Tuesday, July 29, 2008

And People Say That Cubs' Fans Aren't Passionate

Fan-on-fan violence: it's not just for the Red Sox and Yankees anymore:
McHenry County authorities say three Chicago Cubs fans face felony battery charges after allegedly beating a Chicago White Sox fan so badly he lost his right eye.

The men are accused of beating 32-year-old Robert Steele of Gurnee during a 2-year-old girl's Sesame Street-themed birthday party.
The girl got off without a beating when she said that she only cared about Da Bears.

As is usually the case with these stories, there's absolutely nothing in this article explaining how the attackers' or the victim's baseball rooting interests had any bearing on the matter. Were they wearing Leon Durham and Chet Lemon throwback jerseys? Did one of the attackers yell "Glory be to the North Side!" before delivering a decisive blow?

2 comments:

Ralph said...

Well, you know what they say...it's all fun and games till someone loses an eye.

Chris Heer said...

As a fellow resident of Gurnee, I vow to find any and all Sox fans within town limits and call them "poo faces."

At least this way you'll know the details when the story ends up in the paper.