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Old 07-17-2021, 08:10 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Bottom of the 8th, Padres are winning 8-4. Then the Padres' TV announcers noticed that the people sitting directly behind home plate, were walking and even running for the exits and leaving the stadium. In less than a minute, that area was cleared, seats empty. The rest of the stadium was still pretty much full, nobody seemed to be doing anything.

Then the stadium announcer came on the loudspeakers, telling everybody that there was an "incident" outside the stadium, and asking everybody to remain inside and stay in their seats. Lots of people were puzzled, the game was halted, some stayed while other headed more slowly to the exits. The TV announcers kept wondering out loud what could have cause all the people in a relatively small, close section of a hundred seats or so, to be emptied so suddenly and completely.

That's where it sits for now.

As far as I can tell, there is not truth to the rumor that the Democrats from the Texas state legislature, who had abruptly fled their own state and chartered a private jet to Washington DC a few days ago in the middle of a Special Session to disrupt the voting on their state's new Voter Integrity laws, had gone to the game en masse, having nothing else useful to do. And that the Texas legislature's sergeant-at-arms, who had arrived in Washington that morning, had brought a contingent of Texas Rangers to the parking lot outside the stadium, with warrants to find the truant Democrats wherever they were and return them to the state house in Austin, TX, in handcuffs if need be, to restore that quorum of the Special Session and get the bills voted on.

This would explain the sudden, quick exit of the entire audience group in the small block of seats behind home plate, usually reserved for big spenders with money to burn.

No Texas Democrat congressmen have yet been seen being frog-marched from the stadium with their hands cuffed or zip-tied behind their backs, though that could change at any time.

Again, there is no truth to the rumor that this was in reaction to the Texas Democrats fleeing their own state in an attempt to disrupt the duly elected majority in the Texas Legislature from voting on the new laws.

I'll update this thread if anything more happens.

Sorry, no links, it just started happening a few minutes ago as I watched on live TV.

"The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion." -Proverbs 28:1

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Old 07-17-2021, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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Gunfire and they've halted the game until tomorrow.
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Old 07-17-2021, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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A couple of people were shot right outside the stadium apparently.
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Old 07-17-2021, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Bottom of the 8th, Padres are winning 8-4. Then the Padres' TV announcers noticed that the people sitting directly behind home plate, were walking and even running for the exits and leaving the stadium. In less than a minute, that area was cleared, seats empty. The rest of the stadium was still pretty much full, nobody seemed to be doing anything.

Then the stadium announcer came on the loudspeakers, telling everybody that there was an "incident" outside the stadium, and asking everybody to remain inside and stay in their seats. Lots of people were puzzled, the game was halted, some stayed while other headed more slowly to the exits. The TV announcers kept wondering out loud what could have cause all the people in a relatively small, close section of a hundred seats or so, to be emptied so suddenly and completely.

That's where it sits for now.

As far as I can tell, there is not truth to the rumor that the Democrats from the Texas state legislature, who had abruptly fled their own state and chartered a private jet to Washington DC a few days ago in the middle of a Special Session to disrupt the voting on their state's new Voter Integrity laws, had gone to the game en masse, having nothing else useful to do. And that the Texas legislature's sergeant-at-arms, who had arrived in Washington that morning, had brought a contingent of Texas Rangers to the parking lot outside the stadium, with warrants to find the truant Democrats wherever they were and return them to the state house in Austin, TX, in handcuffs if need be, to restore that quorum of the Special Session and get the bills voted on.

This would explain the sudden, quick exit of the entire audience group in the small block of seats behind home plate, usually reserved for big spenders with money to burn.

No Texas Democrat congressmen have yet been seen being frog-marched from the stadium with their hands cuffed or zip-tied behind their backs, though that could change at any time.

Again, there is no truth to the rumor that this was in reaction to the Texas Democrats fleeing their own state in an attempt to disrupt the duly elected majority in the Texas Legislature from voting on the new laws.

I'll update this thread if anything more happens.

Sorry, no links, it just started happening a few minutes ago as I watched on live TV.

"The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion." -Proverbs 28:1
I just heard the same report and I must say you are reading A LOT into it while at the same time stating you aren't.

My sincere hope that everyone is OK.
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Old 07-17-2021, 08:25 PM
 
Location: USA
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Texas Rangers arresting Texas Congress people. That would be hilarious if true.
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Old 07-17-2021, 08:26 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Gunfire and they've halted the game until tomorrow.
Hmm, did some of the truant Texas Democrats try to resist arrest?
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Old 07-17-2021, 08:30 PM
 
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Hmm, did some of the truant Texas Democrats try to resist arrest?

How about we leave baseball alone. Does everything have to be a hyper partisan rant?
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Old 07-17-2021, 08:32 PM
 
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Fans indeed told to leave

https://abcnews.go.com/US/washington...ry?id=78907123
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Old 07-17-2021, 08:33 PM
 
Location: SoCal/PHX/HHI
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Bottom of the 8th, Padres are winning 8-4. Then the Padres' TV announcers noticed that the people sitting directly behind home plate, were walking and even running for the exits and leaving the stadium. In less than a minute, that area was cleared, seats empty. The rest of the stadium was still pretty much full, nobody seemed to be doing anything.

Then the stadium announcer came on the loudspeakers, telling everybody that there was an "incident" outside the stadium, and asking everybody to remain inside and stay in their seats. Lots of people were puzzled, the game was halted, some stayed while other headed more slowly to the exits. The TV announcers kept wondering out loud what could have cause all the people in a relatively small, close section of a hundred seats or so, to be emptied so suddenly and completely.

That's where it sits for now.

As far as I can tell, there is not truth to the rumor that the Democrats from the Texas state legislature, who had abruptly fled their own state and chartered a private jet to Washington DC a few days ago in the middle of a Special Session to disrupt the voting on their state's new Voter Integrity laws, had gone to the game en masse, having nothing else useful to do. And that the Texas legislature's sergeant-at-arms, who had arrived in Washington that morning, had brought a contingent of Texas Rangers to the parking lot outside the stadium, with warrants to find the truant Democrats wherever they were and return them to the state house in Austin, TX, in handcuffs if need be, to restore that quorum of the Special Session and get the bills voted on.

This would explain the sudden, quick exit of the entire audience group in the small block of seats behind home plate, usually reserved for big spenders with money to burn.

No Texas Democrat congressmen have yet been seen being frog-marched from the stadium with their hands cuffed or zip-tied behind their backs, though that could change at any time.

Again, there is no truth to the rumor that this was in reaction to the Texas Democrats fleeing their own state in an attempt to disrupt the duly elected majority in the Texas Legislature from voting on the new laws.

I'll update this thread if anything more happens.

Sorry, no links, it just started happening a few minutes ago as I watched on live TV.

"The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion." -Proverbs 28:1
lol, swing and a miss! I did enjoy reading the fantasy you’ve concocted though.
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