Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Offerman gets Mad

In case your wondering former Met Jose Offerman has gone crazy. On tuesday Offerman charged the mound with his bat and swung at least twice, striking the opposing pitcher and catcher. Offerman, playing for the Long Island Ducks, was arrested on assault charges. The independent Atlantic League suspended him indefinitely Wednesday and expected to make a final decision by the end of the week. Jose attacked Bridgeport Bluefish catcher John Nathans got a concussion that's likely to sideline him for the rest of the season. Pitcher Matt Beech wound up with a broken finger. I am a fan of the Bluefish and I am shocked... Offerman last played in the majors in 2005 with the New York Mets. He batted .273 during his 15 seasons in the majors and was an All-Star infielder in 1995 with the Dodgers and in 1999 with Boston.

"You don't want to see anybody charge the mound, much less when they're coming out there with a bat or throwing a helmet at you," Mets pitcher Tom Glavine said. "He's about as quiet a teammate as I ever played with. The fact that happened is, to say surprising is probably an understatement," he said. Mets manager Willie Randolph: "Jose always seemed like he was a pretty calm, mild-mannered kind of guy. He didn't say a whole lot." "The guys that you think would possibly do something silly like that, you don't think he would be one of those guys," he said.

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