Offerman Pleads Not Guilty In Minor L...

Offerman Pleads Not Guilty In Minor League Bat Attack -- Couran...

There are 11 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Sep 24, 2007, titled Offerman Pleads Not Guilty In Minor League Bat Attack -- Couran.... In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Former major league All-Star Jose Offerman has pleaded not guilty to charges that he attacked a pitcher and catcher with his bat during a minor league game in Bridgeport.

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Batta Swing

East Hartford, CT

#1 Sep 24, 2007
That's amazing that they have to say allegedly for "innocent-until-proven-gu ilty" reasons although it was all caught on video.
Judge And Jury

Colchester, CT

#3 Sep 24, 2007
Correction: He was playing with the Long Island Ducks. The alleged attacks were against The Bluefish team members.

“Your Friendly Computer Guy”

Since: Jul 07

Buffalo Grove

#4 Sep 24, 2007
I remember the story, Bridgeport 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.

How did those injuries occur without Offerman hitting those players with the bat? He should think about getting a different lawyer.

Dave
www.davescomputerserv.com
pelle

Leawood, KS

#5 Sep 24, 2007
there was no video of the melee, only photos by the Connecticut Post photographer covering the game.

Now why couldn't Offerman hit like this when he was on the Sox?

Since: May 07

West Hartford, CT

#6 Sep 24, 2007
pelle wrote:
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Now why couldn't Offerman hit like this when he was on the Sox?
My thoughts exactly.
Eric

Southbury, CT

#7 Sep 24, 2007
Dave Cohen wrote:
How did those injuries occur without Offerman hitting those players with the bat?
The pitcher broke his finger scuffling with Offerman and trying to fend him off. The catcher got a concussion because he got hit - yes, by the bat - with the back swing. Offerman was going to hit the pitcher when the catcher came up behind him to restrain him and got caught by the back swing of the bat accidentally.
Tripper

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Sep 24, 2007
What is his human batting average?
Farfel

Harwinton, CT

#9 Sep 24, 2007
Wow, that cat is in denial! Thank goodness that Lady Justice can peek through her blindfold to watch the tape.

Do lawyers suck or what?
Steve01

Hartford, CT

#10 Sep 24, 2007
Offerman should just come out and say that the Redsox ruined his career!! Ha Ha Haaa!

Since: Jul 07

Storrs

#11 Sep 24, 2007
pelle wrote:
there was no video of the melee, only photos by the Connecticut Post photographer covering the game.
Now why couldn't Offerman hit like this when he was on the Sox?
I thought I saw video on Sportscenter the next day. Anyone else remember?
Eric

Southbury, CT

#12 Sep 25, 2007
ded172 wrote:
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I thought I saw video on Sportscenter the next day. Anyone else remember?
I don't remember seeing any video. There's one picture with Jose and the pitcher and catcher in the lense, Jose right arm cocked back and about to hit the catcher, that is all over the internet. I googled Jose Offerman for video and found nothing - though I didn't spend a great deal of time doing so.

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