I love being able to use contemporary pics in my class… and in my blog. Today, let’s have a little class debate. Here’s our pic.
Backstory: A teen at a baseball game (supposedly NOT drunk or on drugs) calls his dad to ask, “Uhm, Hey Dad, should I run on the field? It’s like a once in a lifetime chance.”
Dad said, “Uhm, doesn’t sound smart, son.”
Son says, “Okay, Pop.” And then runs on the field anyway.
He avoids security for a wee bit and the above picture captures the moment.
Steve gets TASERED.
Question: Did Steve deserve it?
Here’s my class?
For side: Hell yes! What a bonehead. You run on the field at a major league baseball game in this day and age and you deserve whatever you get.
Against side: No way! Far too heavy handed. Cops always use too much force.
Not sure which side: If he was black or brown, they wouldda used real bullets!
Not sure which side: I hear dat!
For side: I tell you this. People are going to think twice about running on the field at the Phillies home ball park in the future. It’s a good deterrent against future idiots.
Against side: The U.S. government should not condone this type of brutality. I mean this isn’t a country where we string people up and attach electrodes to their genitals in order to get them to submit to our will.
For side: Actually, we do do that? In Gitmo.
Against side: I thought they closed that down.
Not sure which side: No, that was the Bay of Pigs.
Not sure which side: She never pays attention in history class.
Not sure which side: I don’t eat Pigs, Bay Pigs or any kind. But I’m not a Muslim. Just a vegetarian who eats chicken and sometimes steak.
Not sure which side: Bueller. Bueller.
Okay, so I made this whole whole conversation up.
But as you can see, Steve, the Phillies Fan Who got Tasered, certainly has my imagination going.