How to End Your Career Before It Starts

The Arizona Republic reported yesterday that Tempe Angels pitchers Matt Oye and Mike Rocco were arrested for assault.

I expect Mr. Oye and Mr. Rocco to be released shortly — from their Angels contracts, that is.

And if this doesn’t wake up all you young players to the reality that you are in the public spotlight when you play pro ball, their booking photos are online at

Be smart, and don’t blow your career on a night on the town.

UPDATE 3:30 PM PDT — Mark Saxon of the Orange County Register found this press release on the Tempe Police web site with more details.

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