Baseball Needs to Rid Itself of Jose Offerman

Professional baseball in America effectively banned Jose Offerman after he charged the mound with a baseball bat and attacked Matt Beech and hit the Bridgeport Bluefish catcher John Nathans in the head. Nathans was concussed and never really returned to professional baseball and Beech suffered a broken finger. He was prosecuted and in it’s wisdom “The Court determined that his actions on August 14, 2007 were of an aberrant nature. The Court also found that Offerman is not likely to offend again in the future.” (ya that quote is straight from wikipedia. Sue me.)

Well on January 16, 2010 he offended again.Jose Offerman punching Daniel Rayburn He punched umpire Daniel Rayburn in the face during a Dominican Winter League game after his catcher was ejected for arguing balls and strikes. The catcher, Ronny Paulino, wasn’t even ejected by Rayburn incidentally. He was ejected by home plate umpire Jason Bradley. Hopefully this is the last time we see him in organized baseball. I wouldn’t want him in a friendly softball game. He must love the game to have stayed around it for so long, but he certainly does not respect it.


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