Monday, June 07, 2010

Philly Keeping It Real

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.

11 comments:

Mr. Customer said...

I hope you washed your hands after tugging on the Phanatic's snout. God only knows where it's been.

Dusty Baker said...

I bet this Philly kid had been hanging out too much with that 2 year old Indonesian chain smoker.

A Delino said...

@DB - These two kids will be the next great VH1 reality show.

Neeebs said...

What is Jimmy Carter doing at a Phillies' game and why is he holding an infant. Billy Carter I can understand. (*head bowed*)

A Delino said...

BILLY BEER!

MR. F said...

Where's Rex Banner when you need him?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If only his father hadn't run onto the field, this whole crisis could have been averted.

Josh S. said...

That kid is wasting perfectly good beer that could be poured on Shane Victorino!

Mr. Customer said...

@Josh S

I'm willing to forgive that offense as long as he later puked on Shane Victorino

Dusty Baker said...

I would prefer drinking the beer myself, tasing Victorino, then puking on him.

Todd said...

Gotta say you did a great job of keeping the beer spill self contained. I don't think I was hit with a single drop.