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Orlando Hernandez's half-brother goes on a murderous rampage

Jun 7, 2010, 2:10 PM EST

An awful story from south Florida as a man went on a rampage in a Hialeah restaurant yesterday that left four women dead and three
others wounded.

If I’m talking about it here it’s because there’s a baseball connection. That connection is that the suspect was Gerardo Regalado, half-brother of former Yankees pitcher Orlando Hernandez.  Regalado — who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after the assault — was mentioned in profiles of El Duque in the past.

Terrible news regardless of the baseball connection, of course. Thoughts and prayers to the victims and their familes.

(note: an earlier version of this post said that the gunman was related to Livan Hernandez as well. This was a mistake. Livan Hernandez and Orlando Hernandez share a father. The gunman and Orlando Hernandez share a mother. Livan and the gunman are not related).

  1. John - Jun 7, 2010 at 2:13 PM

    holy crap
    (captcha – kinkiest prison. oh yeah?)
    but seriously…that’s messed up

  2. BC - Jun 7, 2010 at 2:49 PM

    I read the headline and thought, “Livan Hernandez went on a murder spree??!?!?!”…. Eeeek. Scary stuff.

  3. Jeff - Jun 7, 2010 at 2:54 PM

    Ugh… never good. for lighter laughs, go to http://www.porkchopfactory.com

  4. Henry C Brewster - Jun 7, 2010 at 3:05 PM

    Did he leave a suicide note?

  5. StupidFactory - Jun 7, 2010 at 3:22 PM

    Why is it that when something bad happens that is related to a player who wore pinstripes during his career, he is always labeled a “former Yankee”… completely omitting any other team that player may have worn a jersey for? Why not “former major league pitcher” or ” former Met” (since that is who he last played for)?
    Nevermind… I already know why – just a really big pet peave of mine.
    That withstanding… this is a terible event, no matter who’s half-brother it is.

  6. Marcos - Jun 7, 2010 at 3:30 PM

    Extremely tragic. That restaurant is across the street of my high school…used to skip school and eat there all the time.
    P.S. Calcaterra, it’s Regalado…not Regalad.

  7. Ken Covert - Jun 7, 2010 at 4:35 PM

    Where they wearing Red Sox hats???”Say hello to my little friend”

  8. Ken - Jun 7, 2010 at 6:24 PM

    It’s because we tend to link a person to their most exposure as to give the reader a more familiar link to know about whom they are reffering to. His name was mentioned alot more as a yankee than any other team he was affiliated with.

  9. YourMom - Jun 7, 2010 at 7:23 PM

    That’s because the Yankees suck StupidFactory. And Ken Covert, stay away from Boston….

  10. bob - Jun 7, 2010 at 10:55 PM

    Was he an illegal too………….

  11. Steve Padres Cook - Jun 8, 2010 at 1:54 AM

    because the Yankees is the devil’s team :idea:

  12. wizard of Ozola - Jun 8, 2010 at 2:34 AM

    just north of Hialeah is Miami Springs.There is a hotel there owned by Don Shula. I went to see him tape his v football show there and he had a security force in the hotel lobby of 15 huge guys. No Wonder, being next to a Cuban shithole, can’t be too careful. Carter destroyed Florida with the 1980 cuban boat show of 100,00 convicts.

  13. Greg - Jun 8, 2010 at 8:48 AM

    Who cares who this guy was related to, he killed four women for no reason. I am sick of the title “celebrity”. People who have jobs that make them alot of money ie..pro athletes, actors, and musicians are just people, not gods. They way they are put on a pedestal just shows our stupidity and their arrogance. Nothing is more ridiculous than to watch awards shows like the oscars and watch the actors stand there in front of those camaras acting like they have really done something. Personally I have more respect for the person who works 40+ hours a week in a lab working on a treatment or cure for cancer for example, over anyone in the “entertainment business” mentioned above. Unfortunately, people face tradgedy everyday, but for some reason that isn’t as important as when it directly or indirectly involves a so-called “celebrity”? Who cares about “el-duque”? He is an ex-baseball player, so what? Think of the families of those killed by that a-hole.

  14. NICK GEERZ - Jun 8, 2010 at 11:14 AM

    SO SINCE YOU LIVE IN DIRTY HIALEAH YOU ARE NOT SUPRISED I TAKE IT MARCOS .. HAPPENS ALL THE TIME AROUND HERE WE NEED TO PUT A WALL AROUND TO KEEP EM OUT!!!!!!

  15. REDSUX - Jun 8, 2010 at 11:18 AM

    IT IS A FACT THAT THE DECEASED WAS ANOTHER FAILURE FROM THE RED SOX FARM SYSTEM.. SO WHY WAS THE HEADLINE NOT “”FORMER RED SOX PROSPECT GOES ON MUREROUS RAMPAGE “”

  16. IHATETHEMTWO - Jun 8, 2010 at 11:19 AM

    IT IS A FACT THAT THE DECEASED WAS ANOTHER FAILURE FROM THE RED SOX FARM SYSTEM.. SO WHY WAS THE HEADLINE NOT “”FORMER RED SOX PROSPECT GOES ON MURDEROUS RAMPAGE “”
    BABBA BOOEY BABBA BOOEY

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