Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Monday, we sort of discussed the moral dilemma surrounding Jeff Ireland's questioning of Dez Bryant. I found nothing wrong with it but whatever. If you did, you are on Mike Greenberg's side and that makes you wrong AND a Jets fan. Today, we are going to hit the moral highway again.
Monday night, a 17 year old kid hopped the fence at a Phillies game in the 8th inning and ran onto the field. He called his dad asking if it was a good idea to which his father correctly told him that it was not. He did it anyway running from the cops for a minute or two before being taken the fuck down with a Taser. Now, cops usually just wait for these idiots to tire themselves out and then tackle the little fuckers, but this officer had seen enough and ended it with some high voltage. People are questioning whether this was necessary or not. Was this an overreaction by the cop or in line with what should be done to end these types of situations? I mean, after all, a Taser is a weapon capable of killing a person who is not built as great as I am.
What do I think? You're Goddamn fucking right that this was a legit use of force. That shithead was trespassing. What happened to the old America where if someone was on your property uninvited, you could fuck their world up? Reports state that he was not drunk or high so he was basically just making a scene with some disorderly conduct. He isn't supposed to be fucking out there. He knows it. The last baseball game that I went to, I didn't say to myself, "You know, this is fun but what would be even better would be if I got involved!" Of course not. People that run onto playing fields (for absolutely no fucking reason) are retards that deserve to be punished and punished severely. Unless he was just delivering Mac's love letter to Chase Utley...then that's cool.
This isn't the 1970's anymore where chicks with humongous tits ran onto the field to kiss players. That doesn't happen anymore (eventhough it should). No, today you have guys like the Ligue Boys running out on the field to beat up an old man (one of which carried a switchblade out there). You have Red Sox fans taking swipes at Gary Sheffield (it takes a real fuckcake to do something that stupid). You have Browns fans trying to be cool but getting PWNED by James Harrison (youtube "James Harrison Browns Fan"). People are dumber these days and their intentions are not always clear. These skidmarks are already committing a crime or two by hopping the fence and they should thusly be treated like criminals. If that means that force is necessary than so be it. I'll tell you what, if I was a pro athlete, I would rather have security be overly cautious than be the guy who got Monica Seles'ed in centerfield.
I think that the best thing to come from this is that now there is a legit punishment. Before, they would just eject you from the park and slap your wrist. Now if you get rowdy and stupid, expect to get struck by lightning, bitch. And when did stupid people think it was cool to run on the field of play anyway? It isn't. They are nothing more than an inconvenience to everyone else who has to wait for you to go down so that the game can restart.
Basically, what it comes down to is that if you aren't rocking DD's, just stay in your fucking seat. No one came to the game to watch you. The kid told his dad before making his move that "running onto the field is an opportunity of a lifetime".
You're damn right it was, kid. 40,000 people just got to see their first live Tasing. That is something that you never forget.