We all remember last year when the shirtless father & son mullet team jumped on the field during a White Sox/Royals game and attacked the Royals first base coach. Well he ended up getting only a 30 months' probation. But the stupidity of the judge really shined through on this incident...
Some interesting snips of the article first from Judge Leo Holt...
"Baseball is a microcosm of the society, and as such, has both the desirable and undesirable," Judge Leo Holt said. "The violence that ballplayers are exposed to comes from within.
"What fan has not seen a pitcher intentionally hurl a baseball at a player's head at 90 miles per hour?" the judge continued. "Who has not seen a batter leave home plate headed for the pitcher's mound, bat in hand, bent on mischief and mayhem?"
Baseball is not a violent game, and it never has been," said Richard Levin, spokesman for Major League Baseball. "There have been on-field incidents, but regardless, it doesn't excuse the kind of violence that was exhibited against Coach Gamboa last year."
White Trash Dad...
I'm going to try to put all of it behind me now," Ligue told an encampment of reporters in the building's lobby. "I just want to thank the public for being behind me in this stressful time in my life."
Idiot defense Lawyer
Ligue's attorney, Assistant Public Defender Ed Ptacek, has blamed the incident on Ligue's drinking. He rejected the idea that the sentence and Ligue's experience is not a deterrent, pointing out that his client spent time in jail, followed by weeks of alcohol treatment, and now will spend 30 months on probation.
"Does the average person in the public want to go through that?" Ptacek asked
Royals 1st base coach...
"Nobody ever said judges or our legal system (are) perfect," Gamboa said as he readied for the game. "Life isn't fair, and in this case I think I'm not alone in saying that the judge made a mistake. But he's only human.
"I'm a compassionate guy myself," he said. "But personally I'm stuck with a permanent reminder of this because of the stuffiness in my right ear."
-Where to start, How dumb as hell is this judge! Giving this guy an excuse because basebrawls happen? (Wrestlers Beware!)... Kobe quick think of a movie that has a rape scene in it
This white Trash dude must be on the sauce constantly. Who in the public was on his side giving support!??? Chi-Town posters you better ring in on this, tell me there wasn't support for this guy... By the way lawyer scum, agree probation and alcohol treatment doesn't sound like fun. That's why I DON'T jump on the field and beat up elderly coaches!
cause there's limits to our liberties. 'Least I hope and pray that there are, cause those liberal freaks go too far.
I'll crush all opposition to me And I'll make Ted Kennedy pay If he fights back, I'll say that he's gay
As a Chicago White Sox fan who goes to 10-15 games a year, I can safely say the guy is a blight upon the place. Security has gotten insane since his little expedition onto the field, which ruins it for everybody. He should have gone to jail for a nice long time to show people what happens when you field jump.
Seriously, this guy is a buffoon, but that's to be expected since he's from the south suburbs (Alsip I believe) which everyone knows is a shithole
I would definitely agree with all this...with the footnote that the White Sox arent the White Sox of 2005 (which is a pretty insane standard anyway). I would take Mussina or Wang over a huge portion of the AL starting pitching.