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Delmon Young’s arrest comes on the six-year anniversary of his suspension for throwing bat at umpire

Apr 27, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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According to the New York Post a “highly intoxicated” Delmon Young was arrested and charged with assault late last night/early this morning while in New York to play the Yankees.

After reading Craig Calcaterra’s post about the incident one reader tipped me off to the fact that the arrest comes on the six-year anniversary of Young being suspended indefinitely by the International League for throwing his bat at an umpire in a Triple-A game.

That incident occurred on April 26, 2006 and the indefinite suspension followed on April 27, 2006, eventually becoming a 50-game suspension. I’ll assume that Young wasn’t “highly intoxicated” because he was doing some sort of six-year anniversary celebration, but either way he might want to cancel all April 26/27 plans in the future.

  1. brokea$$lovesmesomeme - Apr 27, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Talent trumps character

    • Bill - Apr 27, 2012 at 10:37 AM

      And having the appearance of a really good athlete apparently trumps the total lack of both.

  2. phukyouk - Apr 27, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    “, but either way he might want to cancel all April 26/27 plans in the future.”

    that a little harsh dont you think? maybe just the ones in 2018?

    • hansob - Apr 27, 2012 at 10:36 AM

      Maybe the Long Island Ducks will have that day off, and he won’t have to worry about it.

  3. kopy - Apr 27, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    • tjwilliams - Apr 27, 2012 at 11:56 AM

      To be fair, it was a terrible call.

      • skids003 - Apr 27, 2012 at 12:56 PM

        And that warrents a bat thrown at him?

      • tjwilliams - Apr 27, 2012 at 1:06 PM

        Did I say that? No. He obviously shouldn’t have thrown the bat. That doesn’t make the ump any less wrong.

      • skids003 - Apr 27, 2012 at 1:14 PM

        No, but I guess something got lost in the translation.

      • nflfollower - Apr 27, 2012 at 1:24 PM

        One of the worst calls I have ever seen. Sadly, this ump probably is in the big leagues now.

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