April 18, 2010


More fun in the stands at the Phillies game!

Police arrested a man after he vomited on an 11-year-old girl and her father during a Major League Baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals, the AFP reported Friday.

Philadelphia police say Matthew Clemmens intentionally vomited on an off-duty police officer and his young daughter who were attending Wednesday's game at Citizens Bank Park.

Police say the man got angry after his companion was thrown out by security and witnesses said they saw the 21-year-old man put his fingers down his throat.

Yikes. Now, I should say, stereotypes notwithstanding, i've never seen this sort of thing at a Philly sports event.

But clearly, this doesn't reflect very positively on Philly fans as a whole. You can't deny that there's a certain breed of sports fan whose goal every time they go to a game is to get as drunk as they can, get in multiple fights, and generally act like as much of an ass as is humanly possible.

Is this unique to Philly? Of course not. But it does seem to be here an awful lot, especially since a lot of fans know the Philadelphia hell-raising reputation, like it, and seek to live up to it. It happens more at Eagles games, as football tends to attracts a more violent, beastly element, but it's been starting to happen at Phillies games too.

Of course, if you listen to Gonzo, this is really about the national media being too mean to Philly. Well, at least no one is defending the guy, or arguing that he was "just being passionate." "Just being passionate"- the Philly fan Nuremberg Defense.

Posted by Stephen Silver at April 18, 2010 08:26 PM
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