should be able to win a championship and not have it marred by assholes.

But I don’t think that’s going to happen.

And that’s really a shame.