South Carolina sports fan splattered with vomit live on TV as half-time show gets gross

Baseball team the Charleston Riverdogs held a ribbon dancing contest between innings during a game on Thursday.

bull-durham-mv02It went well and one of the dancers was beaming as she strolled off the field, but then out of nowhere she vomited everywhere.

And just in case the fans watching at home missed it, the Riverdogs uploaded the gross-out footage to social media.

What made her ill remains unclear, but viewers have noted that the team runs a “Thirsty Thursdays” promotion.

Others have suggested that it was simply ball-park food combined with the sudden physicality of dancing.

Regardless, her unfortunate outburst is being used as a Twitter meme to express sudden disgust.

Some fans took issue with the minor-league team for sharing the video on social media.

However the fan herself, named Bonnie, joked on Twitter that she gave “all she’s got” for her team.

Red Sox fan vomits on to fans sitting in tier below him during game at Fenway Park

Baseball is incredibly dull.

fever_pitch_300x220But maybe it would be more interesting if someone barfed on you.

A Boston Red Sox fan vomited from the stands onto fans sitting below at a baseball game on Thursday afternoon.

Just after the national anthem had finished playing, the man wretched a stream of puke before his friends could reign him in.

Shocked spectators standing alongside could hardly believe their eyes as the sick rained down on those gathered directly underneath the upper tier at Fenway Park.

The Boston fan drenched unsuspecting fans in vomit at the game against the White Sox.

Despite his friends trying to hold him back as he leant over for seconds, they were not quick enough to hold him back and he was able to lean over the railings.

It wasn’t a good omen for what was to come game-wise: the Red Sox went on to lose 8-2.


30 sick after Sussex cricket hospitality

People go to a cricket match to sleep, not barf.

An investigation has been launched after 30 people contracted food poisoning following eating food at a Sussex county cricket match.

Environmental health officers are investigating how recipients of hospitality at the Boundary Rooms suite at the PROBIZ County Ground in Hove became ill after eating at the match against Middlesex on June 22nd.

Tickets for hospitality at this part of the ground cost £120 and included a four-course meal, wine, beer and soft drinks as well as entry to the match.

Sussex County Cricket Club has confirmed that around 30 people out of 240 that were in that area of the ground have become ill. The club believes that people became ill from contaminated chicken parfait, although this has yet to be confirmed.

Kevin Berry, catering and hospitality manager for the club said that Sussex Cricket Club has a great relationship with its corporate clients and that he was sure this is an isolated incident, adding, "We have been serving this dish for four years and not had any problems."


This is what Homer thinks of baseball, which is as exciting as cricket, when he is sober for a couple of weeks.

New Jersey man sentenced for vomiting on baseball fans

Mugshot hall-of-famer and deliberate vomiter on other people at baseball games, Matthew Clemmens, 21 (right, exactly as shown), was sent to prison for at least 30 days, given two years probation, and ordered to serve 50 hours of community service, and pay $315 in restitution after the incident.

Reuters cited the district attorney’s office as saying in a statement that,

"Clemmens pleaded guilty to making himself throw up on a young girl at a Phillies game.”

USA Today reported in April, 2010, the barf started brewing when the man’s friend was kicked out of the stadium after the police captain complained to security about their drunktard ways which included cursing and spitting at people. When the man’s friend was escorted out of the place, he retaliated by putting his fingers down his throat and barfing all over an off-duty police captain and his 11-year-old daughter.

When police arrived to arrest the man, he spewed on another officer. In addition to attacking the officers with the insides of his stomach the man also punched a couple of cops.

Baseball is so boring.

Man jailed for intentional vomit on Phillies fans

Baseball is so boring.

A New Jersey man (right, exactly as shown) was jailed after he intentionally vomited on an off-duty police captain and his 11-year-old daughter in the stands during a Philadelphia Phillies baseball game, police said.

USA Today says the barf started brewing when the man’s friend was kicked out of the stadium after the police captain complained to security about their drunktard ways which included cursing and spitting at people. When the man’s friend was escorted out of the place, he retaliated by putting his fingers down his throat and barfing all over the captain and his daughter.

As Michael K over at dlisted wrote, it gets barfier. When police arrived to arrest the man, he spewed on another officer. In addition to attacking the officers with the insides of his stomach the man also punched a couple of cops.

Baseball, cars, and food: Controlling the risks

"If it provides more safety, then I’m all for it," says the New York Mets’ All-Star third baseman, David Wright, of his new Rawlings S100 batting helmet. Wright was clocked with a pitch two weeks ago (see video here) that left him on the disabled list with post-concussion symptoms until tomorrow’s opener in Denver, where he hopes to try out the new helmet.

It has a thick Polypropelene liner and an additional composite insert. "We’re confident that it will withstand a pitch up to 100 mph," said Mike Thompson, Rawlings senior vice president for sports marketing and business development.

