Skip to comments.Frankie Francisco deserves mercy (give the chair-throwing pitcher a break!)
Posted on 09/16/2004 6:11:49 AM PDT by sinkspur
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This Oakland fan stuff is mythology.
Oakland needs to clean up its house out there.
When fan behavior causes a few forfeits, maybe they'll get the message, but I doubt it.
It's not but you just keep right on believin' that.
TWO YEARS IN JAIL for a first time offense? You've got to be kidding.
I'd love to hear what that fat cow's husband was saying that got the pitcher so riled up.
Typical Ranger pitcher, no control.
In some states an assault can get you 8-25 years. In this case there is zero doubt of guilt, given it was caught on camera and occurred in front of a stadium full of fans. I think two years is a reasonable amount of time for this man to consider the merits of controlling the violent aspect of his nature. The rest of us don't seem to have a lot of problems with throwing metal chairs at people who are sitting ducks.
What would you suggest as an alternative?
I(having actually attended pro sporting events here) will.
I hope he gets 20 years.
I realize that laws do not apply to athletes.
Like Michael Savage says, When the gangbangers take to the ball field......
After all, the woman should have had better sense than to try to stop a chair with her nose.
It is all her fault.
If she had not have been there.
If she had not been born.
But on a serious note, if it had been my wife I would not want him in jail.
He would be in the graveyard and I would be in prison.
"Well, he made something like $170,000 this year."
That's quite a bit more than most folks make. And most folks likely don't get to play at work.
The minimum wage in MLB is $300,000 per year. Mr. Francisco was called up from the minors only this year. I don't know when precisely he was called up, so I don't know what part of the $300,000 MINIMUM WAGE he would have received, if he hadn't committed a felony prior to the end of the season.
His payoff would have been in the future.
If he could have kept himself from attacking fans with a deadly object.
I hope they send him back penniless whence he came.
The Rangers aren't the only ones who have complained about the unruly fans at Oakland's Network Associates Coliseum. Others around the American League are saying much of the same things.
"I've had a couple of run-in with fans there myself," Detroit Tigers bullpen coach Lance Parrish told Booth Newspapers. "It's the things they say, the profanity they use. You get concerned about the kids."
Angels reliever Troy Percival told the Los Angeles Times that he's had beer and peanuts and a cup of "yellow foul-smelling liquid" thrown at him.
"The fans are right on top of you in Oakland, and they're probably the most outgoingly obnoxious fans in the league," Percival said.
Good for you...
But I hope they don't.
"Yada yada yada":)
New York fans have a horrible reputation of being brutal, but I have to say I've seen many drunken and/or profane fans thrown out by security. Heck, I even saw security come over at Yankee Stadium and get ready to throw out a Yankee fan who was trash-talking Mets fans! The only reason the guy didn't get thrown out is because the Mets fans told security to let the guy stay.
Anyhow, it sounds like this Oakland jerk has been a problem all season for opposing pitchers. Oaktown security should have put a stop to him a long time ago.