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(Local6)   Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission criminally charges pitcher who intentionally hit osprey with baseball   ( divider line
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6061 clicks; posted to Main » on 24 Apr 2003 at 3:38 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-04-24 03:41:30 PM  
tar and feather him?
2003-04-24 03:41:35 PM  
They should confiscate his balls.
2003-04-24 03:41:40 PM  
Birds dance across America...
2003-04-24 03:41:51 PM  
Isn't this his "third-strike" offense?
2003-04-24 03:42:51 PM  
Good. Farker (the bad kind?)
2003-04-24 03:42:58 PM  

No, I think that last one was a "fowl" ball.
2003-04-24 03:43:10 PM  
2003-04-24 03:43:34 PM  
Dave Winfield to speak as a character witness on behalf of the defense.
2003-04-24 03:43:56 PM  
Good. Jail him, sodomize him, and deport his sorry ass that will hopefully be large enough by that time to shove his suitcase in.
2003-04-24 03:44:50 PM  
Where's this t..d from???? Oh, N. Korea. No wonder. Nuke em....we love our Osprey down here...I have two in the wet woodlands back of the house.
2003-04-24 03:44:55 PM  
Isn't there some clause in a US Visa permit that says if you are convicted of a crime, then you must be deported?

I mean, we have enough criminals here already--I don't think we actually import them.
2003-04-24 03:45:16 PM  
Note: I copied the gif from somebody (forgot who) and altered it a bit so that the loop wasn't so clunky, if the original owner sees this, please claim it as your own so that I can add your username to the gif comment and the filename.
2003-04-24 03:45:20 PM  
That bird is lucky the pitcher wasn't Randy Johnson.
2003-04-24 03:45:29 PM  
I like it when stupid people are penalized for their stupid actions. At least that part of the system works (this time).
2003-04-24 03:45:55 PM  
so let me get this straight, if he put in in "secret spices" and fried it, would he get prosecuted?

For the love of a things reasonable, its a bird. How does he pose in Prison? "what are you in for?" "Armed robbery. What about you?" "I hit a protected bird with a baseball." "You sicko, I'm gonna fark you and make you my punk for that."
2003-04-24 03:47:03 PM  
Next thing you know, those guys will be aiming for the feathered gazelle.
2003-04-24 03:47:33 PM  
You guys rock.
2003-04-24 03:47:35 PM  
He INTENTIONALLY killed the bird? What a loser.
2003-04-24 03:47:40 PM  
I'm sorry but this has gotten retarded
2003-04-24 03:48:26 PM  
This guys reminds me of the people who like to run over animals on country roads. Frogs are OK, but dogs, cats, birds?... Come on, that's just cruel.
2003-04-24 03:48:27 PM  
Prison is too good for him -- and for Bud Selig, too.
2003-04-24 03:48:45 PM  
"From now on, birds are off my list"
-Sylvester the Cat
2003-04-24 03:48:46 PM  
All right, this has gone too far. It's a freakin' bird that's nesting in a light pole. Hitting a goddam animal is not a freakin crime.

What a vote-getting, ass-kissing, publicity-sucking thing to do. IT'S A FREAKING ANIMAL. Harming that animal does nothing to upset the safety, industry or health of any human, which should be the only basis for a crime.

Please. There are so many better things to litigate over. Like getting Euro-style nudity on network TV.
2003-04-24 03:49:01 PM  
The funniest thing about this article?

The teams General Manager is named BUCK ROGERS.

That's hysterical.

2003-04-24 03:49:28 PM  
I'm sure his ability to smoke a cock will pay off in prison.
2003-04-24 03:50:13 PM  
its nice to know that Buck Rogers, the greatest hero of a future earth, can still get a job as a baseball teams general manager.
2003-04-24 03:51:15 PM  
He probably has gunk on his shower shoes, too.

