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Oct
28
2008
Ben Zobrist’s Dad Sure Likes To Complain
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Tom Zobrist: ComplainerPart-time Rays utility man Ben Zobrist brought his family along with him to Philadelphia to enjoy the tourist attractions and witness their proud son play in his first World Series. After experiencing some unruly fans on Saturday night, Ben’s father, Tom Zobrist, couldn’t wait to tell people of his horrible experience. He recounts the atrocity with Phil Anastasia of the Inquirer and accuses the Citizens Bank faithful of harassing a baby!

Here are some highlights:

“These people harassed a baby,” [Ed. Note - told you!] Zobrist, the father of Tampa Bay outfielder Ben Zobrist, said before the start of Game 5 last night. “It’s not all of them. But there are a small group that are obnoxious, vulgar and rude.

“We’ve got kids with us, including a baby, and they should not be exposed to that. I worry about their safety.”

Ummmm, here’s a thought, Tom — how about leaving the baby at home?

“She looks real threatening, doesn’t she?” Zobrist said as his daughter lifted the baby into her arms.

Alright. We get it. Put the friggin kid down already, you’re making a fool of yourself.

I’m sure people were just screaming in the general direction of the baby, Tom. These seem like outrageous claims.

“They’re yelling at a baby,” Zobrist said. “It’s not all of them. We met some nice people.”

Well there you go, look at the positives. Some people were nice, talk about them.

“But there are some groups, they are relentless. They use foul language. They are threatening. They scream and yell obscenities at us, and all because we’re wearing Tampa stuff. It’s ridiculous.”

Okay, so don’t wear Tampa stuff. Problem solved. Oh yeah, and leave the kid at home.

Tom Zobrist said some family members of Tampa Bay players declined to attend Game 5 last night, preferring to remain at their hotels and watch the game on television, or leave town.

hahahahhaha, they got kicked out of their hotels, Tom. Anything else?

“We’ve been to the South Side of Chicago. It was nothing like this. We’ve been to Boston. We’ve been to Yankee Stadium. This place is way ahead of Yankee Stadium.”

So…. we win! You just made our day, Tom. Thanks.

Rays fans complain of treatment at ballpark | Inquirer

  • Mike

    Is anyone else not buying any of this crap they are claiming? I have seen some sick shit at Philadelphia sporting events, but I find it hard to believe that anyone threw mustard packs at Joe Maddon’s granddaughter, or poured beer on a 9 year old, or did anything scary enough to warrant anyone locking themselves in a bathroom stall…. ok well I can believe that last one since most TB fans/family members are probably gigantic pussies.

  • http://www.thefightins.com Chamomiles Davis

    In all fairness, that baby had an attitude.

  • yellowbird

    did this guy think the game was held in a library?

    but since we all the worst fans on the planet earth, im surprised no one stole his baby, ran up to the blechers over ashburn alley, and drop kicked the infant into the center field bushes.

  • Dave

    I’m not buying this…… Foul Language? I get foul language yelled at me every other day in my ordinary life! Why’s that so special?

  • joe

    we’re the most unruly fans in MLB? thanks!

    but seriously, this guy is the biggest puss in the world. if you’re standing in the ‘bank amidst a sea of red with a blue shirt on that says “RAYS” do you expect us to come up and shake your hand or something?

    Your gona get harassed, and seeing as it the WORLD F*UCKING SERIES, it’s gona be 10 times worse. so if you don’t have the balls to stand there and take it, watch at the hotel with the rest of the she-males.

  • http://housethatglanvillebuilt.blogspot.com/ Uncle Jellyfish

    This guy sounds like a real douche. I guarantee one them tried to ring a cowbell.

    Infants don’t belong at the ballpark, whether they are raised by loser Tampa Bay relatives or not.

  • mike

    First of all Tom, congrats on your son looking like an ugly version of Doug Funny. Secondly, I highly doubt the so called ‘baby’ is going to wake up in 20 year and say ‘Man, those phillies fans were so mean to me back in 2008 when i was 6 months old’ Typically babies don’t take offense to things like that. It was most likely asking its 6 month old self “Self, why am i out here in 35 degree frozen rain’?’ That is Palinesque. Last, I’m assuming Father of Ben “Dynus” Zobrist had a decent seat and i don’t really think the people who were sitting around him who paid 1000+ plus were really worried most about harassing this baby, Ya know some of our fans might actually have been there to root on the Phillies in hopes of seeing the first world championship in 28 years…just a thought.

  • 6blocksfromthebank

    WHAT DID THIS GUY THINK WAS GOING TO HAPPEN .HE WEARS A RAYS JERSEY AND THEN EXPECTS NOBODY TO NOTICE. AS A PHILLY FAN OUR REPUTATION AROUND THE COUNTRY IS ALMOST A BADGE OF HONOR OF SORTS .EVERY TIME A NATIONAL GAME IS BROADCAST THEY ALWAYS REMIND US ABOUT BOOING SANTA ,BOOING MCNAAB ETC..IT MAKES ME SICK. THEY NEVER HAVE ANYTHING POISITIVE TO SAY.WHAT ABOUT OUR PASSION ,OUR PRIDE OUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE GAME.THE BANK IS ROCKING IN THESE PLAYOFFS AND IT MAKES ME PROUD TO SAY I AM A PHILLY SPORTS FAN!!!GO PHILS!!!!

  • Mike

    Yeah… like I said before, i’m not buying any of this shit… It’s a shame that the rest of the country will.

  • Mike

    calm down there 6blocks… you are going to have a brain embolism.

  • http://www.thefightins.com How do you spell retard?

    @joe

    The she-males have issued a response: “Ben Zobrist’s pussy-ness in no way reflects the proud she-males of these United States and worldwide.”

  • East coast idiot

    Congrats on your Championship. Your players are class acts. The fans are assholes. Oh yeah. Eagles suck!!

  • East coast idiot

    Also, How do you spell retard?, look in the mirrow you like like you belong in special ed!

  • ECS

    Zobrist’s dad is a pastor. Some of you sound like morons.

  • http://www.thefightins.com How do you spell retard?

    @East Coast

    What’s a mirrow?
    I was in Honors Spanish and History, baby. Currently holding a 3.59 GPA.

  • zobrist fan

    You guys need to grow up! Did you really not expect to see rays fans in the bank? Baseball games used to be a family affair but I guess not in Philadelphia! Too bad jerks like you have to ruin a good time for other people! Not to mention Americas greatest past time!

  • Nick

    Maybe his father was a bit upset because he is The Pastor of a church? He wanted to bring his family to a game without being harassed? Oh and to the “pussy” comments about Ben Zobrist….check his stats this year…all star? HA eat your crow….cock sucker

  • http://kingsofwrestling.net/smf/index.php Hummer

    wow, it took you a good whole 8 months to come up with that…beautiful. just fuckin beautiful

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