Originally Posted by phillyspurslover
how is this a criminal offense? i mean, i understand it's law up there, but that is nutty.
throw him out? ok
ban him from future games? ok
fine him? maybe
You may be right.
On the other hand, have you seen what can happen to pitchers that can't get their heads out of the way of a come-backer? It's coming back at them a lot faster than they sent it out.! Some never recover physically. Plenty more aren't the same mentally.
It wasn't murder, but the fan is lucky nothing bad resulted from his stupidity. Charges would have followed.