Sure, we all expect to see some pretty dumb people at the game. There are the women in stiletto heels that are there on a date and have no idea how to dress for a baseball game. There are the guys trying to impress their dates with how much they (don't) know about the game. There are the people who do the wave and want to know why Trevor is coaching third base. Then there are the people who show up drunk and leave drunk. And, of course, there's always Dodger fans. But this one takes the cake.
I was in my usual seats in 302, and there weren't a whole lot of people in the section, but the first few rows were pretty filled out, mostly by pretty good fans. Being pretty good fans, after Johnson gunned down Wood for the second out in the ninth, they leapt to their feet and started making a ton of noise. The score board ran through the "ON YOUR FEET" animation. For a crowd of less than 20,000, it got pretty loud. And then, from behind and to the left, I heard a woman's voice.
"Could you please sit down?"
Utter silence fell across the section as everybody turned to look at her. A few people, not wanting to cause trouble, sat down. This was unacceptable, so I yelled loud enough for everybody to hear, "It's the last out!" That got people back up, and made the woman unhappy, so it worked out just fine. Under the cheering, I could hear her grumble, "I didn't pay to stand."
Sixty seconds later, Heath got the strikeout, and this poor, put upon woman and her group stood up and filed out. As she passed me, I heard her say, "I didn't realize it was a fricking rule. I'm never coming back to this stadium."