Headbutting another person is almost never a good idea. Headbutting the coach of your kid’s Little League team because junior isn’t getting enough playing time? REALLY Not a good idea, especially if you’re a cop.
“During the course of the game, Mr. Collins became upset, something about playing time,” Lake County Sheriff Daniel Dunlap said. After the game, Collins approached the coach and began arguing. Witnesses told sheriff’s deputies that the coach said he was finished bickering and tried to end the argument.
Then, Collins headbutted him, followed the coach to the ground and continued to flail at him, Dunlap said. “(Collins) claims he was either belly bumped or kneed in the groin first,” Dunlap said. However, the sheriff added, the game’s umpire and other impartial witnesses all said that it was Collins who started the fight.
Collins was arrested, charged with assault and released on a recognizance bond. His preliminary appearance in Painesville Municipal Court is scheduled for Tuesday. If convicted, he could face any punishment from community control to a six months in jail.
Is there anything that beer can’t do? Certainly it goes well with baseball, but does it go well with A baseball. This Chicago Cubs fan finds out as he uses his beer to catch a ball, then chugs the remaining brew.
Alcohol kills germs, doesn’t it? For this guy’s sake, let’s hope so.
We’re still looking for some good video of this brawl, but basically it started with a close play in the 9th inning of a tight college baseball game between Elon University and The Citadel. Needless to say, based on the still images we’ve seen and the description of the fight, it sounds like a good one.
And by “good one” we mean something that younger ballplayers should NEVER try to emulate on the field.
Elon University lost its lead, lost a game and lost its cool in a brawl-marred game in the Southern Conference Tournament on Thursday at Riley Park. The Phoenix couldn’t preserve a ninth-inning advantage and committed two of its season-high six errors in the 10th inning of a 6-3 loss to top-seeded The Citadel, which was playing on its home field at Riley Park.
A ninth-inning fracas consumed most of the postgame discussion after a home-plate collision helped the Bulldogs go ahead. A fight ensued between the teams as coaches and umpires didn’t contain the fracas, which had several outbreaks. Police went on to the field to help restore order.
“The bad part about it is, it’s a black eye for our university, there’s no doubt about that, and probably for this league,” Elon coach Mike Kennedy said. “It’s unfortunate. Two great teams playing extremely hard with a lot on the line. We’re both playing for regionals and postseason play.”