The guy who threw that bottle at Ryan Howard got arrested

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A little over a week ago a fan threw an aluminum beer bottle at Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard during a game at Citizens Bank Park. The fan, one presumed, was upset after Howard made the last out in a 6-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. As if the fan could’ve done better.

Anyway, this morning that fan was finally arrested. His name is Sidney Smith, a 21 year-old resident of Wilmington, Delaware. He turned himself in to authorities on Friday. He was issued a summary citation for disorderly conduct and released by police.

UPDATE: An earlier version if this post featured a tweet with the picture of a fan that several news organizations identified as the man who threw the bottle. this morning police said that the photo was not, in fact, Smith, so the photo has been removed. Apologies.

Video: Jorge Soler launches first home run of spring training

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The Royals and Rangers played the first game of spring training today. A few other teams (the Red Sox, Tigers and Twins) played or are currently playing college squads, but Kansas City-Texas is our first matchup of big league teams. Baseball’s back, baby! And you know what baseball means?

Kansas City’s Jorge Soler, who hit 48 homers last year to lead the American League, offered us the year’s first glimpse at recreational baseball murder when he took Kolby Allard out over the left field yard.

Mmm. That’s the good stuff. Here’s to eight and a half months more of that. Bring me the dingers.

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