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On a cell phone ... at a Yankees game ... the guy was asking for it!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Batman, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Karmic justice at last night's Mariners-Yankees game. Guy sitting in the right field corner is talking on his cell phone when a ground-rule double bounces up and smacks him square in the face. Sometimes, funny bad things do happen to deserving douchebags.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6633405n&tag=pop
     
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Maybe it's just me, but talking on a cell at a sporting event at any of the big four sports is so common these days that I don't think it's nearly as bad as doing it at the movies.
     
  3. JR

    JR Active Member

    Anybody who does it at the movies should be shot.
     
  4. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Yeah, movies = worthy of flogging. Ball game = not so much. There's so much noise that a person on a cell wouldn't be a distraction.
     
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Talking on a cell is a definite no-no at the movies. At a game, there's a lot more people and more conversation, as opposed to a movie, where everyone's silent, for the most part.
     
  6. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I do think we should flog the jackasses behind home plate who are talking on their phones and waving before every pitch.
     
  7. CR19

    CR19 Member

    Talking on the cell phone doesn't deserve a flogging. However, the embarrassment of waving to the camera is likely enough punishment.
     
  8. zimbabwe

    zimbabwe Active Member

    This raises an interesting point that is best resolved through the use of Venn diagrams:

    Talking on the phone at a ballgame is a douchebag move.

    Talking on the phone in a theatre, during a movie, is an asshole move.

    Douchebag is that area where "asshole" and "idiot" overlap.
     
  9. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    I don't like much about the Boston Red Sox organzation, but I do like how they prohibit the use of cellphones behind the plate (perhaps in more areas than just that, I don't know).
     
  10. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Ah, but what about their friends who call to say "Hey, they just mentioned you on TV."
     
  11. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    The person I felt like beating was someone who was waiting in line behind me in a convenience store last summer. At the front of the line was a woman and her young (maybe 2 years old) daughter. The person on the phone was a teenage girl and within one minute she must have used the word "fuck" a dozen or more times.
    She was in her own little world. She didn't seem to know or care that there was a little kid within earshot or that maybe some of the other customers didn't feel like hearing her say "fuck" over and over again.
    That's the main problem I have with many cell phone users. They're completely oblivious to the world around them.
     
  12. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that's not cool. The part about the movies is them texting and that light from their phone screen standing out in a dark theatre. I'm tempted to go confiscate the phone every time.
     
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