Cub farmhand loses his mind – maybe his freedom

by on July 25, 2008 · 2 comments

Leave it to the Cubs organization to do something to put the Cardinals’ problems into perspective.

Peoria pitcher Julio Castillo was arrested following a brawl in Peoria’s game Thursday night with Dayton after he fired a ball toward the Dayton dugout.  Said ball skipped off of the dugout and injured a fan, who had to be taken to the hospital.

Castillo now faces felony charges that not only put his career in serious jeopardy, but probably his ability to remain in the United States.

Here’s amateur video of the brawl, the ball-throwing incident occurs right around 0:24 (my apologies for some off-color language contained in the video):

Writing about the Cardinals and other loosely associated topics since 2008, I've grown tired of the April run-out only to disappoint Cardinal fans everywhere by mid-May. I do not believe in surrendering free outs.
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Looks now like Castillo is out on bond – and facing up to 8 years in prison.

Wow indeed.

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