Friday, August 21, 2009

A Fine Outing with Friends

Glass Half Empty / Afternoon Cloud:
Javier was thrown out for cheering too loud, and showing too much enthusiasm. Actually, this was also the highlight - and thrown out is a bit of a stretch.

Glass Half Full / Silver Lining:
11-1. The Bats are a hittin'. The pitchin' is a pitchin'.

Thoughts / Observations / Sidenotes:
I can't wait for the emails to the Tickets over the stupidity of them getting upset, over people CHEERING at a ballpark. One of the craziest things that I have ever seen.

1 comment(s) regarding this post:

JG August 21, 2009 at 10:47 AM  

here's what I wrote to some in an email:

To whom it may concern,

I was asked to not cheer loudly at the Rangers game. I was sitting about 30-40 row back on the 3rd base side between home and 3rd base.

Let me explain, elaborate, be flabergasted.

When a reliever came in the game tonight I began to heckle him. I did so mericelsly. I will admit I can yell loudly. But, I never uttered an obscenity. The folks I've blind copyed can attest to the fact that the worst I yelled during the 6th inning was, "you got nothing, don't think about the ERA".

I did yell that and other things repeatedly until I was tapped on the shoulder by a security guaud of some sort. I proceeded to the breezeway with 3 of my friends.

I asked the security guard what was wrong. He said I was being too loud. I immediatly asked, "What?"

He said that he had received complaints that I was being too loud. TOO LOUD. I swear that's what he said. He said that I cheering/heckling too loud. Wow. I guess I should sit on my hand like every other fan and enjoy the ballgame. Go to NY, Go to Philly. Go to Chicago. Go to anywhere. Go to anywhere else. I think what I was doing would have been fine there but, not here.

Let me be clear again, an obscenity never escaped my lips. Never.

I was only yelling at he top of my lungs that I thought the opposing pitcher was a poor pitcher. For example, I think I yelled, "just throw strikes, don't think about it." And again, I never yelled or even said to a friend siting next to me an obscenity.

They, the Rangers (and by the Rangers I mean their security gaurd, with his whtie shirt and blue shorts who quickely retreated when I asked him questions when I was pulled out of the crowd) apparently don't want fans helcking opposing pitchers or yelling too loudly.

Oh, and go to the Rangers' website and try to find a button for fan feedback, I dare you.

And the players wonder why fans aren't loud when the Red Stockings are in town. Do you think that the fans in Red Stocking-land keep their decible level down? Do you think it's any wonder that Kinsler on BaD radio only asks that Rangers fans be louder than Red Stocking fans. Well, tell Kinsler we can't. We'll be shushed by the Rangers' staff. Maybe the Rangers should play all their games on the road.

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