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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Former MLB star’s home robbed while away in N.B.

Former Major League Baseball player Matt Stairs had his home in Maine robbed while he was in New Brunswick for his induction into the provincial sports Hall of Fame.
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“They took all kinds of jewellery. There was the NLCS division championship (ring), the American League (ring), the National League ring, my wife’s National League pendant, watches and jewellery and stuff. So there was quite a bit of stuff stolen. We won’t go into the detail how much was stolen, but put it this way, there was enough so it was a felony case.”

Keep your eyes open, Primates. Mob justice!

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: June 12, 2012 at 05:26 PM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: June 12, 2012 at 09:34 PM (#4155183)
I bet the burgler was a lefty.
   2. Tom Nawrocki Posted: June 12, 2012 at 09:40 PM (#4155190)
Matt Stairs is retired?
   3. McCoy Posted: June 12, 2012 at 09:51 PM (#4155203)
Are they sure he didn't just pawn it all to pay for beer and onion blossoms?
   4. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: June 12, 2012 at 10:41 PM (#4155232)
Love all the tags.
   5. David Nieporent (now, with children) Posted: June 12, 2012 at 11:14 PM (#4155259)
This is why I don't go to New Brunswick.
   6. Anonymous Observer Posted: June 13, 2012 at 12:49 AM (#4155312)
When the thief/thieves get caught, they're going to get their asses hammered.
   7. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: June 13, 2012 at 02:30 AM (#4155329)
NB stands for New Brunswick?
   8. PreservedFish Posted: June 13, 2012 at 02:34 AM (#4155330)
Love all the tags.


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   9. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: June 13, 2012 at 02:34 AM (#4155331)
NB stands for New Brunswick?

Either that or he was away in "nota bene". Possibly a deleted chapter from The Phantom Tollbooth.
   10. Greg K Posted: June 13, 2012 at 03:55 AM (#4155343)
NB stands for New Brunswick?

Heh, I came here expecting NB to stand for anything but New Brunswick and make some claim that NB = New Brunswick and those letters should not be used for any other reason!

"Former MLB Star" is probably what threw me off the Matt Stairs scent.
   11. just plain joe Posted: June 13, 2012 at 08:28 AM (#4155396)
"Former MLB Star" is probably what threw me off the Matt Stairs scent.


After they retire anyone who ever suited up becomes a "former MLB star" apparently. In Stairs' case, while he wasn't ever a star, he did have a long and productive career.
   12. BDC Posted: June 13, 2012 at 08:47 AM (#4155401)
This is why I don't go to New Brunswick

Insufferable Princeton man! That's why Rutgers doesn't deign to play you in football anymore.
   13. TerpNats Posted: June 13, 2012 at 11:30 AM (#4155542)
As a town, New Brunswick makes College Park look like Princeton.
   14. Nasty Nate Posted: June 13, 2012 at 12:08 PM (#4155587)
As a town, New Brunswick makes College Park look like Princeton.


There is a New Street in New Brunswick, New Jersey ... which I consider the nexus of novelty.
   15. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: June 13, 2012 at 12:27 PM (#4155625)
After they retire anyone who ever suited up becomes a "former MLB star" apparently. In Stairs' case, while he wasn't ever a star, he did have a long and productive career.


You don't think Stairs had any claim to stardom in 1999? Top 10 in his league in HR (with 38!), and drew some MVP votes...

SI described him as an "emerging star" in 1997.
   16. BDC Posted: June 13, 2012 at 12:36 PM (#4155642)
Anybody with this shirt designed for him was a star.
   17. puck Posted: June 13, 2012 at 01:00 PM (#4155673)
After they retire anyone who ever suited up becomes a "former MLB star" apparently. In Stairs' case, while he wasn't ever a star, he did have a long and productive career.

It's kind of like how any woman in porn is a "porn star."

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