Thursday, July 29, 2010

Whoops!

Purely unintentional, right?
  • Mayor Richard Daley was nearly hit with a flying bat at Wednesday night's White Sox game against the Mariners at U.S. Cellular Field.

    The longtime Sox fan was sitting behind the third-base dugout when in the fourth inning left fielder Andruw Jones struck out and let go of his bat. Daley flinched, the bat landed in the aisle and into the hands of a woman in the next row. No one was hurt and television replays showed the mayor having a laugh over the close call.
Missed him by ---> <--- that much.

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcchicago.com/video.

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92 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was that the sound of people booing when it missed the mayor? I like to think so.

7/29/2010 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, this isn't even a story. I watched the game and saw the replay several times. Shanks is just a chicken. The bat wasen't even close for a chicken shit reaction like that. Maybe there was secret money inside the bat destined for shortshanks nephew.

7/29/2010 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous FRED said...

Andruw Jones for Mayor... i think he speaks better English anyhow!

7/29/2010 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better luck next time!

7/29/2010 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey andruw jones---i want my money back--u missed!!!

7/29/2010 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try harder next time!

7/29/2010 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Da Mayor gonna outlaw bats now?

7/29/2010 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To kill the wampire, a stake, made of wood, must be driven into the unbeating heart.

Den, and only den, can one be assured of it's demise.

No other method is as evective.

7/29/2010 02:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's got my vote for MVP!

7/29/2010 03:32:00 AM  
Blogger Cpdcoppurr said...

Next, the Mariner's will be blocked from playing in Chicago all together. Mayor Daley will come down with a new law that the Mariner Team has it out for him and the team will not be able to play again in Chicago. So let it be said, so let it be written. King Daley almost had his head taken off like his son swinging a bat at another youth a few years back.

7/29/2010 03:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn, a miss! Too bad.

7/29/2010 04:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was this close --> <-- for my dream to come true...

7/29/2010 06:15:00 AM  
Blogger AHotMess said...

Damnum! Damnum! Damnum!!!

7/29/2010 06:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andruw was *this* close to never having to buy a drink in this town again.

7/29/2010 06:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT
From the Sun Times article on the dire financial condition of the city, it mentions the downward trend of police arrests over the past three years. Sun Times finally print fact that CPD is down 2000 officers a day. Response from CPD, more spin from the Kool-Aid mixers!

http://www.suntimes.com/news/cityhall/2546024,CST-NWS-numbers29.article

"The audits also include some troubling numbers that have nothing to do with city finances.

The number of “physical arrests” by Chicago Police continued their steady decline — from 227,576 in 2006 and 196,621 in 2008 to 181,254 last year.

The downward trend coincides with a hiring slowdown that has left the Police Department more than 2,000 officers-a-day below authorized strength. It also coincides with allegations of “de-policing,” a condition that exists when police officers “stop doing their jobs” because they're afraid nobody has their back.

Police Department spokesman Roderick Drew said the department “doesn’t measure the success of crime-fighting strategies simply by the number of arrests.” He argued that the “true measure” is the reduction in reported crime that Chicago has experienced over the past decade.

“In fact we have experienced 18 consecutive months of lower overall crime in Chicago dating back to January 2009,” he said."

7/29/2010 06:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

replays showed the mayor having a laugh over the close call.

That's because he is to fucking stupid to know what just could of happened.

7/29/2010 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then he can experience firsthand what it feels like to get clobbered in the head by a bat. Like when darling Patrick almost killed that teenager in Michigan, giving him a Brain injury... Nothing an 80k settlement can't cure

7/29/2010 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait, where were his bodyguards to jump in front of him and take the blow? Wait, is that one of them in the yellow shirt in front of him, ducking even lower than da maya? Oh, I see, they are just mimicking their leader J-Fled, head for the hills!

7/29/2010 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The effort was appreciated Jones.

7/29/2010 07:44:00 AM  
Blogger David Snethen said...

