Saturday, July 27, 2013

Rangers pitcher Tanner Scheppers gets assaulted outside of team hotel


Texas Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers was unable to pitch in an extra-inning loss to the Cleveland Indians on Friday after being jumped and assaulted by a group of young men outside the team hotel Thursday night.

The Dallas Morning News has more on the story:

Scheppers said he was out getting food Thursday night when he was attacked and “sucker-punched.” He did not recall the time but did contact the police. A report was not filed after Scheppers said police told him it was unlikely that anybody would be apprehended.

“They said it happens a lot, actually,” said Scheppers, who had a blackened left eye and two small cuts above his nose. “I’m just lucky nothing serious really happened. I’m good to pitch for (Saturday). I was in the wrong place at the wrong time.”


Wait, what?

Did Scheppers just say getting mugged on the streets in Cleveland "happens a lot" among visiting players? If true, this is extremely disturbing, especially when you consider that Scheppers is no small man himself. At 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds, he should be more than able to handle his business. Well, unless a group of thugs are going around taking aim at innocent pedestrians.

Update: It appears as though Scheppers may not have been as caught off guard as he said.

A witness who saw the incident that left the reliever with a black eye and headaches refuted Scheppers’ claim that he was “sucker punched” in Cleveland on Thursday night.

“He lost a bar fight,” the witness told clevescene.com. “He had 10 chances to walk away before this happened.”

In fact, the witness told clevescene.com that Scheppers was a “verbal instigator” in the altercation while accompanied by closer Joe Nathan, catcher A.J. Pierzynski and several women.

If this is the real case of what happened, and we have no reason to believe the witness would lie, then Scheppers probably received exactly what he deserved.

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20 comments:

  1. Now it's all clear why so many appalling crimes happen there. Even the cops won't step up. They accept defeat so easily. Do they know what their job is?

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  2. The entire story sounds fishy.
    What was he doing out alone?

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  3. probably gotdamn blks we ought to do the same to them every time them chicken shit sobs team together and jump a white

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  4. It has happened to me and two other people I know. Simply going about my business, turned a corner and wham. Not cool. Nothing you much you can do.

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  5. I call bullshit.

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  6. white people wake up it happens in ever city when the home BOYS get togeter.

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  7. We should have extra security around the area where we have visitors at hotels...the society has broken down. This is what we get when we can not discipline our children...thank the good doers that took away the parents rights. We have a more violent kids now then before when they took our rights away. Sorry Texas players and visitors.

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  8. No indication as to the ethnic background-what wanna make some bets on them being black? No wait-it can't be-they were good kids-just misunderstood and were racial profiled. Wonder if they had Skittles and Iced Tea?

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  9. wait-didn't want to be anonymous....not afraid for you to know who I am.....c'mon Trayvons!!!! Gary in Michigan

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  10. Good old negroes. Some actually consider them to be "human".

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  11. Lots of angry people in the world.

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  12. "wait-didn't want to be anonymous....not afraid for you to know who I am.....c'mon Trayvons!!!! Gary in Michigan" That certainly narrows it down. How may racist pigs named Gary can there be in Michigan ?

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  13. This whole thread needs to be deleted. Anonymous A hole racist trolls just trying to dredge up anger by posting their cowardice and fear.

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  14. President Obama should be proud of himself for turning back the clock to the 1950's on race relations. He has single-handedly made every discussion board a racial hate discussion. It's sad.

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  15. Has anyone ever read the book 10 Acres in Malibu on Amazon? It has all the answers about what possibly happened that night

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  16. JUST FOUND OUT THEY WERE ALL ASIAN

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  17. Cleveland is 75% black and about 80% of that number hasn't worked in generations. De jus get de check. The "boys" doing this are just what they call each other, niggers. If you visit Cleveland bring a gun. shoot first and ask questions after. We have self defense laws here. The police downtown are not concerned about you or your safety. Its difficult to get them out of their cars for anything.
    Travel in groups if possible and don't underestimate our local "niggers" ,they will kill you for sport. You have been warned!

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  18. New report that he made the whole story up because he lost a bar fight, to a WHITE dude. All you racist a-holes should feel REAL stupid.

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