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Saturday, January 31, 2015

MiLB.com: Mariners Prospect Arrested After ABL Brawl

Bit of a dust up Down Under:

Mariners pitching prospect Troy Scott was arrested in Adelaide on Thursday on an assault charge stemming from an on-field incident during an Australian Baseball League game.‘Scott, a 2013 18th-round Draft pick, allegedly appears on video punching Melbourne designated hitter Kellin Deglan, a Rangers prospect and former first-round pick, during a bench-clearing brawl on Jan. 16. According to a report in The (Adelaide) Advertiser, the punch left Deglan with “facial injuries requiring dental work, and [he] gave a statement to police in relation to the incident.”
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The ABL also released a statement Friday: “The Australian Baseball League has been made aware that formal charges have been filed in relation to the on-field altercation during the game between the Melbourne Aces and Adelaide Bite at Norwood Oval on Jan. 16,” the league said. “The matter is currently in the hands of the authorities and as such the ABL are unable to make any specific comment in relation to the incident or charges at this time.”

The league confirmed Scott’s arrest, adding that the 21-year-old Californian was immediately released on bail. The ABL initially suspended Scott for six games—the most severe suspension in league history—and fined him an undisclosed amount. After that discipline, the league notified Adelaide that Scott would be suspended indefinitely, keeping him out of the upcoming ABL Championship Series, which the Bite will host next week. Scott has been charged with one count of assault causing harm and is scheduled to appear in Adelaide Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

 

The Yankee Clapper Posted: January 31, 2015 at 09:33 PM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: australia, brawls, crime, fights, prospect, questionable decisions

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Los Angeles man convicted of killing homeless ex-ballplayer who once played for Cleveland Indians

A 33-year-old man has been found guilty of killing former Cleveland Indians baseball player Rodney Craig when both men were homeless in downtown Los Angeles.

Jurors convicted Billy Morales on Thursday of second-degree murder and he could get 16 years to life in prison.
Deputy District Attorney Jacqueline Mac said the 55-year-old Craig had been living on the streets and tried to stay at a homeless encampment in August but was kicked out by others living there.

Mac says Craig tried to kick a dog as he left, prompting Morales to run him down, beat him, and stab him.


Friday, November 14, 2014

NYDN: Former minor league pitcher who slapped a woman aboard F train sad because he can’t wear his favorite 8-Ball jacket anymore

Meet the Man Responsible for the Slap Heard Round the Subway:

He won his freedom - but might lose his favorite jacket.

The Bronx bouncer who slapped a woman after she taunted him about an 8-Ball jacket - sparking an epic subway brawl - said Thursday he’ll have to leave the coat in the closet this winter.

“I can’t wear my jacket anymore,” a choked-up Jorge Pena, 25, said a day after it was revealed Manhattan prosecutors dropped all charges against him, relying on the viral video that reveals he was defending himself.

The former baseball prospect from the Dominican Republic was talking at his lawyers’ office while wearing the infamous 8-ball jacket.

But out on the streets, sporting the coat triggers negative reactions, like: “This is the man who slapped a girl,” Pena said, adding he’s also apprehensive about taking the subway.

The 6-foot-6 father slapped Danay Howard, 21, with a right hand that once tossed 98 mph fastballs when he pitched for the Oakland Athletics’ minor league squad, before his dream ended with a knee injury in 2011.

JE (Jason) Posted: November 14, 2014 at 02:05 PM | 47 comment(s)
  Beats: athletics, bullying, crime, minors

 

 

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