I watched this over and over waiting for a different outcome! There is no God!!

7/29/2010 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

strike one ... keep going

7/29/2010 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The comments on the Chicago Breaking News website are not too flattering for our fearless leader.

Seems that Jon Q. Public, the average sports fan, does not care for the Mayor, and that each comment was tilted towards a wish of the bat hitting Short Shanks right in his big ol' skull.

If we can only get these sports fans out to the polls, maybe, just maybe we can get this asshole out of office. Something quicker than death.

7/29/2010 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Agent 86 said...

Missed him by that much.

7/29/2010 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad!!! Better luck next time. Andruw almost did all of us a favor.

7/29/2010 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where was his "detail" ?

7/29/2010 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Bat Boy said...

Whoops...I missed!

Where the hell were his bodyguards to jump in front of the flying object? To sacrifice their lives for his? I guess he really doesn't need a detail.

7/29/2010 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What luck! :(

7/29/2010 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A swing and a miss !!!!!!!!!!!!!

7/29/2010 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

ARREST R DOWN!

REVENUE IS DOWN!

POOR MR.MAYOR DOESNT KNOW HOW TO SHARE THE WEALTH.

HEY J-FLED SINCE U R THE EXPERT IN EVERYTHING AND NOTHING AT THE SAME TIME DO THE MATH.

LET SAY WE HAVE 10,000 OFFICERS

LETS SAY EVERY OFFICER RIGHTS 2 100 DOLLAR TICKETS IN 1 DAY.

THATS 2 MILLION DOLLARS
NOW DO U REALLY BELIEVE THE MAYOR ONLY HAS 2.5 MILLION ON HAND.

HE SAVED THAT MUCH ON EXEMPT UNPAID FURLOUGH DAYS. BETTER LUCK NEXT YEAR WHITE SHIRTS. U NOTICE THAT WHEN THE EXEMPTS ARE GONE THE WORK IS STILL DONE.

7/29/2010 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow good thing his Bodyguard Detail did an excellent job!! The three guys who stepped in front and were ready to take the flying bat to the head for their Mayor. Then the bodyguard who shot the bat away from any danger to anyone there!!! And to think you all make fun of his personal servants, I mean body guards!!!

7/29/2010 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad that the bat missed.

7/29/2010 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If that bat had taken out Shortdhanks it would have, in my opinion, made Drew a no-doubt first ballot Hall of Famer. And itshould have been comemmorated on the outfield wall.

7/29/2010 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Arizona immigration law 2010: As SB1070 takes effect, Mexicans say 'Adios, Arizona' article at www.csmonitor.com They named names.

Andres Dominguez and sister Andrea Palacios (R), residents of Phoenix help carry out the sold family items out of their apartment. The family sold everything they owned in order to leave Arizona without being detected and fearing the passage of the new SB 1070 law. The family of ten is moving to Chicago were they feel they will not be targeted because of the color of their skin.

7/29/2010 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dang it!

Andruw Jones came oh so close to being my favorite White Sox player ever.

Hell, I'm willing to bet 99% of the coppers who are Cub fans would have started talking of Jones in reverential terms.

7/29/2010 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If at first you don't suceed...
try harder, man !!!
Now we'll have to register bats!

7/29/2010 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it had connected, it might have knocked some sense into the shanks. On second thought, probably not. His head is thicker than a foundation for a building. Nice try anyway Druw!

7/29/2010 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

too bad it didn't take him out

7/29/2010 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn, damn, damn! We missed our chance for his early OUT!

7/29/2010 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two detectives will be assigned immediately to investigate after which they will travel to Seattle and have Andruw Jones extradited on charges of threatening a public official (da mare) and that player will be thrown into Cook County Jail and held on $500 million bond. That will show him who da boss is all right!

7/29/2010 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Female Blue said...

Should have knocked his smug ass out! Maybe then he would have some common sense.

