June 23, 2006

Phillies ace arrested for striking wife

This is sure to add to the Phillies' woes: Their pitching ace likes to hit his wife.

Nice.

Posted by Hube at June 23, 2006 02:40 PM | TrackBack

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This proves that "best" starting pitcher is a relative term.

I'm a believer in due process, but this doesn't look good. Time will tell, and I hope the law gets it right--whichever way it goes.

Posted by: The Unabrewer at June 23, 2006 08:08 PM

Obviously its innocent until proven guilty, but women don't generally end up crying on street corners with their faces all swollen, claiming their husbands hit them and having witnesses back them up.

What's most troublesome about this is that this is most assuredly not the first time he's struck her. Abusers tend to do their abuse privately. Men know they aren't supposed to hit women and are not generally stupid enough to do it in public where they can be identified.

Therefore, he most likely has a hot temper and has already broken the taboo against striking women & wife beating.

And if a man hits his wife once, almost invariably he will do so again within five years.

Aside: Delaware used to have a whipping post until about the 50s where men who beat their wives would be whipped. Personally, I have no idea why they stopped that practice.

Posted by: Anna Venger at June 24, 2006 07:12 AM

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