But I'll bet these fans are going to be watched like hawks from now on.
Umpires were very close Monday night to declaring a forfeit and giving the game to Texas. There was a lot more going on down there than just a player throwing a chair.
Nobody, a high-paid player included, should have to tolerate profanity and racial slurs.
'Nobody, a high-paid player included, should have to tolerate profanity and racial slurs.'And thus he has a right to physically assault them? Nonsense. He was one hundred percent in the wrong, and the assualt charges are just, even if the name-callers had been right in his face.
Profanity? No big thing. Water off a ducks back. Sticks and stones.....
Racial slurs? Almost the same thing except you call security and have them stand right behind the loudmouths and tell them that the police are waiting to arrest them for hate speech.
Sorry, Frankie gets no sympathy.
If he wants to do something he gets in a jawing match with them and matches them profanity for profanity and racial slur for racial slur. Otherwise he ignores them. He DOESN'T throw a metal chair into the stands.
If the fans are overly verbally abusive and the home team folks do nothing, take it up with the commissioner.
But physical violence cannot be condoned or excused. Convict this thug of a felony, ruin him financially, and send him back whence he came.
If MLB wants to yank this couple's season tickets, that's fine, too.
'Racial slurs' - is that what Frankie's saying? I'm sure he considers it a sure fire way to silence the critics, but unless the fan was calling Frankie a 'gap-toothed imbred hillbilly cracker' I doubt very much he'd be foolish enough use racial slurs in any Bay Area crowd. He'd be hit by 20k chairs simultaneously.