Thursday, October 12, 2006

Wood Chipper Sales at Record Level

I hereby nominate this waste of space for the wood chipper treatment. Willfully harming a child is bad enough, but to harm one because of fucking youth league baseball? How well does the average 8 year old play ball, anyway?
A youth baseball coach accused of offering an 8-year-old money to bean an autistic teammate so he couldn't play was sentenced Thursday to one to six years in prison.

Fayette County Judge Ralph Warman sentenced 29-year-old Mark R. Downs Jr. of Dunbar, Pa. to consecutive six-to-36-month sentences for corruption of minors and criminal solicitation to commit simple assault. A jury convicted Downs in September.

Warman revoked Downs' bond and sent him to prison.

Downs didn't speak at the sentencing but told reporters "I didn't do nothing" as he was led out of the courtroom.
Based on his statement, I'm guessing this brain-trust won't be haunting Mensa meetings any time soon. I'm sure in his small, puerile world he didn't do anything wrong. Anything to get a winning record is justifiable right?

Because, as I'm sure you know, the 8 year old baseball league is a stepping stone to the Majors.