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Monday, March 12, 2012

Eric Langill, Mets bullpen catcher, charged with DUI in St. Lucie County

I can hear the “LANGILL DRINKS LIKE A FISH!” heckle already.

New York Mets bullpen catcher Eric Langill, 32, was charged with DUI in a single-car rollover at a traffic circle Sunday night, according to sheriff’s reports.

According to law enforcement reports, tire marks indicate that the white Honda Accord turned hard to the right as it approached the intersection, causing the car to go over a curb and hit a street sign and concrete fountain at the center of the traffic circle. That caused the car to flip upside down.

A witness, who lives nearby, and a friend were unable to open the driver’s door. But they got Langill, of Canada, out through a passenger door, according to reports.

Langill attempted to leave the scene on foot and was stopped by the witnesses, according to the reports.

A deputy quoted Langill as initially saying the accident occurred because a car cut him off as he was going home from a bowling alley.

Repoz Posted: March 12, 2012 at 12:50 PM | 22 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Nasty Nate Posted: March 12, 2012 at 12:57 PM (#4078890)
These arrests have become almost as common as the "best shape of his life" articles in the past few spring trainings.
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 12, 2012 at 01:07 PM (#4078896)
No, not Langill!
   3. Bob Evans Posted: March 12, 2012 at 01:26 PM (#4078919)
He's a bullpen catcher. If he doesn't drink, he remembers that.
   4. Walt Davis Posted: March 12, 2012 at 01:44 PM (#4078931)
Mets doctors diagnosed it as a case of the vapours.
   5. zonk Posted: March 12, 2012 at 01:52 PM (#4078945)
Home from a bowling alley? Pretty clear what needs to be said...


Now we got a nice, quiet little beach community here, and I aim to keep it nice and quiet. So let me make something plain. I don't like you sucking around, bothering our citizens, Langill. I don't like your jerk-off name. I don't like your jerk-off face. I don't like your jerk-off behavior, and I don't like you, jerk-off. Do I make myself clear?
   6. Mark S. is bored Posted: March 12, 2012 at 02:29 PM (#4079002)
At some point MLB needs to start coming down hard on the DUIs. It is well past time.
   7. Knock on any Iorg Posted: March 12, 2012 at 02:54 PM (#4079029)
TURN RIGHT NOW!!!

Man! That Ryan O'Reily sure gets around. I thought he only did that for Allstate commercials.
   8. David Nieporent (now, with children) Posted: March 12, 2012 at 03:02 PM (#4079035)
At some point MLB needs to start coming down hard on the DUIs. It is well past time.
Hard to see why it's any of MLB's business, unless he was driving the team bus at the time.
   9. Mark S. is bored Posted: March 12, 2012 at 03:15 PM (#4079054)
At some point MLB needs to start coming down hard on the DUIs. It is well past time.

Hard to see why it's any of MLB's business, unless he was driving the team bus at the time.


Hasn't stopped MLB before
   10. Gonfalon B. Posted: March 12, 2012 at 03:16 PM (#4079057)
MLB is too busy cracking down on rally squirrels, and confiscating September 11 FDNY caps, to worry about something that is never going to end badly or hurt the sport's image.
   11. Joe Kehoskie Posted: March 12, 2012 at 03:24 PM (#4079066)
But they got Langill, of Canada,

Has "bullpen catcher" been added to the list of jobs Americans won't do?
   12. Gamingboy Posted: March 12, 2012 at 03:27 PM (#4079069)
The Mets are swiftly becoming the South Carolina or Florida of baseball.
   13. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: March 12, 2012 at 03:36 PM (#4079083)
Hard to see why it's any of MLB's business...


It's their business because his problem got the company's name splashed all over the papers in a negative light.
   14. aleskel Posted: March 12, 2012 at 04:06 PM (#4079113)
Now we got a nice, quiet little beach community here, and I aim to keep it nice and quiet. So let me make something plain. I don't like you sucking around, bothering our citizens, Langill. I don't like your jerk-off name. I don't like your jerk-off face. I don't like your jerk-off behavior, and I don't like you, jerk-off. Do I make myself clear?

Bud Selig carries a lot of water in this town, Langill; you don't carry s***.
   15. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: March 12, 2012 at 04:11 PM (#4079120)
Langill attempted to leave the scene on foot and was stopped by the witnesses, according to the reports.

Smart guy, even when drunk. If it was single car there's no hit-and-run, so any penalty for leaving the scene is likely less than the DWI.
   16. Downtown Bookie Posted: March 12, 2012 at 04:43 PM (#4079175)
At some point MLB needs to start coming down hard on the DUIs. It is well past time.


So that I can get a better handle on your point of view, allow me to ask: Exactly how should MLB start coming down hard on DUIs? Are you suggesting fines? Suspensions? Bans? What specific actions do you believe MLB should be taking with regard to personnel convicted of driving under the influence?

DB
   17. Nasty Nate Posted: March 12, 2012 at 05:00 PM (#4079199)
Smart guy, even when drunk. If it was single car there's no hit-and-run, so any penalty for leaving the scene is likely less than the DWI.


well, he would have to get away successfully for that to work
   18. phredbird Posted: March 12, 2012 at 05:04 PM (#4079205)
TURN RIGHT NOW!!!

Man! That Ryan O'Reily sure gets around. I thought he only did that for Allstate commercials.


that campaign is great.

i think this is a funny campaign too, but some of the other entries aren't quite as good.
   19. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 12, 2012 at 05:34 PM (#4079239)
And the movement to bring back bullpen cars suffers yet another setback.
   20. bunyon Posted: March 12, 2012 at 05:38 PM (#4079244)
So that I can get a better handle on your point of view, allow me to ask: Exactly how should MLB start coming down hard on DUIs? Are you suggesting fines? Suspensions? Bans? What specific actions do you believe MLB should be taking with regard to personnel convicted of driving under the influence?


I think a suitable punishment would be to make offenders work as the bullpen catcher for the Mets.
   21. Lassus Posted: March 12, 2012 at 07:21 PM (#4079308)
I think a suitable punishment would be to make offenders work as the bullpen catcher for the Mets.

Wait, I've never even been drunk, and now you want me to do so and start DRIVING? OH THE HUMANITY
   22. Daunte Vicknabbit! Posted: March 12, 2012 at 09:27 PM (#4079383)
St Lucie sounds eerily like St Louis, has anyone asked TLR's opinion?

It had to be done.

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