Watch beer can smash into World Series trophy during Red Sox parade


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/11/01/watch-beer-can-smash-into-worl.html


#2

Why we can’t have nice things.


#3

Wicked toss, Sully!


#4

Supposedly Pedroia asked the guy throwing beers for one, caught it, then threw it on the ground scolding “it’s warm!”


#5

Flimsier than I thought it was.


#6

Flag poles are long, full can of beer is heavy, laws of physics. :tired_face:


#7

Gotta get them a GRONK!


#8

From what I understand, this isn’t surprising behavior in Boston.


#9

That’s the world series trophy?? Having only the Stanley Cup to compare it to, I’m not impressed.


#10

The repeated slo-mo gives this an oddly Zapruder-film-like treatment. Was there more than one thrower on the grassy knoll? Does analysis support the single-can theory? What acoustic evidence exists?


#11

Yeah. I mean if you make your trophy look like a trash can someone’s going to take a shot


#12

Strong agree. You can’t even chug champagne out of it!


#13

Pretty much sums up sports fans. I’ll admit if this was soccer, someone would probably have thrown a grenade or something equally damaging to show their “outrage”.

(Over 2000 people killed in one soccer riot)


#14

:joy: The whole team are trained to catch things. That’s their job. I want the manager to have them review this tape over and over and then do drills to make sure it never happens again.


#15

It looks better than the beer tray that Carlisle United won 20 years ago


#16

They should had used pitcher gloves!


#17

Probably a Yankee fan


#18

Sorry? Are they seriously claiming that the 1971 Ibrox disaster (caused by someone falling in one of the exits, causing a crush) and the Hillsborough disaster (caused by the gross incompetence of South Yorkshire Police) were caused by hooliganism?

And as for those 2000 people killed in a “riot”, I don’t consider declarations of war normal hooligan behaviour. They also don’t normally have access to fighter and bomber aircraft either.

In short, yes there is still a violence problem in football (it was my job to stop it 15 years ago, but I never had a problem worse than verbal racism), but you don’t need lies to prove that.


#19

I dunno. . .


#20

I would have never expected an empty beer can to be so damaging. I don’t really consider them heavy.