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 Post subject: Re: 5-28-08 Pirates-Reds
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 3:59 pm 
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Bucfan wrote:
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Hitting the sausage, great memories. Say what you want about Simon, that was still a classic moment for me. Was just referencing it the other day to a friend. :lol:


I always thought that it was embarrassing. The most publicity that Pirate team received at any point during the season came when a player clubbed a young girl wearing a foam suit on the back of the head.


Not only was it the most publicity we received that year, it was also the only occasion that a Pirates batter made contact with a swing all year. :(


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 Post subject: Re: 5-28-08 Pirates-Reds
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 5:36 pm 
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Bucfan wrote:
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Hitting the sausage, great memories. Say what you want about Simon, that was still a classic moment for me. Was just referencing it the other day to a friend. :lol:


I always thought that it was embarrassing. The most publicity that Pirate team received at any point during the season came when a player clubbed a young girl wearing a foam suit on the back of the head.


Like I said, classic! When it comes to the Pirates, "classic" stuff most of the time doesn't mean good stuff!

In all seriousness, didn't the girl in the suit just fall down but didn't suffer any injuries? I always thought all of the hate towards Simon in the press afterwards was ridiculous, he merely tapped it with his bat (if I recall correctly).


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 Post subject: Re: 5-28-08 Pirates-Reds
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 6:10 pm 
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In all seriousness, didn't the girl in the suit just fall down but didn't suffer any injuries? I always thought all of the hate towards Simon in the press afterwards was ridiculous, he merely tapped it with his bat (if I recall correctly).


Yes, the young lady who was hit was great. She scraped her knees but was extremely cool about the situation. (Recall that two of the people in the costumes went down.) It was the city attorney who investigated possible charges against Simon.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/07/ ... 2473.shtml

P.S. The hyper-inflated response by the Brewer official was just inane: ""one of the most outrageous things I've ever seen inside a ballpark or outside a ballpark. It sickened me to see it."

Yeah, much worse than Bobby Kennedy getting shot, or Reginald Denny getting kicked in the head by gang members, or soccer riots, or genocide.


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 Post subject: Re: 5-28-08 Pirates-Reds
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 6:11 pm 
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Bucfan wrote:
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Hitting the sausage, great memories. Say what you want about Simon, that was still a classic moment for me. Was just referencing it the other day to a friend. :lol:


I always thought that it was embarrassing. The most publicity that Pirate team received at any point during the season came when a player clubbed a young girl wearing a foam suit on the back of the head.


Randall Simon could be seen as a hero in some ways from this incident too...He might have saved her from getting eaten by Prince Fielder on the other side of the field!!!


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