Angry Chicago Mob Will Find Victorino Beer Tosser

As Rick pointed out in this morning’s Speed Read, and as you have no doubt discussed with your buddies already today, last night’s Cubs/Phillies game featured one of the most brazen displays of fan FAIL in recent years. A stereotypical fair-weather Cubbie d-bag dumped his Old Style on Philadelphia’s Shane Victorino to express his displeasure at the Cubbies’ continued suckitude, the wrong guy was removed, and the Cubs apologized to everyone. You’d think that would be the end of the story, but nothing involving the Chicago Cubs is ever straightforward.

Cubs Wanted Poster

Both the Cubs and Victorino have filed formal complaints with the Chicago Police Department, who has in turn said that assault charges will be brought against the fan - as soon as he’s found. Now, the city (or at least its more web-savvy inhabitants) are on a mission to track down the fan. We’re doing our part. Let’s get ‘im!

DEADSPIN helped set the whole thing in motion last night when Barry Petchesky posted a couple clear screenshots of the real beer-tosser, as seen below:

Cubs Beer Thrower

The CHICAGO TRIBUNE, CHICAGOIST, the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, MOUTHPIECE SPORTS, and just about every other Chicago-related media outlet under the sun have chimed in as well. Cubs fans are mad at the jerkwad for embodying every bad stereotype people have about Cubs fans - drunk hipsters just out to have a good time without caring one lick about the game. Well, either that or, as Petchesky said to me earlier, Cubs fans are trying to somehow make amends for the whole Bartman thing in ‘03.

As for everyone else interested in the firestorm, hey, who doesn’t love a good ol’ fashioned witch hunt from time to time? Keeps life interesting and, in this case at least, makes us feel a heck of a lot better about ourselves.

*UPDATE*: The hipster d-bag has reportedly surrendered to police.