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Kevin Mitchell to stand trial for assault

Sep 16, 2010, 2:04 PM EDT

Former Giants (and Mets and Mariners and Padres and Reds and Indians and Red Sox and Athletics) outfielder Kevin Mitchell has been ordered to stand trial for assaulting a man at a golf course. The claim is that Michell repeatedly punched the guy after he “had spoken disparagingly about him earlier.”

“Hey Mitchell! Your refusal to let the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks team doctors treat your knee injuries during the 1995 season and, instead, fly back to the United States for treatment was most disrespectful! Most disrespectful!”

I’m guessing it went down like that.

  1. Old Gator - Sep 16, 2010 at 2:23 PM

    A supremely talented guy whose lousy personal habits repeatedly crossed purposes with his professional accomplishments. He could have been an HOFer with the tools he had. Watching him play for the Mutts in 1986 and thereafter was a pleasure; he was exciting and explosive at bat and could at least competently play just about any position except maybe pitch. Looks like he never really outgrew the ‘hood. Pity.

  2. Professor Longnose - Sep 16, 2010 at 2:32 PM

    Isn’t he the guy who made the bare-handed catch?

  3. birdmancometh - Sep 16, 2010 at 3:15 PM

    They were probably playing slow.

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