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Video: Do not mess with Fenway Park security

May 3, 2011, 8:16 AM EDT

Tasers? We don’t need no stinkin’ tasers.

I have no idea when this was taken — from the low number of views of the video on YouTube, I’m guessing recently — but watch this idiot fan get utterly destroyed:

(via BuzzFeed)

  1. fat4jc - May 3, 2011 at 8:23 AM

    Was that Bill Goldberg who speared him?

    • aceshigh11 - May 3, 2011 at 12:38 PM

      Ha! That was a textbook Goldberg spear.

  2. woodenulykteneau - May 3, 2011 at 8:31 AM

    Fenway is famous for hiring BC football players for park security, as you just saw.

  3. Jason @ IIATMS - May 3, 2011 at 8:51 AM

    So that wasnt kimo von ohlhoffen?

  4. 18thstreet - May 3, 2011 at 9:09 AM

    So good! So good! So good!

  5. kmgannon - May 3, 2011 at 9:17 AM

    True story: I was in the CF bleachers for the 2nd home game in 2004 (Pedro v. Halladay). Of course, the “Yankees Suck” chants broke out right away, even though the Sox were playing TORONTO (b/c Sawx fans are neurotic like that). Around the 6th inning, a scrawny looking dude (maybe 5’10″, 160) in a Yankees jersey and Brroklyn hat makes his way up the stairs toward his seat near the top row. He’d been getting crap from Sox fans all game; two large drunk frat boys (about the size of these Fenway security guards) follow him up the steps, saying all sorts of wrong sh*t to him. Of course, a fight breaks out. I can’t see too much, because it’s about 10 rows behind me, but security breaks it up after a few minutes. A couple cops come up. Then, paramedics dash up the steps. About 10 minutes later, the 2 large frat boys are assisted out, one on a stretcher. The Yankees dude follows, cuffed, escorted by 2 Boston cops, not a scratch on him. Moral of the story, Sox fans: leave the Yankees fans alone, no matter how scrawny they look.

    Don’t know if it’s on topic, but this video made me remember that game–and I still am amazed at how neurotic the Sox fans were about the Yankees–even when there were 2 freakin’ Cy Young winners engaged in a pitching duel the whole time. If you like to actually watch a ball game, the Fenway bleachers are not for you.

    • marinersnate - May 3, 2011 at 12:40 PM

      WOW! Thanks for the tip. The rest of us had no idea what “tough guy’s” you Yankees’ fans are. Just WOW!

      (I guess it is a good thing for Fenway security that the guy in the video wasn’t a scrawny Yankees’ fan. Why he would have singlehandedly taken out the entire security force- and then probably mopped up the Grounds Crew just for good measure.)

      Oh, btw, exactly what was this scrawny guy doing at Fenway decked out in his Yankees’ gear- for a Red Sox-Jays game?

      • Kevin S. - May 4, 2011 at 1:24 AM

        I go to games in all different stadiums because I’m a bit of a stadium whore and I love watching baseball in person, regardless of who’s playing. I also always where some form of Yankee gear, because that’s the team I support. Shockingly, you don’t have to be a fan of the teams playing to purchase a ticket to an Major League Baseball game.

  6. dirtyharry1971 - May 3, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    another redsuk fan who likes to be manhandled by another guy.

    • pisano - May 3, 2011 at 10:02 AM

      That’s why Red Sox fans are loved all over the country. In Anaheim they get their asses kicked not only in the stadium, but in the parking lots. Anaheim draws a lot of hispanic fans and anyone that watches boxing knows these little guys can scrap and there’s no quit in them. The moral of the story is for Boston fans to stay in Boston. I’m just sayin.

      • bobwsc - May 3, 2011 at 11:48 AM

        the Sox swept them 4 straight in April in Ananheim and have owned the Angels over the last dozen games or so. great logic, and even better views on race.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - May 3, 2011 at 1:27 PM

        Everyone saw how awesome the LA area sports fans behave in parking lots. I wouldn’t brag.

        Is that SF fan still in a coma?

  7. Old Gator - May 3, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Who needs tasers when you’ve got beanbag guns?

  8. shaggylocks - May 3, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Well, that was definitely taken this season. You can tell by the new video boards.

  9. BC - May 3, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    I was at a Mets-Phillies game last August (Halliday pitched a four hitter, surprise) and a fight broke out a couple sections over in the left field corner. Security administered a serious beatdown.
    Three places to never get in any sort of fight: 1) a casino; 2) a bar; 3) a ballpark. Someone gets in your face or beers you, wave for an usher and security and just let it go.

    • cur68 - May 3, 2011 at 11:26 AM

      BC: If I may, can I add at a hockey game to your list? Particularly ‘getting into a fight with at a hockey game with a player’. The security staff are more there for the fans protection from the players and are skilled, not unlike lion tamers, in subduing irate players, not fans. For example, once, a large, chubby chap tried to get into it with famous tough guy Ty Domi while Domi was in the penalty box for, of course, fighting. Domi’s not real big, and the fan was hefty, but what Domi lacks in size he makes up for in aggression, skill, experience, and a pair of hands the size of cinder blocks. At one point the play by play guy was begging for the fan to be let into the penalty box with Domi, just to see him get his a$$ beat.

      Other instances feature players going into stands, dragging fans over the boards or catching them on the ice. It never ends well for the fan.

      Bottom line; do not get into a fight with pro hockey player.

      • BC - May 3, 2011 at 12:06 PM

        I remember one game at MSG when the Bruins went into the stands. Milbury and a couple guys just teed off on this guy that beered the Bruins bench.
        And as useless as the Hartford Whalers usually were, fights broke out in the stands any time the Bruins came to town.
        The all timer was when that drunk guy and his son ran on the field and attacked the (I think) White Sox first base coach. Players on both teams just piled on and started whaling away at them. Wish they’d broken their necks. As it was, they left in a lot worse condition than they arrived in. Hopefully they’re still in jail.

      • cur68 - May 3, 2011 at 1:16 PM

        “The all timer was when that drunk guy and his son ran on the field and attacked the (I think) White Sox first base coach.”
        That was Royals first base coach Tom Gamboa that was attacked at a CWS game.

        I don’t know about daddy idiot but son idiot got out of jail and was promptly re-arrested for dealing drugs. Color us all surprised.

        I gotta tell you, after seeing that I was sure proud of ballplayers; they really can fight with enthusiasm. Not as well as hockey players but a zillion times better than basketball and football players (who fight like girls). I bet it brought tears to Nolan Ryan’s & Kyle Farnsworth’s eyes. Now there’s a couple of ballplayers who could really throw some hands.

  10. Jack Marshall - May 3, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    This was last night. The announcers on NESN were laughing about it after it happened. Eck said, “Wow! THAT was fast!” Adrian Gonzalez was giggling over it for some time afterward.

    • rsnorth - May 3, 2011 at 11:35 AM

      Yup. Last night at Fenway. Fenway security guys are great. I’ve seen one guy get between two fighting madmen, split them up and horse collar the aggressor. They are fast and efficient.

      • bobwsc - May 3, 2011 at 11:50 AM

        and if Karim Garcia is around, you might end up with a bullpen fight.

  11. deathmonkey41 - May 3, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    So, I guess the Red Sox players aren’t the only ones juicing at Fenway! Maybe Big Papi brought them some “Dominican Protein Shakes” before the game?

  12. bobwsc - May 3, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    imagine if he cut off Zimmer when he was going after Pedro?

  13. 24may98 - May 4, 2011 at 2:19 AM

    In considering such fan “encounters”, one should know the lore of Mike Curtis (Baltimore Colts MLB) and the fan:

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