7/29/2010 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alderman Ed Burke immediately demanded, and received, an additional 4 bodyguards to combat the obvious threat to him of flying baseball bats.

Ald. Burke had a judge's order in his clenched fist to enforce the bodyguard order. The judge magically appeared out of Ald. Burke's hip pocket and handed the alderman the pre-printed order before retreating back into the alderman's pocket.

7/29/2010 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

where was his "detail" ?

7/29/2010 08:07:00 AM


Outside in the parking lot. They have to buy their own tickets to the game. They don't get comped like mumbles does. When they can lay hands on TIF funds they will start getting free White Sox tickets.

7/29/2010 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why didn't his bodyguards jump in the way of the bat ?
Those guys get paid very well.

7/29/2010 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...

Seeing that Patrick Daley is well versed in wielding baseball bats, it would've been perfectly ironic and karma-esque had Shortshanks had his greasy melon split wide open by Andruw Jones' errant Louisville Slugger.

Better luck next time, Andruw. We're all rooting for ya.

7/29/2010 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad it didn't take the prick out!

7/29/2010 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I predict Jones would get arrested for attempted assault with a deadly weapon.. or get whacked in the knees with a bat soon :-)

7/29/2010 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that J-Fled I see running up the stairs in the opposite direction?

7/29/2010 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jk would have caught that bat where was sam roti getting something to eat or sell a car in the parking lot or working special for the cta

7/29/2010 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

King Daley has just placed a ban on all baseball bats within the city of chicago.

7/29/2010 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous An Old Sergeant said...

Steve Stone: Well, Hawk, it looks like the barrel end of the bat just connected with the mayor's right temple and that he is paralyzed from the neck down. The paramedics are treating him now.

Ken Harrelson: You can put him on the board, YESSSS!

Steve Stone: Word has just reached the press box that the mayor has expired.

Ken Harrelson: HE GONE!

Wife: Hon, you're dozing off again. Why not shut off the TV and come to bed?

Me: OK--but I was having the most pleasant dream. . .

7/29/2010 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it had the distance but not the range

7/29/2010 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In a perfect world FUNNY WOULD'VE BEEN THE BAT HITTING SHORTSHANKS RIGHT IN THE FUCKIN HEAD THEN RICHOTING HITTING J.FLED AND FINALLY STRIKING MASTERS. THATS FUCKIN FUNNY!!!!!!!

7/29/2010 03:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Capt. "d" the witch from 017 will save the mayor!! The bitch is out of her mind.... She is assigning people to work foot posts and then bringing them inside to do her ofice work, thus taking manpower off the street... MIKE MEALER ARE YOU WATCHING YOUR NEW 3RD WATCH CAPT.?

7/29/2010 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn, why couldn't that have hit him? What a tool.

7/29/2010 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish it cracked him in the noggin,maybe it "wood"have knocked some sense in that shallow cranium.

7/29/2010 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the fact that the crowd booed the mayor when he wasn't hit!

If he did get hit on da head, there would have been a standing ovation!

I know, I would have clapped and bought a round for everybody in my group!

7/29/2010 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goes to show how much he is despised!

7/29/2010 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh the humanity!!!

Please how many innocent victims will be maimed or killed. When will the Mayor ever ban bats?

Well, at least ban bats from any Cubs players before they hurt themselves...

7/29/2010 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

speaking of bats a po got his window smashed in at the t r u parking lot last night with what appears to have been a bat. so it cost him about 200 to keep the streets safe last night. you think the city will pay for it, not. poor guy.guess the city still thinks the lot is secure.

7/29/2010 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we should be so lucky.

7/29/2010 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: A quick Data Warehouse search reveals:
Michael G. Masters
Age: 31
Height: 5'10
5'10????? BWAAAHHHHAHAAAA! Not a chance.

7/29/2010 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If at first you don't succeed...

Andruw try swinging a parking meter or railroad tie next time.

