Woman Outduels a Kid for Driver’s Shoe
I know I sit on the extreme side of this but there is a special place in Hell for obsessive fans that go over the top…this is a perfect example of just that. At Sunday’s Donald Driver Softball, Driver threw one of his cleats into the crowd when some possessed lunatic woman ripped it out of the hands of a kid who had to be all of 10 or 11 years-old.
Seriously? This fits in with the laundry list of insane fans and the ridiculous things they do. It’s like the masses that sit outside the Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton when the opposing team comes in to have 19-football cards autographed. Or maybe the folks that camp out around the players parking lot (everyday) for the opportunity to make $2.37 on ebay with signed card. Or better yet, the people that go to the weekly Packer shows (which we have in the state of Wisconsin) week after week seeking 15 signatures of the same player over-and-over again. Come on people!
I do have to admit that once, when I was 17, I nearly ran over a kid on the way to a batting practice ball at County Stadium (for you “Brewer Fans” who may not know, that is where the Brewers use to play baseball before you became a fan when they started winning). As the years have gone on, I feel more and more guilty about this as I have seen others do similar things and throw-up in my mouth. So if that was you, at a Braves game on summer night in 1999, send me an email and I will send the ball and then some to you!!!! That was 13-years ago and it still bothers me!
Look, its about the kids. They are the ones that dream about someday being on the field and seeing these players mean the world to them and keeps the dream kicking. I was there as a youngster and I am sure a lot of you where. Its not about some demented delusion that the winner of a Popularity Contest (for those that don’t realize it, Dancing with the Stars is as much of a popularity contest as it is a dance competition. He beat an European Opera Singer and Some Soap Actor no one heard of) is meant to be with you. What if that was your kid?
Congratulations, you just proved to the entire world the kind of person you are…
PS: You made a replica dancing trophy…