The life of a baseball scout is a lonely one. Endless nights on the road, waves of parents pestering you that their son is some undiscovered gem, the ankle-sniping from all those sabermetric folks who have made the last few years among your least satisfying, professionally speaking. Yep, it's lonely. But it's not supposed to be this lonely.
Red Sox scout Jesse Levis got his Dick Williams on by allegedly masturbating in his hotel room while watching two underaged girls in the pool below. Uh-oh.
A scout for the Boston Red Sox accused of committing a lewd act in a hotel room that overlooked the pool where at least two teenage girls saw him was arrested Monday, police said Tuesday. Jesse Levis, 39, faces two felony counts of committing lewd and lascivious acts in the presense of children less than 16.
Levis, if Baseball Reference is to be trusted (and it usually is), a former catcher for the Indians and Brewers, and the former manager of the Kingston Mets. He's also one of the few prominent Jewish ballplayers. Here's an old Q&A with him from the Cincinnati Enquirer from 2002. He never actually played for the Reds, but, you know, we couldn't help but suspect an Ohio connection.
Red Sox Scout Arrested [ABC2 News]
(Here's the full arrest report.)