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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Jury awards Jose Offerman’s bat attack victim $940,000

Ugh, I’d rather reminisce about “underrated OBP guy” than “nearly killed someone”, but, here we are.

You may remember when former major league infielder Jose Offerman attacked two players with a bat while he was a member of the independent Long Island Ducks back in 2007. One of the victims was catcher Johnathan Nathans of the Bridgeport Bluefish, who was hit on the side of his head by Offerman. Nathans sued and the result is in today:

The jury in the two-week-long bat-attack trial of Jose Offerman awarded the victim, former Bluefish catcher Johnathan Nathans $940,000 in damages.

... Nathans, whose career was ended by his injuries, had sought nearly $5 million in damages. He claims the attack has left him permanently disabled with vertigo, splitting headaches, nausea and other problems.

The District Attorney Posted: August 27, 2014 at 07:26 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: bridgeport bluefish, independent leagues, jonathan nathans, jose offerman, legal, long island ducks

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   1. bobm Posted: August 27, 2014 at 08:56 PM (#4780426)
You can't spell:
"Major offense"
Or
"Jon's fear of me"
Or
"No fees for jam" without Jose Offerman
   2. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 27, 2014 at 09:09 PM (#4780445)
Did Matt Beech not sue? Of course with his illustrious MLB career he didn't need the money.
   3. Cargo Cultist Posted: August 27, 2014 at 09:43 PM (#4780477)
Good. There's no room for that sort of thing in baseball.
   4. RMc's Yelling Mob of Hackmen Posted: August 28, 2014 at 07:43 AM (#4780658)
Nathans is from Warwick NY; I remember calling high school football games in which he played, back in the 90s.

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