Apparently people don't like it when people do stuff like this, which is kind of stupid really. If I saw a guy walking down the street with his friend filming him I'd boo him too. (That's probably why I got fired from my job as an extra on that Keanu Reeves movie.) This is so obviously pre-planned you'd think it was for a reality dating show. There is absolutely no reason to be filming that unless you want to get attention and make Cubs fans look stupid. (Hint: they don't need your help.)
I'm not saying they weren't dicks, but the fact is that this sort of behavior is to be expected at a baseball game especially one where you are an away fan. If you don't expect to hear "you suck" at least fifty times, you're an idiot. It's kind of the point, you want one team to win and one team to lose. If someone is around that wants your team to lose, you don't like them. That's just how it works, it's not a big deal. Someone is going to boo you, don't frickin' cry about it.
The site I found this video on had a discussion in the comments calling this "distasteful" saying "they can't take their kids to games" and my personal favorite "as a Cubs fan, I am quite embarrassed." Really? He got booed. BOOED. People used their mouths to make a "boo" sound and directed it at him. That's it.
Did he get a drink thrown at him? No.Did he get punched? No.
Was his day ruined? Only if he's a gigantic pussy.
The worst thing that happened to him was one guy said the f-word and another guy got a little too close for comfort. Those guys were dicks, but Mercurial Outfielder of Another Cubs Blog seems like the only one of the lot with the sense to realize it.
The booing seems playful, but if you stick your hand in another man's face, that man has the right to punch you in the throat and leave you in the street.
Exactly. Some douchebag took playful booing too far. Shocking.
The reason we bring this up is because the Cubs are coming to town and complaints about people acting like douchebags are going to be aplenty. I know a lot of people who are going to games this weekend and most of them are prepared for some sort of negative interaction with Cubs fans. I'm not trying to start a "all Cubs fans are douchebags" bitchfest (this isn't Brew Crew Ball). We all remember this Brewers fan from last year's Opening Day who out-douched everyone in the video above, right? The truth is that there is going to be stupid, drunken idiots on both sides. As Wrigleyville23 points out:
wisconsinians are no better, however. this is, after all, the land where a man taped his son to a tree because he wouldn't wear his brett favre jersey during a game
Umm, yeah. Way to take one story and apply it to the entire fanbase. Every White Sox fan has sex in the bathroom because I heard that one person did!
People get drunk and we're all about that. People act stupid and we usually do that too. Look at the website name, there's nothing I like more than getting drunk at Miller Park and watching baseball. That's the key thing, watching baseball. Stupid people get drunk and go to this series. Casual fans who don't know who's on the team and would much rather be watching the Packers play the Bears come out to the game and want to get stupid drunk. They don't care about the game as much as they care about getting drunk, but they want the one team to lose and they will berate the other team's fans regardless of the outcome. It happens on both sides and it happens every single time these two play. Some people are just not there for the baseball. It's not us, it's not them. It's idiots on both sides.
Unfortunately, some people don't understand that. Check out what our friend Wrigleyville23 said in an interview at BrewCrewBall:
I've been to Cubs games in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Philly, New York, St. Louis, Miami and Washington, and there haven't been problems like there seem to be when they go up the road in Milwaukee.
Maybe it's you people.
Which pairs well with BrewCrewBall's own editor KLSnow's thoughts on the matter:
I understand that people will disagree, but at the risk of dropping a bit of my professionalism, I’ll be open in the admission that I can’t stand a fair portion of the population of Cub fans. They’re the only fan base I’ve ever seen make Miller Park uninhabitable, the type of fan I’ll skip games to avoid. I know there are good baseball fans in the Cub fan population, but they’re outnumbered (or at least outscreamed) a segment of their fans that don’t deserve even the implication of respect.
No matter what side of the argument you're on, the answer is clear: it's not us, it's them. And you know what? They're both right because there is going to be plenty of drunk idiots to go around and they'll be on both sides.
Our best advice is to just try to get along and not be a douchebag. Be like these nerds.