8-year-old under arrest, an incredible hitting streak goes on, and R.I.P. Dennis Hopper

Sometimes the absurdity of a story speaks for itself. So I’m not going to comment on this one:

An argument over a toy airplane led Monday to an eight-year-old Ohio boy being cited for assaulting a six-year-old neighbor, according to cops. Witnesses described the child as a bully who frequently picked on younger kids, according to the below Lorain Police Department report.

Sigh. I hate bullies as much as anyone, but bringing the cops in to arrest an 8-year-old is insane.

OK, so much for that “no comment” thing.

**So college baseball hardly gets any attention in the mainstream sports world, because, well, it’s college baseball and few people care.

But have you seen what this kid named Garrett Wittels, of Florida International University, has been doing the past two months? Witters got a hit Saturday for FIU, and has now hit in 53 consecutive ballgames.

Fifty-three! That’s the second-longest streak in NCAA Division I history, second only to Robin Ventura (ah, a sweet memory for Mets fans), who hit in 58 straight games.

Amazing story for the sophomore infielder from Miami. I hope he breaks the record; it’s so difficult to maintain that kind of consistency for a whole season.

**And finally, a quick tribute to one of the greatest American actors of the 20th century, Dennis Hopper. Loved him in almost all of his roles, from “Apocalypse Now” to “Easy Rider” to “Hoosiers” and “Speed.”

Rest in peace, wild man. 

One response to “8-year-old under arrest, an incredible hitting streak goes on, and R.I.P. Dennis Hopper

  1. Yes, it is kind of insane to think that cops need to interfere with a kids dispute, but it sounds to me like the parents of the bully aren’t doing their job, so someone has too. If another child was physically abusive to my child, and the parents did nothing to stop it/prevent it/curb it, you bet I would be on the phone with the police in a heartbeat. Yes, kids will be kids, but that does mean you can use it as an excuse to NOT parent your child and raise them as a decent human being. Take off the rose colored glasses, your child is not saint.

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