Sunday, October 12, 2008

How to charge the mound

If you are a batter and you are hit by a pitch, often the cather will prevent you from charging the mound. Enter Izzy Alcántara who is most remembered for an incident while he was playing with the Pawtucket Red Sox, Boston's AAA affiliate of the International League. On July 3, 2001, after being brushed back by Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons pitcher Blas Cedeño, Alcántara turned around, kicking catcher Jeremy Salazar, karate-style, in the mask before charging the mound, throwing a punch at Cedeño and missing before turning around and looking for other players to fight and being tackled by Kevin Orie. The incident cost Alcántara a six-game suspension and his spot on the International League's All Star squad

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