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(Deadspin)   Fan dives in Kauffman Stadium fountain to retrieve Adam Dunn's 400th home run ball. Gets wet and is promptly arrested. FARK: Is forced to hand over the ball   (deadspin.com ) divider line
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2012-08-20 10:18:01 AM  
I can understand why he was arrested. Just takes one drunken idiot to hit his head and drown while his family sues the Royals for their family member being a dumbass.
 
2012-08-20 10:24:37 AM  
Everywhere you look at the K there are signs saying you will get arrested for entering the fountains. Fark the idiot.
 
2012-08-20 10:26:13 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Everywhere you look at the K there are signs saying you will get arrested for entering the fountains. Fark the idiot.


And it's been like this for at least 20 years or so as well. I knew a gal from high school that got arrested for doing this while I was still in college.
 
2012-08-20 10:28:22 AM  
Temptation's a biatch.
 
2012-08-20 10:31:03 AM  

jayhawk88: Mid_mo_mad_man: Everywhere you look at the K there are signs saying you will get arrested for entering the fountains. Fark the idiot.

And it's been like this for at least 20 years or so as well. I knew a gal from high school that got arrested for doing this while I was still in college.


I'm 32 been going to games since I was 5 it's always one or two idiots a year doing it. I wonder if Dunn got the ball?
 
2012-08-20 10:32:23 AM  
Why did he have to give the ball back?
 
2012-08-20 10:32:27 AM  
*clicks video, hears Hawk Harrelson, closes tab in anger*
 
2012-08-20 10:35:20 AM  

Kygz: Why did he have to give the ball back?


Trespassing to grab the ball. Like they tell you on signs everywhere and before the games at the K
 
2012-08-20 10:49:41 AM  

Kygz: Why did he have to give the ball back?


You'd be amazed how many people would accept a trespassing conviction just to get their hands on a home run ball. Gotta take the ball away to make the "no swimming" policy effective.
 
2012-08-20 10:49:51 AM  
Just think about how far a fan will go for Adam Dunn's 4000th strikeout ball.
 
2012-08-20 11:09:31 AM  

consider this: Kygz: Why did he have to give the ball back?

I know right? The same shiat happened to me the last time I trespassed and took my neighbors TV. farkers wouldn't let me keep that either.


Seriously, is anyone good at making an analogy anymore these days?
 
2012-08-20 11:16:54 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-08-20 11:22:56 AM  
If it was a White Sox fan, the Royals are lucky he didn't celebrate by beating up the third base coach.
 
2012-08-20 11:23:51 AM  

Mentat: If it was a White Sox fan, the Royals are lucky he didn't celebrate by beating up the third base coach.


If they were playing the Yankees, I would celebrate that.

/seriously, Rob Thomson sucks
 
2012-08-20 11:28:30 AM  

Mentat: If it was a White Sox fan, the Royals are lucky he didn't celebrate by beating up the third base coach.


Usally if it's a fan acting stupid at the K it's a Cards fan in town for interleague games
 
2012-08-20 11:33:46 AM  

Mentat: If it was a White Sox fan, the Royals are lucky he didn't celebrate by beating up the third base coach.


It was a First Base coach, but it was the Royals - 50% credit
 
2012-08-20 11:40:43 AM  
Nobody wins at the K.
 
2012-08-20 11:47:42 AM  

theurge14: Nobody wins at the K.



Haha a Royals losing joke. Haven't heard one of them before. I'm a true blue fan of KC and always will be. Fark St. Louis!
 
2012-08-20 11:50:49 AM  
Disapproves:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-08-20 11:51:40 AM  

Kygz: Why did he have to give the ball back?


Actually, you could say the ballpark owns any foul ball/home run ball. There was a time in major league baseball where any HR/Foul ball had to be returned. But most parks allow the fans to keep them as it's good PR. However, it may be the case in this park that any ball hit into the fountain belongs to the park.
 
2012-08-20 11:52:43 AM  

Mentat: If it was a White Sox fan, the Royals are lucky he didn't celebrate by beating up the third base coach.


Happened once ~9 years so it is obviously indicative of the whole fan base.
 
2012-08-20 11:53:29 AM  

SlagginOff: Mentat: If it was a White Sox fan, the Royals are lucky he didn't celebrate by beating up the third base coach.

Happened once ~9 years AGO so it is obviously indicative of the whole fan base.


FTFM
 
2012-08-20 12:02:51 PM  

SlagginOff: SlagginOff: Mentat: If it was a White Sox fan, the Royals are lucky he didn't celebrate by beating up the third base coach.

Happened once ~9 years AGO so it is obviously indicative of the whole fan base.

FTFM


Well, twice...

April 15, 2003

September 19, 2002
 
2012-08-20 12:03:15 PM  

Gunderson: Kygz: Why did he have to give the ball back?

Actually, you could say the ballpark owns any foul ball/home run ball. There was a time in major league baseball where any HR/Foul ball had to be returned. But most parks allow the fans to keep them as it's good PR. However, it may be the case in this park that any ball hit into the fountain belongs to the park.


As was stated earlier you have to go pass a lot of no tresspassing/don't enter the fountains signs at the K. Saying he had a right to that ball because he paid a ticket would be liking saying he could enter the media booths to chase a ball
 
2012-08-20 12:13:07 PM  
Hmmm... I wonder if Adam Dunn ever got the ball back or if it mysteriously disappeared somewhere between the fountain and the security office.
 
