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Minor Leaguer Convicted Of Assault After Basebrawl Gone Wrong

Remember that vicious minor league brawl that took an ugly turn when pitcher Julio Castillo chucked a 90-m.p.h. fastball at an innocent fan? It appears that people were not happy about that! And by people I mean judges and prosecutors.

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Castillo, who is a Cubs prospect (of course) was found guilty of felonious assault for chucking a high hard one that was intended for an opponent's dugout, but ended up hitting a fan in the stands. The incident happened during a Peoria Chiefs-Dayton Dragons game that started with two managers shoving each other and ended with all-out war. (The video is still here, amazingly.) He was found not guilty of "assault with a deadly weapon" because I guess his velocity was a little off.

Sentencing will be August 3, and on September 1 he will be called up to hurl t-shirts into the Wrigley Field bleachers.

Pitcher guilty of felonious assault [Dayton Daily News]

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