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Jerk injures a woman and pushes a young girl aside to get a foul ball

Aug 22, 2013, 9:15 AM EDT

I saw a tweet or two about this before I went to bed last night but missed what was going on. Crossing Broad collected them, however, and from them we get a general idea about the biggest jerk on the planet: a grown man who pushed a woman and a little girl aside to get a foul ball during last night’s Rockies-Phillies game.

Way to go, human garbage. Now go home and grow up.

  1. chacochicken - Aug 22, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Damn, I already said I was sorry. That little girl was stronger than you think.

    • indaburg - Aug 22, 2013 at 9:40 AM

      She had it coming.

      • chacochicken - Aug 22, 2013 at 9:52 AM

        She was clearly old enough to dress herself, therefore old enough to get pushed out of the way for a foul ball.

      • indaburg - Aug 22, 2013 at 10:27 AM

        My thinking exactly.

      • historiophiliac - Aug 22, 2013 at 11:51 AM

        Somebody needs some remedial Kindergarten Offensive Training.

      • kevinbnyc - Aug 22, 2013 at 1:30 PM

        If she wanted the ball she could have pushed him out of the way.

  2. nolanwiffle - Aug 22, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    But Dude, it was a baseball…..used in a real game…..touched by actual major leaguers! Doesn’t that count for anything??!!

    • fanofevilempire - Aug 22, 2013 at 12:04 PM

      I feel sad about this……..he didn’t get the ball, poor guy.

      Seriously he needed to get thrown out.

  3. greymares - Aug 22, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Damn Rockies fans.

    • yahmule - Aug 22, 2013 at 11:52 AM

      Way to generalize, you dusty nag.

      • chacochicken - Aug 22, 2013 at 2:43 PM

        That’s funny, I got kicked that last time a mule and a horse got into a fight.

      • yahmule - Aug 22, 2013 at 7:08 PM

        Don’t be a pecker.


  4. schlemealsschlimazel - Aug 22, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    “Your name is pronounced ‘Cantstandya'”?

    “NO! It’s Costanza! C-O-S-T-A-N-Z-A! Jerry! Tell them, Jerry! Jerry! JERRY!”

  5. stoutfiles - Aug 22, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    The biggest jerk on the planet? Hyperbole much?

    • sneschalmers - Aug 22, 2013 at 9:44 AM

      The most hyperbole in the history of all written languages.

      • natstowngreg - Aug 22, 2013 at 11:05 AM

        Doubt it. In Egyptian heiroglyphics, I’m sure you could find with some pretty bad hyperbole about their kings’ divine qualities.

    • tigersfandan - Aug 22, 2013 at 11:37 AM

      Yeah, I’d say those teens who killed that college baseball player out of boredom were worse than this guy.

    • fanofevilempire - Aug 22, 2013 at 12:05 PM

      you mean he is a bigger jerk then A-Rod?

    • Old Gator - Aug 22, 2013 at 12:32 PM

      It’d be hilarious if some archaeologist translated those heiroglyphics and they read “here lies a complete asshole, but his father was even worse.”

  6. planck16 - Aug 22, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Wow, this post is up 15 minutes and nobody has said anything about this being a typical Philadelphia Phillies fan! Clearly you can see the “Ph” on the guy’s jersey. I live in Philly, so I see it every day!

    Wow, I am going to go out of my way to hurt others for a foul ball from a team that is sub .500. You stay classy Philly and why is this guy even out that night, I thought there was a Rocky Marathon playing on TNT.

    • faeridream - Aug 23, 2013 at 10:46 PM

      You say you live in Philly, but I have a hard time believing that – why would you live here if you think that Philadelphians have no class and do nothing but watch Rocky movies? So I figure you’re either a liar or just an ass. Or both.

  7. yanksfan27 - Aug 22, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    was it a Phillies fan? Had to be… typical scum Philly trash

    • bdawk20 - Aug 22, 2013 at 9:43 AM

      Moron, the guy is a Rockies fan. And this coming from a Yankees fan, the most intolerable of people.

      • planck16 - Aug 22, 2013 at 9:44 AM

        Moron, you can clearly see the Phillies’ “Ph” on the guy’s jersey. It is a white jersey, which means it is a home jersey with the mascot, not the city, listed on the front. Come on man….

