Monday, August 20, 2007

Question Regarding Etiquette At A Baseball Game


While at the Sox game this Saturday, I was faced with a dilemma that I always thought was fairly easy decision to make. Upon further review of this situation, evidently there is quite a bit of disagreement. That said, I wanted to pose the question to the readership because its widely known The Win Column has the most intelligent audience in Boston, and they would be the best resource to settle this once and for all. So, without further ado here is the situation.

Our seats were located in the right field grandstand, only about 4 seats from the end of the row. Great location for frequent trips to the pisser and the beer stand, no? The only thing is that there was a beam at the end of the row basically rendering that option null and void. Because of that, any time we wanted to make 'the trip' we had to make that treacherous walk over twenty people just to get out. Normally not a huge deal, but I was at the game with a bunch of booze bags (myself included) and we showed up to the game pretty sh*tcocked, thus, many trips to the bathroom were inevitable.

So, here is the dilemma. There was an open seat in the row directly in front of us, essentially enabling us to step over a seat and only bother four people to get into the aisle as opposed to pissing off twenty people every time we had to drain the lizard. I thought this was a no-brainer. Although the people I was with thought this was unheard of, and claimed that you had to stay in your own row because you were all on the same 'team' (whatever that means). Because of this way of thinking, my buddies actually chose to watch the game in 'standing room' for close proximity to the beer and the pisser. I thought that was an overreaction, but their decision nonetheless. So my question to you is: Is it alright to disturb people in a different row even though in the grand scheme of things, you are actually disturbing a lot fewer people, or do you have to stay in your row?


Orlando

22 comments:

Chieftain said...

If I were in another row, and someone jumped in my row to get out, I can say with 100% certainty that I wouldn't move an inch.

Your baseball etiquette and hippy mentality needs a lot of schooling.

Norman P. Orlando said...

True, but did you take into account the fact that you're a douche bag? Just a thought

Anonymous said...

of course you make the jump to the closer row. if the people down in front care, then fuck em...your drunk and its boston. people are supposed to be assholes. besides, wouldnt everyone want you to get out of the way quicker so they can see the game? i would. and another thing...fuck em. your at the game and if they want to say something to you then thats fine. your going to do it anyways. i, as well, feel this is a no brainer---make the jump over the railing and to endless beers and pisses.

Anonymous said...

If you jump over a row during a game, you're an asshole. You do the shimmy down the aisle like everyone else. This is why you'll always be a hippy trying to take the easy way out.

Anonymous said...

I got your back on this one orlando...you jump the row and disturb the four people...utilitarianism my friends, utilitarianism...

Anonymous said...

You and Orlando should go to a game. Chances are you'd both get beat up by a bunch of middle school students.

Norman P. Orlando said...

that may be so, but if I go down I'll try to cop a feel on one of their little girlfriends....in the end I win....

Anonymous said...

jump the row orlando...these guys are all jerkoffs. not only should you jump the row, but you should spill beer on them just to show them who's boss. let them know you mean business and you dont care about them at all. in fact, pour a beer over their heads and laugh because your drunk and at a red sox game and that type of shit is free game.

Simply Suds said...

Orlando isn't willing to waste a sip of the wheat, amber, barley, burlap pale ale that he smuggles into Friendly Fenway. He'd rather rip off his hemp necklace and sing Bob Marley's "Stand Up For Your Rights"

ted kennedy said...

make sure you dont drink and drive norman!!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe there is any debate about this. You DEFINITELY go down a row. Less obstruction of the game and people moving around. In the end less people are pissed off, more people win. Chieftain get your head out of your ass!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

You have to stay in your own row unless you are in seats that don't belong to you. (i.e. you found empty seats better than the seats your were sitting. Once you upgrade your seats you can do whatever you want)

SlowStuff said...

Jump the row! Quicker escape to the bathroom and your only pissing off a few people. Also, when your in Fenway your section is basically your row, so don't feel bad about stepping out of your seat and getting to know anyone and everyone in that section!!

Chelsea Clinton Sparks said...

dude, you CAN'T jump the row. while from your perspective it absolutely makes perfect sense, you've got to put yourself in the shoes of the guys in front of you. i'm with Chieftain on this one (god that kills me to say)... if i was in that other row, i'd probably let you out once without much of a second thought. if you kept doing it though, i would tell you to screw.

and boy, were you cocked saturday night. i trecked my ass all the way down to the fens to hang out with you, only to receive texts from lytedogg that you were too drunk and the bouncers weren't letting you in. what a goddamn skirt.

Norman P. Orlando said...

wait just a minute there Chelsea. Although I admit I wasn't stone cold sober (cough), I certainly wasn't blasted enough to not be let into Game On. F*ck those pricks at the door. Ask Lytedogg he'll coorborate my story

Simply Suds said...

Orlando, maybe you were as sober as the time you passed out in the Taco Bell drive through ? Just a thought.

Norman P. Orlando said...

get a job

Anonymous said...

Orlando, I don't know you but you sound like a real fag. Maybe you should stick to going to Revolution games instead of hanging around real men that go to the Red Sox game. Oh, I have to pee pee. Who cares? Suck it up and either hold it, or piss. Stop whining like a little bitch.

Norman P. Orlando said...

obviously you've never been drunk. Its a fact of life if you drink a lot you have to piss. Sorry to be the first to break this news to you.

Anonymous said...

Piss when you get your beers you blow hard.

Anonymous said...

Orlando, leave your skirt at home when you go to the Red Sox game. To elaborate on what the person above me is trying to say....you get a beer every other inning and take a piss then. Since beer is only served until the 7th inning stretch...would it really kill you to shimmy down your isle during the 3rd, 5th, and 7th inning ? Judging by comments made by others, you could probably just milk that beer you buy as you go to your seats for the first time....for the whole game. Pansy.

theo epstein said...

Orlando should be banned from Fenway for being such a homo. I'll tell Larry and John Henry and maybe you can have a special handycap hippy seat that lets you sit in a pile of your own urine all game. We chose not to let you in Game On after the conclusion of the game, due to the fact that you smelled like you hadn't showered since we won the World Series. No soup for you !