You see some strange things in the independent leagues of minor league baseball. Last night something frightening happened. Former major league all-star and current
Offerman reportedly swung the bat wildly at Beech, striking
The game was delayed 20 minutes because of the melee. Offerman was ejected, then arrested by
The Atlantic League announced that LI infielder Jose Offerman has been indefinitely suspended based on his actions during the
8/14/2007 Long Island@ Bridgeport game.
His violation of the Atlantic League on field behavioral policy is under review and a decision on his status and that of other participants will be announced by weeks end.
It's a start, but come on Klein. The Dugout believes you have to ban Offerman permanently from the league, and quickly. This isn’t affiliated baseball where union agreements force league officials to follow a series of protocols. You have the power. Use it.
Offerman charged the mound because he thought Beech threw at him intentionally. He might be right. It doesn’t matter. As soon as Offerman took the bat to the mound and started swinging, he committed a crime. Moreover, he broke baseball’s code of conduct.
No one seems to be denying that fact. Let justice be swift. End his career. Already 38 years old, no team will pick him up after this incident. Then you can sit back and enjoy what the