Yesterday I reported the news that Yankee fans had recently grossed out the wife of Cliff Lee, to which Phillies fans reacted with universal glee. But did Philly really think it’d escape the week scot-free?
PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS gossip Dan Gross recently had this chestnut about similarly sick behavior from *gasp* Phillies fans:
A table of women at DelFrisco’s (15th & Chestnut) asked a server to put Ex-Lax in the food of Giants Pat Burrell, Brian Wilson and several of their teammates who sat in the main dining room Friday night, while the Toronto Maple Leafs were also in the house. Shane Victorino turned up later that night in a large party.
We get no follow from Gross about the incident, which, since we’re talking Philadelphia, didn’t even merit the lede in his daily gossip column. Read more…
From lovably smug Giants fan Rick Chandler:
Guess it could’ve been worse, they could’ve all picked the Phils to win the World Series.
Wait for it .. WAT.
Let’s go to the postgame highlight of the MLB playoffs so far, courtesy CSN Philly:
Darren Daulton seen
leaving making his mark on the Philly sports media scene.
Video from Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia last night of a fan preventing Phillies outfielder Jayson Werth from catching a foul ball:
(Poll is more material evidence)
Werth cursed the guy in front of his kid after the doofus ruined his chance to make the out.
The reaction of nearby fans after the fact was a sure tell on how knowledgeable Phils fans are about baseball. Read more…
One day after a 17-year-old fan ran onto the field at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park during a Phillies-Cardinals game, a 34-year-old man invaded the playing surface of the two teams last night.
During the ninth inning of the game, the 34-year-old jumped over a fence and walked along the warning track while waving his arms to the crowd. He eventually gave himself up to police.
Philly.com reports that throughout the incident, fans at the ballpark chanted, “Tase him, Tase him.” Read more…
Fox 29 in Philadelphia reports that the Tasering of a teenage Phillies fan who ran onto the field at Citizens Bank Park Monday night is being investigated by local police.
(For real-time SbB updates, follow Brooks on Twitter)
The unnamed 17-year-old teen, who was seen being Tasered by a police officer in the outfield during the Phillies-Cardinals game, has been officially charged with criminal trespassing.
The initial reaction of Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams was that the responding officer didn’t do anything wrong: Read more…
After throwing out the first pitch at the Nationals-Phillies game today in D.C., Barack Obama visited with the Nats TV broadcast team, which included former White Sox pitcher Rob Dibble.
(Obama’s first pitch also served as pregame flyover. Handy.)
Obama to Dibble on why he wore a White Sox fan to throw out the first pitch in Washington: “I’m a Southside kid, I gotta make sure (White Sox owner) Jerry Reinsdorf doesn’t get to angry with me.”
Dibble: “Having played with the White Sox for a short time, I know how the Cubs fans and White Sox fans go back and forth. Who was one of your favorite White Sox players growing up?”
Ryan Howard’s new girlfriend is Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleader Krystle Campbell. A photo of Howard holding an anonymous woman’s hand in Miami last week was posted by Bossip.com.
(Are those zippers?)
A Bossip commenter (#92) and TheFightins.com subsequently identified the woman as Campbell, who Howard has reportedly been dating for a few months.
Campbell was previously profiled by the DELAWARE COUNTY TIMES.
Tweet from Philadelphia sportscaster Leslie Gudel today:
(Even if he was kidding, Myers made the right move)
There are some circumstances that lead me to believe that Gudel could be right. Read more…
Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports reports that Brett Myers finally did something publicly inappropriate that we all secretly (and not-so-secretly) agreed with.
(Myers, left, finally does the right thing)
After last night’s Phillies win, Brown notes:
As Myers walked past (Cole) Hamels near Hamels’ locker he said, mocking, “What are you doing here? I thought you quit.”
Myers of course was referencing Hamels’ post-Game 4 quote in which he said he wanted the season to end. (”I can’t wait for it to end.“)
Thank you Brett. Read more…