jesus, I get so sick of the "think of the children argument."
I understand how annoying some drunk people are, after all Philly is my sports city affiliation and have been to more than enough Eagles, Phillies, Sixers and Flyers games to make an informed judgment.
At game 4 of the 1993 World Series (The ridiculous 14-13 game), some totally wasted jerk would keep standing up "Come on mothernuckers, its the WOOOOORLD SEEEERIEEEES. Get up, Get up. Its the SERIEEEES, Daulton, Dykstra, Inky." I mean like every inning. Like anyone who paid 85 dollars face value and waiting in line for like forever to get the tickets would somehow forget that it was, in fact, the championship.
And you know what, I didn't care, and no my dad, brother and I always have an inside joke. whenever we see someone acting up, we just go "oh it must be the World Series."
Point being, is that yes, there are jerks out there, and yes it stinks sometimes. But, life is like that, and people can be jerks without alcohol too. It's not all about kids all the time. My buddies and I want to get a little happy and go to the game, thats are prerogative too, considering that nine times out of ten, its my taxes, not the kids' who went into financing the stadium. Its a legal product for those of adult age, so I should be able to enjoy it as such. You misbehave, you get tossed, simple as that.
Banning it is just dumb, as it would make the tickets more expensive than they already are, having the reverse effect of pricing out kids and families.