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Fenway
05-12-2009, 04:59 PM
Most of you remember former MLB player Jose Offerman going nuts in a game in Bridgeport. He tried to attack the pitcher with a bat....

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But what has been forgotten until now is the catcher who tried to stop it was also badly hurt

Boston Globe does a follow up


Life has changed drastically for the catcher Offerman hit with his bat (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/articles/2009/05/12/a_dizzying_turn/)

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05-12-2009, 05:06 PM
Most of you remember former MLB player Jose Offerman going nuts in a game in Bridgeport. He tried to attack the pitcher with a bat....

0tKds-Sc3mw

But what has been forgotten until now is the catcher who tried to stop it was also badly hurt

Boston Globe does a follow up


Life has changed drastically for the catcher Offerman hit with his bat (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/articles/2009/05/12/a_dizzying_turn/)

Offerman is a joke of a human being.

october23sp
05-12-2009, 06:12 PM
Offerman is a joke of a human being.

Yeah what a piece of ****, I really hope he recovers and gets back to normal soon. Charge the mound like a man you ****head.

TommyJohn
05-12-2009, 06:25 PM
What was Offerman's punishment for this? A $10 fine and a finger-wagging lecture?

october23sp
05-12-2009, 06:29 PM
What was Offerman's punishment for this? A $10 fine and a finger-wagging lecture?

Hopefully a ban for life from the game of baseball and the guilt of a ruining a young mans life.

CWSpalehoseCWS
05-12-2009, 07:06 PM
What a joke. I had no idea he was still playing. I can't believe someone would actually defend this guy. My hate for Hunter just grew bigger.

october23sp
05-12-2009, 07:14 PM
What a joke. I had no idea he was still playing. I can't believe someone would actually defend this guy. My hate for Hunter just grew bigger.

Wow I missed that the first time, letters of support to Offerman? What the ****? Seriously what the ****. Who gives a **** if he's quiet.

Average Homeboy
05-12-2009, 07:24 PM
What was Offerman's punishment for this? A $10 fine and a finger-wagging lecture?

This...
On October 30 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_30), 2007 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007), Offerman was given two years special probation called "Accelerated Rehabilitation (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Accelerated_Rehabilitation&action=edit&redlink=1) ('AR')." Offerman was represented by Attorney Frank J. Riccio II, Esq. of Bridgeport, CT. The Court determined that his actions on August 14, 2007 were of an aberrant nature. The Court also found that Offerman is not likely to offend again in the future.[6] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Offerman#cite_note-ESPN-probation-5)
Nathans filed a $4.8 million dollar civil suit against Offerman in 2009, claiming that he still suffers from post-concussion syndrome (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-concussion_syndrome) and that the injury allegedly caused by Offerman ended his baseball career.[7] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Offerman#cite_note-6)

Boondock Saint
05-12-2009, 07:29 PM
Offerman is a joke of a human being.

It's fitting that his lawyer is a scumbag, too.

Read his quote in the article.

rdwj
05-12-2009, 08:23 PM
At the VERY least, he should have a lifetime ban from baseball. How a guy like this is allowed to play the game again is beyond me.

doublem23
05-12-2009, 08:38 PM
At the VERY least, he should have a lifetime ban from baseball. How a guy like this is allowed to play the game again is beyond me.

There's not a whole lot of policing you can do of the independent leagues, like the Atlantic League where Offerman was playing. Even if you ban him from organized baseball, there's still plenty of small, independent leagues that need a draw more than they need justice, so they'd welcome him with open arms.

I'm normally pretty lukewarm to these "personal injury" lawsuits, but this one seems pretty legit. I hope Nathans wins his settlement and everyone remembers Jose Offerman as the little chicken**** he is.

manders_01
05-12-2009, 10:22 PM
What a joke. I had no idea he was still playing. I can't believe someone would actually defend this guy. My hate for Hunter just grew bigger.

Wow I missed that the first time, letters of support to Offerman? What the ****? Seriously what the ****. Who gives a **** if he's quiet.

My thoughts exactly. No matter what type of person, how the **** could ever defend him charging the mound with his bat and the intent to use it??? Disgusting!

PKalltheway
05-12-2009, 10:37 PM
Wow, Offerman is a piece of ****. This is worse than the Juan Marichal/John Roseboro incident.


http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2008-03/37153324.jpg

cws05champ
05-13-2009, 08:13 AM
How sad....and the typical lawyer speak from his ****ing attorney:
"Jose may have made a poor decision on that day," says Offerman's attorney, Frank Riccio II, "but the question now is, did he make a poor decision to the tune of $4.8 million?"

You ended a guys chance to play baseball for a living!!! and possibly a chance at a normal life!!!! I hope he gets all $4.8M. Bad decision or not, you have to be accountable for your mistakes.

AZChiSoxFan
05-13-2009, 09:23 AM
What a joke. I had no idea he was still playing. I can't believe someone would actually defend this guy. My hate for Hunter just grew bigger.

As big of a piece of garbage as Offerman is, the people I'm really mad at after reading this story are Glavine and Hunter. It's appalling to me to witness how far these clowns will go to support each other. It's just like when Leonard Little killed that lady while driving drunk, and his Ram teammates wore black arm bands....for HIM! Despicable. Then these guys have the gall to throw around the term "accountability".

akingamongstmen
05-13-2009, 11:18 AM
I can speak from personal experience when it comes to situations like this. A family member of mine sustained a traumatic brain injury due to another person's mistake, and he has had to deal with all of the ramifications. Much like Nathans, his life has been altered forever. The other guy, much like Offerman, has gone on living his life as if nothing ever happened. We live in a country where large corporations are frivolously sued constantly for ridiculous incidents (i.e. the McDonald's coffee lawsuit), but individuals are often able to avoid justice with little or no consequence. I hope that Nathans gets the compensation that he has rightly asked for. It is a small piece of vindication for all of his daily suffering.

kitekrazy
05-13-2009, 11:37 AM
It reminds me of the typical urban violence. Some never think that maybe what they are doing can result in death.