Wednesday, August 15, 2007
What Do Mary Winkler, Roy Pearson and Jose Offerman Have in Common?
On a day when one learns Mary Winkler, the woman who killed her preacher husband, is out free and during a week where Roy Pearson has appealed his lost lawsuit against the dry cleaner, it is only natural to turn to America's past time for relief. Doing so, we learn former major league All-Star Jose Offerman apparently hit an opposing team's pitcher and catcher with his bat during a brawl during an independent minor league game. According to the A.P., Long Island Duck's Jose Offerman, who plays for the Long Island Ducks, attacked pitcher Matt Beech during the first inning of an Atlantic League minor league baseball game in Bridgeport, Conn.
Offerman is charged with two counts of assault and is out on $10,000 bond. Offerman is to report to Bridgeport Superior Court on Aug. 23, 2007. Offerman homered in the first inning of Tuesday's game. But he was later hit by a pitch from Bridgeport Bluefish starter Matt Beech. So being a former major league player, what did he do? As an example to all children playing Little League, he charged the mound with his bat. Catcher John Nathans sustained a concussion after he was hit in the head. Matt Beech sustained a broken middle finger on his right hand.Both treated at and released from the local hospital. Offerman was an All-Star in 1995 with the Los Angeles Dodgers and in 1999 with the Boston Red Sox.
So what do they all have in common? They are all making news for the wrong reasons! Roy Pearson presses on in his suit against the Dry Cleaner for the pants they were suppose to press but allegedly lost. Mary Winkler apparently pressed the "cure button" and was released from mental health facility. Offerman, presses at the plate, gets hit by an inside pitch and then shows he is still a "hitter" when pressed into duty. Each of the three is subject to a whole lot of bad press today!