Reports obtained from Put-in-Bay Police Department allege that Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Joe Smith was involved in an altercation wherein the player attempted to enter an establishment without proper identification and was detained following his attempt to use “being a pitcher for the Cleveland Indians” as suitable response.
Per the report, “Mr. Smith” grew upset with local authorities — as he did with the security guards of said establishment — for not knowing who he was. Per Smith, the incident began when the security guards began calling him choice names, subsequently met with a reactionary lunge and verbal confrontation from the pitcher. Following the discussion with police, Smith and his party were released without citation.
On the season, Smith is 4-1 with an ERA of 2.95, six holds and one blown save.
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(Source: NewsNet5 via Vince Grzegorek)