Re: Anyone have any good heckling stories?
I have told this story a few times but will again. It was 1976, and I was sitting in pretty good seats behind the Red Sox dugout for a game against Oakland. There was a famous fight promoter named Sam Silverman sitting near us with not yet famous Marvin Hagler (future middle weight champion), John Dino Dennis (fought Muhamad Ali), and other young fighters.
The Sox had had a great 1975 season but were struggling in 1976. On top of that there were Red Sox' players rumored to be ready to test the new aspect of free agency. It was brand new and was a worry.
Carlton Fisk was one of those players. After an out, he was returning to the dugout when a drunken fan sitting in our section stood up, pointed a finger at Fisk, and yelled, "Fisk, you're ruining baseball!" Fisk looked like he was about to climb the dugout roof and come after the guy. The fan actually got scared and meekly sat down.
The coolest thing was the reaction of the boxers. They were laughing and slapping each other. They obviously found that the coolest part of the game.
A couple of years ago, I was at the minor league park in Little Rock, Arkansas. I was sitting in the area known as the Beer Garden. There was a group there that turned out to be Little Rock fire fighters.
One fire fighter was wearing a Portland Sea Dogs hat. He started hassling the umpire...but he was so weak. He was yelling with a fake English accent things like, "Hey, ump! Henceforth, ye shall be known as Jimmy!" "You're missing a good game, Jimmy!" "You're seeing double and feeling single, Jimmy!"
He was such a poor heckler, he'd almost turned it into a creative art form.
I have a few others, but those are my favorites.
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Last edited by Spitball; 09-07-2012 at 10:29 PM.