It seems that one Bay area local wants to challenge San Francisco Giants’ pitcher Brian Wilson to a boxing match over an incident that happened during last years A’s series.
“On May 23, 2010 I attended the Oakland A’s vs San Francisco Giants baseball game with my family. It was the third game of the three game series with the A’s up 2-0 in the series. The A’s were going for the sweep so I brought my broom with me. Our seats were about three rows up from the Giants bullpen. before the game started Brian Wilson walked up to our area and gave some giants fans some autographs, so I asked him if he could sign my broom “Cool Guy” since he thinks hes such a cool guy. I guess he picked up on my sarcasm and just looked at me with a get lost face. I continued to ask him to sign my broom “Cool Guy” so he moved over a little to square up with me and asked me, “Are YOU making fun of ME”? and after I laughed a little bit I said, “wow not just cool, your smart too”. So at this point he got all heated up and said, “Who the hell are you”, and challenged me to come on the field. I just responded by laughing and saying look at you a professional athlete letting some Joe Shmoe get under your skin. He just continued to challenge me to come down there and fight him. Of course Im not going to go down onto a professional baseball field to fight a player, Im not an idiot. He continued to get mad as i just laughed at him, to the point that his bullpen coach had to pull him away and push him all the way into right field as he yelled and cursed at me.”
“So this is a formal invite for Brian Wilson to spar me in a legal boxing match in a boxing gym. Any gym he wants any time he wants. It would be a legal sparring match with full headgear and other safety equipment so there is no risk of him getting “seriously” hurt. There would be a ref, and all amateur boxing rules would apply. So if Brian Wilson is a real “tuff guy” like he tries to promote himself to be, and wants to challenge me to fight in a situation where i would get arrested, then I’m sure he is tuff enough to take on this challenge and get into a ring with me and have a legal boxing match! The ball is in his court now!”
So there you have it. A fan, who was trying to be a dick trying to challenge a professional athlete to a fight. This must be the millionth time something like this has happened. Although the first time I have seen it on the interweb.