Monday, June 3, 2013

Man attacked at Camden Yards for being a Yankee fan

A New York Yankees fan was nearly killed for wearing his favorite team’s hat at an Orioles-Nationals game at Camden Yards last week

Matthew Fortese, 25, a lifelong Yankees fan from Hagerstown, Md., was heckled by two Oriole fans for nearly an hour at the Baltimore ballpark Wednesday before one allegedly threw beer in his face and  punched him in the head, sending him over a railing.



He was revived by an off-duty state trooper, an old friend who, coincidentally, was also at the game.

Nathan Steelman, the off-duty trooper, was sitting a few sections away from where Fortese fell. He ran over to help Fortese, who was not breathing and bleeding badly from his head, according to CNN.

"I think instinct kind of kicked in," Steelman told CNN. He would later realize that the man he assisted was a childhood friend. "I didn't know it was Matt at the time."



Fortese — who friends say was on a date and supposed to start a new job Monday —suffered severe head trauma and a skull fracture and was in serious condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Two men — Greg Fleishman, 22, and Michael Bell, 21 — were charged in the attack and released on $50,000 bond Friday night.




37 comments:

  1. Stupid faggits! Stone these motherfuckers in the head and let's see how they like it! Little pu$$ies!

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    1. I agree that these two men are idiots and deserve to be punished. I disagree with you calling them stupid fa***ts.

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  2. These two idiots should go to jail for a LONG time, and never be allowed in another stadium as long as they live. What they did is an embarrassment to all Oriole fans, like myself.

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  3. This is why people dont want to attend games anymore 2 morans?

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  4. This went on for an hour?? Where was security?!? This poor guy was on a date he should have just got up and left. Who wants to listen to 2 jackarses heckle you. It's senseless acts of violence that really sicken me. The 2 charged shold be banned for life from Camden and go to jail for a really long time and see what it's like to really be picked on.

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  5. Have these two jerks been living on another planet. It's obvious they love baseball, I'm sure they know about what happened to the young man at Dodger Stadium during a game with San Francisco. He is physically and mentally ruined for life. Now, they have done the same thing. Whatever happens to them through the legal system, is well deserved. After reading the article, they should or could be charged with premeditated attempted manslaughter besides assault and battery charges. By the way, they just ruined their lives too!

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  6. I am a huge Yankees fan, living in Detroit. I have never been treated poorly by an Tigers fan while attending a game. Most of the time, we have a nice split of 50/50 when it comes to Tigers/Yankees fans. While attending Tigers game as a Tigers fan(I also like the Tigers, just not as much), we never treat the other teams fans with no respect. Those 2 guys need to be locked up and have the key thrown away! All because this guy is a Yankees fan? I hope his date gets a lawyer! They not only ruined her date, but cut her evening short on a baseball game night out.

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  7. Baseball is not only a sport, it's a sport that has traditionally been enjoyed by the whole family even those with small kids that frequently attend the stadiums. It's a real shame that this sort of things are going on in the baseball stadiums because if it continues then the whole sport will suffer. As in any sport the fans are everything, if you scare away the fans then what's left?

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  8. Well HE is a Yankee Fan.....he probably deserved it! HA!

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    1. .....he probably deserved it! HA!
      Now what kind of comment was that..

      Shows that your just as stupid as those guys that hit the Yankee Fan.
      I sure like to meet you one on one and see who deserve it. You think been a Yankee fan deserved it.
      What a think to say been in the Hospital and you saying that. I think your SICK SICK SICK. Shows you have NO ------!

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  9. wow that really sucks, im a big dodger fan was in baltimore when the dodgers were there, and i have not stopped talking about how awesome the balimore fans were, everyone was super cool with us. one guy started to talk trash to us and baltimore fans told him to shut up and enjoy the game. sucks that two morons will tanish the rep of a great fan base.

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  10. They should be happy they ran into that Yankees fan and not this one... They would got Brass Knuckles to the face and had that cracked skull. Had the same thing almost happen to me at a Ravens game granted I was talking alot of shit back at them lol.

    Enjoy Jail while the Yankees compete for a 29th World Series.

