No, really. They could have been banging, and we don’t need to see that, do we?
In the ’70s classic, “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown”, Jim Croce sang that the South Side of Chicago is the baddest part of town, and after watching this little bit of the old ultraviolence that erupted in Section 103 of U.S. Cellular Field, I have to agree with late singer’s sentiments. These are fans of the same friggin’ team that are brawling, for crying out loud.
And with things quickly going south for the White Sox – they lost 6-5 to the Angels after coming up just short while scoring four runs in the 8th inning during a frantic comeback, losers of six of ten, 7 1/2 games back of Detroit and Minnesota, an abysmal offense (a .233 team batting average) and manager Ozzie Guillen tweeting that he wakes up and cries every night – this likely will not be the last time frustration over what is occurring on the field translates to fisticuffs between exasperated and drunken fans. We hope, because this was quite the throwdown.
The brawl starts exactly the same way every fracas does in the stands, one group of guys taunts another group of guys, beverages are thrown, somebody is shoved and another guy responds by throwing a completely vicious haymaker to the shover’s face. More shoving and punching ensues and then one brave lady jumps in screaming for everybody to stop it. It’s truly a delight to watch.
Video after the jump.
The audible “Woahhh!” you hear when Griffey Jersey Guy cold-cocks Konerko Jersey Guy is one of the real highlights of the video, but there are so much going on here, I am sure I missed something the first twenty times I watched it.