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T-ball coach pays player to bean teammate

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Trey Beamon, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    And you thought the "cancer kid" incident was bad. At least that coach waited until Little League. ::)


    UNIONTOWN, PA -- In the summer of 2005, it was the Falcons versus the Pirates in the T-ball playoffs of the R.W. Clark Youth Baseball League, and 8-year-old Keith Reese was the key Falcons player.

    Yesterday, it was the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Mark R. Downs Jr. in a Fayette County Common Pleas courtroom and, once again, Keith Reese was the key player.

    Keith, who is now 9, testified that Mr. Downs, the coach of his T-ball team on June 27, 2005, offered him $25 if he would throw a baseball at an autistic teammate, injuring him so he would be unable to take part in the playoff game.

    League rules require each player to play at least three innings.

  2. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Didn't this story come out a while ago?

    Some sick shit, right there.
  3. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Yeah, the trial just started. This was likely discussed a while back -- I'm not in the mood to go digging through the SportsJournalists.com archives.
  4. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Channeling the ghosts from the Cancer Kid thread.
    I don't see anything wrong with it. The coach did the right thing. He's there to win and the best way to win is get the kid off the field. That's just good strategy. Winning is all that matters.

    I, of course, hope dude goes to prison. The ass-raping prison. I also hope he gets "curbed" while he is there. Just remember back to American History X, if you don't recall. Or watch it again. Invite over black friends.
  5. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    The best line of the story:

    'Neither boy could remember who won the baseball game.'
  6. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    Anyone ever see that hed in the Onion:

    Tee pitches perfect game in Special Olympics

  7. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    That guy is going to hell. Quickly. Do not pass go. Do not collect 25 dollars.

    You're done, dude.
  8. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Or a federal pound-me-in-the-ass prison.
  9. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    OK, I laughed for a solid minute reading this, and none of my students got it.
  10. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    Damnit you beat me to it
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Doubt the coach will get much -- if any -- jail time. So maybe we can think of a suitable punishment.

    I say he has to show up at the autistic kids house three times a week and let the kid pelt him with baseballs till his arm is tired. Maybe 10 years of that should do it.

    Plus, it's good exercise for the kid.
  12. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Tee-ball coach/asshole denies asking player to hit teammate, calls incident a "misunderstanding." ::)

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