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From: Bob Kuza (e-mail him)
Re: Patrick Cleburne`s Blog: Not Wanted: Young American Baseball Players
Here`s one foreign-born baseball player who took a job from an American kid.
Julio Castillo, who Joe Guzzardi first profiled in his August 1 2008 column, and most certainly is a beneficiary of the liberal visa policy for athletes, was convicted of felonious assault and sentenced to thirty days in jail and three years` probation for a throwing a baseball at a fan. [Castillo Gets Jail, Probation, Associated Press, August 6, 2009]
The Dominican Republic native Castillo, who entered a not guilty plea, had been in the U.S. less than one month when his violent behavior caused an innocent fan to be sent to the hospital with a concussion.
Kuza`s previous letter about the sorry New York Mets is here.