Berns_old
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Defense attorney Dennis Lieberman said Castillo, who is from the Dominican Republic, will plead not guilty. Lieberman said the charges aren't justified by the circumstances and his client has a good defense.
"In my research, I have found this to be an unprecedented indictment in American baseball," Lieberman said. "These are very serious charges that could destroy this kid's chance of ever playing baseball in the United States again."

Those are a couple of paragraphs that i found interesting. How are the charges not justified? And what could this guys "good defense" possibly be. You threw a ball at someone in an attempt to hurt them. Eventhough you werent attempting to hit the crowd you still did. So intent to commit harm with a deadly weapon is there. That my friends is battery by the statute books. And i would believe a baseball is a deadly weapon, because basically it has killed. And basically anything used to strike the head is deadly. GUILTY!

On to the next paragraph. I dont think he should deserve to pitch again. That is a ludicris thing to do to another player....let alone having it hit a crowd member. If this gets drop via a technicality......i say ban him for life.
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ballsinthebag
I think it's funny that a baseball is considered a deadly weapon, though I guess it can be, but in most instances it's not, just a simple sports ball.
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diener34
What isn't a deadly weapon?

Even a pillow can be used to suffocate someone sleeping.

I don't think this guy should be banned for life, but he should still be punished for what he did. It was a heat of the moment mistake.
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longball12
Ballsinthebag wrote:


I think it's funny that a baseball is considered a deadly weapon, though I guess it can be, but in most instances it's not, just a simple sports ball.


You're right. It's not a deadly weapon at all. Ask Mike Coolbaugh's wife what she thinks.
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