Astros pitcher Brandon Backe attended a wedding at a Galveston resort over the weekend, and you know how wedding receptions are: you try to take open containers of alcohol into the pool, then you punch a cop and get arrested.
The incident started at the resort’s swimming pool bar. A guest shoved a police officer after the officer told him he could not bring an open container of alcohol into the area, and the incident escalated into a riot after the man — and others — refused to comply with the officer’s commands, police said.
At one point, police told Backe to back off but police said Backe struggled with officers instead — [exchanging] blows to the face with one officer.
More weddings should be like that, I think. Too often you go to weddings, and all the anger and quiet seething gets swept under the rug or limited to passive-aggressive sniping between the bride and her new in-laws, or the bride and groom, or the bride and her bridesmaids. Nothing seals a solemn vow of marriage and the union of two families like a pool bar brawl with the cops.