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  11. Not to condone the action of the two PUNKS that did this to an innocent fan. But, my son was at a New York Yankee game in New York against the Orioles, wearing his O's baseball hat and was spit on by several Yankee fans. Just say'n you are not safe where ever you go. Very uncharacteristic of 99.9% of Maryland Sports fans. Hoping for a speedy recovery, for the young man.

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  12. Orioles should ban them from the park (unless they support such antics from their fans). Don't need baseball fans to become known like the hooligans or other notables in the soccer world.

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    1. As a lifelong resident of Baltimore, we do not condone this type of behavior. But there is always that one ( or in this case, more than one) douchebag who thinks he's being cool or showing what a 'man' he is by doing something like this and it's not just here. If it was going on for more than an hour, someone should have alerted security to defuse the situation before it escalated.

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  13. Look at the fat piece of cr*p on the left, and the slope-faced half-human on the right....jail them, ban them from Camden Yards, and have them spend a season cleaning toilets at YS. Our waste is probably the most beautiful thing these chimps will ever see

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  14. Unfortunately, this happens everywhere. I've been to several different sporting events and have seen it happen in different cities. It's a shame because most of these events have children at them and what kind of message does that send to them? I hope those guys are banned from all stadiums and does jail time.

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  15. Lets not kid ourselves Yankee Fans are animals. Let them learn a valuable lesson; If you come to Camden Yards behave or be or get your ass kicked.

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    1. takes one animal to know other, you think you are pretty smart now- i hope you do not have the ability to reproduce humans- if so, feel sorry for them as you have at least one x or y missing from your gene pool

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    2. And the winner of the "Stupid Oriole Fan Award" goes to......

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    3. Are you kidding me I'm a yankee's fan that lives in maine. I have been harrased, but i had always taken it for a grain of salt because it was always in good fun. These two persons made a very bad decesion and they will be delt with according to the law. I have made some bad decisions while I was drinking, but never to this extent.Just because youre of drinking age dosent mean you mature enough to drink. I have a message for the dumbass that wrote that reply what goes around comes around and you will get youre's one day two. Let go of the hate and except joy otherwise you already have condemmed youreself.

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  16. don't condone the violence at all, but why was he wearing a Yankees hat at an Orioles-Nationals game?

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    1. Because he has a right to!!

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    2. Seriously, you ask a question like that. Why do you wear a dunce cap????

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  17. This is why you don't go to the team's opposing ballpark where your team's gear. You have no idea what crazies are sitting around you. Regardless if you do anything some of them will be jerks to you.

    It's not about being a tough guy and being proud to wear your team's gear its about your safety and avoiding a night in jail in a visiting city b/c you had to defend yourself by getting into a fight.

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  18. hmmm, let's see, BECAUSE WE LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!!!!! and we have the right to express ourselves without fear of violence- but these guys are probably not Americans, they look like Republicans.....

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    1. AMEN TO THAT!

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    2. What a douche canoe you must be.

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  19. Wow, I remember my first beer. What idiots. Since when should someone be afraid to where a teams hat to a game in a divisions rival stadium. Makes absolutely no sense. If that's the case then lets get rid of all the teams and have just 1 team so these morons who don't know how to handle their alcohol won't fight opposing fans. I feel very sorry for the respectable O's fans to be grouped in with these guys

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  20. Bag both of them and throw them down the Hudson

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  21. They look like Republicans? To me they look a helluva lot more like something you'd see at an Occupy rally, and we all know what party those America-hating scum belong to.

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  22. that guy deserved it

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  23. I use to go to Baltimore - Yankee games all the time but then when the O's teams went south and more yankee fans showed up they were the ones talking all the shit and being assholes.. Don't condone what happened here and hope justice prevails but this kind of shit happens all the time..

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    1. btw.. I tried wearing a Yankees Suck t-shirt into an Indians - Orioles game once at Camden yards and they made me remove it... Don't blame Orioles fans for this one.. Blame the ushers and securtiy for not taking care of the issue earlier...

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  24. Maybe they should just taser these two for an hour then release them in NYC

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  25. WHY WASTE A GOOD BEER ON SOME LOW LIFE YANKEES FAN?? F U C K THE YANKEES AND ALL OF THE NEW YORK SPORTS TEAMS.

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