The trial of William Ligue Junior, 35, the Chicago man accused ot attacking KC Royals first base coach Tom Gamboa, concluded its second day of evidence today.
In a bizarre twist, prosecutors alleged that Ligue's target was actually KC outfielder Carlos Beltran, who was on first base at the time, and not Gamboa. Authorities presented computer records that indicated that Ligue was deeply involved in internet baseball and he wanted to stop Beltran from stealing second base.
Ligue, known in fantasy baseball circles as Trevisc, appeared in court yesterday bare-chested and refused comment. Speaking to reporters, his wife commented "for God's sake couldn't he wear a shirt for once in his life?". Trevisc, she explained, is a brand of paint thinner that her husband is fond of sniffing.
Not much is known about what prosecutors are calling "the subversive internet community" that seemed to have dominated Ligue's life to the exclusion of all other activities save paint thinner sniffing.
On leaving the courtroom Mrs. Ligue was overheard muttering "If he goes to jail for this, I'm taking away his soap-on-a-rope and he can bend over to pick it up like everyone else".
Photographers were not permitted in the courtroom - the following is an artist's rendition of Mr. Ligue: