Every once in a while sitting at a ballgame, you see things. If not for a certain awesome Bengals fan owning a Brett Favre handoff, you mostly see people running circles to the Benny Hill theme song. Like last night's awesome Phillies fan who quickly learned that running on the field uninvited means you're ass is getting tased (bro).
The oddity is that Steve Consalvi, a 17-year old high school senior, called his father to ask for permission.
"He said, 'Dad, can I run on the field? I said, 'I don't think you should, son.' "
"This would be a once in a lifetime experience!" the son said.
There wasn't any dare or a bet, involving the friends the teen was with.
Fearing the worst, the father called a buddy, Lou Caparoni, also at the game.
"Stevie's going to run on the field! You gotta stop him!" Wayne Consalvi recalled.
He knew his buddy, seated in another part of Citizens Bank Park, probably couldn't help.
Sure enough, in the eighth inning, there was Steve, running around in center field, trying to evade police and security personnel. An officer appeared to fire his Taser a few times before hitting the teen, who fell before being led off the field.
The result? Even though we shouldn't necessarily promote these things as good -- the unknown factor of someone running on the field is always a threat if you remember the father and son combo who assaulted the Kansas City Royals first base coach Tom Gamboa in 2002 -- but you know this will end as another funny Thanksgiving dinner story.
+ You knew that the New Orleans Super Bowl celebration would eventually calm down. Bet you didn't know that the celebration would stop dead in its tracks after reports of a Vicodin Scandal came out. Dave Cariello -- SB Nation's Canal Street Chronicles -- writes, "I'm afraid we've only been exposed to the tip of the iceberg and, as often happens in situations like this, there are more dark secrets yet to be revealed. I've just got a bad feeling that this could be bigger than we think."
+ As per usual James Walker has an opinion about the team inviting Adam "Pacman" Jones to Cincinnati for a second time, even going so far as to suggesting a look at other players if there's a need at cornerback, like Fred Smoot, who pled guilty to disorderly conduct being at the center of the Minnesota Vikings Love Boat Scandal. Not that any of that really matters now. It's just interesting to have a problem with Pacman because of his history while suggesting another player with history.
Note: So not supporting Pacman signing by the way.