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(ESPN)   Fans at Fenway went 10 innings without beer   (scores.espn.go.com) divider line 132
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2012-05-07 08:52:09 AM  

Balchinian: Freakin Rican: MAYORBOB: Break Up The Orioles!!! Seriously.

THIS!!

this is exactly why baseball needs a salary cap.
so these east coast teams can stop buying wins.

seriously im glad the O's are having a good season beating good teams (including my yanks).
the series with texas should be fun. wow they have a better record then texas? we need a cap

My favorite east coast team is swirling around the drain hole right now, and I still think that you are dead wrong.

Salary caps are the sports equivalent of the No Child Left Behind Act. They promote more than just financial equality, they promote team homogeneity where skill is concerned as well. That doesn't sound like a problem on paper, but the way it works is that this parity is achieved by financially hamstringing teams who acquire really good players and financially boosting up teams who select the really bad players. This is incentive for really good players to slack off and perform less well, especially if they are trying to move to a new city, or if their contract is up and they want to stay where they are. In the end, all this will accomplish is that the superstar baseball players will go to Japan, where they can play in an awesome baseball league and get paid far more money, just like the gifted kids have abandoned public schools in favor of private ones. Baseball here will do exactly like every other sport which has adopted a salary cap: It will turn into a flat, boring, homogenous game with no team legacies, no player loyalty to a particular team, no hope of there ever being a "greatest team in history"...all that stuff that made sports more than just games becomes impossible with a salary cap.

It is a stupid idea, and always has been.


lol it was a joke. come on the O's need a salary cap? hahah.
i hate the idea of a salary cap
 
2012-05-07 08:56:31 AM  

cup of tea: I was unable to buy beer the only time I went to Fenway.. Apparently they only accept LICENSES and PASSPORTS as valid forms of ID...

A state issued photo ID? They could care less if you're legally unable to get a driver's license


Mass is real strict about IDs.
 
2012-05-07 08:58:42 AM  

dywed88: None of those stupid ties


technically, you could get a tie if the game got rained out with an even score after the 4th inning, AND the two teams don't play again in the regular season, AND the game doesn't affect playoff standings.
 
2012-05-07 08:59:44 AM  

Gunny Highway: cup of tea: I was unable to buy beer the only time I went to Fenway.. Apparently they only accept LICENSES and PASSPORTS as valid forms of ID...

A state issued photo ID? They could care less if you're legally unable to get a driver's license

Mass is real strict about IDs.


that's funny, because I bought wine from a convenience store after the game with no problem
 
2012-05-07 09:00:17 AM  

cup of tea: I was unable to buy beer the only time I went to Fenway.. Apparently they only accept LICENSES and PASSPORTS as valid forms of ID...

A state issued photo ID? They could care less if you're legally unable to get a driver's license


Sounds as retarded as refusing a credit card for not being signed on the back, even with photo ID. Happened at USPS office.

How dare you come up with a fool proof plan to never get a DWI.
 
2012-05-07 09:01:38 AM  

cup of tea: Gunny Highway: cup of tea: I was unable to buy beer the only time I went to Fenway.. Apparently they only accept LICENSES and PASSPORTS as valid forms of ID...

A state issued photo ID? They could care less if you're legally unable to get a driver's license

Mass is real strict about IDs.

that's funny, because I bought wine from a convenience store after the game with no problem


Mrs. Highway has been refused because I carried the beer to the counter and left my ID in the car.
 
2012-05-07 09:03:23 AM  

grahambhg: Baseball: The only major league sport where the game time is NOT dictated by a countdown clock. SERIOUSLY!!!! When was the last football/basketball/hockey/soccer that went into 8 overtimes????????????????????????


I was at the Ole Miss/Arkansas game that went to seven overtimes in football.
 
2012-05-07 09:06:16 AM  

flahorsegirl: I just showed my boyfriend, who is from Boston, and is an avid fan this headline. I patiently explained to him that ESPN was the source, scary was the tag, and that it was scary that fans went for ten innings without beer. Want to know what he said? "I don't get it." 

Can one of you explain how a grown adult who is a sox fan could not understand this headline?


ANYONE who knows baseball knows the seventh inning stretch is for last call. I don't even. LOLWUT.

/pat him on the head for me
 
2012-05-07 09:09:58 AM  

cup of tea: I was unable to buy beer the only time I went to Fenway.. Apparently they only accept LICENSES and PASSPORTS as valid forms of ID...

A state issued photo ID? They could care less if you're legally unable to get a driver's license


I don't know where you're from, but in NY you can get a non-driver ID from the DMV. Looks the same as a regular license only it states that you can't drive. Your state may have something similar.
 
