Everyone else worth their salt as a blogger has already written about washout shortshop Jose Offerman, now playing with the Long Island Ducks, going off on Bridgeport pitcher Matt Beech after Beech plunked him. Offerman hit a homer off Beach in his first at-bat, and liked making contact with the ball so much he decided to see how it would feel to make bat-to-pitcher contact.
In the wake of the ex-Dodger, Royal, and Red Sock facing second-degree assault charges for the incident (and posting $10K in bail), my only question is this: Offerman was voted onto an MLB All-Star team by the players; why don’t I remember this? I refuse to believe that actually happened, not with the number of weak ground balls and flirting with the Mendoza line he did.
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