City short on funds? I have a plan:
1) Send cops to the General Parking lots at Miller Park about an hour before home games. The anti-cruising task force would be well-suited.
2) Write tickets for underage drinking, drunk-n-disorderly, vandalism, etc.
3) Continue while people are stumbling back to their cars after the game and throwing beer bottles at passers-by.
A DUI checkpoint, with big buses to hold people for mass processing later, could be helpful, but I think DUI costs more to prosecute than the fine, and we're trying to make money here.
Tonight I spent longer than I care to admit walking up and down looking for my car (sober, I have to press buttons tomorrow, I just always lose my !&%$* car at night games), and I'm pretty sure every single person in that parking lot between the ages of 15 and 25 was drunk. A fair number of them were screaming obscenities at Phillies fans, fat women, and each other. I'm guessing a fair chunk of the 25-45 crowd was drunk, too, but they were quieter.
I spent most of the night having fun and thinking, "It's too bad the Phillies are only here mid-week, it would be fun to have my nephew up, maybe next year..." (his dad likes the Phillies, there is nothing I can do...), and then I left the stadium and realized there's no way in hell I could take a four-year-old into that environment.
It's Wednesday, for Yount's sake. I expect Friday and Saturday nights to be zoo-rific, but school's not out yet.
(Get off my lawn!)