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Baseball Mon Jul 20 2009

Morons In The News: White Sox Edition

For sure, there have been some strange moments in White Sox history, and not just the whole Black Sox Scandal thing. No, more like just...weird. The Disco Demolition riot, the anniversary of which has just passed. Former Bears all-arm-no-aim quarterback Bobby Douglass getting a brief tryout with the team in the 1970s. Hawk Harrelson coming down from the booth in 1986, making a mess as GM and then retreating back to said booth. An unpaid clown roaming the stands for decades until he was told not to show up anymore. And almost anything Bill Veeck did.

But in recent years the strangest occurance involving the South Siders had to be the night in 2002 when the Ligues showed up. You remember the Ligues...father and son duo? Shirtless? Leaping over the box seat wall to pummel 54-year-old Kansas City first base coach Tom Gamboa? If the South Side fans had a reputation for being brain-dead thuggish oafs, well, the actions of William Ligue, Jr and his then-15-year-old son did nothing to dispel that myth (Note: I, myself am a White Sox fan, regularly wear a shirt and have only occasionally laid into a coach of any base. And none in the last 12 years.)

The ol' reliable Deadspin sports website recently updated the saga of the Ligues by locating the younger Ligue's MySpace page, and you'll be happy to know that he appears to be just as...socially aggressive, let's say, as he and his dad were that day. According to Deadspin, he doesn't appear to regret his actions that day and, in fact, seem to be quite proud of it. And he allegedly is expecting the birth of his own child, offering the world the promise of a third generation of Ligueish behaviour at the ol' ballpark.

 
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steroids online / July 21, 2009 10:52 AM

I, myself am a White Sox fan, regularly wear a shirt and have only occasionally laid into a coach of any base.

steroids / August 6, 2009 1:39 AM

Leaping over the box seat wall to pummel 54-year-old Kansas City first base coach Tom Gamboa?

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