The fan who retrieved Adam Dunn‘s 400th career home run from the Kauffman Stadium fountains on Saturday night, however, did not receive that opportunity. Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports that the fan — who was wearing a Kevin Youkilis jersey at the time of his dive — was arrested and stripped of the ball after emerging from the waters in Kansas City’s left field with a small slice of Chicago White Sox history.
Usually golfers are pretty calm and non-violent. But apparently not Rudolph Hermstadt, a Connecticut amateur golf champion. Seems that he and his caddie got into it after a round last week and the cause wasn’t poor club selection. It appears to be over a woman. More from WTNH:
The Republican-American newspaper reports 37-year-old Rudolph Hermstadt, is scheduled to appear in Superior Court next week on charges of third-degree assault and breach of peace. Police say Hermstadt was captured on a surveillance video choking and punching 41-year-old Jeremy Eterginio of Prospect inside the 19th Hole Cafe at the East Mountain Golf Course on July 22.
Hermstadt told the newspaper the fight stemmed from an argument over Eterginio’s relationship with Hermstadt’s fiancee. He says Eterginio is no longer his caddie or his friend.
Usually we don’t promote movies here, but we thought we would make an exception this time since it does appear that this movie has something to do with cheerleading or something. Here’s more about the film from Dread Central:
From legendary producer Roger Corman, the director of Dinoshark, and the screenwriter of Sharktopus comes Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader. The EPIX original movie is set to premiere on that network August 25th, and in anticipation of the premiere they’ve released a slew of video clips.
Former Georgia Teen USA 2007 Jena Sims stars as Cassie Stratford, an aspiring college cheerleader who consumes an experimental drug that grants her beauty and enough athletic ability to make the cheer squad. It also has a very unfortunate side effect that you should be able to ascertain from the film’s title.
And finally, an update to the case of former high school coach Lauren K. Redfern of Basalt High School in Colorado. Redfern admitted to having sex with an underage boy from the school, and while out on bond was involved in a booze, magic mushrooms, and gunfire incident at a state park. In the end, the judge gave Redfern 180 days in jail, with 150 of those days suspended, provided she meet certain other requirements. It’s good to see she’s getting at least some jail time, but this continues an obvious double standard where male coaches, convicted of similar acts, get set to jail for YEARS, while female coaches and teachers get days or simply probation.
Little League World Series qualifying finished up over the weekend, and you know what that means: some groups of kids forming joyous mobs, and other groups of devastated kids in tears whom you feel bad for finding compelling but can’t turn away from! Well, one of the joyous mobs was made up of kid from Petaluma, California, who beat a squad from Nanakuli, Hawaii to win the right to represent the West region in Williamsport. The kids from Nanakuli, though, will probably be especially heartbroken… because not only did they lose, they lost in about the weirdest, controversial fashion possible.
Specifically, they lost on an appeal – an appeal of a play that had just scored them two runs, which brought them within one of Petaluma when Nanakuli was down to its final out. Petaluma third baseman Porter Slate, though, thought one of Nanakuli’s runners missed third on his way to scoring. Petaluma’s coach told the pitcher to appeal. He did. The runner was called out. Game over. The question: was the call correct? We dare you to watch the clip below and be sure of that: