Another night game at Wrigley Field, another idiot fan throwing stuff on the field. This time, though, taking it the extra mile, dumping a beer on the Philadelphia Phillies' centerfielder Shane Victorino in the fifth inning of a 12-5 drubbing Wednesday night.
Of course, this is hardly the first time - and, sadly, probably not the last - that a Cubs night game has turned into a farce because of an idiot fan, too boozed up to class up the joint. Of course security intervened, though whether they got the right guy is in question, but that's not the point. This stuff shouldn't be happening.
There have been charges of racist taunts from the bleachers. We've seen trash dumped on the field. There's the general raucous frat boy atmosphere that permeates night games, particularly in the bleachers.
What gives? Why can't fans cheer and boo, as they have every right to do, without resorting to drunken hooliganism? Is it time to simply ban booze from the Bud Light Bleachers altogether? Because there are clearly at least a handful of idiots who can't handle a couple $6 brews at the ballgame.
We've seen this behavior during national telecasts and in high-profile games, like this late-season contest against the World Series Champion Phillies, and unfortunately it's building a reputation for Cubs fans outside the Friendly Confines that's anything but what we want.
Is that what we want? Is that something you're happy with Cubs fans?
And if you're one of the types who insists this gives home-field advantage or makes us look like a tough sports city, you probably also think you're the funny one being a loudmouth at the bar with your buddies egging you on when all you really are is a loudmouth jerk making an ass of yourself.
Stay classy Bleacher Bums. And keep your trash - and your beer - to yourself.