      • planck16 - Aug 22, 2013 at 9:47 AM

        Plus, the Phillies use a font that is cursive, see the part of the jersey on the left, while the Rockies use block lettering.

      • yanksfan27 - Aug 22, 2013 at 9:51 AM

        Haa didn’t even notice the “PH” just knew it had to be a Philly fan. So you, BDAWK20 are clearly the MORON

      • heyblueyoustink - Aug 22, 2013 at 9:56 AM

        ” typical scum Philly trash ”

        See this here? You’re no better for even writing that kind of generalization, douche bag, idiot, small minded, mouth breathing, still breast feeding, BS.

    • heyblueyoustink - Aug 22, 2013 at 9:50 AM

      Well, considering the guy was wearing a Rockies jersey, he *must* have been a Phillies fan.

      • kevinbnyc - Aug 22, 2013 at 1:32 PM

        Clever disguise, don’t you think?

    • kcarm30 - Aug 22, 2013 at 9:54 AM

      yeah yanksfan27–typical philly trash!

      I’m sure nothing like this ever happens at other stadiums…but go ahead and bring up the Santa thing, that never gets old. Grow up and stop trolling on message boards ya loser.

      • akme06042011 - Aug 22, 2013 at 10:16 AM

        it is typical of the philly fans. of course it happens at other stadiums, but I think everyone can agree philly fans are the worse!

    • flyinhighwithvick - Aug 22, 2013 at 12:17 PM

      Big talk coming from a New Yorker.

  8. makeham98 - Aug 22, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Try going after any ball in any park these days. . . “Human garbage”? Geez, give it a rest. Wasn’t that guy who was killed at the Rangers park trying to get a ball being tossed up to him? Did he “deserve” what happened to him?

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Aug 22, 2013 at 10:12 AM

      You really don’t think there’s a difference between a man reaching over for a ball tossed to his son by an outfielder, and a guy knocking over a woman and then pushing over a little girl? I mean, there’s no way these aren’t two completely separate acts, or else you’d never think of making the comparison…

      • makeham98 - Aug 22, 2013 at 9:36 PM

        So your ability to comprehend is limited… what I said was people do stupid, moronic things to get a baseball in the stands. Which of these two acts wasn’t stupid? You must believe that getting a baseball is worth falling to your death, right?

        Please oh please enlighten us as the wise choice made by the guy who fell trying to get a souvenir.

        Sheesh, churchoftheVERYlimitedintelligence.

  9. MyTeamsAllStink - Aug 22, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    if you’re over the age of 18 and still bringing your glove to a game and knocking over people to catch a foul ball you’re a loser.Oh and if you are an adult and you happen to catch one and don’t give it to the first child you see?You’re a loser and an ass.

    • hasbeen5 - Aug 22, 2013 at 10:40 AM

      I’ve gone back and forth on the glove thing. If I take my 4 year old to a game and sit on the baselines, I’d probably take it because looking like a douche is worth it if a line drive came at my kid’s head.

      As to the 2nd point, if I were ever at a game without my kid and caught a foul ball, I’d take it home to him rather than give it to a kid I don’t know. So yeah, I’d probably get booed but whatever.

      Now this clown? Obvious douche. I wouldn’t leave my seat to get a ball, much less knock over women and children

    • brewcrewfan54 - Aug 22, 2013 at 10:47 AM

      I’ve never caught a ball at a game and don’t go out of my way to get one if it is hit my way. That being said, if I ever do catch one you can be damn sure I’m either keeping it for myself or I’ll take it home and give to my niece. I’m not giving it to some strangers kid who’s crying because he didn’t get what he wanted.

      • stlouis1baseball - Aug 22, 2013 at 11:39 AM

        Right there with you 54! Only came close once. So yeah…the only kid I may or may NOT give it to are my own two kids. Most likely…I am adding it to my memorabilia collection.

      • brewcrewfan54 - Aug 22, 2013 at 12:04 PM

        Atta boy stlouis. Not that there’s anything wrong with giving it to a kid but I don’t get the people who say that’s what you have to do.

