Friday, July 25, 2008

"Take me out to the Brawl Game"







..........................................................................................................As the Lake Festival kicked off this morning, I headed south to Greenville, for my part-time AM gig at the Honda Satellite plant down there. By the time I got back around 9AM, the sky's had clouded over, and the cool weather (about 65) was sticking around...that won't last, heat and humidity, with showers possible for tomorrow afternoon and Sunday. The big Fireworks show is tonight, and the 2 1/2 hour parade tomorrow evening....they have had pretty good luck over the years with both the fireworks and parade....we'll see how the weather holds out tomorrow......I'll try to get some car show and other shots....forget the parade, I'm not going near that!

Being in this part of Ohio, as a baseball fan, we are blessed with several professional baseball teams within driving distance...Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Detroit are all 3 hours or less. We also have a couple of Class A minor league teams within an hour driving. The Fort Wayne Wizards(San Diego), and the Dayton Dragons(Cincinnati Reds), both draw well.....the Dragons, at 5th 3rd field in Dayton, usually sell out.

Last night, before a sell out crowd in Dayton, all Hell broke loose in the bottom of the 3rd(see story here)


and the you tube videos here:


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The bottom line: The Peoria pitcher was jailed and goes to court this afternoon, a fan he beaned while trying to throw into the Dayton dugout, ended up in the hospital, and 17 players, coaches, and managers were ejected.....when the brass of the Midwest League(both teams and Fort Wayne are members) gets a look at the video....my guess is, there are going to be some major suspensions.

Class A, like high school, uses a 2 man umpire crew....when something like this happens, you just get out of the way...not much you can do. I've seen some hit batsman and minor cheap shots...but never coached or umpired something like this, and I never want to.....mind you, I don't mind a good fight, been in a few myself, but this is bad for the game, and totally bush league.....the Peoria pitcher should be sent packing back home to the Caribbean, and suspended for at least a year...IMO.

Have a great weekend all..........................


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5 comments:

Grandpa-Old Soldier said...

I read about that this morning, it is a sad day when you have to turn our national pass time into full contact mixed martial arts. But like Forest Gump says shit happens.

Have a good weekend.

Buck said...

Wow. Un-bee-leeb-able! And people think hockey fights are bad...

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Holy shit! What a friggin' sad display. Glad you weren't in the middle of that.

Harry J said...

on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the worst,I think that was a 9,only because no one was killed. Fighting fistycuffs is one thing but when you start to use weapons and a bat and ball are weapons you just stepped over the line from sportsman to thug. Heat of the battle went out the window now your acting as a individual with intended malice.No room in America's pass time for this foreigner.

pat houseworth said...

His ass needs to face some jail time, then send him packing.....we have enough criminal illegals, without some guy like this. Of course if he was an American, I'd still jail, give him 6 months and ban him from the game for at least 2 years. The guy is mental!