Dumb move of the night
Scott Harper is a famous man today in New York City. The 18-year-old nitwit ended up on the back page of the New York Daily News and the front page of the New York Post after his swan dive from the upper deck at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night.
According to the NYPD, Harper was at the game with three friends, and the four idiots had been discussing whether the protective netting behind home plate would support Harper’s weight. In the bottom of the eighth inning, with the Yankees trying to mount a late rally, Harper jumped over the railing on the upper deck, landing on the netting. He even caused a hole in the net. Watch the incident >>
Harper, from Armonk, N.Y., looked like he was out of his mind drunk. He was taken from the ballpark wearing a neck brace, was sent to a hospiral for observation, and then placed under arrest.
Harper could be charged with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct. A police spokesperson declined to say whether alcohol was involved in the incident. Well, it sure looked like it. The ***** was on something.
Because of work, I don’t get to go to as many games at Yankee Stadium as I would like. But every time I do go, it’s like Amateur Hour. During an afternoon game last year, I sat in right field, behind then-Orioles right fielder Larry Bigbie. And these two punks — who were atending their first game at The Stadium — would not shut up all day long. Security came over a few times, and I was getting angry because the guards thought I was with them. One of the kids ended up getting tossed for smoking in the bathroom. And he’s buddy stayed at the game. What tools.
I hope the Harper the swan diver gets a lifetime ban from The Stadium. He could have seriously hurt some people with his dumb stunt.