I’m not sure there’s another player in baseball that’s never made it to the major leagues yet received as much coverage here at LBS as Matt Bush has. To refresh your memory, Bush was the top overall pick by the Padres some years ago, originally drafted to play shortstop. Once they found out he couldn’t hit a lick they tried to switch him to pitcher. Arm issues and off field incidents have derailed his career, starting with the fight he got into his first week with the team. Then last summer Bush got into yet another fight at a bar in Arizona. As if that wasn’t enough, Bush was involved in some other incidents at a high school in San Diego last month. Bush has just been charged with misdemeanor assault and it occurs to me that I never shared the details of the alleged assault. They are quite entertaining:
A witness, who requested his name not be used, told The San Diego Union-Tribune that Bush was drunk that day, threw a golf club into the dirt, picked up and threw a freshman lacrosse player and hit another one. The witness said Bush yelled “I’m Matt (expletive) Bush,” and “(expletive) East County” before driving over a curb in his Mercedes as he was leaving the campus.
Bush was cut by the Padres and picked up by the Blue Jays, though I’m not really sure why. Bush is actually facing four misdemeanor charges that could result in four years of jail (unlikely) and a $2,000 fine (very likely). Oh, and did I mention that he has an outstanding warrant for his arrest because he failed to show up at court on an underage drinking charge? This guy is certainly a beauty. At least he found something he could hit.