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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:24 AM
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Ten Cent Beer Night - Cleveland June 4, 1974
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 09:25 AM by AngryAmish
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_Cent_Beer_Night >

"Ten Cent Beer Night was an ill-fated promotion by the Cleveland Indians on June 4, 1974 to increase ticket sales. The idea behind the promotion was to offer as many beers as the patrons could drink for just ten cents apiece." snip

"Later, several fans ran on to the field, often streaking. In addition, many more fans were throwing objects on the field. As the game progressed, and the crowd became more inebriated, with more fans running on to the field and causing more problems.

Mike Hargrove, who had come in at mid-game, was the target of hot dogs and spit. At one point, he was very nearly hit with an empty gallon jug of Thunderbird wine."

It gets worse from there.

It also mentions some of the other great baseball riots, including Disco Demolition Night.

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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:55 PM
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1. shameless self kick
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:09 PM
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2. Disco Demolition Night!
True story:

A band I was in during college played a frat gig which was a "Demolition Party." Essentially, large portions of the basement (where we were playing) were scheduled for redoing, and the boys were more than happy to wrap a party around the demolition phase of the project.

For most of the night, it was under control (more or less). The inevitable, beer-fueled demo was contained (mostly) to walls and areas away from the band.

Until the very end of the night.

Once the party was winding down, the demo started in earnest. We watched in horror as the ceiling started being ripped down, starting at the far end of the basement, but heading toward the stage rapidly. Grabbing mic stands (all four of us!), we stopped the ceiling demo right at the edge of the stage. There was a bit of debris on a PA cabinet, but all stage gear was unscathed.

We loaded out ASAFP and got the Hell out of there!

mikey_the_rat
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:14 PM
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3. They had to forfeit the game....
I remember it well...

Didn't go...

But I remember it well...
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:50 PM
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4. wow....
i remember posting about both incidents here in the lounge (it was the 30th anniv of 10-cent beer night)...have i REALLY been on DU that long? :crazy:
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Joey Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:19 PM
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5. The 70's was a good time for drinking and partying
Yes!
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:22 PM
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6. But riots?
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Joey Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 08:10 PM
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9. Beer induced riots were always fun!
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:25 PM
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7. Ah, the 1970s. Damn, the women were easy back then . But so were
we guys, so it worked out well all around.

Redstone
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:27 PM
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8. Bad judgement
Folks shoulda thrown clocks and watches at Hargrove, whose nickname was "The Human Rain Delay." Dude went through this ritual before every pitch when he was batting adjust his helmet, wipe his hands on his shirt, wipe his mouth in the crook of his arm, etc. On every single pitch.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 08:12 PM
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10. Definitely one of the most ill-conceived ideas EVAH.
So glad I wasn't anywhere near there!
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