7/29/2010 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley on Michigan oil spill , "oil is worse than carp, oil ruins Drinking water". Wow thanks dick Daley your a real word smith

7/29/2010 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So does this mean I don't have to pay Jones the balance of what I owe him for the attempt?

7/29/2010 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait, where were his bodyguards to jump in front of him and take the blow? Wait, is that one of them in the yellow shirt in front of him, ducking even lower than da maya? Oh, I see, they are just mimicking their leader J-Fled, head for the hills!

7/29/2010 07:39:00 AM
The guy in the yellow shirt is Terry Newman a longtime Daley confidante and partner at Katten Muchin law firm.

7/29/2010 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone recognize the person sitting next to the mayor?????

7/29/2010 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic...just watched race pimp Jesse Jackson hogging half hour on WTTW (pulic television-you and me pay for it.)

Last time I tuned into to Chicago Tonight they actually had some guy playing a harpsicord.

Of course the "host" never challenged this race baiting fraud on anything. On the bright side, he looks like he's 150 years old and on the way out.

7/29/2010 07:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't his kid bean some kid over the head with a bat at their Mich home? Perhaps if da mayor got beaned, he would have gotten a smidgeon of what it feels like getting hit over the head with a bat, although I'm bettin the kid really swung hard and aimed. A pity if the kid was permanently brain damaged, 80G's...that's it?

7/29/2010 08:15:00 PM  
Blogger Rich Rostrom said...

This could have been the third great sports accident affecting history.

The first was when King Henry III of France was killed in a jousting mishap; the second was when Frederick William, Prince of Wales (son of George II and father of George III), was fatally injured by a line drive in a cricket match.

(There was a similar fatality in Chicago only a few years ago.)

Just a Civilian (who knows way too much historic trivia)

7/29/2010 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“In fact we have experienced 18 consecutive months of lower overall crime in Chicago dating back to January 2009,” he said."


Really this is BS. First off most cities don't do physical arrest for every little baby thing, Other cities give out summons to go to court on violations, Here every thing is a big deal take a look at some of the bs arrest being made. most could receive a ticket or summons. This city could save Millions.

7/29/2010 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT

http://www.breitbart.tv/mexican-flag-flies-as-dozens-arrested-at-anti-immigration-law-protests/

Video

Mexican Flag Flies as Dozens Arrested at Illegal-Immigration Law Protests

7/29/2010 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://keepazsafe.com/

7/29/2010 09:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.bordersheriffs.com/

7/29/2010 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Wait, where were his bodyguards to jump in front of him and take the blow? "

They are busy putting oil containment barriers in front of his Mich home.....

7/29/2010 09:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keating tried diving in front of it but with his broken leg he wasn't fast enough. He doesn't want anything happening to his clout.

7/29/2010 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this mayor is such an idiot he need to worry of the crime in this city and get rid of ur dumb supt weiss.

7/29/2010 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fax announcing merit nominations for lieutenant is out today. Remember, you heard it here first - Sgt. W.B., formerly of the Supt's Office and now in A/2 Det. Div., has been promised a merit promotion. Yes, before the nominating packets are even due, one promotion is set, and that's why they sent him to A/2, so it won't look like he "made it from the building." But it's all legit, folks!

7/29/2010 10:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please Lord Forgive Me for this incident caused me to question my faith, For if there is a GOD that bat would of hit Daley square on the face for all the injustices he has brought upon the masses, AMEN

7/29/2010 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am still trembling over the near-miss that The Honorable almost suffered from the splintered Louisville Slugger. Just imagine if he would have been neck sliced by that bat. Imagine. The horror.

7/29/2010 11:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scott Waguespack says....

"Fighting crime in our neighborhoods can be accomplished through citizen interaction with leadership and police. There must be a parallel proactive approach endorsed by city leadership and citizens in order to stem the flow of violence and regain control of our neighborhoods. While history shows that the CPD,neighbors and businesses can work together to secure their neighborhood, the leadership needs to take immediate steps to first rebuild the CPD and bolster support for officers on the street."

