Bizarre Threat Against Alex Rodriguez

Few recent stories have sounded so comical yet contained such madness and potential threat. In the top of the fifth inning if Monday nights third game of the American League Championship Series, a man bolted from the stands behind third base and scrambled towards the foul line. Police and Yankee Stadium Security caught up to him quickly, but despite their intervention the individual continued to struggle for several minutes before he was finally removed – still kicking and shouting – from the field. Just as Game Four of the Series began tonight, Ben Rogers of the Ben and Skin show on the ESPN radio station in Dallas broke the amazing back story: the man was not just an ordinary drunken spectator but, as one police source phrased it to me, a guy intent on harming Alex Rodriguez because of Cameron Diaz. As Rogers reported from his multiple police sources, the man was identified as 33-year old Grim LeRogue of the Bronx, and he had gotten into the Stadium and on to the field without even a ticket to the game. But he was carrying photographs of Diaz and Rodriguez and what I was told was some kind of threat against Rodriguez. There is no evidence that Rodriguez was aware of the threat, at least as of late in Mondays game as he was chatting and joking with fans near the on-deck circle during the bottom of the 9th. Yankees Media Relations Director Jason Zillo adds he had no indication until the middle of Tuesday nights game of the nature of the on-field incident and did not think Rodriguez did, either. Unless there are two Grim LeRougees in the metropolitan New York area, some of his resistance might be explained by this: a Grim LeRogue fought in the areas Golden Gloves in 2008.

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Warning!!! What does it take for people and security persons to become and stay alert? There are too many close causes for the public to continue to remain quiet about the level of security not being what it should be. I do not wish to be in mourning for anyone when human error and the public silence has given way to evil doers. I am thankful that Alex Rodriquez was not harmed by Grim LeRogue or vice-versa Grim LeRogue was not harmed by Alex Rodriquez. Mr. Rodrquez does have the right to avoid bodily injury by anyone whether on the field or off the field. Let this be a warning to all. We must strive to do more to keep ourselves and others safe when possible.

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