April 22, 2007

Blinded By The Light

New York Post:
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.

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.
From a book that should be on your shelf:
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.

"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.
Good thing he wasn't a Diamondbacks fan.

7 comments:

s1c said...

It is outbursts of glee (like Friday night when Coco hit his triple), during these games that gets me banished to the basement TV. Except of course when the BH and Daughter are watching the game with me.

Just did some calculating and I see that the bats are really awful for Daisuke so far this year. Of course as usual I have a full breakdown at Peace.

Should I be glad that the Sox have held the Yankees to 5.5 runs per game when they are averaging 6.375 runs per game?

L-girl said...

Great post!

I hope everyone in Joy Nation owns a copy of that excellent book. Something tells me they do not. Like all the royalty cheques we don't see.

redsock said...

He was a psycho. He used to scream for no reason.

Ahhhhh, New York.

L-girl said...

Ahhhhh, New York.

I know. Makes you miss it, doesn't it?

redsock said...

Yes, as long as I don't live in his building.

Bartman said...

Who remembers during the Mets/Sox World Series the woman right behind home plate in New York who used to rotate her arms in front of her whenever a Sox pitcher was about to pitch?

L-girl said...

Who remembers during the Mets/Sox World Series the woman right behind home plate in New York who used to rotate her arms in front of her whenever a Sox pitcher was about to pitch?

I do. But that happens on almost every Yankees or Mets postseason home game. Someone is always doing that for national TV.