Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Collect Your Things, Get Out

So it seems that Brett Myers, Phillies wife-beater, erm, pitcher, has taken a "personal leave" after beating his wife in the streets of Boston. Allegedly.

Listen, I'm all about due process of law, but wife-beating ranks at about the same level as pedophilia and torturing animals in my book. You're taking advantage of someone who's weaker in physical strength than you, and it's wrong. It's also wrong that he was allowed to pitch a day after his arrest. Way to give the kids a great example. Beat your wife, get to pitch in a major league ball game. Even if MLB wouldn't bar him from playing, he should have insisted he not play. I mean, if you're going to smack your wife, allegedly, you may not be the paragon of class, but you deserved the booing you got. Someplace, Gabe Kapler is sticking needles in a voodoo doll.

But, here are some issues I have with this short tidbit:

  1. It takes only $200 to bail out an alleged wife beater? That seems too low.
  2. Is Myers going to be paid for this leave? He shouldn't be.
  3. "Inappropriate?" You didn't stare at Hazel Mae's boobs. You hit your wife, you douche. "Inappropriate" is not the word you're looking for. "Deplorable" is probably more like it.

Speaking of deplorable abuse, Coleen sent me a petition to ask that a couple of thugs who allegedly let loose two pitbulls, let them run, then shot them with high-powered shotguns be punished severely. I don't know if it will help, but adding your name to the list can't hurt.

Jeez. I'm just a ray of freaking sunshine today, aren't I?

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