Wife of Reds Pitcher Beaten at Pirates Game: Report

by | October 2, 2013 at 9:50 AM | MLB

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The wife of a Cincinnati Reds pitcher claims she was assaulted last night during the National League wild-card game at PNC Park.

Dallas Latos, wife of Reds pitcher Mat Latos, says she was punched in the head multiple times by a Pirates fan Tuesday night during the one-game playoff, which the Pirates won 6-2.

“I was ambushed in the Budweiser bar, grabbed by the hair, drug down & punched in the head multiple times,” Latos tweeted after the incident.

“I’m ‘fine’ but my head hurts. Never swung back bc I was trying to protect myself. Will go to the doc when we get back,” she added. “I am pretty sore. My neck hurts from being punched.”

Latos, who writes the blog “So I Married a Baseball Player” at MLBlogs.com, clarified that she was not wearing Reds gear at the time of the attack. While no specific cause for the assault was given, Latos tweeted vaguely about a previous altercation with the Pirates fan, who then allegedly threatened her.

“Just know that security knew I had been threatened multiple times (not even wearing Cincy gear), chose not to take action & I got attacked,” wrote Latos, who said she later filed a police report.

“Pittsburgh police can’t arrest anyone on assault accounts so I’m the one who spent the game talking to law enforcement after being attacked,” she wrote.

Assuming Latos’ story is true, the attack becomes the latest in a line of violent incidents between fans, the most recent being last week’s fatal stabbing of a Dodgers fan near the San Francisco Giants’ AT&T Park.

 

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