Look, you know we love pompoms—just maybe not at baseball games. Saturday was PomPom Night at Land Shark Stadium in Miami for the Marlins-Dodgers game, and as you can imagine, you give 25,000 sun-baked
Floridiots baseball fans pompoms, chaos will ensue.
It seems that during the game fans pulled the silver streamers off the pompoms and showered the field with 'em, creating massive distractions for the home team and visitors alike. The Marlins' Dan Uggla called the situation "brutal," his even more eloquent teammate John Baker thought it was "absolutely brutal." But whatever it was, it wasn't the craziest ballpark fiasco in baseball history, because we've got the 5 Worst Ballpark Promotions in History here.
#5. Ball Night, Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, August 10, 1995
• The Dodgers were down 2-1 when they forfeited their game against the Cardinals in the 9th inning after fans rained souvenir balls on St. Louis' outfielders. Just a thought for stadium security: If you're gonna take the plastic bottle caps off the beers you serve 'cause you don't want folks tossing stuff on the field, maybe you ought not provide the fans with projectiles that are, oh say, 20 times the size and weight of a bottle cap?
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