Wednesday, April 16, 2008

UPDATE - Reports from the Stadium: Fight sends fan toppling between sections

Update: 4/17/ 4:00 PM: This will about close the book on this whole ordeal. The story lost a bit of its luster when it turned out nobody did a face plant from the loge (thanks for the misinformation, Fake Ian Kennedy), but I feel obliged to post NYYSI reader Brad's first hand account :
I was seated two rows in front of the fight. I have photos. Will send later
tonight when I get home. The photos have an accurate time stamp on them and
will confirm the correct time of the incident.

I can't vouch for the accuracy of the story you have posted
here but it sounds reasonably correct. Everything happened very fast, with the
crowd yelling very loudly that the "guy in the red shirt" started it. I
don't think this was correct, but my back was turned to the fight at the
beginning. I only watched to make sure someone didn't fall on me and break
my neck.

As for the part about the obnoxious guy who was bragging about owning
"hundreds of seats," that's pretty much correct. He was offending everyone.
If a fist landed on his face, he deserved it
I probably won't glorify this idiocy by posting pictures, but who knows.

UPDATE: 4/17 10:30 AM: We just got this report from someone who was apparently in that section. Pretty hilarious description of the ordeal, but from what I gather from this description, nobody was thrown between decks:

I was in Main Reserved Section 22, 4 seats away from the fight. All
participants were in this section. Dumb guy (early 30's) who owns many
of the section tickets told a loud, obnoxious drunk guy (late 20's) to
shut up. Over the course of a few innings, drunk guy gets drunker and
more antagonistic toward the dumb guy. Drunk guy's huge (hippo-like
300lb), drunk, ex-Marine father chucks a sealed plastic beer bottle at
the dumb guy and follows it over to start a fight. Fists fly. Hippo
slams dumb guy into the back wall of the section. Dumb guy has a lower
center of gravity and sends hippo dad over a 8 ft. high wall/rail that
separates main reserved from seats below. Drunk dude goes over and
begins attacking dumb guy. Drunk dude gets dumped over the rail too,
but comes back to beat on dumb guy some more before going over the rail
for a second time. Cops and security came and hauled everyone away.


Earlier erroneous report:

NYYSI can NOT confirm these reports, but people at the game are saying that a fight broke out between a Red Sox fan and a Yankee fan during the 6th inning and a fan went toppling from the Loge Level down onto the Field Level.

Once again, we CAN NOT confirm this report. We received reports from those in attendance, but not from anyone in the precise vicinity of the scene.

The best we can do is provide the video from YES at the supposed time of the incident:



Listen closely to the crowd reaction after the 2-0 pitch. That is the time that this incident supposedly occured.

We will have to see if the reports can be confirmed by the papers in the morning. This is especially scary on the heels of this story about a fan at Shea falling to his death.

Talk about it in the NYYSI Forums!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was in Main Reserved Section 22, 4 seats away from the fight. All participants were in this section. Dumb guy (early 30's) who owns many of the section tickets told a loud, obnoxious drunk guy (late 20's) to shut up. Over the course of a few innings, drunk guy gets drunker and more antagonistic toward the dumb guy. Drunk guy's huge (hippo-like 300lb), drunk, ex-Marine father chucks a sealed plastic beer bottle at the dumb guy and follows it over to start a fight. Fists fly. Hippo slams dumb guy into the back wall of the section. Dumb guy has a lower center of gravity and sends hippo dad over a 8 ft. high wall/rail that separates main reserved from seats below. Drunk dude goes over and begins attacking dumb guy. Drunk dude gets dumped over the rail too, but comes back to beat on dumb guy some more before going over the rail for a second time. Cops and security came and hauled everyone away.

"Fake" Ian Kennedy said...

OK, so I got a few details wrong. I may have been, um, distracted, if you know what I mean. Let's just say I was in the bullpen at the time...

Brad said...

Here are the photos I promised earlier today.

This is a shot of one of the guys mid-fall. He was definitely not responsible for the fight, but he got caught up in it when he tried to tackle the jerk who started the mess.

This photo is looking into the elevated area behind M22 after the police & EMTs arrived. The guy in the back is the one who verbally escalated the situation before fists met faces.

kaybli said...

hahahaha, great job with the pics Brad.

Ross said...

Is that Josh Beckett's flab in the first one? HAHAHA

Anonymous said...

I was in M20 - here's the shot of the fall of #2.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2209/2424613296_06ffc0f34d_b.jpg

Ross said...

Those are some amazing pictures guys. Thanks.

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