      • delsj - Aug 22, 2013 at 12:21 PM

        Atta boy stlouis. That must be some memorabilia collection! But aren’t you afraid you would cause a rift between your two kids when die trying to decide who gets the foul ball from that meaningless regular season game that you knocked two girls over to get?

      • brewcrewfan54 - Aug 22, 2013 at 12:32 PM

        I don’t see the part where stlouis said he would try to get a ball hit to him at all costs.

      • delsj - Aug 22, 2013 at 12:51 PM

        That’s the story and the circumstances of the post. If you just catch a foul ball hit to you, you don’t get ejected and no one boos you (even in Philadelphia). No one cares what you do with the ball, but have you ever see a ballgirl give a ball to an adult – even when they act like children? It’s a childhood memory or a toy, not memorabilia.

      • brewcrewfan54 - Aug 22, 2013 at 1:22 PM

        What the hell ever. Why don’t you look at the context it was in. His comment was directly responding to what I wrote, not the article itself.

  10. dirtyharry1971 - Aug 22, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Surprised this didn’t happen at a bluejays game, those French Canadians usually are rude like this. I know I love it when I see them driving on the road as I send them a message back

    • APBA Guy - Aug 22, 2013 at 1:11 PM

      Please ban Harry-enough with this tedious obsession.

  11. sayheysayhey - Aug 22, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Here is a little something on the rules of getting a foul ball or ball…

  12. eagles512 - Aug 22, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    A d’bag goes for a foul ball and its “typical Philly.” Guys get beat up at other parks and its “this happens everywhere.”

    • yahmule - Aug 22, 2013 at 11:57 AM

      Listen, you guys brought it on yourselves. The assholes in Philly (who are the minority of fans) take inordinate pride in being assholes. The Raiders are in the same boat.

    • delsj - Aug 22, 2013 at 12:34 PM

      Who cares? You only excite the trolls by trying to argue it.

  13. ramrene - Aug 22, 2013 at 10:54 AM


    That “little something on the rules of getting a foul ball” was a little something that you wrote up expressing your opinion on what the rules should be. It’s not official by any means.

  14. pandaaa69 - Aug 22, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    I pushed what are you pussies going to do about it? Internet gangsters

    • historiophiliac - Aug 22, 2013 at 11:15 AM

      Do you ever say anything actually about baseball or do you just go around talking about what you can’t get all the time?

  15. thomas844 - Aug 22, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    When a little kid tries hard for a foul ball, it’s adorable. When a grown man tries that hard to snag a foul ball hit by twenty-something year-olds, it’s creepy.

  16. canadiansportsfan77 - Aug 22, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Go Jays Go Isles

  17. canadiansportsfan77 - Aug 22, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Apparently a man known as Dirty Harry was the culprit

  18. flyinhighwithvick - Aug 22, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    Had this happened in Atlanta, it wouldn’t even be mentioned. But then again, you need fans in the stands in ATL for something like this to actually happen. Best record in baseball and they draw 15,000 a night. Pathetic.

    • planck16 - Aug 22, 2013 at 12:45 PM

      I love when idiots who post things are dead wrong. The Braves average over 32k a game, not even close to the 15k you mentioned. The only knock you have on the Braves is that fans don’t show up, but the Braves are consistenly voted one of the top 3 favorite teams in baseball behind the Yankees and Red Sox. The stadium location sucks in Atlanta and that is a major reason for the draw. If you want to look at a correlation of something, look at how the Phailures have a high payroll and how it correlates to victories? Every other team with high payrolls are in the playoff hunt.

      Also, I love how all these Philadelphia fans are beating their chests still about their town and sports. Let’s do a quick recap: Football team blows, fired Andy Reid. Basketball team blows, Doug Collins quits. Hockey team chokes on a consistent basis. Baseball team blows, fire Charlie Manuel. Cooper is a racist, Vick is a criminal, Lenny Dykstra is a scumbag, and Darren Daulton (God Bless Him and his illness) still believes he can bend and warp space and time. The only thing worth cheering about in Philly is the MLS team the Union…….

      • flyinhighwithvick - Aug 22, 2013 at 1:03 PM

        Last sunday, with a division rival in town, 27k in attendance, 50 percent capacity for the stadium….on a Sunday! You’re going to use the excuse of the stadium location for it’s poor attendance? Really? Still horse and buggies down there?

