From the always classy and accurate NY POST:
Another month brought another Philadelphia Phillies controversy after video surfaced Monday of a child apparently drinking from a bottle of beer at a game. The video shows the boy with a plastic beer bottle in his right hand, drinking from the bottle. He appears to be between three and four years old, and he is wearing a white Phillies home jersey.
“Phillies fans are an illustrious bunch. In the past year, they have vomited, prostituted and been Tasered. Now it appears that childhood drinking can be added to the list,” said the Huffington Post blog. “Drinking beers at 4 years old, forced vomiting on people by age 21. Who would allow a toddler to drink a beer, at $9 a bottle, I’m keeping that beer to myself,” said a contributor to the sports blog TedWilliamsHead.com.
I can defend this action a little. Last season at a Dodgers game, my then one-year-old son spilled beer on both of us. By night's end, the two of us still smelled Coors-y. But, I did at least stop him from drinking my beer - which led to his only tears of the whole night (including the Fireworks display).
One of my greatest / most telling memories of Philly sports was getting yelled at by the Phillie Phanatic at my friend's Bar Mitzvah. (Yes, he appears at Bar Mitzvahs). Apparently all the green fur covers the blackest of hearts. Or maybe we just tugged on his snout too much.