Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

HoVG: Fan Cave Dweller Witness to Deadly Rampage at Clackamas Mall

Live every baseball fan’s nightmare…

You remember Benjamin Christensen, right?

Sure, you do.

Christensen is the bearded Oregonian who, thanks to his many tattoos (he has all the Major League mascots inked down both sides of his body) and overall baseball knowledge, spent half his summer in the MLB Fan Cave.

The self-proclaimed “tattooed dude” and Oakland A’s fanatic is far removed from his life as a Cave Dweller and back home working retail at Just Sports at a mall outside Portland…and on Tuesday night, things got downright real.

ws

You guessed it.

The Just Sports that Christensen works at is in the Clackamas Town Center Mall, the shopping center that, on Tuesday, became a deadly scene…leaving three dead and multiple people injured.

And the baseball fanatic, smartphone in hand, had a front row seat to the mayhem that was unfolding around him.

Repoz Posted: December 12, 2012 at 07:57 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: mlb

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. ajnrules Posted: December 12, 2012 at 10:18 AM (#4322854)
This was awful news to wake up to. My condolences to everybody that was hurt both physically and mentally.
   2. Erix Posted: December 12, 2012 at 10:50 AM (#4322905)
Ben's a friend and a genuinely very nice guy. Know it was very tough for him. He said he was going to write about it this morning. I'll post it when I see it.
   3. McCoy Posted: December 12, 2012 at 11:17 AM (#4322946)
I'll never cease to be amazed by the need for people to stop whatever they are doing and send text messages to people who can do absolutely nothing for them during disasters and dangerous events.

You know you can always text, "Shots were fired at the mall I worked at 30 minutes ago. Got out safe."
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 12, 2012 at 11:46 AM (#4322985)
Lancome worker a hero by ushering people out.

I'd like to think I'd be smart and courageous enough to do that.
   5. Erix Posted: December 12, 2012 at 01:52 PM (#4323153)
Said article.
   6. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: December 12, 2012 at 02:56 PM (#4323207)
I'll never cease to be amazed by the need for people to stop whatever they are doing and send text messages to people who can do absolutely nothing for them during disasters and dangerous events.

You know you can always text, "Shots were fired at the mall I worked at 30 minutes ago. Got out safe."


there have been major problem in NYC skyscraper evacuations (both real and drills) with people texting/tweeting all the way down in the stairwells, and clogging up the escape route for others.

It's so mind bogglingly stupid, but some day, people (maybe a lot of them) are going to die b/c some jackasses can't keep their hands off a keyboard for 15 minutes.
   7. fhomess Posted: December 12, 2012 at 05:09 PM (#4323410)
It's so mind bloggingly stupid

FTFY
   8. Rafael Bellylard: The Grinch of Orlando. Posted: December 12, 2012 at 07:19 PM (#4323482)
...but some day, people (maybe a lot of them) are going to die b/c some jackasses can't keep their hands off a keyboard for 15 minutes.


Especially if I'm behind the textor (texter?).

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Randy Jones
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT - November* 2016 College Football thread
(494 - 8:47pm, Dec 03)
Last: AuntBea

Hall of Merit2017 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(157 - 8:39pm, Dec 03)
Last: Dr. Chaleeko

NewsblogVenezuelan players rally behind Omar Vizquel, threaten WBC boycott
(41 - 8:16pm, Dec 03)
Last: Baldrick

NewsblogCarlos Beltran agrees to one-year, $16M deal with Astros
(9 - 8:12pm, Dec 03)
Last: Hysterical & Useless

NewsblogOT: NBA 2016-17 Preseason Thread
(1133 - 8:11pm, Dec 03)
Last: no STIGGLES...no STIGGLES......you're the STIGGLES

NewsblogOTP: 28 November 2016: Bud Selig reminisces about 1999 MLB trip to Cuba, meeting Fidel Castro
(1677 - 7:52pm, Dec 03)
Last: Rickey! No. You move.

NewsblogBraves Acquire Jaime Garcia
(22 - 7:15pm, Dec 03)
Last: Rickey! No. You move.

Newsblog2016 Non-Tender Tracker
(3 - 7:13pm, Dec 03)
Last: Kiko Sakata

NewsblogCubs sign outfielder Jay to 1-year contract
(8 - 7:09pm, Dec 03)
Last: Kiko Sakata

NewsblogHall of Fame: Bud Selig lock for election on Today's Game ballot | SI.com
(18 - 6:54pm, Dec 03)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogLifetime Achievement Award: Peter Gammons | BaseballAmerica.com
(135 - 6:32pm, Dec 03)
Last: Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play

NewsblogD-Backs nontender Wellington Castillo, sign Jeff Mathis
(6 - 6:14pm, Dec 03)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogFree-agent catcher Jeff Mathis signs with Diamondbacks
(2 - 6:10pm, Dec 03)
Last: Matt Welch

NewsblogColumn: Nationals Must Go For It All To Win With Harper
(1 - 2:57pm, Dec 03)
Last: Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

NewsblogRays pretty much strike out in MLB's new labor deal
(1 - 2:36pm, Dec 03)
Last: Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer

Page rendered in 0.1345 seconds
49 querie(s) executed