2012-08-20 12:13:25 PM  

Ponzholio: SlagginOff: SlagginOff: Mentat: If it was a White Sox fan, the Royals are lucky he didn't celebrate by beating up the third base coach.

Happened once ~9 years AGO so it is obviously indicative of the whole fan base.

FTFM

Well, twice...

April 15, 2003

September 19, 2002


ISOLATED INCIDENTS
 
2012-08-20 12:28:09 PM  

Snargi: Hmmm... I wonder if Adam Dunn ever got the ball back or if it mysteriously disappeared somewhere between the fountain and the security office.


If you follow the links in TFA, you'll find that "...the White Sox said they were able to retrieve Dunn's home run ball."
 
2012-08-20 12:50:30 PM  

Ponzholio: SlagginOff: SlagginOff: Mentat: If it was a White Sox fan, the Royals are lucky he didn't celebrate by beating up the third base coach.

Happened once ~9 years AGO so it is obviously indicative of the whole fan base.

FTFM

Well, twice...

April 15, 2003

September 19, 2002


The Ligues were hicks from Indiana who admitted to having no interest in baseball and just wanted to get drunk. In the other incident it came out shortly after that they were Cubs fans who had been drinking all day at a game at Wrigley and came down to Comiskey for the night game. One paper interviewed the guy's girlfriend and she said she had no idea what he was doing at a White Sox game.

But of course that's all irrelevant.
 
2012-08-20 01:04:08 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: theurge14: Nobody wins at the K.


Haha a Royals losing joke. Haven't heard one of them before. I'm a true blue fan of KC and always will be. Fark St. Louis!


i.imgur.com

What a loyal Royals fan might look like.
 
2012-08-20 02:05:15 PM  

DemDave: Snargi: Hmmm... I wonder if Adam Dunn ever got the ball back or if it mysteriously disappeared somewhere between the fountain and the security office.

If you follow the links in TFA, you'll find that "...the White Sox said they were able to retrieve Dunn's home run ball."


I don't follow links in articles or Fark comment threads. They might lead to pics of smokin' hot babes.
 
2012-08-20 02:30:46 PM  

theurge14: Mid_mo_mad_man: theurge14: Nobody wins at the K.


Haha a Royals losing joke. Haven't heard one of them before. I'm a true blue fan of KC and always will be. Fark St. Louis!

[i.imgur.com image 550x360]

What a loyal Royals fan might look like.


Noice.
 
2012-08-20 02:45:33 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Everywhere you look at the K there are signs saying you will get arrested for entering the fountains. Fark the idiot.


I understand that but why forced to give the ball back? If you get arrested then they just take your possessions then give them back later.
 
2012-08-20 03:51:26 PM  
FTA: One industrious and, judging by his jersey, long time Chicago White Sox fan decided to retrieve the ball from its watery grave.

His jersey is for a player (Youkilis) who is new to the Sox. How does this parlay into long-time fan?
 
2012-08-20 03:52:56 PM  

The Bestest: *clicks video, hears Hawk Harrelson, closes tab in anger*


Stretch. Stretch. Streeeeeeeeeetch. You can put it on the booooooooooooaaaaaard!

/Sad Sox fan from hearing him so often.
 
2012-08-20 05:11:59 PM  

Gunderson: Kygz: Why did he have to give the ball back?

Actually, you could say the ballpark owns any foul ball/home run ball. There was a time in major league baseball where any HR/Foul ball had to be returned. But most parks allow the fans to keep them as it's good PR. However, it may be the case in this park that any ball hit into the fountain belongs to the park.



Can't be true, otherwise they'd just take important milestone balls.  As it stands, they will track you down and try to bargain with you to get it back.  Maybe 2 signed Dunn bats if you give it back.  Chance to meet Dunn in the clubhouse.   Etc.
 
2012-08-20 05:14:29 PM  

skrame: FTA: One industrious and, judging by his jersey, long time Chicago White Sox fan decided to retrieve the ball from its watery grave.

His jersey is for a player (Youkilis) who is new to the Sox. How does this parlay into long-time fan?



I've been a White Sox fan since 1981.  Does that require me to buy a 1981 jersey and nothing later?
 
/Actually want a 1981 jersey
//Wont pay $200 for a polyester shirt
 
2012-08-20 10:56:15 PM  

downstairs: skrame: FTA: One industrious and, judging by his jersey, long time Chicago White Sox fan decided to retrieve the ball from its watery grave.

His jersey is for a player (Youkilis) who is new to the Sox. How does this parlay into long-time fan?


I've been a White Sox fan since 1981.  Does that require me to buy a 1981 jersey and nothing later?
 
/Actually want a 1981 jersey
//Wont pay $200 for a polyester shirt


How did you get that from my statement? I said nothing of the sort. I was only commenting on the claim of Deadspin that the man must be a long-time fan based on the fact that he has a White Sox jersey. However, since the jersey is only a few months old, that claim is impossible to make based on the jersey alone.

If the jersey was an original '81 jersey or even late-nineties or early two thousands they could have made that deduction. However, you can't look at a two-month-old shirt and say definitively "The owner of this shirt has been a fan for a long time."
 
2012-08-21 02:40:13 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Everywhere you look at the K there are signs saying you will get arrested for entering the fountains. Fark the idiot.


yeah, but what if he cant read? I mean, he IS an idiot...
 
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