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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ex-Yankees Irabu arrested for alleged assault

Only 20 mugs of beer? Frat ##### toad.

Former New York Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu was arrested Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a bartender after drinking 20 mugs of beer, a police official said.

Irabu, 39, became angered after his credit card was rejected. He then allegedly pushed the bartender against the wall, pulled his hair and smashed at least nine liquor bottles at a bar in Osaka, western Japan, a police official said on condition of anonymity, citing department policy.

The bartender sustained no injuries. Irabu paid the bill with another credit card.

The police official said Irabu admitted the assault.

Repoz Posted: August 20, 2008 at 05:00 AM | 18 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. philoye Posted: August 20, 2008 at 05:18 AM (#2909765)
I guess "former Expo" doesn't have the same ring to it.
   2. Halofan Posted: August 20, 2008 at 05:43 AM (#2909781)
Former toad?
   3. Voodoo Posted: August 20, 2008 at 06:17 AM (#2909802)
I do the same thing when some jerk bartender tells me my credit card has been declined. Who can blame him?
   4. We don't have dahlians at the Palace of Wisdom Posted: August 20, 2008 at 06:25 AM (#2909806)
Heh. Nice tag.
   5. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: August 20, 2008 at 06:58 AM (#2909818)
He should have his pus taken away.
   6. eric Posted: August 20, 2008 at 09:20 AM (#2909831)
I'm very disappointed to note that "Fat Toad" appears nowhere on his bbref page. And to think I used to like that site.
   7. Halofan Posted: August 20, 2008 at 09:33 AM (#2909833)
Warts and all.
   8. The Bones McCoy of THT Posted: August 20, 2008 at 10:03 AM (#2909836)
Detective believe alcohol was a factor?

Agree ... the tag is MBS if not Primey worthy.

Best Regards

John
   9. jmurph Posted: August 20, 2008 at 01:32 PM (#2909909)
Irabu paid the bill with another credit card.


He still paid? After assaulting the bartender? That's outstanding.
   10. Slinger Francisco Barrios (Dr. Memory) Posted: August 20, 2008 at 01:39 PM (#2909919)
He still paid? After assaulting the bartender? That's outstanding.

I'm guessing he thought he was being deported when the guy told him, "Your Visa is no good." When the mixup was explained, he just chuckled and reached into his wallet. Laughs all around, a $100 tip, a story for Reader's Digest.
   11. Neil Kinnock...Lord Palmerston! (Orinoco) Posted: August 20, 2008 at 01:43 PM (#2909924)
I'm guessing he thought he was being deported

He's so bad even Japan wants to deport him?
   12. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: August 20, 2008 at 01:48 PM (#2909931)
Hey, Roy's brother paid off the bar with his jet-ski money after they smashed the place up. Irabu's presumably got more dough than those guys.
   13. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: August 20, 2008 at 02:05 PM (#2909940)
Not withstanding Quilvio's outstanding example, something about getting into a fight with your bartender and then paying the bill anyway strikes me as so Japanese that is almost parody
   14. Slinger Francisco Barrios (Dr. Memory) Posted: August 20, 2008 at 02:40 PM (#2909971)
He's so bad even Japan wants to deport him?

Well, I guess you can tell I didn't RTFA, or even all of the quoted piece. It would've been a pretty good joke, though. *thud*
   15. OrioleJMC Posted: August 20, 2008 at 02:50 PM (#2909990)
How does this affect his HOF chances? I hear there is a character component that the votes take into account.
   16. Slinger Francisco Barrios (Dr. Memory) Posted: August 20, 2008 at 08:04 PM (#2910448)
let's not let a little inconvenient fact interfere with the telling a funny story, Dr. M.

If I ever tell one, I won't.

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