I am voting for this guy. A PROACTIVE APPROACH to policing??? Holy shit is he trying to Mayor Weis a fucking heart attack!!

Rebuild the CPD??? OMG this dude is a fucking hero and it is obvious that he knows that Weis is an incompetent fucking idiot.

I will have to back this guy 100%.

7/29/2010 11:19:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

Mayor Daley declares baseball bats banned in Chicago!

The Cubs state they have already been behind this ban for decades...

7/30/2010 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fax announcing merit nominations for lieutenant is out today. Remember, you heard it here first - Sgt. W.B., formerly of the Supt's Office and now in A/2 Det. Div., has been promised a merit promotion. Yes, before the nominating packets are even due, one promotion is set, and that's why they sent him to A/2, so it won't look like he "made it from the building." But it's all legit, folks!

7/29/2010 10:50:00 PM

They're going to make Billy and "Agent 0" Hamilton? Who is going to babysit the policy group? Twenty and out, I cannot continue to work in a department where crazy ray ray is in charge of anything. We are about to reach a new low. Hold on!

7/30/2010 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Here every thing is a big deal take a look at some of the bs arrest being made. most could receive a ticket or summons. This city could save Millions.

7/29/2010 09:12:00 PM"

YOU MEAN WE'D ACTUALLY GENERATE REVENUE ISSUING ANOVS? THE TACT TEAM HEROES COULDN'T COMPREHEND THE THOUGHT OF NOT MAKING A PHYSICAL ARREST ON DOPWS, THEIR BELOVED NUMBERS WOULD SUFFER. NO SIR, YOU SPEAK BLASPHEMY!!

7/30/2010 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The family of ten is moving to Chicago were they feel they will not be targeted because of the color of their skin.

7/29/2010 09:59:00 AM"

They'll be welcomed w/open arms by the Mayor to his Sanctuary City. Don't even look cross eyed at this family or you'll wind up being Cozzis cellmate...

7/30/2010 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fax announcing merit nominations for lieutenant is out today. Remember, you heard it here first - Sgt. W.B., formerly of the Supt's Office and now in A/2 Det. Div., has been promised a merit promotion. Yes, before the nominating packets are even due, one promotion is set, and that's why they sent him to A/2, so it won't look like he "made it from the building." But it's all legit, folks!

I don't know who WB's clout is but he has been taken care of since he worked 018 Tact.

7/30/2010 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Andruw was playing "Knock the Obama cap off the midget"

7/30/2010 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police Department spokesman Roderick Drew said the department “doesn’t measure the success of crime-fighting strategies simply by the number of arrests.” He argued that the “true measure” is the reduction in reported crime that Chicago has experienced over the past decade.
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Yeah, I call bullshit!! All those who make Downtown Ernie Brown's Top Ten list should copy and paste this when he tries to screw them over!

7/30/2010 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Da Mayor's office had announced after the baseball game that baseball bats will no longer be legal in the City of Chicago and cannot be carried at any baseball games. Da Mayor insisted that this is necessary for the lives of innocent people who are recklessy hurt by flying baseball bats.

After a recent Supreme Court decision allowing the possession of bats, Chicago had no choice but to require that only one bat can be purchased at a time, and must be registered for a $100 per bat fee.

7/30/2010 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This may be a stupid question but could Keating get meritoriously promoted to Lt. (thereby increasing his civil service rank) and stay put at his exempt rank.

You know, in case Daley has a grabber or loses the election.

7/30/2010 02:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Andruw was playing "Knock the Obama cap off the midget"


We love Palin

7/30/2010 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

This may be a stupid question but could Keating get meritoriously promoted to Lt. (thereby increasing his civil service rank) and stay put at his exempt rank.

You know, in case Daley has a grabber or loses the election.

7/30/2010 02:53:00 PM


Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.

7/30/2010 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who are the assholes sitting next to him?

7/31/2010 12:30:00 AM  

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