The AP reports that all Minor League Baseball players will be required to use these helmets next season, as beanballs and subsequent concussions are inherent risks to America’s pastime.

"It’s one of those things that happens," said Scott Rolen of the Cincinnati Reds, who recently landed on the Major League’s DL with a concussion. "Nobody’s out there trying to throw at guys’ heads – that’s the idea. We’ll go out there and compete. I mean, we drive home every day, too, and that’s not real safe."

It’s true: people accept risks everyday. But they do so trusting that everyone involved is controlling the risks to the best of their ability – from pitchers to helmet manufacturers, from fellow drivers to auto makers, and from cooks (at home or elsewhere) to food producers.

When eating, it’s the culture of food safety of everyone from farm to fork that will determine the level of risk an individual is accepting. They should all adopt the attitude: "If it provides more safety, then I’m all for it."

Ten Arizona Diamondbacks out with barf

I used to play a lot of video games in my spare time. I really only liked sports games and readily finished baseball, football, basketball and hockey seasons on my sega, PC and Playstation. I’ve won a few championships (sometimes thanks to the reset button).

I’m not super-proud of my nerdy tendencies, but at some point in the past 5 or 6 years my video game attention turned to fantasy sports, especially football and baseball. This time of year (Jan-Mar) is the fantasy sports dead zone for me, although I’m getting close to gearing up for baseball. It’s a bit like the anticipation many have for the holiday season. Emails full of trashtalk, trade offers and rule changes have been flooding my inbox over the past couple of weeks. 

Last night Doug beat me to a post about Tony Scheffler, Denver Broncos Tight End who came back from the Pro Bowl with E. coli O157 symptoms (which may have been linked to the Western Stock Show — infosheet below). Scheffler was on my team, Bend it Like Brady, for most of the past year. His oft-injured groin cost me at least two games this year, and maybe a shot at our league playoffs.  I really don’t like that guy.

Today, I’m taking the sports-related post — ten Arizona Diamondbacks (including Scott Schoenweis, who was once on my team, the Berserkers) missed spring-training drills today with some GI issues.

The team isn’t sure if the illness stems from something the players ate, a virus going around the clubhouse or some other factor.

"I’m not an authority on gastrointestinal conditions," Melvin said, but after talking with the team physician he expects all to return to practice Monday.

Some players fell sick Saturday night, others arrived at the clubhouse Sunday morning feeling sick and were sent home.

And if you think I’m crazy about fantasy sports, I’m nothing compared to this guy or this dude (who hired a couple of interns and gave t-shirts to players on his team)

You can get the Western Stock Show/E. coli O157 food safety infosheet here (and they are all archived at


Tampa Bay is in the World Series cause they let fans bring their own food to the ballpark

Baseball is incredibly boring. Anytime someone gases on about the mathematics and how literal it all is, I’m reminded of the time Homer Simpson was sober for a month and agreed that watching baseball was the most boring thing ever. At a hockey game in Sweden last night the crowd littered the ice with dildos. Hockey’s a great game.

But I’m forced to write about baseball because the World-Series bound Tampa Bay Rays did something somewhat astute: as reported in the New York Times, “The Rays are here (in the World Series) because of the outstanding good karma of allowing fans to bring their own food into the dome.

“In the vast majority of sports arenas and stadiums in this great land of freedom and opportunity, anybody caught transporting edible contraband through the turnstiles is immediately taken under the stands and beaten with rubber hoses.”

Tell me about it.

A pregnant Amy and I went to a Kansas State football game a few weeks ago. The dude doing the bag check found a wrapped energy bar and confiscated the offending carbs. I said, ‘She’s pregnant, she needs food.”

He grunted, which was as persuasive as K-State’s terrible football defense.

And unlike airport security, where an empty water bottle will be allowed through, K-State only allows full bottles of water. No one would ever fill a water bottle with vodka.

Back in Tampa, the Times reports that,

“Under this sane policy, fans can actually bring carrots and apples and cereal to the ball park and not have them wrestled away by gristly guards. I know what you are thinking: “There’s no healthy eating in baseball,” what with the mandatory calories and salt and sugar laced into the junk food sold in the corridors of American arenas.”

Michelle Mazur: Food safety at baseball parks

Hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, pretzels with cheese, popcorn, and peanuts are all a part of the classic ballpark menu.  But as the baseball industry grows, new additions to the menu include peppery clam chowder served in a bread bowl dotted through with tender bits of clam; a fried catfish sandwich in a crisp, Cajun-accented crust; and a homey bowl of jerk chicken over rice, with a healthy dash of jalapeño hot sauce.  Peter Meehan recently completed a trek across the country to 10 American cities, visiting 12 major league ballparks to sample the cuisine that was offered.

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