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Beer-fueled naked man streaks the Phillies Cardinals game

May 25, 2012, 8:45 AM EDT

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Don’t look Ethel!

We mentioned the streaker from last night’s Phillies-Cardinals fan in the recaps this morning, but Jeff Passan has his story.  His name is Collin J. Grundstrom. And you will be shocked to learn that alcohol was involved.

Also, will someone please think of the children?

One row in front of Grundstrom sat Jackson Dement, a precocious 7-year-old redhead who had come to see baseball. Instead, he saw a naked dude … Jackson Dement, fan, declared to his mom, Kellee: “This was the best game ever.”

Great report from Passan, who found himself in the right place at the right time.  Even if I am somewhat upset that he did not ask why a Phillies fan traveled all the way to St. Louis to disrupt a baseball game. God, those guys.

  1. runyetirun - May 25, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Was the name Samuel Q. Taintleton already taken?

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - May 25, 2012 at 11:26 AM

      Now that kid’s eyes are TAINTED!

    • okwhitefalcon - May 25, 2012 at 4:04 PM

      Apparently the Angels are contemplating signing the streaker to a 10 year $250 million free agent deal.

  2. dondada10 - May 25, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Speaking of being at the right place at the right time, how about the sign in the outfield this guy ran past as this photo was taken?

  3. jarathen - May 25, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Player throwing things down and hitting an umpire with said things, generally throwing a tantrum on the field = bad behavior, no lasting harm done.

    Drunk dude goes streaking = innocent children, women warped forever.

  4. caps247 - May 25, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Here we go again.

  5. NJgriffNC - May 25, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    Fueled*

  6. Dusty Baker Clogs the Dugout - May 25, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    Never mind the naked dude, how about that Ray Stevens reference in the first line of this story? I’m pretty sure that makes me glad this thing happened.

  7. notadumbblond3 - May 25, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    “Oh yes they call him The Streak. (Boogity Boogity)”. I, as a Reds fan, would like to thank this guy for undoubtedly influencing the outcome of this game in favor of the Phillies. Thank you sir for your contribution in helping the Reds get to 1st place.

    • notadumbblond3 - May 25, 2012 at 10:09 AM

      I assume the thumbs down came from a Cardinals fan… Lighten up, Francis! The Cards have a great team and the battle for the NL Central is going to be intense and it’s going to be fun. Let’s be honest with ourselves here. Neither team is just going to run away with the division because both teams have their flaws. Anyone on either side that doesn’t think either of these teams have issues is kidding themselves.

  8. mungman69 - May 25, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    It happened where, in St. Louis? I didn’t think anything happened in St Louis.

    • bearsrulepackdrool - May 25, 2012 at 2:09 PM

      Good point except for that little World Series win and Pujols debacle.

  9. mattintoledo - May 25, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    I was at a game in Tiger Stadium when a guy jumped the center field fence, landed on the warning track, stripped naked and started running. The conscious decisions these guys have to make – strip before or after going over the wall? – before they do these things crack me up.

    It was also funny to see the escalation in reaction from the crowd. Starts with murmur when people realize there’s a fan on the field. Buzz heightens as people see he’s taking off his clothes. Unrestrained cheers and laughter as he takes off in his birthday suit, twirling his jeans above his head.

    • bearsrulepackdrool - May 25, 2012 at 2:11 PM

      You’d think security would notice a guy standing up and stripping. So yea it makes since to quickly jump down then strip.

  10. deathmonkey41 - May 25, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    In all honestly the situation could have been much worse- that could have been Rosie O’Donnell running buck naked out there.

    • foreverchipper10 - May 25, 2012 at 11:43 AM

      Well now that image is seared into my brain. Thanks for that.

    • skids003 - May 25, 2012 at 12:57 PM

      deathmonkey, that would make everyone in the stadium throw up, think of the smell!!

  11. The Baseball Idiot - May 25, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Right now in Jeff City, there are 197 members of the Missouri legislature who are upset that they can’t get the same amount of publicity this guy will.

    Does Clare McCaskill attend Cardinals games?

    • snowbirdgothic - May 25, 2012 at 7:17 PM

      To be fair, the only thing in Jeff City worth talking about is Celebrity Dairy.

  12. sgtr0c - May 25, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    He was looking for the squirrel, duh….people don’t talk to squirrels with clothes on, geez….

  13. stoutfiles - May 25, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Streaking pros and cons as shown by the media:

    Pros- Crowd loves it, get on the news, get to be on the field, great story to tell forever.

    Cons- You get tackled when they catch you.

