Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sports Kills

Taking it a bit too seriously, guys, doncha think?

"Yankees Fan Gets Prison Time For Killing Sox Fan

A Lawrence barber who killed one man and wounded two others during an alcohol-fueled argument in a moving van over a Yankees-Red Sox playoff game has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other charges. Julio Rodriguez was sentenced on Tuesday in Lowell Superior Court to five years in prison after his plea. Rodriguez, 62, was credited with the four years he has spent behind bars since the October 2004 shooting. Prosecutors say Rodriguez was among a group of men who watched the baseball game on television in Boston. As the men drove, some of them teased Rodriguez, a Yankees fan. He pulled a gun and fatally shot Jose Rivera and wounded Raphael Tavares and Jose Viera (AP)."

Who won?

Red Sox, 6-4.

Hey, there are priorities, and then there are priorities, right?
And what was the guy so upset about? Yanks still had a 3-1 lead at that point, home field advantage, and no team had ever come back from a 3-0 deficit in a series before.