Julio Castillo Minor League Pitcher for Peoria Chiefs Arrested for Felonious Assault … Throws Ball that hit a fan during Brawl
Maybe some one would like to remind these folks that its a game.
The following two videos have to be seen to be believed. It doesn’t get any more ugly than this. Julio Castillo, a pitcher for the Peoria Chiefs was arrested and charged with felonious assault as he threw a baseball into the stands during last nights free for all brawl and injured a fan. What the hell was this fool thinking? The pitcher tried to throw the ball into the opposition dugout, which is not too brilliant, however the ball sailed high and into the stands striking a fan. There is still no word as to the name of the injured fan or their injuries. The brawl between the Dayton Dragons Peoria Chiefs lasted about 10 minutes and 15 players were ejected.
The fan, who remains unidentified, was treated at Miami Valley Hospital and released, said hospital spokeswoman Nancy Thickel. She didn’t know the extent of the fan’s injuries.
The 21-year-old Castillo was arraigned Friday via video from the Montgomery County jail and ordered held on $50,000 bond. Dayton Municipal Judge Carl Henderson also required Castillo, who is from the Dominican Republic, to surrender his passport.
“This charge is a result of outlandish and inexcusable conduct by a professional baseball player,” Montgomery County Prosecutor Mathias Heck Jr. said in a statement.
(check out the 0.13 mark where the picture fired the ball into the crowd)
Check out the video below taken by a fan and the absolute melee that occurred during this brawl. The video is a bit jumpy but really captures the insanity of what took place as if you were there. The brawl took place between the single A affiliates for the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds.
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