Adult League Baseball Player Shoots Own Coach

Today’s lesson in violence and irony comes from the Roseland area of Chicago, where a player in an adult baseball league shot his coach multiple times following a game, and probably would have killed him had he not run out of bullets.

The 19-year-old player, who is still being sought by police, shot the coach reportedly because he was angry that he had been taken out of the game. Glynn Hall, 44, had been upgraded to fair condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, with gunshot wounds to the arm and back. There are times when the letters WTF? just don’t suffice. Read more…

College Pole Vaulter Killed When He Misses Pad

Of all the sports I least identify with, pole vault has to be at the top of the list. I’ve always considered it the most unlikely and baffling of activities, as if someone asked Dr. Seuss to invent a new track event. I’m not sure how one decides to become a pole vaulter, and after this story, I’m even less likely to find out.

A pole vaulter for UC San Diego, 19-year-old Leon Roach, died after missing the landing pad on a practice pole vault attempt at the university’s La Jolla campus on Saturday. Read more…