Yay, Volusia County! Home of Deltona, my former home....
2003-04-24 03:51:25 PM  
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p045ting again the image...
2003-04-24 03:51:34 PM  
Too bad for the law preventing cruel and unusual punishment. This guy needs to be hit in the head with baseballs until his eyes start bleeding. That would be much more effective than a fine.
2003-04-24 03:51:59 PM  
More bird killing fun here

I see a new sport evolving here.. something along the lines of Skeet Baseball.. anyone?
2003-04-24 03:52:35 PM  
Hitting a goddam animal is not a freakin crime.

Guess you didn't RTFA where it says it IS a crime

2003-04-24 03:52:42 PM  
I'm sorry but this has gotten retarded

Well, actually it has gotten quite a lot of attention across the nation.

If you went to Korea and bonked a beautiful member of their wildlife on the beezer with a soccer ball, intentionally, and after someone had told you to stop, do you think they would just shrug it off? No, and neither will we. I think average folks in the U.S. have just about had enough of being the patsys for the rest of the world.

IOW, leave our crap alone or we'll send you to Canada.
2003-04-24 03:52:57 PM  
just a thought i had...

i wonder how many people at the ball game that saw him tossing balls at the bird at first laughed at him, maybe some of the fans thought it was funny, that is why he kept it up. then, once he beaned it and it fell to the ground with its eyes bleeding and everything, they all got concerned and pissed off.

like my grandma used to say:

"it's all fun and games until an endangered bird loses an eye and a korean pitcher is demoted."
2003-04-24 03:54:00 PM  
Send him home, and let him catch a nice case of SARS.
F'n dickhead. I hope he dies.
2003-04-24 03:54:21 PM  
If he'd nailed a pigeon, you'd all be praising his super pigeon-pounding power.
2003-04-24 03:54:31 PM  
I'm convinced that there's some kind of subliminal message in that clapping gif...I just can't put my finger on it...
2003-04-24 03:54:40 PM  
Kre8iv_gal bwa-ha-ha-ha. running gags are great
2003-04-24 03:55:29 PM  

My mother used to tell me I wouldn't be happy until I put someones' eye out.

Sure enought, I never put any eye out, and I've never been completely happy.
2003-04-24 03:55:40 PM  
Wow... I knew that the MV-22 Osprey was an easy helicopter to bring down, but this just takes the cake. Everyone with baseballs must be a terrorist!
2003-04-24 03:56:46 PM  
This guy hasn't been deported yet? Come on justice dept. get on the ball!
2003-04-24 03:57:18 PM  
It's kind of fitting that they sent his sorry ass to Michigan. No more pleasant Florida climate for you, bird killer! ;-)
2003-04-24 03:57:20 PM  
Geofreak: Your comment reminds me of "Alice's Restaraunt".
"Whatcha in for, kid?"
"Killin' a bird."
"And they allllll moved away from me on the Group W bench."

For those who say "it's only a farking bird, big deal", would it be different if it was a bald eagle? (both protected, related species I believe)
2003-04-24 03:57:24 PM  
We should tie him to a chair at home plate and let Randy Johnson bring the heat just so he can get a sense of what it was like.
2003-04-24 03:57:27 PM  
Don't fark with our ospreys.

We also have bald eagles, don't fark with them either.

The seagulls you can fark with.
2003-04-24 03:57:51 PM  
Folks, he was trying to hit the bird. Not an accident. Next time, RTFA.
2003-04-24 03:58:21 PM  
what an A$$. Kids do that kind of stuff going through their rebelous faze, but a grown man..
2003-04-24 03:59:00 PM  
I think they ought to just send him the bill

-badum bum-
2003-04-24 03:59:11 PM  
Anybody find the ball on eBay yet?
2003-04-24 03:59:51 PM  
Have someone try to hit a homerun, using his head as the ball. I mean he was pitching a ball when this happened. It kinda makes sense.
2003-04-24 04:00:03 PM  
How does he get demoted? He went from a Cubs Class A team to a Cubs Class A team. I'm not seeing the demotion here, unless the second team is worse than the one he was on.
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