A New York man has been charged with beating his mother to death with a barbell after losing his temper while watching a baseball game on television. Michael Anthony, 25, was watching the New York Mets lose a game on Saturday from his home in the borough of Queens when he began furiously banging on the walls, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said in a statement on Monday.
The D.A. is obviously referring to game two of the doubleheader the Mets dropped to the Nats on a late Ryan Langerhans RBI single.
I'm no F. Lee Bailey, but I have to think that if his lawyers were to establish just how pathetic Ryan Langerhans normally is, Anthony may very well be able to convince the jury that he was temporarily insane at the time of the killing.
If nothing else, Langerhans' early-season performance for Atlanta should have had him arrested for something, so perhaps the defense lawyers can make him an accomplice here.