Now THIS Is Unsportsmanlike Conduct!


Weatherford College pitcher Owen Woodward was kicked off the team after he attacked the opposing player who had just hit a home run off him.

Weatherford College said in a statement, “The WC student in question will face potential disciplinary action from the Office of Student Services up to and possibly including expulsion. The Weatherford College Police Department is also investigating the incident and has taken statements.”

We are shocked and disappointed at what happened in our game today,” the team’s coach said in a statement. “We do not condone this type of behavior. We have worked hard to build a program with the highest of standards. We are completely embarrassed by this incident, and we apologize to North Central Texas College and the fans of WC baseball. This type of behavior cannot be tolerated.”

Why yes, tackle baseball has never really caught on.

Even Ralph Branca, who was the pitcher in this most crushing of all home runs, didn’t stoop to that…

10 thoughts on “Now THIS Is Unsportsmanlike Conduct!

  1. It gets crazier. The batter was suspended two games for “taunting” (he apparently used an expletive, and it wasn’t the first time in the game)… OK, reasonable enough. But every member of his team who came onto the field in defense of their teammate was also suspended. That’s all but two players, so they can’t field a team and must forfeit both games. Both are against… you guessed it, Weatherford.
    The result is that Weatherford gets two wins they don’t need to earn on the field because their player was tackled by the opposing pitcher after hitting a home run. (Both teams forfeited the game in which the incident happened.
    The story is here.
    In the words of the great 20th century philosophers, Lennon and McCartney, “la la how the life goes on.”

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