Chicago Cubs Prospect Jorge Soler Charges Dugout Armed With Bat
Ticket to Single A Game $15, Overpriced Beer and a Hot Dog $12, Watching a Baseball Player Charge a Dugout With a Bat: PRICELESS
The incident occurred in an advanced Single A game between the Daytona Cubs, whom which Soler plays for and the Clearwater Threshers of the Florida State League. Soler is reported to have slid into second base and was not happy with the collision with Threshers second baseman Carlos Alonso, words and un-pleasantries were exchanged causing the respective benches to clear. Carlos Alonso is a 25-year old infielder toiling in the Philadelphia Phillies organization.
It is reported that once order was restored Soler charged out of his dugout armed with a Louisville Slugger towards the Threshers dugout yelling and screaming at the opposition. Soler had to be talked off the watch tower by teammate Javier Baez and former major leaguer Mariano Duncan.
There were no injuries as a result of the melee but you can guarantee video footage will soon surface and Soler is no doubt going to be facing a lengthy suspension for his explosive actions.
His antics aside, Soler was off to an incredible start to the season batting .450 with two home runs in the first five games. It appears that the 21-year-old Soler has some maturing to do before he is ready to take his talents to the next level.
It was just another day at the farm for the Chicago Cubs organization; earlier in the day Cubs Owner Tom Ricketts received a goats head in a box addressed to him at Wrigley Field. Then hours later his $30 million dollar man loses all self-control and acts like a donkey charging a opposing dugout with a bat in tow.
Minor league baseball has it all folks.