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Matt Bush was involved in three separate hit-and-runs on the day he was arrested

Apr 11, 2012, 11:03 AM EDT

Matt Bush mugshot

This is just … wow:

Rays minor league pitcher Matt Bush got in a previous hit-and-run accident three hours before police arrested him in North Port Mar. 22 for a DUI-hit-and-run crash, according to Venice Police records.

Marc Topkin has the details from the police reports in the story. No one else was hurt — one involved hitting a car and then making an illegal u-turn, the other was hitting a light pole — but it’s amazing that Bush didn’t kill anyone.

Thankfully, Tony Tufano, the 72-year-old motorcyclist  Bush hit at the end of his rampage is improving and, according to his family, is close to being released from the hospital.

  1. El Bravo - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Somehow this is Ozzie Guillen’s fault. Bring me his head. (sorry watching a lot of Game of Thrones)

    In all seriousness, what a p.o.s. this guy is. He must have learned his lesson after this, but if not, he will have time to learn while sitting in a cold, dark cell somewhere for awhile.

  2. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    How many hours was this man drunk? Get to rehab and stay there. This is light years more serious than Ozzie’s antics.

    • ajcardsfan - Apr 11, 2012 at 12:24 PM

      Afterwards: Go straight to jail, do not collect $400,000

  3. shaggytoodle - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    He should have to change his name to Richard Skull.

  4. brokea$$lovesmesomeme - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    He will easily the number 1 prospect on the prison softball team. Hopefully he won’t piss this away like he did with his other career.

    • ezthinking - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:42 AM

      You think the Ass Pounders will get the chance to take him with the Number 2 pick or will the Pounded Asses realize that have to take it, er, I mean him, first?

  5. rob0527 - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Now they can make a baseball movie based on The Longest Yard. He can play the lead character.

  6. qcubed3 - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    The only guy in history to get three hits but still hit the cycle.

    • napoleonblownapart6887 - Apr 11, 2012 at 12:26 PM

      I don’t know if I’m upset by this because its in poor taste or because I didn’t think of it first… probably a little of both…. actually 10% former 90% latter.

    • shea801 - Apr 11, 2012 at 2:40 PM

      Reply’s should be locked after this comment. Well done, sir. Well done.

  7. paulsdamnblog - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Is this what could be called hitting for the cycle?

  8. giselleisasucubus - Apr 11, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    This guy saw Bobby Jenks arrest and said “only 2 hit and runs? Pussy. I can outdo that. Rays beat the Sox again!!”

  9. cup0pizza - Apr 11, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    Bush needs James Loney’s legal counsel.

    • ezthinking - Apr 11, 2012 at 1:25 PM

      Except Loney’s blood came back clean. Bush, not so much.

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