May 11, 2016 |
THEY ARE the overmatched underdogs of a bar fight. A messy, daily bar fight. You break a chair over them, they poke both fingers into your eyes. You smash a bottle over their heads, even pull out a big weapon, they spray you in the eyes with spritzer, do a little Curly dance, and the next thing you know, you've been wrapped inside a roll of tape. The Fightin' Phils. It is a name that finally fits the team, after a generation of baseball in which they took care of opposing teams, at least during the regular season, the way Mike Tyson once took care of Trevor Berbick, Tyrell Biggs, Michael Spinks.
April 9, 2016 |
ISSUE | LeSEAN McCOY Sgt. Pérignon? The article about the Old City bar fight involving former Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, which left two off-duty police officers hospitalized ("D.A. won't charge McCoy in bar brawl," Tuesday), raises an interesting question: How could the two officers and a sergeant afford four bottles of champagne costing $1,050? |Terry M. Cook, Phoenixville
August 14, 2013 |
A Bucks County man has been charged with homicide after a 74-year-old man he allegedly beat up in a bar parking lot over a fender-bender in May died of his injuries. Kevin Fitzgerald Kenny, 49, of Fairless Hills, was arraigned Monday in Falls Township on a general count of criminal homicide, the grade of which will be determined in court, and related charges. District Judge Jan Vislosky sent him to the Bucks County prison with bail set at $5 million. John Fleisch, 74, of Fairless Hills, died July 26 at a hospice.
May 11, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY - Malcolm Shabazz, 28, grandson of political activist Malcolm X, died in Mexico City after a bar fight, Mexican authorities said Friday. City prosecutors are investigating the attack that sent Shabazz to a hospital, where he died Thursday of blunt-force trauma injuries. U.S. officials confirmed that Shabazz was killed in Mexico City. Much like his grandfather, Shabazz spent his youth in and out of trouble. At 12, he set a fire at his grandmother's apartment, a blaze that resulted in the death of Malcolm X's widow, Betty Shabazz.
March 21, 2013 |
HERE'S A LOOK at some dumb criminals who have implicated themselves online: -An Indiana man, arrested on assault charges after a 2009 bar fight in New York, fled before his sentencing. But Chris Crego left plenty of cyber clues for cops to catch him: He posted his wanted poster on his Facebook page, along with his current hometown, employer and work hours. U.S. Marshals easily tracked him down, and police posted this thank-you note to Crego's Facebook page: "It was due to your diligence in keeping us informed that now you are under arrest.
March 15, 2013 |
JOHN "BIG RED" Huttick lost his left eye in a bar fight in Burholme, then endured a mistrial when his fake eye popped out on the witness stand during his attacker's trial last month. On Wednesday, Huttick dealt with more bad news when a Philadelphia jury found Matthew Brunelli not guilty of aggravated assault in the August 2011 fight in the parking lot of the New Princeton Tavern on Rising Sun Avenue. The verdict came after a five-day trial during which the prosecution alleged that Brunelli, 23, stabbed Huttick, 48, in the eye, and the defense alleged that Brunelli punched Huttick in self-defense after being attacked by him and two other men. The fight erupted after Brunelli and his girlfriend were followed out of the bar by two of Huttick's friends, including off-duty Philadelphia police officer Brian Clerkin, said defense attorney Eileen Hurley.
February 8, 2013 |
IN THE blink of an eye Wednesday, an aggravated-assault trial was derailed on its first day after the victim's glass eye popped out on the witness stand. Right into his hand. Jurors gasped as a weeping John "Big Red" Huttick caught his fake peeper. Defense attorney Eileen Hurley demanded a mistrial, which Common Pleas Judge Robert P. Coleman granted. "It was shocking and unexpected. He caught it in his hand and sort of held it there," Hurley said. The mistrial was needed because, she said, "something as disruptive as that is a bell that could not be unrung.
December 10, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Some travel to the annual Pennsylvania Society event to test the waters for political campaigns, and some to seal deals or buttonhole lawmakers. Gov. Corbett came this year - midway through his first term - to assert himself as the state's de facto leader and position himself for a second term in 2014. Speaking to several hundred people, mostly business leaders, in the ornate ballroom of the historic Metropolitan Club on the Upper East Side, Corbett said he would soon present long-awaited plans to deal with pension costs, liquor-store privatization, and the state's transportation system.
September 28, 2012 |
HE IS, PERHAPS, the most beloved Philadelphia Eagle; maybe the most beloved Philadelphia athlete. Not the best Eagle; that would be Steve Van Buren. Nor the most significant; that would be Reggie White. And not the best Philadelphia athlete, or most significant; not with a pantheon like Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving, Allen Iverson, Steve Carlton, Mike Schmidt, Bobby Clarke. But Brian Dawkins is beloved. Universally, beloved. His number will be retired Sunday night against the Giants, and the Eagles had better have catastrophe insurance on the Linc, because the crowd might just shake apart the stadium.
March 3, 2012
Former Yankees pitcher A.J. Burnett, who had been trying to revive his career with the Pirates, is expected to miss two to three months while recovering from surgery for a facial fracture. The Pirates, who were trying to perk up their fortunes by acquiring Burnett, 35, in a three-player trade last month, are also in a pickle. They had intended to make him their No. 1 starter, but now have to scramble to find someone for their home opener April 5 against the Phillies. The righthander had surgery Friday in Pittsburgh for a broken orbital bone near his right eye, an injury he sustained when he fouled a ball off his face Wednesday during a bunting drill.