For Cubs Beer Tossing Fall Guy, The Scars Linger

By now everyone knows about Johnny Macchione, the 21-year-old who chucked a cup of beer at the Phillies’ Shane Victorino while the latter was catching a fly ball at Wrigley Field last week. After video replays identified Macchione as the culprit, he turned himself in to authorities rather than live a life on the run, moving from town to town to hide his shame. Macchione appeared on WGN Radio with Dave Kaplan recently to try and finally put this sad chapter Cubs history (is there any other kind, really?) to rest.

Dan DeLaPaz

But what of the poor schlub who was initially arrested by Cubs’ security in Macchione’s place? Dan DeLaPaz — who is the friend of Macchione’s cousin — also went on the record in an article by the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, saying that he was manhandled by security and never apologized to, even when they found out he wasn’t the culprit.

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