"It's a lot easier being a drug dealer than an AAU coach" - this guy. Tell me something I don't know. I mean, don't think but have never tried either.
I remember a few brave souls tried to start a field rush in 2008 at the comeback win over wisconsin and they were tackled to the ground by security.
At least the guards had good form.
I got over the wall and made it to mid-field with the team. I got to sing the victors with the team in the corner and then a security officer let me back in the stands afterwards. Another friend made it all the way into the tunnel with the team. We didn't all get body slammed.
to do it at a regular game, another thing to do it at an All-Star game...kids got balls I will give him that...but ya not smart.
Hey, if he had done that at a soccer match in rural Brazil he may have been decapitated.
Grow beautiful flowers in the Brazilian countryside your whole life, do they call you "Flower Grower Fábio"? No. Grow tons of superior coffee in the Brazilian countryside for years, do they call you "Coffee Grower Fábio"? No. Raise hundreds of heads of superior beef cattle, do they call you "Rancher Fábio"? No.
Decapitate one lousy ref, and you're labeled for life!!
with your post.
the bigger the fine and trouble you will be in. The best clip I've seen is when an inebriate ran on the field at a Baltimore Colts game in the '70's and Colt linebacker Mike Curtis decked him. That was probably the hardest hit of the day. They took the guy to the ER in a wheelbarrow...
Was quite a character.
Sadly, he's dealing with what looks to be dementia and is using long-term care under the NFL 88 plan:
What about the girl who ran onto the field at the college world series?
LB for the real (Baltimore) Colts, he absolutely leveled some jackass who ran onto the field during a game. I guess that is a lesson that needs to be re-learned by each generation.
If his dad watched the rest of the game or did he leave to go get him out of the clinker. Imagine his dad, sitting there with a cold beverage and a dog, hears the crowd starting to stir and looks to see whats the hubbub and....
And? And? What does the dad do. I need to closure!
We all know there's been a lot of cases of gunmen and terrorists trying to do awful things in the country and especially in NYC. What if the guard didn't tackle him and something horrible happens like the guy is able to pull a grenade (for example). The security guard has no idea what to expect, his job is to secure the field.
If that scenario did play out, people would be calling for the heads of everyone in that security company for their total incompetence and how they let this happen.
Rough situation for the guards to be in, but given that they had no idea what the kid was doing, I'm sure they're trained to secure the situation ASAP which is basically what they did. Sorry the kid got bodyslammed but I think the guards did basically the right thing
Kid come to a complete stop, guard runs up to him, wraps him up. If it thats how it end there isn't any problem. However, after wrapping him up, the guard picks him up and slams him to the ground.
He had already been restrained. No need to go all WWE on him.
The whole thing takes less than three seconds. You're saying it was ascertained he wasn't a threat in that little time?
And how many times have you seen the perp stop, only to take off again?
He's right; if they had just tslked to him and he had stabbed someone everyone would want to sue because they didn't do their job. No one shot him for running out on the field. He got tackled. That's hardly excessive; and "my bad" isn't a defense.
He'd have stayed in the stands. Where the people are most tightly packed.
Frankly it sounds more like the work of a nut than a terrorist. Keep in mind, too, that the odds of killing a specific player are lower. You could end up getting a utility infielder with a career average of .215 and a security guard. If you're careless you could be the only fatality.
In the stands you're guaranteed a higher body count and more press.
A lot of cases? Please, get a grip. There were multiple security guards approaching. The kid stopped, you can see his hands, he made no apparent threatening moves.
When did their action become the norm? I know for a fact I have seen people escorted off the field without being assaulted. You are making excuses for criminal or near-criminal behavior. The kid was dumb, but what he did was a harmless prank. The only thing I am sure of is that I am not as sure as you are about their training, especially after witnessing that.
"Yeah but I didn't know whether or not he had a vest on him and a guy with a cell phone ready to detonate something" is not a reasonable defense against a battery charge. You could extend that logic out to shooting someone who raises their voice in a bank or a mall.
Terrorist leaves crowded stands to run in to open field to detonate explosive
Guard probably should have had better judgement, but the parents text messages pretty much sum up what was he should have expected (getting hurt and in trouble). Security almost always throws the people to the ground in these cases where there is a perceived threat. If this was a double AA game or something the kid would have a case, but at the All-Star Game you're going to get body slammed because they aren't going to take the chance that you're just having fun. His parents knew what would happen and he should have known it. Kids, listen to your parents. Don't lawyer up for being a dumbass. (There are many good cases for excessive force. This isn't one of them.)
She would be grandpa. Hooray for hypothetical responses
Running out on the field or court during a game was acceptable?
Ah yes, Morganna the kissing bandit. There did come a point where she was prosecuted though, and her attorney told the judge she ended up on the field by leaning over the rail to get a better look and gravity took over. The judge laughed and dismissed her case.
Is a bad idea unless you're this guy:
About 15 years at an Oakland A's game for 400 bucks and bail money. Jumped the bullpen fence ran and did a head first slide into second base got up dusted myself took a lead and stole third. Could have made it home if I wasn't too tired. Luckily I wasn't prosecuted and was let go after a couple hours in the holding cell at the Stadiumn. Would never do that these days cause the penelties are way to stiff but I got 400 bucks and a great story that I've retold hundreds of times.
I say the security guard and the kid clean the stadium bathrooms together for the next month
Can't make a thread but Bakich picked up a great 2014 commitment from Michael Hendrickson from nearby Saline High School. He is a LHP that sits mid-to-high 80's and comes from a great program in Saline. Hendrickson will pair with transfer from Brother Rice 2015 Kentucky commit Josh Smith for Saline this year. He is also a LHP, this gives Saline two of the best pitchers in the State and makes them the favorite for the Michigan State Title in the Spring
Does anyone know if that dude who was tazed at a Phillies game ever sued anyone?
Does anyone know if this kid suffered any actual injuries? There aren't a whole lot of damages to collect if this kid wasn't even injured. He might get enough cash to pay off the fines, but he's probably not going to get a whole lot without serious injuries.
A few years back when planking was the hot thing to do and some guy at a Tiger game ran to center field and planked right next to Jackson? Best part was when the guards ran over and he didn't move.They picked him off and took him off the field while we stayed in planking position
If they are wearing a hoody.
And we're inching toward the lock
You mean sprinting
Wouldn't excessive force mean the kid broke some bones or had anything worse than a bruise? I'm glad the security guard body slammed him. If this weren't a serious crime, I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be a $60000 fine and possible jail time