2012-05-07 09:11:05 AM  
Think of the poor players who were out there for over 6 hours and went 0-for-8.
 
2012-05-07 09:18:32 AM  

Gunny Highway: cup of tea: I was unable to buy beer the only time I went to Fenway.. Apparently they only accept LICENSES and PASSPORTS as valid forms of ID...

A state issued photo ID? They could care less if you're legally unable to get a driver's license

Mass is real strict about IDs.


CSB

When I first moved to MA about 15 years ago, my temporary license was printed out on paper, but had my photo and other information on it. I had to go...near...Ft. Meade to do some....work at a..let's just say it was a secure facility. They let me in with that ID. Get back to MA, that night go to get a 6 pack of beer, and they don't take it.
 
2012-05-07 09:20:33 AM  

lack of warmth: Sounds as retarded as refusing a credit card for not being signed on the back, even with photo ID. Happened at USPS office.


Not retarded - it's actually what's in the merchant agreement. ALL merchants should refuse to accept the card unless it is signed. SEE ID doesn't count unless it's actually your signature.

/off-topic, sorry.
 
2012-05-07 09:21:54 AM  

Ambivalence: I wonder how many stayed for the end of the game.


When I lived in Chicago near Wrigley, I dodn't really "get" cubs fans till I saw them streaming out of Ballpark in the twelfth inning of a game that would determine first place in the division against the hated Cardinals.


I stopped one of the fans and asked why so many were leaving and he said "beer sales stopped in the 7th, so we're going to Barleycorn's to watch the end of this on TV"
 
2012-05-07 09:23:11 AM  

Omnivorous: Think of the poor players who were out there for over 6 hours and went 0-for-8.


I don't pity these too well paid athletes for doing their job. They should be in shape enough to play double headers on a regular basis in a sport that has so many breaks in it. I love baseball and the Tigers, but why should I be impressed that they paid a huge fee to get a fat first baseman. Other than the pitchers, the players should be fine playing that long without all the "look how hard I played so long for you" whimper. I would rather see leaner players that can outrun a throw at home more often.
 
2012-05-07 09:23:13 AM  

Gunny Highway: cup of tea: I was unable to buy beer the only time I went to Fenway.. Apparently they only accept LICENSES and PASSPORTS as valid forms of ID...

A state issued photo ID? They could care less if you're legally unable to get a driver's license

Mass is real strict about IDs.


Unless of course you are an illegal crimmigrant, then ID's mean nothing
 
2012-05-07 09:24:22 AM  

grahambhg: Baseball: The only major league sport where the game time is NOT dictated by a countdown clock. SERIOUSLY!!!! When was the last football/basketball/hockey/soccer that went into 8 overtimes????????????????????????


Caps-rangers went into three OT's which is technically a second full game which by that yardstick is longer than the O's -Soxs game.
 
2012-05-07 09:25:35 AM  

Wise_Guy: cup of tea: I was unable to buy beer the only time I went to Fenway.. Apparently they only accept LICENSES and PASSPORTS as valid forms of ID...

A state issued photo ID? They could care less if you're legally unable to get a driver's license

I don't know where you're from, but in NY you can get a non-driver ID from the DMV. Looks the same as a regular license only it states that you can't drive. Your state may have something similar.


uhhh, yes, that's exactly what I had...Issued by DMV,
 
2012-05-07 09:26:49 AM  

MAYORBOB: Break Up The Orioles!!! Seriously.

/not really

//just enjoying the moment


I wouldn't be surprised if this idea is #1 in Angelos' mind.

/Let's let 'em get into the playoffs, first
//Then, can the manager
 
2012-05-07 09:28:37 AM  
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I never realized how boring this game is.
 
2012-05-07 09:30:38 AM  

slykens1: lack of warmth: Sounds as retarded as refusing a credit card for not being signed on the back, even with photo ID. Happened at USPS office.

Not retarded - it's actually what's in the merchant agreement. ALL merchants should refuse to accept the card unless it is signed. SEE ID doesn't count unless it's actually your signature.

/off-topic, sorry.


State ID has pic and signature. I don't sign the card since, if stolen the perp could use the card without my ID if signed. I would rather show the ID than let someone use my card with any success. Some credit card companies have stopped putting the signature strip on the cards.

The counter person wanted my wife to sign the card in front her even after seeing her ID. Also, how many signature experts out there working as cashiers? As stated on FARK, useless without pics.

/sorry, done with the off topic rant
 
2012-05-07 09:32:24 AM  

lack of warmth: I don't sign the card since, if stolen the perp could use the card without my ID if signed.


