In the wake of Thursday night’s attack on the Kansas City Royal’s first-base coach by a crazed father-son pair, ESPN’s Ray Ratto has a hilarious column that attempts to better understand the thought (or lack thereof) that went into attempting to ambush an anonymous baseball coach in front of 10,000 fans and dozens of security guards.


One of the scarey parts was that the stadium folks seemed to think that the problem lay with “folks moving down into empty seats” — as though violence were indemic among those in the cheap seats, rather than just weird and hard to predict. But to make it a (veiled) class issue? Too sad.

• Posted by: acm on Sep 25, 2002, 1:47 PM
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