A woman accused of running down a man in her car after a Red Sox-Yankees argument in a bar never hit her brakes as she accelerated toward the small group he was in, a prosecutor said Monday.
"She never braked, and she accelerated at a high speed for about 200 feet. She went directly at this group of people," prosecutor Susan Morrell said of Ivonne Hernandez, who is charged with reckless second-degree murder in the death early Friday of Matthew Beaudoin, 29.
Invariably, the first reports that come out of these things play up the baseball angle, and of course, every media outlet runs with that. Also invariably, the actual thing that set everyone off -- alcohol, a girl, or other non-baseball-related idiocy -- comes to light. In light of that, I imagine that we'll soon get a statement revealing that the point of contention among these pathetic people was something other than just baseball.
Even if we don't, we should probably remember that in an alcohol-fueled burst of fan-related violence, the alcohol is approximately 75.4% responsible, underlying personality defects 24.5% responsible, with the impassioned fandom making up the remaining bits.