Baltimore has the Ravens, the Orioles and crabs — that’s it. With no hockey team in the city since the Skipjacks, Clippers and Bandits minor league teams all faded away, fans in Charm City aren’t used to NHL-level play, so they do things like throw a crab on the ice after a goal.
Whatever. Just be glad they didn’t open fire.
As the Vine above shows, a fan tossed a steamed crab on the ice after Washington Capitals’ center Casey Wellman scored a goal against the Bruins during Tuesday’s Baltimore Hockey Classic exhibition game at Baltimore Arena.
It was an obvious aping of the Red Wings’ playoff tradition of throwing an octopus on the ice, which didn’t sit well with some hockey fans:
And a crab has been thrown onto the ice following a Capitals’ goal. This is why you don’t get your own NHL team, Baltimore.
— James Briggs (@JamesEBriggs) September 18, 2013
Someone threw a crab on the ice. Fucking Baltimorons
— Colin Gabel (@OG_BIGBLUE) September 18, 2013
Chill — it’s Baltimore, gentlemen (NSFW). Wonder if it had Old Bay on it?