October 15, 2003

Talk about a bad day

I just deleted a post with a picture of the guy who interfered with the foul ball in the Cubs game last night. One of the local papers saw fit to publicize the guy's name, age, the town he lives in, the name of the youth baseball team he coaches for, and the name of his employer. They did at least allow that he's a die-hard Cubs fan.

He's going to have enough trouble on his hands, so I took that post down. I hope everybody leaves the poor bastard alone, but I'm not an optimist about human nature.

Posted by Mr Green at October 15, 2003 11:21 AM

You would think that a die-hard Cubs fan would know better than to interfere with a catch. Sheesh.

Spoons posted his picture, by the way.

Posted by: Susie at October 15, 2003 01:17 PM

I put up the photoshop stuff too...but not the guy's home phone or address (which I received from an email).

Posted by: Blackfive at October 15, 2003 01:35 PM

The personal information is going too far. Yeah, we hate him. Yeah, we'll use him as a scapegoat. But that's just so we can redirect our sorrow into anger. No one should actually do anything to hurt the guy...emotionally, physically, or any other -ly.

Posted by: Jennifer at October 16, 2003 05:02 AM

I keep hearing that the guy should have known better or seen Grissom coming over etc. The fact is that everyone is watching the ball. Grissom didn't see the fan and vice versa. Both concentrating on the ball.

Posted by: Ted at October 16, 2003 09:27 PM

Ted's right. Also, that guy wasn't the only one going for the ball, he's just the one that touched it first. Spreading his vitals around is wrong-headed vindictive crap.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at October 17, 2003 08:14 PM