The Cubs are rockin’ the NL, but sadly, more and more reports are popping up about the redonkulously violent tendencies of Chicago baseball fans.  Most recently, there’s been these dandy events:

The three were charged after taunting, then physically harming Robert Steele, 32, of Gurnee, police said. Steele’s nose and orbital bone were broken in a fight that took place July 19, Huntley police officials said. Steele also lost his right eye after getting kicked in the face with a steel-toed boot … The three are accused of beating Steele at a Sesame Street-themed birthday party for Steele’s fiance’s 2-year-old niece, Huntley Deputy Police Chief Todd Fulton said. (From the Daily Herald)

Police say the three Chicago area men got off the bus after the 24-year-old West Allis man threw the beer. The Brewers fan was cited for disorderly conduct and taken to a local hospital. Authorities say he suffered cuts to his face and had a tooth knocked out .. The 34-year-old Chicago area man also received a municipal ticket for assault and battery after police say he punched his sister in the mouth as she tried to intervene in the fight. (From Chicago Tribune)

  • Though more obnoxious than harmless, Deadspin reports a smurf Cubs fan, for no apparent reason, dumps a bottle of ice water on a reporter:

…A Chicago Cubs fan covered entirely in blue paint decided that he needed to dump a cooler full of water on her. Then, proving that he has the intelligence of a lima bean, he (or someone claiming to be him) posted the footage of the dousing on youtube.

This, of course, is all Cubs-themed anarchy, so, I’d also like to mention White Sox fans once beat the crap out of a first base ump, tackled a Royals first base coach, and nearly caused a riot because of their hate of disco.    Either way, this violence isn’t new, it’s just disturbing.  Now that both North and Southside teams are at the top of their divisions, maybe we can all sit down, drink a few dozen beers, and then just drive home without incident. 

Oh, EPSN’s got some more fun Chicago Pugilistic Baseball History:

April 15, 2003, U.S. Cellular Field: After three fans had earlier disrupted the game by running onto the field, a fourth ran on the field in the eighth inning and tried to tackle first-base umpire Laz Diaz, wrapping his arms around Diaz’s legs. The fan, who has not yet been identified, will likely face charges. The three men, all in their 20s, who ran onto the field earlier in the game were charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass.

Sept. 19, 2002, Comiskey Park: Royals first-base coach Tom Gamboa was assaulted by 34-year-old William Ligue Jr. and his 15-year-old son. The two jump on Gamboa, kicking and punching him until players and coaches from both sides restored order. A folded-up pocket knife was found on the ground afterward. According to the Daily Southtown, Ligue’s son spent one month in jail after pleading guilty last October to charges of aggravated battery and mob action. He was sentenced to five years probation, 30 hours of community service and was ordered to undergo counseling. The elder Ligue has pleaded not guilty to the same charges and is seeking the same punishment as his son.

May 16, 2000, Wrigley Field: A fan grabbed Dodgers catcher Chad Kreuter’s cap, striking him in the back of the head. Kreuter went into the stands after the fan. It took security officials nine minutes to restore order. Nineteen Dodgers players and coaches were suspended.

Sept. 28, 1995, Wrigley Field: Cubs reliever Randy Myers was charged by a 27-year-old bond trader who ran out of the stands. The unarmed attacker was knocked down by Myers, who was trained in martial arts, and was arrested.

July 13, 1979, Comiskey Park: Bill Veeck’s infamous Disco Demolition Night, Fans who brought disco records were allowed into the stadium for 98 cents. The records were to go into a bonfire between games of a doubleheader with the Tigers. About 50,000 fans attended the game and more than 5,000 ended up on the field where a riot ensured. Veeck made futile pleas for the mob to leave. Umpire Dave Phillips called a forfeit, giving Detroit a sweep.