I work in retail, and this always confounded me...

What stops said perp from signing the back of the card?
 
2012-05-07 09:34:53 AM  
Actually I remember that. Only time I was at Fenway, I was 24, and I couldn't buy beer because I had an out of state license and was under 30. ...ok, so you'd sell me beer with this exact ID in six years even though I've been legal to drink for three years already?

/idonteven.jpg
 
2012-05-07 09:36:04 AM  

Magorn: grahambhg: Baseball: The only major league sport where the game time is NOT dictated by a countdown clock. SERIOUSLY!!!! When was the last football/basketball/hockey/soccer that went into 8 overtimes????????????????????????

Caps-rangers went into three OT's which is technically a second full game which by that yardstick is longer than the O's -Soxs game.


Well, not really, unless it went the full 3rd OT.
 
2012-05-07 09:36:23 AM  

cup of tea: lack of warmth: I don't sign the card since, if stolen the perp could use the card without my ID if signed.

I work in retail, and this always confounded me...

What stops said perp from signing the back of the card?


"see id" is already scratched in. It'd be obvious if you looked at it unless they were really crafty about it.

/cashiered a good chunk of my life
//caught two identity thieves this way
 
2012-05-07 09:39:33 AM  

kiwimoogle84: cup of tea: lack of warmth: I don't sign the card since, if stolen the perp could use the card without my ID if signed.

I work in retail, and this always confounded me...

What stops said perp from signing the back of the card?

"see id" is already scratched in. It'd be obvious if you looked at it unless they were really crafty about it.

/cashiered a good chunk of my life
//caught two identity thieves this way


Oh I see...Well, our POS systems don't even show us what people sign on the pinpad now, people still try to show me their card and I'm like "uhhh, you're good"

But yeah, back in the day, I wouldn't take a card if the signature field was blank, which is what I thought you were saying.
 
2012-05-07 09:42:32 AM  

cup of tea: kiwimoogle84: cup of tea: lack of warmth: I don't sign the card since, if stolen the perp could use the card without my ID if signed.

I work in retail, and this always confounded me...

What stops said perp from signing the back of the card?

"see id" is already scratched in. It'd be obvious if you looked at it unless they were really crafty about it.

/cashiered a good chunk of my life
//caught two identity thieves this way

Oh I see...Well, our POS systems don't even show us what people sign on the pinpad now, people still try to show me their card and I'm like "uhhh, you're good"

But yeah, back in the day, I wouldn't take a card if the signature field was blank, which is what I thought you were saying.


Oh definitely not. That's why I always use my bank card as debit not credit, so I don't have to deal with the "see ID" issue as it is.
 
2012-05-07 09:43:19 AM  
lol if you think 90% of cashiers even check the back of your card.
 
2012-05-07 09:45:06 AM  
I love how people have to chime in about how boring baseball is. Baseball is not only about playing the game...it's about strategy. Kind of like chess. So if you don't like baseball...go race your crotch rockets and fap your tiny pp's off. Make sure you do it at the same time and don't wear a helmet.

/kinda kidding
 
2012-05-07 09:53:23 AM  
These 7th inning rules are nonsense. Why can't I enjoy a beer in the 8th inning? Most of these rules were put in place in the 70's - when our parents were being drunken idiots. And most of the rules are attested to the day a Jets fan was thrown over the back of Schaeffer Stadium (Patriots old stadium). and in our defense, he probably deserved it.
 
2012-05-07 09:53:28 AM  

Freakin Rican: lol it was a joke. come on the O's need a salary cap? hahah.
i hate the idea of a salary cap


http://content.usatoday.com/sportsdata/baseball/mlb/salaries/team

Well they are 19th out of 30 teams, so they do spend more than the Padres by 26 million, so they are a bit up there.
 
2012-05-07 09:58:16 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: These 7th inning rules are nonsense. Why can't I enjoy a beer in the 8th inning?


They want people to sober up by the time they drive home. Back before the 60s, most people took mass transit to games so they could sell beer for the entire game and not have to worry about a massive amount of drunks filling up the streets in vehicles. Once more of the population began to drive, they started implementing limits.

In other words I doubt the 7th inning rule is going anywhere unless there is a return of Mass Transit or when self driving cars become the norm/reliable.
 
2012-05-07 09:58:17 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: These 7th inning rules are nonsense. Why can't I enjoy a beer in the 8th inning?


Pro tip: Become friends with a Club Level bartender and the rules tend to stop applying to you.

/At least at Rays games.
 