    If you guys would talk about the legal ramifications of streaking, or, not talk about it at all, then people wouldn’t do this. As it is you’re actively promoting people to continue doing it as the pros far outweigh the cons.

    • OchentaYcinco - May 25, 2012 at 9:53 AM

      If talking about the ramifications meant no one would do this, WHY WOULD WE EVER WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE RAMIFICATIONS OF THIS?

      Let’s think of the children and how we’re affecting them. Better yet, let’s ask them: Jackson Dement, has this game warped your fragile little mind?

      “This was the best game ever.”

      Society. Destroyed.

    • chadjones27 - May 25, 2012 at 9:54 AM

      And, let me guess, video games are to blame for the violence in the world?

    • mattintoledo - May 25, 2012 at 10:13 AM

      Somewhere north of 5M fans a year go to MLB games. We have, what, 1 or 2 streakers a year. That’s 5M minus one people who know full well the ramifications of streaking and don’t do it, mainly because it involves being naked in front of 1,000s of people. Isn’t that literally the most common nightmare? Anyway, something tells me sanctimonious editorials aren’t going to be the thing that stops that outlier.

    • notadumbblond3 - May 25, 2012 at 10:25 AM

      It never ceases to amaze me how uptight people are about nudity. Americans are the only ones who care. No one else in the world does (well, maybe the British, but not nearly as much as we do). That is why people continue to streak. It gets a rise out of people, which is always fun. They know they’ll get their 15 minutes of fame because of the rise they get out of people and by extension, the media. If people (and the media) didn’t act all shocked and appalled, there would be no point in doing it, which to an extent, proves your point but I don’t think the media pointing out the legal ramifications would have any effect what-so-ever. I can’t remember a streaker ever being sober. It’s always someone who’s obliterated. And when people are drunk, they don’t give a flying f$*% about legal ramifications, known or unknown. Not to mention the fact that some people are just attention whores, and therefore don’t care if the attention they’re receiving is good attention or bad attention. Hence the propensity, when aided by copious quantities of alcohol, to streak or do something else equally inane.

    • kkolchak - May 25, 2012 at 12:00 PM

      You mean aside from the fact that when you get arrested, your name will be permanently burned into the Internet and will come up on a Google search for every job you ever apply for?

      If that isn’t enough of a deterrent, I don’t know what else would be. Lighten up.

  14. broncsfan72 - May 25, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Hey mungman69! Championships happen in St. Louis!

  15. sportsdrenched.com - May 25, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    I thought there would have been Ray Stevens references after last falls Rally Squirrel went bezerck. Does’t Ray Stevens do shows in Branson, MO? Someone should get on that.

    Also, Will this streak be deemed “The Greatest Streaker in Baseball”?

  16. antlerclaws - May 25, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Another potential con– today you’re just as likely to get tasered when the cops catch you, and you’re laying on the ground flopping like a fish in your birthday suit. EVERYTHING is flopping, for all to see.

  17. umrguy42 - May 25, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    So the Phillies are totally gonna be about the Rally Streaker now, right?

  18. Walk - May 25, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    That happened before at a concert where i was making a few extra dollars. I did nothing, apparently though it was a situation that happens a lot as the regular security crew had a poncho they rolled the guy in and took him away.

  19. OchentaYcinco - May 25, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    The squirrel was naked too and nobody even mentions that part. Stupid squirrels, corrupting our youth…

  20. mybrunoblog - May 25, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Joe Buck called the Cardinals and requested multiple copies of the video of this event. Buck told Cardinals officials ” Aikman and I are gonna go over this tape very closely”

  21. dondada10 - May 25, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Evidently, the tattoo on his left side reads “Hakuna Matata.” It means no clothes, for the rest of your days.

  22. proudliberal85392 - May 25, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Klassy with a K.

  23. leftywildcat - May 25, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    More than one kind of squirrel on the field in St. Louis lately.

    The Phillies have their Fanatic, the Cardinals have their own kind of fanatic, too. Naked as a jaybird, as the song says.

    • okwhitefalcon - May 25, 2012 at 12:16 PM

      Boog-a-dat, boog-a-dat.

  24. dawglb - May 25, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Can he be charged as a sex offender since he was exposed to thousands of minors?

  25. mungman69 - May 25, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    I was in St Louis for a while working. It was winter and there wasn’t anything happening. I couldn’t even get NBA tickets.

    • sportsdrenched.com - May 25, 2012 at 2:02 PM

      I couldn’t even get NBA tickets

      You say that like it’s a bad thing.

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