Tuesday, May 04, 2010
I’m not a big sports fan. Movies? Sure. Books? You bet. Baseball? Not so much. While this is true there are moments when even I must take notice. Such moments are frozen in time marked by amazing feats of achievement and skill. These moments bring out the best of what we, as humanity, have to offer. These are shining moments that etch their way into history books and into the hearts of fans and participants too. Times that you look at and say to yourself, “Man, I wish we were there so that the kids could have seen that.” Well, such a moment passed last night. Here are the details: http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/sports/pro/baseball&id=7421034
A police officer shot a Phillies fan with a Taser gun in the bottom of the eighth inning. The kid (17) had jumped the fence and was evading the guards so the officer did the obvious, most logical thing and shot him in front of the sell out crowd. His electrified and twitching body an example to all who never believed that a police officer could get an out in the bottom of the eighth; marking the very first time that a Taser was used to subdue a spectator who ran onto the field.
Once he regains conciseness the kid is going to be charged with criminal trespass, related offenses and for wearing a Phillies tee shirt while spasming on the field.
Ma, apple pie & baseball… Man, I love ‘em!