2012-05-07 10:02:12 AM  

degenerate-afro: Back before the 60s, most people took mass transit to games so they could sell beer for the entire game and not have to worry about a massive amount of drunks filling up the streets in vehicles.


In Boston, most people still do take public transit to the game. Not that I want my subway filled with drunks any more than usual, but we're not talking about a park out by the highway interchange here.
 
2012-05-07 10:03:58 AM  

Fooky_Monster: Baseball is not only about playing the game...it's about strategy. Kind of like chess. So if you don't like baseball...go race your crotch rockets and fap your tiny pp's off. Make sure you do it at the same time and don't wear a helmet.


The "strategy" of baseball should be pretty much mastered before you're 10 years old.
 
2012-05-07 10:08:52 AM  
Wow, lot of hate for Red Sox fan.

/Yankee fans are douchebags
//married to the biggest of them all
 
2012-05-07 10:09:11 AM  

grahambhg: Baseball: The only major league sport where the game time is NOT dictated by a countdown clock. SERIOUSLY!!!! When was the last football/basketball/hockey/soccer that went into 8 overtimes????????????????????????


I'm not sure when or exactly how long, but there was a Flyers game that went into so many overtimes they had to order pizza for the players.
 
2012-05-07 10:17:41 AM  
Camden Yards has a 7th inning beer rule. If the game is tied at the 7th inning I leave and go across the street to a bar to finish the game. There is no way I'm sitting through extra innings without a beer in my hand.
 
2012-05-07 10:19:28 AM  
Eh, I've been to a longer Red Sox game. 19 innings at Chicago in 2006.
 
2012-05-07 10:22:29 AM  
Last week there were tickets for $3.75. Now is the time to go to Fenway.
 
2012-05-07 10:32:33 AM  

Gunny Highway: Last week there were tickets for $3.75. Now is the time to go to Fenway.


So true. No more complaining about Pink Hats. Cell phones, maybe.
 
2012-05-07 10:34:52 AM  

Gunny Highway: Last week there were tickets for $3.75. Now is the time to go to Fenway.


Yeah sounds about right. Probably the only real benefit of the sox sucking this year.
 
2012-05-07 10:36:19 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: Gunny Highway: Last week there were tickets for $3.75. Now is the time to go to Fenway.

So true. No more complaining about Pink Hats. Cell phones, maybe.


It was weird (not surprising) to see Fenway so empty yesterday. Sunday afternoon, division rival - the place should have been mobbed.

The crowd that stayed was solid though.
 
2012-05-07 10:38:43 AM  

belhade: Wow, lot of hate for Red Sox fan.

/Yankee fans are douchebags


Your hypocrisy is showing.
 
2012-05-07 10:47:04 AM  
Wise_Guy SmartestFunniest 2012-05-07 10:38:43 AM


belhade: Wow, lot of hate for Red Sox fan.

/Yankee fans are douchebags

Your hypocrisy is showing.


Guys, guys... stop fussing and a feuding. Both the Sox and the Yankees equally suck balls.
 
2012-05-07 10:50:07 AM  
May 29, 2001

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 R H E
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Diamondbacks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 10 1
Giants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2

This game was BOOOORRRRING!
 
2012-05-07 10:53:26 AM  

hbk72777: illannoyin: "I never realized how boring this game truly is" -Homer Simpson

A moron quoting a moron, how ironic

grahambhg: Baseball: The only major league sport where the game time is NOT dictated by a countdown clock. SERIOUSLY!!!! When was the last football/basketball/hockey/soccer that went into 8 overtimes????????????????????????

We don't do "ties" pussy


lol keeps raining 7 innings is enough then or the players'll overexert themselves or be up past their bedtimes
 
2012-05-07 11:01:28 AM  
As an O's fan that was totally awesome. Although there bullpen is totally shot for tonight's game against the Rangers. There making a roster move to bring up another pitcher.
 
2012-05-07 11:04:29 AM  

maudibjr: As an O's fan that was totally awesome


There's a phrase you don't hear every day.
 
2012-05-07 11:06:54 AM  

Wise_Guy: There's a phrase you don't hear every day.


You hear it a lot when they play the Red Sox lately.
 
2012-05-07 11:07:02 AM  

rubi_con_man: flahorsegirl: Can one of you explain how a grown adult who is a sox fan could not understand this headline?

He obviously watches most of his games on the TV or radio, and not in the stands of Fenway, or he's not a big drinker.

Answer : They stop selling beer in the 7th inning, mostly to prevent over-drunkenness and to encourage people to get out of the park.


thank you for the answer.
 
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