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PD: Padres pitcher kicked, tased after breaking into Peoria home

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Jim Furtado Posted: October 10, 2019 at 03:45 PM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Fourth True Outcome Posted: October 10, 2019 at 03:50 PM (#5889047)
Boy, they really need to pay these minor leaguers more so they don't have to get side work!
   2. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 10, 2019 at 03:54 PM (#5889049)
Good for the homeowner. Nix is lucky the guy pulled a taser not a shotgun.
   3. Itchy Row Posted: October 10, 2019 at 03:59 PM (#5889053)
I read that as "Pedroia home" and thought the Padres-Red Sox rivalry was more intense than I'd heard.
   4. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 10, 2019 at 04:16 PM (#5889060)
I read that as "Pedroia home" and thought the Padres-Red Sox rivalry was more intense than I'd heard.

Yeah, that would make this the greatest baseball story in a long time.
   5. The_Ex Posted: October 10, 2019 at 04:20 PM (#5889063)
Didn't expect the doggie door, or the exit out the doggie door by being pulled out by another minor leaguer.
   6. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: October 10, 2019 at 04:21 PM (#5889064)
Boy, they really need to pay these minor leaguers more so they don't have to get side work!

According to Wiki, the Astros drafted Nix in the fifth round of the 2014 MLB draft out of Los Alamitos High School, but they reneged on the agreed signing bonus and Nix did not sign. Maybe he was just getting that bonus back.
   7. Golfing Great Mitch Cumstein Posted: October 10, 2019 at 04:21 PM (#5889065)
Where's the obligatory "Police believe alcohol was a factor"?
   8. Starring RMc as Bradley Scotchman Posted: October 10, 2019 at 04:55 PM (#5889081)
I read that as "Pedroia home" and thought the Padres-Red Sox rivalry was more intense than I'd heard.

Those Red Sox have been known to get into trouble, too...
   9. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: October 10, 2019 at 05:07 PM (#5889084)
So this is two drunk idiots getting in trouble, right? That would be my guess. They probably thought this would be hilarious.
   10. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: October 10, 2019 at 05:58 PM (#5889104)
According to Wiki, the Astros drafted Nix in the fifth round of the 2014 MLB draft out of Los Alamitos High School, but they reneged on the agreed signing bonus and Nix did not sign. Maybe he was just getting that bonus back.


He was one of the two guys that got burned when Brady Aiken failed his physical and wouldn't reduce his demands, and the Astros couldn't make the offer they had agreed upon without going outside their budget limit and forfeiting a future first-rounder.
   11. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: October 10, 2019 at 05:59 PM (#5889105)
The Padres' roster is pretty deep, and they have a bunch of R5-eligible guys, too. I wonder whether this ends up costing him his roster spot?
   12. The Duke Posted: October 10, 2019 at 09:14 PM (#5889157)
The Patriots have jumped in and said they will sign him if the Padres decide to let him go
   13. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: October 10, 2019 at 09:18 PM (#5889158)

The homeowner reported to police that a man, later identified as 23-year-old Jacob James Nix, entered his home through a doggie door. The homeowner confronted Nix, kicking him one time in the face. Police say another man, 23-year-old Thomas Cosgrove, then reached through the doggie door to pull Nix out of the home.

As the two fled, the homeowner leaned out of the doggie door and deployed his Taser, striking Nix in the back, according to court records.

   14. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: October 10, 2019 at 09:21 PM (#5889159)
Good for the homeowner. Nix is lucky the guy pulled a taser not a shotgun

So is the homeowner, who probably would be going to prison if he shot a fleeing guy in the back.
   15. Brian White Posted: October 10, 2019 at 09:27 PM (#5889160)
later identified as 23-year-old Jacob James Nix


Well, he's not related to the two Nix brothers who both played in the majors. We know this because his name isn't Jaycob.
   16. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 10, 2019 at 11:04 PM (#5889188)
BTW, this occurred in Peoria, Arizona (not the perhaps better know city by same name in Illinois), where Nix was assigned to the Peoria Javelinas for the Arizona Fall League.
   17. ReggieThomasLives Posted: October 10, 2019 at 11:35 PM (#5889190)
This is much ado about nothing, being tasered is not a big deal. In fact, in Peoria it’s so common that it’s called the “Peoria Hello”. Someone yells at you over a parking space? Taser. Your neighbor is mowing their lawn too early in the morning? Taser. A person of the wrong color rings your doorbell? Taser. Movie theatre won’t give refund for bad minus? Taser.

Coincidentally the kick to the back the homeowner gave Nix is also called the “Peoria Goodbye”.

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