The Mets hit a trifecta on Wednesday night in a way that only they can. Their bullpen blew a 2-0 lead, star pitcher Johan Santana was sued for sexual assault in civil court, and closer Frankie Rodriguez was arrested and charged with third-degree assault. Here are the details on the fight:
Rodriguez and his wife’s father brawled in a tunnel just outside the Mets clubhouse in the moments following the team’s 6-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies.
The father-in-law suffered facial abrasions and was taken by ambulance to Flushing Hospital shortly after the 10:15 p.m. incident, police said.
When approached and asked about the scene in the hallway, the visibly angry Rodriguez snapped, “Mind your own f—–g business,” to a reporter who witnessed the altercation.
K-Rod was taken into custody by NYPD after leaving the clubhouse. The obvious question everyone is wondering is what sparked the incident. While we don’t have the answer to that question, we do know that Frankie just became the hero of many men who have wished to do the same thing. Imagine how much worse it would have been had K-Rod actually pitched in the game and blown the save!
Mets’ Francisco Rodriguez arrested after allegedly punching father-in-law, charged with assault [NY Daily News]