Boisterous crowd breaks stadium noise meter

A loud and unruly crowd at AT&T Park last night broke the stadium’s noise meter when it refused to stop cheering even though the meter was clearly being pushed to its limit. "I realize we are the ones who put the noise meter up, but there’s no excuse for the fans to purposely destroy it like that,” said Giants team president Laurence Baer. “It’s rude, is what it is. Rude. Now we have to pay a bunch of money to buy a new noise meter or just go the rest of the season without one.”One Giants fan said he regrets his role in breaking the noise meter.“I guess I just got caught up in the moment,” said season ticket holder Matt Mancuso. “The crowd noise kept growing and I guess it became mob mentality at some point. I’m just glad no one got hurt when the noise meter finally exploded. There was fake mercury everywhere.”