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Re: minor league incident

Postby Amazinz » Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:45 pm

Marrakesh Express wrote:And yes his control was a little off...

Seems like an odd way to put it. I'm no lawyer but this seems like criminal recklessness to me.
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Re: minor league incident

Postby jlm53089 » Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:50 pm

I thought he had punched the manager first, but once I found it was a ball.

I mean he shouldnt even be in baseball if he cant even hit a dougout. with a baseball.

Thats just poor playing there. he faces a felony of battery or assault i believe.
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Re: minor league incident

Postby RedHopeful » Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:11 pm

I can't recall the last time I saw two managers going at it like that AND the umpires did absolutely nothing to stop it. I feel they failed in preventing this thing from escalating to the degree it did. Too bad Ryne Sandberg was away as well...
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Minor league Fight?

Postby DbacksRback » Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:05 am

I saw this a lot and everyones been talking about it i couldnt find it posted anywhere else sorry if it has been bit this was amazing 8-o
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Re: Minor league Fight?

Postby bigken117 » Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:45 am

It has been but merging threads is fun... :-D

That P should be expelled from baseball.
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Re: minor league incident

Postby Old_Style » Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:20 am

Here's a little blurb, from the Tribune, about the incident.
DAYTON, Ohio - A minor league pitcher accused of throwing a ball that hit a fan in the forehead during a bench-clearing brawl was charged with felonious assault, ordered held on $50,000 bond and directed to surrender his passport.
Peoria Chiefs pitcher Julio Castillo was arrested Thursday following a fight between the Class-A Chiefs and Dayton Dragons. Umpires ejected 15 players and the teams' managers after the 10-minute brawl ended.
Video from the game shows the 21-year-old Castillo angrily throwing a ball, but doesn't show where it landed.
Police identified the fan as Chris McCarthy, 44, of Middletown, and said he was hit in the forehead, the Dayton Daily News reported. Fans told police that McCarthy was knocked senseless and became incoherent.
Castillo was arraigned by video from the Montgomery County jail on Friday and ordered held on bond. Dayton Municipal Judge Carl Henderson also required Castillo, who is from the Dominican Republic, to give up his passport.
"This charge is a result of outlandish and inexcusable conduct by a professional baseball player," Montgomery County Prosecutor Mathias Heck Jr. said in a statement.
If convicted, Castillo would face up to eight years in prison and a $15,000 fine.


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