All Rise! Judge Ensberg Presiding!
Judge Mo: You may be seated. Florida Marlins, what seems to be the problem here?
Marlins: Your honor. On September 1, 2010, Mr. Morgan charged the mound and a bench clearing brawl ensued. We believe that this was uncalled for.
Judge: Ok. Mr. Morgan? Please tell me what happened.
Morgan: Judge Mo, it is really simple. In the previous game I hit their catcher on a play at the plate and he got hurt.
Judge: Were you out?
Judge: Could you have slid?
Judge: OK. Go on.
Morgan: The next game, I was hit on purpose and took my base.
Judge: Did you say anything or look at them in any way that would be considered aggressive?
Morgan: No your honor. They were paying me back because I hurt their catcher. I jogged down to 1st base.
Morgan: After that I stole second base and then third base.
Judge: What was the inning and score?
Morgan: It was the 4th inning and the score was 14-3.
Judge: Then what happened?
Morgan: Later on in the game I Volstad threw a ball behind me.
Judge: He threw the ball behind you? It wasn’t at you?
Morgan: No. The ball missed me by a foot. But I just dropped my bat and helmet and charged him.
Judge: Ok. So the ball was thrown behind you and you charged the mound. Did you hit Mr. Volstad?
Morgan: I did your honor. I hit him with a left right in the face. It was a good shot. Right after I connected, I was clothes lined and tackled by the Marlins team.
Judge: Alright. Marlins. Why did Mr. Volstad throw behind Mr. Morgan?
Marlins: Your honor. We feel like all of Mr. Morgan’s actions of hitting our catcher and then stealing bases led to another “beaning.”
Judge: Alright. I think I have an understanding of what went on. I will adjourn and ask the jury here at Morgan Ensberg’s Baseball IQ what they think. They have really helped me so it is their turn to chime in. Below is a poll. I will submit my summary when 100 people vote. Understood? Good.
Bailiff: All RISE!