        So lets recap Atlanta….Vick may be a criminal, but he came from Atlanta before going to jail. Two different hockey teams in Atlanta at two different times, both move out of town. Basketball team sucks, always has, always will. Falcons choke every year in the playoffs, at home no less. No wonder that guy jumped last week. Oh and Otis Nixon got busted for crack, tells the cops it belongs to his kid! Stay Classy Otis!

      • planck16 - Aug 22, 2013 at 1:18 PM

        See, I can do this all day. The Falcons suck because they have a choker QB that is from Philly in Matt Ryan aka The Exton Exit. You crack on Vick, but celebrate him in your screen name. The best player in the history of the Eagles organization is from the South and his name is Brian Dawkins, so why crack on the South since your beloved Vick, Brian Dawkins, Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Reggie White etc are all from the South.

        Vick was released from the Falcons as soon as there was trouble, he was signed by the Eagles after the trouble.

        The stadium was built for the convenience of the Olympics, not to draw baseball fans.

        Nobody cares about hockey below the Mason Dixon line, so that stinger doesn’t hurt at all.

        Making fun of somebody’s death is a typical classy move of Philly.

        Otis Nixon isn’t doing SportsTalk radio in Atlanta like your scumbags. Walk around Atlanta and I guarantee you won’t see Otis Nixon jerseys, but you will see Vick, Dykstra, and Daulton jerseys.

      • planck16 - Aug 22, 2013 at 1:24 PM

        I will tell you what, this is my last post with you. You are 20+ games out of first. You are going on your second straight year of .500 and below baseball. You are irrelevant to the game right now, which makes you irrelevant on a Baseball Website.

        Go home after you get off your shift at SEPTA. Crack a good ol’ Yuengling. Go eat a hoagie. Be nice to your girlfriend, call your ex-wife to catch up with the kids, put on your Cunningham or McNabb jersey that you refuse to toss and relax. Your earned it big guy! Retirement is only 52 years away.

      • faeridream - Aug 23, 2013 at 11:45 PM

        I’m not wasting my night arguing your false statistics, stupid excuses, or why you feel you are the deciding factor in who’s relevant enough to talk about – last I checked, MLBNetwork still spends plenty of time talking about the Phillies. One rough season doesn’t erase over a century of baseball history and suddenly make anyone irrelevant. What IS irrelevant, at least here on HardballTalk, is your opinion on all of the other Philly sports teams.
        Anyway, my main reason for posting is this: you say making fun of a dead guy is a typical “classy move of Philly” – all of Philadelphia didn’t say that, one guy did. And as a Philadelphian I would never condone that. While I agree with what FlyingHigh said regarding the Phillies, he’s obviously a big fan of a guy who enjoyed torturing and ultimately murdering countless numbers of dogs, so it shouldn’t surprise you that he had no problem saying what he did. I myself have not watched an Eagles game or supported the Eagles in any way, since they signed Vick.
        And you, yourself apparently think we should all stop showing support for Daulton because he has brain cancer? He doesn’t deserve to be grouped with scum like Vick, Nixon and Dykstra. I wear my Dutch jersey even prouder now than I did before because of the fight & strength he’s shown since his diagnosis, and his refusal to give up. Not that I ever even imagined him handling it any other way. That’s just the kind of person he is, and for you to suggest that makes him a lesser person is just as disgusting as FlyinHigh’s comment about the Braves fan who died. So congrats, you’re both A-holes!

  19. makeham98 - Aug 22, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    A St. Louis memorabilia collection includes framed ticket stubs from games where they started a particularly good wave during a close game.

  20. bombscarejr - Aug 22, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Where’s the video to corroborate these alleged actions?

    • yahmule - Aug 22, 2013 at 7:08 PM

      A-Rod’s people bought the tape. No one knows why.

  21. kinggator - Aug 22, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    “yea well the jerk store called and their running out of you!” – GC


    Why do they keep referring to Chase Utley as a “little girl”, strange…

  22. pftalk - Aug 22, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    Surprised you didn’t slip something about Braun in there when describing someone as human garbage.

  23. philly4lyfe - Aug 22, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    All’s fair in love, war, and catching foul balls.

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