Darn. Now we don't get an intentional vomiting trial

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Intentional vomiter.jpgRemember that guy in Philadelphia who intentionally thew up on the 11 year-old girl?  Yeah, that was wonderful.  Seems his legal team decided that he might not be able to win over a jury, because he pleaded guilty this morning:

A 21-year-old New Jersey man has pleaded guilty
to intentionally vomiting on a man and his 11-year-old daughter in the
stands during a Philadelphia Phillies game. Matthew Clemmens of Cherry Hill, N.J., pleaded guilty to simple assault and other charges
Tuesday.

I know it would have been a tough case and everything, but if I was representing him I would have considered taking this baby to trial. Why? Thin forensic evidence! You can’t dust for vomit!

But yeah, I suppose the DNA evidence could be a killer.

Dodgers to retire Fernando Valenzuela’s No. 34 this summer

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LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers will retire the No. 34 jersey of pitcher Fernando Valenzuela during a three-day celebration this summer.

Valenzuela was part of two World Series champion teams, winning the 1981 Rookie of the Year and Cy Young awards. He was a six-time All-Star during his 11 seasons in Los Angeles from 1980-90.

He will be honored from Aug. 11-13 when the Dodgers host Colorado.

Valenzuela will join Pee Wee Reese, Tommy Lasorda, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, Jim Gilliam, Don Sutton, Walter Alston, Sandy Koufax, Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson and Don Drysdale with retired numbers.

“To be a part of the group that includes so many legends is a great honor,” Valenzuela said. “But also for the fans, the support they’ve given me as a player and working for the Dodgers, this is also for them.”