Julio Castillo is certainly a dangerous man. Whether intentionally and feloniously so is, it seems, a matter for the courts.
(Aw, they’re just horsin’ around. Let ‘em play, ump! Hey, why’s that fan bleeding from the ear?)
Castillo is facing trial in Dayton, Ohio, for his role in a bench-clearing brawl between his former team, the Peoria Chiefs, and the hometown Dragons. Wait, that doesn’t adequately explain the situation. He threw a ball that cracked an unsuspecting fan in the skull. Video is below, and it’s stunning.
Peoria Chiefs pitcher Julio Castillo had some issues commanding the location of his fastball in last night’s Class-A game against the Dayton Dragons. Castillo hit everything but the strikezone - including two batters and a fan - resulting in a 10 minute bench clearing brawl, 17 ejections and one night in jail for the pitcher. Video below via AWFUL ANNOUNCING.
The fan was hospitalized after being hit with a ball thrown by Castillo, which was intended for the Dayton dugout. Benches were beginning to clear following a shoving match between Dayton manager Donnie Scott and interim Peoria manager Carmelo Martinez, who was filling in for regular manager Ryne Sandberg.
ESPN.COM reports that “Castillo was arrested and faces one count of felonious assault. He is in the Montgomery County Jail and has a court appearance Friday.”Read more…