|, March 14, 2004|
|Topic: General and miscellaneous|
Discussion: HIT THE MIDDLE.
I am writing this because i am the player that this topic was started about. What people need to know are the total facts surrounding this situation, not just one persons view on how they want it seen.
I will start this off by saying yes, I was hitting the middle, and no, i was not trying to intentionally hit this pitcher.
Before this game even started there was bitching about our team having an illegal player who had played on another team a weak prior. This claim was not true, I can assure you as I run this team. After this was discussed with the umpire, the coach declined to protest this 1st game. It was then that your pitcher wass overheard to say F--- them we will beat them anyway.
There were balls hit in the middle by both teams this 1st game and the game was a good close one with us winning in the last inning.
The second game statred with your coach raising the same issue with our player that has been on this team all year. This delayed the already late game another 15 minutes.
The game started and in the 1st inning again a few balls by both teams went middle. In the second inning my teamate hitting before me hit a ball to the left of your pitchers feet. The pitcher yells over to 1st base that our pitchers "a dead man". As i am getting ready to hit you tell me that my pitchers gonna get it. Well, the rest is history. I will say again, i meant to hit middle, but did not mean to injure your pitcher.
Yes, I have played some upper level ball, and i will tell you this if you are going to make death threats at an apposing team's pitcher and talk the talk then you better be able to protect yourself and expect that you are going to take some shots.
Our pitcher is an A/Open level pitcher and never would have conducted himself in this way.
I hope this cleared the air somewhat on this issue. It is unfortunate someone got hurt. I hope that we can understand each other's points of veiw, and if we meet on the field again, hopefully we can have a well played respectfull game.