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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:11 pm 
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It appears that a pitcher and catcher conspired to deliberately hit an umpire in the face with a fastball. This happened in the Georgia AAA championship game. A link to the story at ESPN follows:

http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?id=3450245

Here is a link to Youtube video of this assault:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tsFSALrA1o

Nobody was ejected. The high school was warned and fined $1,000. The catcher, a future felon named Matt Hill, got a big surprise:

"Then some payback came for Hill, who was planning to walk on at Gordon College in Barnesville, Ga., next season. He got the word from Gordon coach Travis McClanahan, who said, Forget it, we don't want you. "I've seen catchers get crossed up before," says McClanahan. "But he appeared to be blocking a curveball in the dirt. I was shocked. I've never seen that happen. I've never heard of a player even suggesting doing that.""

The umpire has retained counsel. I wish him luck and a big, big settlement.

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 Post subject: Re: Outrageous
PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:37 pm 
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As unbelievable as it may seem, I frankly am not surprised. The world is full of knuckleheads. Props to the college coach for his decision. He deserves a raise.


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