08.20.08 10 years ago 9 Comments

Former MLB pitcher Hideki Irabu — you may remember him from such George Steinbrenner put-downs as the "fat, pus-y toad" — was arrested in his native Japan yesterday after he drank 20 beers, attacked the bartender, and smashed several bottles.  Or as I call it, "Tuesday."

From the New York Post, which failed to come up with a punny headline (I would have gone with "Irabu-boo"): 

Irabu, 39, became angered after his credit card was rejected. He allegedly pushed the bartender against the wall, pulled his hair and smashed at least nine liquor bottles. The bartender sustained no injuries.

Irabu paid the bill with another card. The police official said Irabu admitted the assault.

That seems like a calm, measured response. The bartender says, "I'm sorry, your card didn't go through," then you just go apeshit and destroy everything you can get your hands on.  Smash the ninth liquor bottle, pause, then say, "Well, do you take American Express?  You do?  Oh.  Well, try this then.  I guess you'll want to charge me for those other bottles, too, huh?"

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