Former Dodger and MLB All-Star Jose Offerman continued his hot hitting with the Long Island Ducks of the Independent Atlantic League last night, smashing a first-inning home run and the pitcher with his hot bat. After getting hit by a pitch in his second at-bat, Offerman charged the mound with bat in hand.
"He hit him with a cut fastball in the left calf," Bluefish manager Tommy John said. "And the next thing you know, Offerman's going to the mound with his bat over his head taking swings at [pitcher Matt] Beech. He took at least two, maybe even three [swings]."
Beech left the game with a broken finger. Catcher John Nathans, who tried to restrain Offerman, suffered concussion-like symptoms. And Offerman has a court date on August 23rd. Something about $10,000 bail and second-degree assault charges.
In other news, the Bluefish are managed by Tommy John? Weird. I wonder if he knows that there's a surgical procedure with the same name?