Plus, one of the pitchers likely to be suspended pitched a save against the Athletics, who now lead the Rangers by only four games.
He should be kicked out of Baseball forever.
A little jail time. (Less than a year - it IS a first offense.)
Seven-figure punitive damages.
These asses are paid millions and millions and millions of dollars. If they can't take the verbal abuse that comes with the mega-millions, let 'em go do something more valuable for our society.
Like sweep floors.
Or dig ditches.
This guy needs to spend at least 2 years in jail. The last thing this country needs is yet another example of a violent person hurting someone and getting off scot-free.
Sorry. No sympathy for the player. Sure, it's tough getting ragged on by the fans. Too bad, but it's a fact of life for players.
Pitching a metal chair into the crowd just isn't right. What if it had hit some kid? No, it hit the wife of the creepy guy doing some of the yelling and broke her nose.
Assault and battery, plain and simple. Tough luck for the player, but he's the one who threw the chair.
Do I like these fans? No, not much. That's why I don't attend games in person any more. I got tired of the foul language and the beer being spilled on my back. I watch on the tube these days.
I saw the incident. Frankie was in the wrong all the way.
A lawsuit? Sure.
The loudmouth fan will come away with a good chunk of Frankie's pay for this year.
Criminal action? Sure.
Frankie oughta get a charge of assualt and battery, pay another big chunk of this years pay, and get probation and community service for a good long while.
If you can't take the ragging by the other teams fans you better get out of the game.
Oh, I see...a two-tiered system...one set of laws for us regular folks, and another for the rich and famous.
Can anyone say "Loose Cannon"?
Get your checkbook out Frankie, it's gonna hurt!
I used to love pro sports and the players/coaches, but I now have such a low opinion of all of them, including the owners/organizations!
Crap like this is why I do not watch or care for major league baseball.
Give the guy some punishment, misdemeanor assault, a couple weeks suspension...and get the teams to do something about the obnoxious fans.
Sticks and stones may break my bones,
- and here's the important part, Frankie -
But words can never hurt me.
He should be more concerned about the lady he hit with the chair. Did anyone see her on TV? She actually looked like she was in pain.
The guy is being heckled so he throws a chair.
Don't misunderstand me! Sometimes I think violence is the ONLY way to solve things!
But you have to do it right.
He's being hassled.
He doesn't have the self-control or discipline to take the time to single out the person who's p&ssing him off, so he pitches the chair.
Not only does he fail to nail the guy making the fuss, he endangers everyone else in the area, MOST of whom are completly innocent.
The chair flies, and the wife's nose gets broken.
This idiot is ill-disciplined and needs to be tossed.
No. It is about sitting next to some jerk, even if you accompanied them to the game and getting hit by a chair someone else threw at them. It is about paying money to be at an event and being assaulted by one of the people you support by being there.
It is about a two-tiered system of behavioural expectations which goes back to the days of college athletes being treated better than those lowly slobs who were just there for an education.
flog the jerk (the one who threw the chair).
If a spectator had thrown a chair and broke the player's nose, we would be hearing a different story. We shouldn't.
He sould be arrested and convicted of assault. We all saw that. No one can attack someone unless they are threatened!
Radio interview sure sounded to me like the fan was the problem. The husband admitted "they pay for season tickets just to go and heckle the players". This is in the same town where the Oakland Raiders play, and the rude and rowdy fans in that stadium are not pleasant.
The cost of season tickets isn't cheap, but that doesn't buy you the right to be an ass to all the visiting players. This same jerk is ruining the baseball game for all in his area who are subjected to the constant taunting this guy apparently only goes to the game to do. Doesn't sound like they have a favorite player or are there to enjoy the "GAME". They just pay money to go taunt.
NOTE TO MAYOR JERRY BROWN: You wouldn't let this pair pester the animals at the Oakland Zoo, why have you and your city allowed them to spend their time acting in a similar manner at the local baseball games?
Having the money to suy season tickets doesn't give you the right to behave like this. If that were the case, the biggest, baddest, most expensive vehicle on the road would rule the highways.
I'm glad I don't attend sports events where this pair attend. I would have thrown something at him myself much earlier in the evening.
I wish some millionaire would break my nose in a fit of rage in front of 40,000 witnesses. Any ideas on how to make this dream a reality?