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Phillies catcher arrested for DUI

Feb 23, 2010, 7:57 AM EDT

Pro-tip: when you’re a non-roster invitee, you probably don’t want to get busted for DUI during the first damn week of spring training:

Clearwater police arrested Phillies catcher Dane Sardinha early Monday morning for allegedly driving under the influence. The Phillies said they are aware of the arrest, but declined comment. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s office said Sardinha was arrested on a
misdemeanor and released on $250 bond. He participated in Monday’s
workout at the Carpenter Complex.

Sardinha, who signed a Minor League contract with the Phillies in
January and is a non-roster invitee to camp, has played parts of four
seasons in the Majors. He has hit .125 in 31 games with the Reds and
Tigers. He hit .097 in 12 games last season with the Tigers.

If you’re a veteran on the Phillies, how do you not start a betting pool as to whether Sardinha’s BAC comes back higher than his career batting average?

  1. Jonny5 - Feb 23, 2010 at 8:28 AM

    “He hit .097 in 12 games last season with the Tigers.”
    …..Wow I’ve seen some guys get hit with the the pitch and walk at a better clip than that.

  2. TF in Tampa - Feb 23, 2010 at 9:00 AM

    Sardinha must have been invited to camp to allow all the other players to look that much better. Doesn’t say much for that management staff!
    If I’m a Phillies fan, how can you not be totally embarrassed. If I’m Sardinha, well….just go and get a Loser tattoo across your foreheadand call it a day.

  3. Richard Dansky - Feb 23, 2010 at 9:23 AM

    Sounds like a perfect fit for the Cardinals…

  4. BC - Feb 23, 2010 at 9:33 AM

    …or the Mets. Anyone who hits that poorly would be a perfect fit.

  5. BC - Feb 23, 2010 at 9:39 AM

    His batting average is barely over the legal limit. That’s hard to do. Unless you’re Tim Hudson (probably the worst hitting pitcher I’ve ever seen).

  6. Old Gator - Feb 23, 2010 at 11:02 AM

    Perfect fit for the Cincinatti Bengals, if anyone.
    Driving under the influence? Hell, anyone with an IQ below 100 – in other words, most of the members of congress – pulled over while listening to Rush Limbaugh should be charged with the same thing.

  7. Dylan - Feb 23, 2010 at 12:28 PM

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  8. Jonny5 - Feb 23, 2010 at 1:02 PM

    I think the Phills were trying to find some of this guys qualities he showed in his youth maybe????

  9. Shanita Letizia - Feb 24, 2010 at 10:28 AM

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