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Ballpark Puker Sentenced to 30 to 90 Days

Matthew Clemmens pleaded guilty to barfing on fellow Phillies fans

(Newser) - The New Jersey man who pleaded guilty to intentionally vomiting on fellow Phillies fans will serve 30 to 90 days in jail. Matthew Clemmens' sentence for assault, disorderly conduct, and harassment also includes 50 hours of community service, and the judge suggested at today's sentencing hearing that he spend that... More »

Philadelphia Ballpark Puker Pleads Guilty

NJ man intentionally vomited on family, admits to assault

(Newser) - The New Jersey man who intentionally vomited on a Philadelphia family during a Phillies game last month pleaded guilty today, KYW Newsradio reports . Matthew Clemmens, 21, tormented a man and his two daughters at Citizens Bank Park before declaring, "I need to do what I need to do. I'm... More »

Phillies Fan Tasered After Running Onto Field

On-field Taser use a first for Phillies

(Newser) - For the first time in the history of the Philadelphia Phillies, and possibly Major League Baseball, a fan who ran onto the field was Tasered instead of wrestled to the ground. The teenage fan eluded police and security staff to run several loops in center field before an officer zapped... More »

Cops: Phillies Fan Purposely Puked on Young Girl

Bad news for him: Her dad is a cop

(Newser) - A Phillies fan is making headlines today for a class act at Wednesday's game. Police say 21-year-old Matthew Clemmens put his fingers down his throat and purposely vomited on an 11-year-old girl sitting in front of him. Then he learned the hard way that her dad, who was with her,... More »

MLB Honchos Drop Ball on Vid Sensation

Refusing to share video of little girl's ball toss makes league look petty

(Newser) - It was a great baseball moment when a stunned Phillies fan watched his 3-year-old daughter toss back a foul ball he had just caught. But Major League Baseball isn't playing ball with the video, Jennifer Van Grove writes at Mashable. MLB has made a copyright claim on the video, making... More »

3-Year-Old Creates Viral Buzz With Foul Ball Toss

Toss-back earns young girl offers to close for Phillies

(Newser) - A happy Phillies fan made a sensational catch to snag a foul ball at last night’s game against the Nationals. Then he gave the ball to his 3-year-old daughter, and the result is turning into a YouTube sensation: She chucked it back over the railing. “When she first... More »

Ballpark Grass Is Artful Work

Red Sox groundskeeper pioneered growing trend in baseball aesthetics

(Newser) - Amid the pageantry sure to accompany tomorrow’s opening of the Major League Baseball playoffs, the increasingly intricate patterns mown into stadium grass is sure to catch fans’ eyes. Red Sox groundskeeper David Mellor pioneered the technique as an assistant in Milwaukee in 1993, the New York Times reports, and... More »

Not Your Grandfather's Hot Dog Stand

Food columnist finds best, worst stadium fare in major leagues

(Newser) - From a perfect crab salad sandwich at AT&T field in San Francisco to a dreadful crab cake at Camden Yards in Baltimore, the New York Times charts the range and quality of foods available at America's ballparks. Crab isn't the only departure from the ubiquitous hot dog: During his... More »

Phils Nick Nats 8-7 on Bases- Loaded Walk

Werth draws pass from Colome to drive in winning run

(Newser) - Jesus Colome walked Jayson Werth to force in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Philadelphia Phillies an 8-7 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday. The defending NL East champions overcame a 5-0, first-inning deficit to avoid opening the season with a three-game sweep... More »

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