WSJ: Bad Sports Fan Behavior Envy


WALL STREET JOURNAL: It’s yet another example of newsmaking outrageousness at a Phillies game this year. You may have heard about the New Jersey man who was arrested in April after intentionally unburdening his stomach upon the 11-year-old daughter of … an off-duty cop. Then, of course, there was Taser Boy, the wily teen who darted onto the Citizens Bank Park turf and got electrified in the outfield. As embarrassing as these incidents may be, these Philly moments underscore a curious, if not especially politically correct, crisis: New York is losing ground in the edgy fan-behavior race. Again: This is not to condone drinking babies, projectile purging or Taser-seeking trespassing. But our city is losing its reputation for sports craziness. MORE

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