There are some times when those sports arguments at the local bar can get a little out of hand. And by a little out of hand, I mean resulting in capital punishment. With Leather has the story of a Yankees fan who was a duck out of water, drinking at a Red Sox bar in Nashua Massachusetts. The woman was being taunted by said Red Sox fans when their argument spilled outside. The Sox fans then found a Yankees sticker on the woman’s car, prompting them to chant, “Yankees suck!” And what ensued? You guessed it:
[Yankees fan Ivonne] Hernandez, 43, allegedly gunned her car and struck [Red Sox fan Matthew] Beaudoin and his friend Maria Hughes, 21. Beaudoin’s sister Faith Beaudoin said Hughes had only minor injuries, because her brother shielded her. Beaudoin died of massive head trauma at a hospital, Morrell said.
Hernandez, of Nashua, was arrested at the scene. She acknowledged she had been drinking and refused to take a breath-alcohol test, said Morrell, a senior assistant attorney general. Hernandez said she had been in an argument with the group.
“She indicated to police that she wanted to scare this group of people. She thought they would get out of the way,” Morrell said.
I suppose when you’re BAC’s as high as Ian Kennedy’s ERA you’re banking on other drunks to get out of the way of a high speed vehicle. Probably not the best way to scare someone. Usually we like to stick with cutting the scrotum of opposing team’s fans — that’s much more civil. I knew Yanks fans and Red Sox fans didn’t like each other, but come on people, be more reasonable here.Google+