Suspect arrested after firework explodes in Dodgers-Giants crowd

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File under: "Sub-morons of the spectator-sports world." According to the San Francisco Chronicle, someone at Wednesday night's Dodgers-Giants game in San Francisco lit and tossed a large firecracker -- apparently an M-80 -- into a crowd standing on one of the AT&T Park concourses. At least five people sustained minor injuries, including temporary hearing loss in some instances. 

More from the Chronicle:

"A number of people were screaming and running from the area," said Officer Gordon Shyy, a San Francisco police spokesman.

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Giants security officers detained San Bruno resident Paolo Pavone, 21, who was booked by police on suspicion of willfully discharging and possessing an explosive and discharging a firework in a public place.

The perpetrator is quite fortunate he didn't seriously injure or kill someone, as M-80s -- if indeed that's what this was -- are pretty powerful as consumer fireworks go. 

On a more general level, try just watching the game and not being a sociopath. 

CBS Sports Writer

Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. A member of the BBWAA, He's the author of three books, the most recent being... Full Bio

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