Accord Posted September 16, 2004 Share Posted September 16, 2004 John Franco was on OTL tonight and he brought up a GREAT point in defense of Francisco the chair thrower. He said that some of these fans bring media guides to the games and read the bio's of a player sitting in the bullpen seeing that they've got kids, a wife, etc. and then the fans start heckling a player about his kids or mother or something of that sort. I'm not saying throwing a chair at a womens face was an appropriate way to respond but he must have been REALLY pushed over the edge to do something like that. David Wells was also interviewed on OTL and he told a story about one time when he was sitting in the bullpen in Cleveland the day after his mother passed away and a fan was heckling him about his dead mother and David Wells said he almost broke down and can more than understand the actions of Francisco. There's no way a player would just go absolutely crazy over normal heckling by fans, something VERY bad must have been said. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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