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Cops: Dad, uncle attacked baseball coach -

There are 251 comments on the Newsday story from Oct 17, 2007, titled Cops: Dad, uncle attacked baseball coach -. In it, Newsday reports that:

A Bellmore man beat up his son's baseball coach at a team practice Tuesday night, sending the coach, a 45-year-old man, to the hospital, the Nassau police said.

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Coram, NY

#1 Oct 17, 2007
Sports do bring out the best in people.....Great fathers teaching their sons about sportsmanship and fair play...2 on one...way to go dad and uncle...And you church goers think there is no moral reason for abortion???

Cheswick, PA

#3 Oct 17, 2007
Way to set the example you piece of crap. People like this should be euthanized.
Can we start placing bets on how old his son is when he commits his first crime?

West Milford, NJ

#5 Oct 17, 2007
Unless Wally Matthews was the coach this was wrong!
What a shame

Bronx, NY

#6 Oct 17, 2007
The poor kid/kids...people really need help. I wonder what this child is going to have to deal with in school. Thanks for all your support DAD!

“Sqaud Up”

Since: Dec 06

Long Island

#7 Oct 17, 2007
How does anyone expect children to act appropriately when adults act like lunatics.
Sue Willson

Lenoir City, TN

#8 Oct 17, 2007
The article didn't say if the coach did something wrong. Was he abusing the team members? If he was, then I say go get 'im, boys! If my son/nephew was being abused, the coach would get the same treatment.

But if they attacked the coach because the kid didn't get a good starting position... That's just wrong, and the attackers need to be hung out to dry.

I wasn't there. As far as I know, neither were you people. I don't see how you could choose sides, so you should just be quiet.
John - Willy Park

Holtsville, NY

#9 Oct 17, 2007
Great role models. When the kids turn into thugs the question will be "how could this happen?"
Not Shocked

United States

#10 Oct 17, 2007
20 bucks that the basile brothers are the two worst athletes to ever go to bellmore. Its always the dads that were picked last and blow at sports that ruin it for their kids. Do they even look at numbers???? Chances of your kids playing for the mets is let them have fun with their friends and learn the meaning of teamwork... Im sure the basile brothrs will have fun in jail...lots of bats and balls there.

Plainview, NY

#11 Oct 17, 2007
These 2 jerks should get a very stiff fine, communmity time-cleaning the bathrooms in Penn station without rubber gloves.They should be sued for big bucks. They are some example to their children. I feel sorry for the child on the team. He has to be very embarrased by the entire ordeal.I hope the coach is fine, but, he should should make they pay big time. They are a disgrace.

Chicago, IL

#12 Oct 17, 2007
bellmore is becoming thuged out

Washington, DC

#13 Oct 17, 2007
These two guys are mobbed up. They use to own Sprats on the Water and Sprats on Land as well as several other night clubs in Nassau County. Frank is good friends with John Gotti Jr. and was also liked to the "Pizza connection" of the 70's and 80's in which herion was smuggled in pizza doe.
Being a former employee (many years ago) I have seen these guys do a lot worse. You watch theses charges will go away fast.

They are both sorry excuses for a parent.

New York, NY

#14 Oct 17, 2007
stop with the sue this guyand that guy. jeez, this country is sue happy. what happened to chalk it up for what it's worth. i not saying they not responsible for medical, maybe loss of wages etc. but get off the sue him for all he has garbage. when i was young ya got your tail handed to ya, ya said ok and walked away. we didnt sue, we didnt comeback and shoot up the crowd...

New York, NY

#15 Oct 17, 2007
more info should have been provided inthis article. if not then dontbother writing it.
the how, and why is very relevant to this article yet excluded from it.


#16 Oct 17, 2007

New Hyde Park, NY

#17 Oct 17, 2007
I feel sorry for the coach and for the kids, especially the son/nephew of the men who assaulted the coach.

Too bad for the kid, no one will ever want to coach him. And, it's kids like this who probably need other adult figures in their lives.

