07.19.08

Big Time Amateur Athletics Are Dedicated To Speed & Cruelty

Posted in Baseball, Sports Journalism, Total Fucking Terror at 1:27 pm by

Buzz Bissinger, fresh off french kissing Will Leitch on HBO the other night, details the harsh treatment he received at the hands of overzealous security goons during this past June’s College World Series in Omaha, NE.  I won’t claim it isn’t a harrowing tale, but Buzz is getting awfully close to treading on Boing Boing’s turf here. From Saturday’s New York Times :

Roughly half a dozen security officials tackled me and threw me face first into the concrete, causing an ugly gash on my leg and a silver dollar-sized bruise on my arm. My glasses broke. One put me in a chokehold while another handcuffed me, all of it occurring in front of my three sons. They were traumatized. I was traumatized. Over a camera. At a sporting event, a college sporting event that likes to think of itself as the ultimate family affair.

I was told I was permanently banned from Rosenblatt. I was threatened with arrest. The gash in my leg was bleeding, a matter of concern because I am on the blood thinner coumadin (the result of recent five-hour reconstructive surgery for a clot in my leg) and one of the side effects of the drug can be unchecked bleeding.

All kidding aside, this is seriously fucked up.  Who knew there were so many Deadspin readers working as security guards?

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