A none-too-bright Mets fan was busted after allegedly pointing a high-powered flashlight into the eyes of opposing players from the stands at Shea Stadium.From a book that should be on your shelf:
Frank Martinez, 40, of The Bronx, was accused of blinding pitcher Tim Hudson from a seat behind home plate Friday night, using a small Streamline flashlight. ... Martinez also allegedly aimed the light at shortstop Edgar Renteria and second-base umpire Paul Emmel ...
Security ejected the dim bulb from the stadium and cops charged him with interference with a professional sporting event and reckless endangerment.
Five thousand fans were at Fenway Park on Saturday, July 6, [1918,] for the first game of the Red Sox's important series against first-place Cleveland. Early in the game, [catcher] Steve O'Neill of the Indians was at the plate when he called time and pointed to a blinding glare coming from the right field pavilion. A police officer investigated and confiscated a hand mirror being manipulated by an overzealous Red Sox fan.P.S. from the Post:
Former Bronx neighbors of Martinez, an exterminator, said the was thrown out of his Ericson Place apartment because of his Mets fanaticism.Good thing he wasn't a Diamondbacks fan.
"He was a psycho. He used to scream for no reason," said Abigail Torres. She said when the team would play he would shout "M! E! T! S!" at the top of his lungs and later at about 3 a.m. he would go into the hallway and do it again, over and over.