Today’s Humor: More Philly Fan Antics

If this is getting old for you, I apologize.  It just never seems to stop coming and I can’t seem to get tired of it.  We have yet another funny clip to show you and, of course, it’s a laugh at the expense of a Philadelphia Phillies fan.  Since this clip really doesn’t require an introduction, I’ll let you see it first and then give you a list of the enjoyment we’ve received from Phillies fans this season.  Check out the video of a drunk Phillies fan falling on his face behind home plate, courtesy of The Fightins via Sports By Brooks Live.  Keep an eye on the staircase toward the top left of the screen:

Somebody should really move that sign.  I’m sure sober people like this guy trip over it all the time.  As promised, here’s a list of funny antics Phillies fans have provided us with during this young 2010 season:

Philadelphia Phillies Fan Funny Antics

1. Fan Tasered After Running Onto Field
2.  Second Fan Runs Onto Field Following Night But Isn’t Tasered
3.  Little Kid Drinking A Beer at a Phillies Game

Phillies Fan Not-Funny Antics

Man Intentionally Vomits on Little Girl

SbB Live
Who wants to see someone fall flat on their face? [The Fightins]
Video Credit: YouTube user blueeyedbanditt

Today’s Humor: A Toddler Drinking a Beer at a Phillies Game

I don’t know if people are just watching Phillies fans closer this year or what, but they sure do make news by doing some crazy things.  First, it was a fan being Tasered for running onto the field at Citizens Bank Park.  Another fan pulled the same stunt the following night but was not electrocuted.  Then, we have a man throwing up on a little girl on purpose during a game.  You might ask yourself what else these maniacs can possibly come up with.  How about a small child drinking a beer in the stands?

Yes, that actually happened.  Here’s a video of a toddler drinking a beer at a Phillies game, courtesy of Deadspin:

I know it’s a very short clip, but does it look like anyone is even planning on taking the beer away from the kid?  I’d be lying if I said I’ve never seen an adult give a child a sip of their beer before, but usually they’re either holding the container or guiding it up to the kid’s mouth to make sure they just take a tiny sip.  This little guy appears to be enjoying his own beer.  Then again, maybe he’s 21.  You know what they say about assuming.

And Here’s A Little Kid Drinking Beer At A Baseball Game [Deadspin]

New Jersey Man Puked On Girl at Phillies Game–What’s Wrong With These Fans?

By now we have all heard of the 17-year-old kid who ran out onto the field during a Philadelphia Phillies game and got Tasered for doing so. If that wasn’t enough, another fan tried it again the next night. But the most disturbing drunken fan incident I’ve heard about at Citizens Bank Park was something that took place back in April.  Matthew Clemmens, a 21-year-old New Jersey man, intentionally vomited on a man and his 11-year-old daughter. How lovely.

I know this happened a couple months ago, but until now it was only being speculated that this sicko had done this on purpose.  On Tuesday, Clemmens pleaded guilty to the simple assault charge for his actions. Clemmens and his friends were sitting behind an off duty police captain and his two daughters. The group was throwing their beers at the family throughout the game.  He was apparently drunk and decided to stick his fingers down his throat, lean forward and puke on the little girl.

We hear about unruly fan behavior all the time. Whether it’s fans like the ones mentioned above that like to run out onto the field, or you have fans that are dumping beer on players like the what happened at Wrigley Field last year to Shane Victorino. But honestly, puking on a little girl on purpose? That’s just wrong. Luckily somebody was able to give this guy a fraction of what he deserved (allegedly the girl’s father) as evidenced by his mugshot. It’s true that baseball games have evolved into a place to get hammered rather than a place to bring your family, but there has got to be a limit to this.

Beer vendors should have to act more like bartenders and realize when a fan has had too much. If fans want to waste money on a ticket just to get obnoxiously drunk, then so be it. If they aren’t hurting anyone that’s fine; but if they’re throwing beer and puking on people, they need to go.  Or, maybe fans that want to get obnoxiously drunk should be confined to one section where they can all annoy each other and stay away from the people who are actually there to watch a game.

Man Pleads Guilty to Vomiting on girl [ESPN]
Cops: Man Purposely Vomited on Girl at Phils Game [CBS Philadelphia]

Another Fan Runs on Field at Phillies Game: Taser Stays in Holdster

Okay, so apparently there are people out there who want to be Tasered.  When a fan ran on the field at Citizens Bank Park last night in Philadelphia, we were all a bit surprised to hear that security used a Taser to subdue him.  Another fan tried it just a few hours ago, one night after the Monday night incident.  There’s no possible way this guy wasn’t asking for it.  Unfortunately — or fortunately depending on your viewpoint — for him security kept the Taser in its holdster this time.  After reading the brief ESPN report, it actually seems like this fan chickened out a bit, as he reportedly gave himself up after being chased.  He had to have had last night’s incident on the brain before jumping out on the field — unless of course he was too hammered to realize what he was doing.

My guess is whether the guy gave himself up or ran around and avoided security for an hour, they weren’t going to zap him anyways.  Last night’s incident has created enough buzz (no pun intended) today, and I don’t think it would look too great from a PR perspective if the Phillies establish a reputation of using an electrical charge to subdue any fan who tries to run on the field at Citizens Bank Park.  I wonder if last night’s incident is going to come back to haunt them, and running onto the field in Philadelphia will become something fans do just to see what will happen to them.  Things like that can happen when alcohol is involved, so we shall see.

Another fan runs on Phillies’ field [ESPN]

Phillies’ Security Doesn’t Mess Around

Note to self and all loyal readers: if you’re ambition is to some day rush the field at a sporting event — and accept spending the night in jail to make 40,000 people cheer for you — don’t do it at a Philadelphia Phillies game. A fan had to learn that the hard way last night after he ran onto the field at Citizens Bank Park during the Phillies-Cardinals game. I’ve seen many fans run on to the field in my day — including in-person — and never seen anyone get taken down by a Taser. Apparently, this 17-year-old kid was just too fast for security and they got tired of messing around. Check out this video of a fan being Tasered after running onto the field at a Phillies game.

Teen Tasered while running on field during Phillies game [USA Today]
Video Credit: YouTube user jrr4media

Phillies Fans Are Drunken Riotous Messes

You knew it was going to happen the moment the Phillies won the World Series. They didn’t quite burn the city down, but they did their share of damage. Of all the celebration videos I found, this is probably my favorite. Here’s an excellent taste of the drunken Phillie fan in celebratory mode (language is strong):

I’m guessing Lenny Dykstra would approve. Running a close second to the drunken subway chant would be Philly fans jumping on a taxi in the middle of the street, not to mention bringing down a fence. Oh, they’re so charming!