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Phillies avoid on-field distraction … for a night

May 5, 2010, 11:14 PM EDT

fan taser.jpgThe Phillies made it through Wednesday’s game against the Cardinals without a fan running onto the field for the first time in three nights.  Deserving or undeserving, let’s chalk up some of the credit to their new stadium policies.

According to the Associated Press, via NBCSports.com, Philadelphia police officers will no longer be involved in the apprehension of fans that run onto the Citizens Bank Park field, unless completely necessary.  It was a city cop who tased and arrested Steven Consalvi on Monday night.  On Wednesday, his family issued an apology:

“Steve and his family wish to apologize to all
Philadelphia Phillies fans, the entire Philadelphia Phillies
organization, players, staff and security, as well as the Philadelphia
Police Department for what occurred that evening,” attorney Steven F.
O’Meara said in a statement.  “His family hopes and prays that people will
understand that teenagers do impulsive things. This
young man has never been in trouble before and has learned a valuable
lesson.”

The Phillies also established a new fine for fans that enter the field of play: $2500.  We can only hope that puts a stop to the attention-seekers.  Or, as the Consalvi family likes to call them, “impulsive teenagers.”

  1. Old Gator - May 6, 2010 at 12:27 AM

    I do understand. I was a teenager once myself.
    .
    I think. It’s hard to remember that far back. Then again, I assume if I wait long enough, I’m going to pass back through being a teenager on the way to my second childhood. I’ll see how impulsive I feel then. Should be an interesting way to spend my dotage.
    .
    Meanwhile, if Steven going to run around pissing in his pants like that, as a gesture of understanding I’m happy to loan him a box of Depends.

  2. CitizensPark - May 6, 2010 at 12:30 PM

    The Phillies have a $2500 fine for jumping on the field, I would rather be tased, just tase me Bro. What other kind of fines have they instituted. This team now deserves to lose for not having a sense of humor. Lighten up.

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