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I went to a Bowie BaySox (minor league) baseball game a couple summers ago with my roommates. We got to the game about a half-inning late and sat two rows back on the third base line and the third baseman for the other team was having a rough day. He had one ball go through his legs and another one he threw into the stands. And he bobbled another one. So my friend started heckling him a little bit. Then to ourselves, we started making fun of his hair because it looked like a mullet and wondered if he had misplayed some grounders into his face. It was kind of mean-spirited, but nothing major.
A few minutes later a woman a few seats over in the front row passes a note up to my buddy. It read: "That player's mom is sitting RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU! SHHHHH!" Ooops. I made sure to loudly state a few times later in the game that the player "definitely looks like a future major leaguer." But I still felt like a dick.
A couple weeks ago, two of my friends and I went up north for the Phillies/Jays series.
We're Phillies fans, but for the most part, the Toronto fans didn't get on our case too much except for this one guy with his buddies.
He saw us wearing our red and rather passive-aggressively tried to get a rise out of us. When he saw that it wasn't working, he ramped it up a notch and kept it up before my friend Denise turned to him and said, "You know I'm ignoring you because you're wearing a Cowboys hat, right?"
The silence was deafening as he slunk away.
I was at the Tiger game this weekend and guy and his wife in my row had their little baby with them. One inning I looked over and the wife had the baby on her lap and was changing its diaper. Kind of gross to see unexpectedly at a baseball game, but whatever.
As she's finishing up, a guy walking past in the row above her bumps her arm and a little ball of poop flew out of the diaper and landed on the shoulder of the guy in front of her. She saw that I saw what happened, grabbed one of her napkins and quickly grabbed the poo ball off the dude in front of her. He felt that and looked back and she said: "There was a bug on you." Then she looked at me, shrugged and laughed.
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