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Tuesday, May 04, 2010
A young Phillies fan is about to be dropped after refusing to be taken in after running on the field
The Phillies lost to the Cardinals last night, a stark difference after their dramatic offensive power showed up against the last game of the Mets series on Sunday night. The good news though is Joe Blanton getting back into the rotation after being on the DL.
Blanton pitched 6 2/3 innings and gave up 10 hits and 4 runs. Nelson Figueroa then came in and gave up 2 R in 1.1 innings and that was your final. Cardinals 6 and the Phillies 3. The Phillies runs came from two homeruns, one by Jayson Werth and another from Chase Utley and the Phils other run came from an earlier sacrifice by Juan Castro scoring Jayson Werth.
Years ago fans ran onto the field and eluded the security before they were collared and brought in. This young guy though was especially elusive and refused to be taken in quietly. It was then, the officer brought him down in an instant with the use of a taser. Excessive use of force? Not at all. If you intend on doing things like this, you should be brought down. There is no place for losers like this that want to get some attention. It is well known if you run onto a field, you should be collared by any means necessary to bring you down, including tackling or worse if the situation calls for it. What if this kid had a weapon on him? You don’t know.
The series with the Cardinals continues tonight, when Cole Hamels again takes the mound for the Phillies. This is going to be an important start for Cole. He’s been inconsistent so far this year, it will be interesting to see if he can get back on track. If he can’t, we may be looking at a long season from him of bad starts. He just can’t seem to get a handle on why this happens so frequently to him.