Remember a couple of years ago when Jose Offerman went nuts? No, not that time. No, the other time. No, the time he hit those dudes with the bats. Yes. Anyway, he’s getting sued for it now:
Former all-star Jose Offerman is facing a federal lawsuit for a bat-wielding attack at a minor league game that injured two opposing players.
Bridgeport Bluefish catcher John Nathans filed the lawsuit Thursday against Offerman seeking $4.8 million in damages, saying the attack left him with permanent injuries that ended his career.
Offerman was batting for the Long Island Ducks against the Bluefish in Bridgeport in August 2007, when Beech hit him with a fastball. Offerman charged the mound with his bat and swung at least twice, striking Beech and pitcher Matt Nathans.
Offerman was granted probation in 2007, ordered to get anger management treatment and pay the medical expenses of Nathans and Beech.
Offerman was one of the worst glove men around and he hadn’t been a league average batter since 1999. As such, I’m surprised he (a) was able to catch the guy in the first place; and (b) managed to hit him once he caught him.