Just moments after telling a reporter to “mind your own f**ing business,” New York Mets reliever Francisco Rodriguez was hauled off the diamond following a game at Citi Field and thrown in jail for assaulting his own father-in-law. Rodriguez was charged with third deggree assault and actually suspended by the Mets who placed him on the restricted list Thursday.
AMBULANCE CALLED FOR K-ROD’S FATHER-IN LAW FOLLOWING BRAWL IN TEAM TUNNEL
The K-Rod fracas happened on the same day that Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana was accused of rape in a civil suit filed by a New York woman. She says Santana raped her on a golf course. Santana came back Thursday to shut out the Rockies.
Rodriguez and Santana make a combined $174.5 million from the Mets with pretty mediocre results. Last year, K-Rod had a 3.71 ERA for the Mets. This season, he has a respectable 2.24 ERA and 25 saves but was not an All Star. Rodriguez had an all-time record 62 saves with the Los Angeles Angels in 2008.
Santana’s record has been even more pedestrian. He is just 9-6 (also not an All Star) after winning just 13 games last year. Although his ERA is fine, Santana is far from the dominating force he was for the Minnesota Twins earlier this decade.