Part-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.
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