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Friday, December 21, 2012

Ex-MLBer Carlton Fisk’s home burglarized in Manatee

Put armed guards in every ex-MLBer’s house!

The Manatee County home of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Carlton “Pudge” Fisk was burglarized and thousands of dollars in collectible coins stolen, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.

A pest control service notified deputies Thursday that the unoccupied house on 63rd Avenue East had been broken into, a secluded location east of Bradenton and surrounded by trees. Dave Bristow, the spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, confirmed that the home is owned by the 64-year-old Baseball Hall of Fame catcher.

“All they took was the coins, there were other things that they didn’t take that were of value,” Bristow said. The silver coins were worth thousands of dollars; no baseball memorabilia or other valuable items in the home were taken.

Since no other items were stolen, the Sheriff’s Office is considering that the house was not a “random” target, but the burglar knew the coins were there.

Bristow said he does not know how often the Fisks are at the home, but they had been out of town for about a week. The home was burglarized sometime during the week they were gone.

Repoz Posted: December 21, 2012 at 04:26 PM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. bobm Posted: December 21, 2012 at 04:39 PM (#4330485)
First more publicity for rumors of steroid use and now this. Merry Xmas Pudge.
   2. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: December 21, 2012 at 04:42 PM (#4330488)
And the DUI arrest over the summer. Tough year for Pudge.
   3. Nasty Nate Posted: December 21, 2012 at 04:44 PM (#4330490)
I tried to train my manatee to burglarize the home of a hall-of-famer, but all he did was rob Rafael Palmeiro.
   4. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: December 21, 2012 at 04:46 PM (#4330493)
Guns don't do any good if you're not home. Guards for every abode!
   5. Everybody Loves Tyrus Raymond Posted: December 21, 2012 at 04:48 PM (#4330494)
When reached in a cornfield for comment, Fisk said "Where the hell am I?"
   6. Magnum RA Posted: December 21, 2012 at 04:48 PM (#4330495)
This is going to hurt Fisk's caught stealing percentage.
   7. Dag Nabbit: secretary of the World Banana Forum Posted: December 21, 2012 at 04:50 PM (#4330498)
And the DUI arrest over the summer. Tough year for Pudge.

And what a DUI arrest it was! With his car parked in a corn field and a half-filled handle of vodka (or some kind of hard liquor) in the car with him.
   8. Walt Davis Posted: December 21, 2012 at 05:19 PM (#4330528)
A pest control service notified deputies Thursday that the unoccupied house on 63rd Avenue East had been broken into, a secluded location east of Bradenton and surrounded by trees

That's an interesting sentence, I'm glad I didn't have to diagram that one in grade school.
   9. asinwreck Posted: December 21, 2012 at 05:44 PM (#4330545)
The burglary took over three hours, the slowest time in the state.
   10. Gonfalon B. Posted: December 21, 2012 at 05:53 PM (#4330551)
Deion Sanders was the thief, but he just stood in front of the house until Fisk arrived and yelled at him to run.
   11. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: December 21, 2012 at 05:54 PM (#4330553)
The Manatee County home of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Carlton “Pudge” Fisk was burglarized and thousands of dollars in collectible coins stolen,

The insurance company might want to get an assessment from someone not associated with the Franklin Mint.

This is going to hurt Fisk's caught stealing percentage.

This wins. Well done.
   12. Hello Rusty Kuntz, Goodbye Rusty Cars Posted: December 21, 2012 at 06:01 PM (#4330558)
Emphatically waving the burglars away from the coins did nothing.
   13. RollingWave Posted: December 21, 2012 at 11:05 PM (#4330700)
When I first read the title, I thought "that's one mean Manatee!"

   14. McCoy Posted: December 21, 2012 at 11:08 PM (#4330702)
Finally somebody stole home on Fisk. Hopefully he doesn't own a second home but if he does somebody should check on it.
   15. Darren Posted: December 21, 2012 at 11:25 PM (#4330711)
Can we all just take a minute to appreciate #6? Magnum, you are #1 with a bullet.
   16. Non-Youkilidian Geometry Posted: December 22, 2012 at 08:20 AM (#4330823)
Can we all just take a minute to appreciate #6? Magnum, you are #1 with a bullet.

Agreed, but credit and recognition should also be given to #3, 9, 10, 12 and 14, which in a thread of less exceptional quality would also have been standouts.
   17. Darren Posted: December 22, 2012 at 08:48 AM (#4330826)
The thread does have a good peak but doesn't look like it will have the kind of career value of a Petco.
   18. Howie Menckel Posted: December 22, 2012 at 11:52 AM (#4330877)

No red socks or white socks were harmed during this burglary.

   19. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: December 22, 2012 at 04:28 PM (#4330967)
I hope they stole his car keys.

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