Brooklyn, NY

#19 Oct 17, 2007
Sue Willson wrote:
The article didn't say if the coach did something wrong. Was he abusing the team members? If he was, then I say go get 'im, boys! If my son/nephew was being abused, the coach would get the same treatment.
But if they attacked the coach because the kid didn't get a good starting position... That's just wrong, and the attackers need to be hung out to dry.
I wasn't there. As far as I know, neither were you people. I don't see how you could choose sides, so you should just be quiet.
The story is based on police reports and witness accounts. If there was any provocation that led to the attack, we probably won't know until we hear what the Basiles have to say.


#20 Oct 17, 2007

80 Reynolds Channel, Island Park, New York

Phil Basile was the owner of the best club on Long Island. Channel 80 was great in the summer. It had several bars outdoors at well as indoors. At one time, they even had a pool! Everyone dressed in their Disco best. Lots of pretty people.
I was an employee of Ch. 80,Rumours,Speaks and Club 231 from 1979-1983 all owned by Phil Basile (no relation). Home for me was Rumours.(Ch.80,231,Speaks) were my fill places. That was a long time ago but they were good times!

D'Amato's legendary ability to beat a succession of raps was of little help to another of his shady friends, nightclub operator Philip Basile, who was charged with conspiracy in a mob-connected case. After D'Amato testified as his sole character witness in 1983, Basile was convicted.

Doc- You worked with Phil Basile?
L- Phil owned the club. He was affiliated with some people from Brooklyn, Queens and LI who put together a consortium to buy the club. It was originally called the Shell House. It was a big catering hall. They converted it into a rock club on Friday and Saturday nights and they started having rock bands. Phil managed Vanilla Fudge and from there, he got contacts with other bands. He got a few dates with Cream and made about $20,000 in one weekend so he realized that besides managing, he should go into promotions. He trusted me since I was running all the bars and we formed Concerts East, which promoted all the East Coast shows of Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin.

L- Well, Tony Ruffino and I were running all the shows for Phil Basile. We became very close with the Allman Brothers Band, Grand Funk Railroad, Jethro Tull, Three Dog Night in the late 60s, early 70s. We couldn't put a deal together with Phil over money. Phil was running his clubs, Channel 80 and the Action House, and Tony and I would run the shows. We gave him the option of paying us or doing the shows on his own. We had a lot of bands who were loyal to us. We booked all over the East coast, Nassau Coliseum, Providence, Rhode Island, Maine, Syracuse, Rochester, Boston. Eventually, Phil fired Ron, who disappeared. Phil passed and my partner Tony moved to Alabama.

Phillip is the father of Francesco "Frank" Basile born Long Island 1958 who became involved with Henry Hill in narcotics trafficking and Bonanno crime family associate Anthony Basile who helped arrange the murder of Robert Perrino. He was a Lucchese crime family controlled rock and roll music promoter and the owner of the Long Island, New York "Rumors Disco" who was associate of the Lucchese crime family caporegime Paul Vario and Henry Hill. The brother of senator Alphonse D'Amato was partners with Basile and Paul Vario. When Basile was arrested for getting Henry Hill the no-show job at his disco, Alphonse testified on Phillip's behalf. His wife donated enormous contributions to D'Amato during election year.

Upon Henry Hill's release on July 12, 1978 Phillip prior to Henry's early release was arranged to hired the released convict as the manager of one of his discoteques in Long Island. The job "no-show" job that had him earning $225 a week. Phillip had hired Henry in the past to burn some buildings owned by Basile for insurance fraud. Henry did go every week to pick up his weekly pay stub so he could show his parole officer that he was gainfully employed. He was arrested with his business partner Henry Hill on drug trafficking charges, including his son Frank.

Kansas City, MO

#21 Oct 17, 2007
It sounds like there is a story here, let's hope someone at Newsday takes it upon themselves to do some research and presents a full story to us. Right now we know about an alleged assult. We know nothing about what started it, about the backgrounds of the individuals involved, there are no statements from witnesses... nothing.

Suffern, NY

#25 Oct 17, 2007
The fact that "grown men" would beat somebody up is a joke enough as it is, but during a baseball practice where kids were probably present??? What is wrong with people?
Shocking Shocking

Shoreham, NY

#26 Oct 17, 2007
These MBasile turds are the kinds of sub-humans who cut you off and then tell you to f**k off when you protest. They should be in zoos.

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