Tonight while watching the Phillies vs. Cubs game, we witnessed reason number 453 why alcohol should not be served at major sporting events.
In the bottom of the 5th inning, with one out and the Phillies in control of the game easily 12-2, a player popped up to center field. The ball was going to land at about the start of the warning track and Shane Victorino goes back to field the ball. He is in position, and about 2 seconds before he catches the ball, he gets hits directly in the face with a cupfull of beer. Cubs officials handled the situation well, but it just goes to show you that drunk people at sporting events do nothing but drain the atmosphere and experience from the ballpark.
Why can't people just sit in their seats, cheer, and be done with it? Had that play affected Shane Victorino catching the ball, we would be talking about this for months. Drunk people just take away the family experience of going to a ballgame, and in some cases, like this one, interfere with the game at hand.
But of course at 7 bucks a pop the stadiums make too much money to worry about problems like this.
Either way, stay classy Chicago. Great job showing your true colors on the national broadcast.