Robert Steele, a 32-year-old Chicago White Sox fan, lost his right eye after allegedly being attacked by three Cubs fans earlier this month.
According to McHenry County officials, the scene of this violent act was not in a back alley, some sports bar, or the bleachers of Wrigley Field. The attack that resulted in Steele losing his right eye occured at at a 2-year-old girl’s Sesame Street-themed birthday party, not exactly what the girl was wishing for when she blew out the candles on her Elmo cake.
The ASSOCIATED PRESS reports, “Police said Monday the men were drinking alcohol at the July 19th party and taunting Steele. They say Steele was kicked in the head and his nose was broken. He stayed several days at an Elgin hospital.”
When your last World Series victory was in 1908, while your crosstown rivals took home a title just three seasons ago, you’ve got to get pretty creative with your taunting. Or you can just beat up the guy who likes your rival until his eye pops out of his head in in front of a party full of 2-year-old kids. That should even the score.
The three Cubs fans: Jaroslaw Czapla, 31, Boguslaw Czapla, 37, and Maciej Trojnar, 33, not only have really hard names to pronounce but they also face mob action and aggravated battery charges. Their defense lawyer should limit his closing argument to the following words, “They’re Cubs fans. Haven’t they suffered enough?”