Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball
For a diversion last Friday night I headed off to Shea Stadium for the Mets' home opener with the Cardinals. It was a wild one with the Mets coming from behind to win 10-8. But it was even wilder among the fans. There were fights in the stands too numerous to count, including a evening ending brawl down the left field line that send two fans out on strechers with bandaged heads. No fewer that seven different game stoppages came as fans ran on the field. Some went to center field, one came sliding home, one literally stole third base and ran off with it, but the most interesting was a protest by three young fans who came onto the infield throwing around fake money and going to second base where they lined up in salute with fists in the air. On their t-shirts was written GREED.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "100th Birthday of Babe Ruth" (1995). On Sport and Society. 399.