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Opening Day stunt doesn't merit coverage

I'm compelled to take the Sun to task for the article regarding the idiot who caroused around the Camden Yards field on Opening Day. It's rather unnerving that the trespasser was treated as something of a social media hero for his juvenile antics ("Field trespasser not facing charges," April 10).

The article included a statement that this man's "Facebook profile shows him running on the field, and he posted what appeared to be a 'before' profile of him in his cape and Batman Speedo at home." The article went on to state that "he received rave reviews online."

Rave reviews? If your paper considers this to be responsible journalism, then I certainly must be missing something. Anyone who seeks (or craves) attention to this degree is obviously disturbed. By printing the article, The Sun did exactly what Mark Harvey desired in the first place: he received more attention!

To the troubled trespasser, Mr. Harvey, I hope your little venture onto the field was worth banishment from Oriole Park for life.

Patrick R. Lynch, Nottingham

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
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