Coach Ron Santos wanted to teach his players a lesson, wanted to teach them that protecting the plate was important. So he fired fastballs at one teenager, over and over and over again. He didn’t stop until the boy was covered in bruises.
Last week, a jury found him guilty of misdemeanor assault. Technically, he was guilty of more than that—felony asshattery, among other things.
Oh, but don’t worry parents, your children are safe and Santos can’t get anywhere near them and wait, what?
Santos would not comment on the case. He still serves as a coach for Waxahachie’s “Gear Up Baseball Academy,” with parent and player support. He is not allowed to pitch to any players for a year and must produce a video on the dangers of being hit by a pitch.
I’d like to see that video. I imagine it’s a trainwreck. I imagine it’s Santos looking into the camera saying things like, “don’t throw baseballs at each other kids.”
That Santos, he’s so wise.