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Monday, December 23, 2013

Report of shots in Cooperstown memorabilia store

The Jack Morris debate has gone too far!

State Police are investigating a report of shots fired inside a store on Main Street in Cooperstown.

Troopers say gunfire was reported Monday morning inside the 7th Inning Stretch store, just a few doors away from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

According to the Oneonta Daily Star, police told the newspaper a man in a ski mask allegedly fired a gun about 9 a.m. near the store.

Police barricaded Main Street between Chestnut and Pioneer. Bassett Medical Center is reported to be on lockdown while the search for the alleged gunman is being done, the Star reported.

Repoz Posted: December 23, 2013 at 12:19 PM | 25 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. AROM Posted: December 23, 2013 at 12:24 PM (#4622884)
Probably Pete Rose.
   2. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: December 23, 2013 at 12:27 PM (#4622890)
Probably Pete Rose.

He's going to get in or die trying.
   3. Guapo Posted: December 23, 2013 at 12:37 PM (#4622902)
police told the newspaper a man in a ski mask allegedly fired a gun about 9 a.m. near the store.


"You're looking for the BIATHLON Hall of Fame. Get back on the road, take a left at the first light, and it's about 7 miles. If you pass the Bob Evans, you've gone too far."

"Oops. Sorry. Damn GPS."
   4. Morty Causa Posted: December 23, 2013 at 12:44 PM (#4622910)
   5. Hit by Pitch Posted: December 23, 2013 at 12:45 PM (#4622912)
Probably Pete Rose.


It might be OJ Simpson trying to get some of his stuff back.
   6. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: December 23, 2013 at 12:59 PM (#4622924)
3 is Guapo Gold.
   7. Bitter Mouse Posted: December 23, 2013 at 01:30 PM (#4622939)
If the Hall was not in the middle of nowhere this never would have happened.
   8. JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: December 23, 2013 at 01:39 PM (#4622948)
Did Bruce Markusen single-handedly disarm the suspect?
   9. Morty Causa Posted: December 23, 2013 at 02:04 PM (#4622958)
Bertie Wooster mistook it for the castle wherein lay that silver cow-creamer.
   10. Misirlou is on hiding to nowhere Posted: December 23, 2013 at 02:14 PM (#4622963)

Morris is bringing out the Mark Ruffalo fan in people.


I didn't know who Mark Ruffalo was, but he could be Vincent D'Onofrio's twin brother.

   11. Morty Causa Posted: December 23, 2013 at 02:36 PM (#4622976)
Me neither, until I saw the Onion piece. He was in something I saw somewhere at some time. Vincent D'Onofrio I remember from Full Metal Jacket. If you've seen that movie, he's hard to forget, even though he doesn't look much like Ruffalo there.
   12. asinwreck Posted: December 23, 2013 at 03:21 PM (#4623004)
Had no idea BWAA members were that pissed about the Deadspin vote.
   13. Bob Tufts Posted: December 23, 2013 at 03:26 PM (#4623009)
I believe he used a handgun as opposed to a rifle, so he was obviously not high caliber and therefore unworthy of entering the HOF.
   14. frannyzoo Posted: December 23, 2013 at 03:33 PM (#4623014)
Hmmm...Bertie Wooster or Mark Ruffalo. Which to bounce off of? I loves me some P.G. Wodehouse, but will stick to Ruffalo here. Two things: "Zodiac" and "You Can Count on Me." I thought he didn't quite pull off the scummy needed in "The Kids Are Alright," but that might be my biases talking. I'm not the stalker defined in The Onion riff, but he's a good actor.
   15. tfbg9 Posted: December 23, 2013 at 04:20 PM (#4623043)
edit: wrong thread
   16. TJ Posted: December 23, 2013 at 06:14 PM (#4623142)
Thankfully, no one appears to have been hurt, meaning the disgruntled guy was also a bad shot. Possibly due to poor eyesight. Disgruntled, bad eyesight? Anyone check on Country Joe West's alibi?
   17. Bruce Markusen Posted: December 23, 2013 at 10:06 PM (#4623243)
The attached story is actually pretty accurate. In reading some of the social media accounts today, there were a number of erroneous reports. One person said that "someone had been murdered" at the Seventh Inning Stretch store. Not true. Another person said there was a "mass shooting" on Main Street. Not true. And yet another person claimed that a bank on Main Street had been robbed. Again, not true.

Unfortunately, the gunman is still at large, though he is believed to have departed the immediate Cooperstown area.

We were put on lockdown at the Hall of Fame, with everyone (both visitors and staff) instructed to stay in the Bullpen Theater for the better part of the morning. Then, when it was apparent that the gunman had left Main Street, the Museum returned to normalcy.
   18. Rowland Office Supplies Posted: December 23, 2013 at 11:20 PM (#4623266)
I hope that he's soon captured. And that he enjoys the mandatory 5-year wait for his trial.
   19. The Yankee Clapper Posted: December 24, 2013 at 12:12 AM (#4623281)
Thankfully, no one appears to have been hurt, meaning the disgruntled guy was also a bad shot.

Updated news reports are indicating that although the guy in the ski mask was armed (and up to no good), it was the store owner who fired the only shot, apparently in self-defense. Photo of suspect at link. Hopefully, not a Primate.
   20. JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: December 24, 2013 at 12:26 AM (#4623288)
Don't look at me, Clapper: I was in DC this morning, getting completely soaked while walking from meeting to meeting.
   21. Repoz Posted: December 24, 2013 at 12:53 AM (#4623293)
Photo of suspect at link. Hopefully, not a Primate.

No, but he was used as a lead in one of my summer posts!

"Inside the 7th Inning Stretch, a baseball gear and souvenir store, manager Barry Renert is downbeat: “People are not happy about it. It’s not good for baseball, it’s not good for the fans, it’s not good for the store owners here. What else can I say? It’s not going to be a good summer for us.”

Steroids Era leaves Cooperstown...
   22. The Yankee Clapper Posted: December 24, 2013 at 01:17 AM (#4623303)
Barry Renert is downbeat: “People are not happy about it. It’s not good for baseball, it’s not good for the fans, it’s not good for the store owners here.

Defense Attorney: "Ladies & gentlemen of the jury, Barry Renert is a victim, too - a casualty of the anti-steroids hysteria that is destroying our bucolic village."
   23. Bruce Markusen Posted: December 24, 2013 at 11:43 AM (#4623430)
Update: Renert has now been apprehended.
   24. smileyy Posted: December 24, 2013 at 12:54 PM (#4623508)
I believe he used a handgun as opposed to a rifle, so he was obviously not high caliber and therefore unworthy of entering the HOF.


Handguns are typically higher caliber than rifles, no? The rifles I'm thinking of run from .22 to .30 caliber, vs. .22 to .45 caliber for handguns. Your 9mm handgun is about .35 caliber.
   25. JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: December 24, 2013 at 02:07 PM (#4623558)
FTA referenced in #19:
Renert is described as being 6'2" tall and weighing 240 pounds. Police say his head may be shaved currently and he has full-sleeve tattoos. Police believe he is driving a black 2012 Chrysler 200LX with the Florida license plate numbered AFPK42.

I'm guessing the Chyrsler with Florida plates is a rental, which would mean that this attempted robbery was no spur-of-the-moment deal. When I visited the Alamo operation near LAX last week, half of the midsize cars on the lot were 200s.

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