‘This Isn't Life or Death. It's a Game. It's Entertainment.'

Judge quotes Piniella in sentencing for Miller Park beating

Two Chicago Cubs fans pleaded guilty Thursday to beating a Milwaukee Brewers fan at Miller Park. In sentencing them to the House of Correction, the judge quoted Lou Piniella, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

"'This isn't life or death, it's a game. It's entertainment,'" Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Richard Sankovitz said, quoting the Cubs manager's speech to his team after their second post-season loss to the Dodgers.

"'I want to win as much as anybody,'" the quote continued, "'But if you can't be loose and have some fun and you can't enjoy the moment, then you don't belong here.'"

Adam Miechle and Jerry Emert, both of Downers Gove, Ill. – did not appear in philosophical moods as they hurried from the courtroom at the end of the hearing.

The two admitted they punched Brandon Feezor in the stadium parking lot July 29 after Feezor tossed trash at their chartered bus in the wake of the Brewers' shellacking by the Cubs.

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