Loose Cannon Broadway update

A few weeks ago, I told all four (or are there five now?) of you about Lance Broadway’s New Year’s Eve party habits which allegedly involve ripping off his shirt and punching dudes in the face. Whatever happened, an arrest warrant was definitely issued for Broadway.

A commenter (toxo!) on my original post fed me updates on the situation, but since no media outlet seemed to be covering it and I wasn’t about to go calling up the Dallas D.A. to find out the details, I didn’t bother doing a new post.

Well now there are new details, friends!

According to the Houston Press’s still-excellently-named Hair Balls blog, Broadway and some scrub who’s known as “Cameron McGuire, of the United League Baseball’s Edinburg Roadrunners” turned themselves in on Feb. 19 and quickly bonded out. Further details on the legal matter seem to be lacking.

What is NOT lacking though is the fact that, on the same day Broadway turned himself in to Dallas police, The Star ran an article listing Broadway as one of the pitchers being granted a chance by the Jays this year.

Then Ken Fidlin, FOUR DAYS AFTER BROADWAY TURNED HIMSELF IN, listed Broadway as a contender for a job in the Jays ‘pen this year.

Now I’m confused. Broadway is still on Jays’ list of non-roster invitees to spring training, but there’s no way of knowing when that list was updated. So I’m left with some questions:

• Are the Toronto reporters just throwing Broadway’s name into their stories because he’s listed as one of the Jays’ invitees?
• Is Broadway, out on bail, actually taking part in spring training?
• Does Hair Balls have this whole thing wrong?

Since I’m more inclined to believe a blog named Hair Balls than I am a Sun reporter, I’m going to have to assume that Hair Balls is telling the story as it is.

Does anybody know what’s really going on here?

Because it’s been stuck in my head lately

And because it kinda vaguely sorta relates to Broadway’s antics. Enjoy.

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10 thoughts on “Loose Cannon Broadway update

  1. He is in Spring Training and competing for a spot on the Roster.

    Him and Cameron both got charged and Cameron actually got two counts of aggravated assault.

    Blue Jays can’t do anything as of know. Innocent until proven guilty.

    • You’re right, of course. Innocent until proven guilty is pretty important.

      But considering that the Jays have about a zillion other arms in camp, I’m just surprised he’s there and not being told to stay home and deal with his issues (legal or otherwise).

  2. He is a good pitcher. Everyone has skeletons in their closet, to tell someone to stay at home to deal with their issues is stupid. The whole team would have to stay home. He deserves a chance like everyone else on that team.

    • Call hiim a good pitcher all you want, but the stats don’t really bear it out. Take a look for yourself — http://www.thebaseballcube.com/Players/B/Lance-Broadway.shtml

      And while it’s true everyone’s got some sort of skeleton in their closet, how many players in spring training are currently out on bail? All of them? It’s a little different than, say, having a disagreement with your wife over whose turn it is to clean the bathroom.

  3. Broadway was indicted by the grand jury for aggravated assault with serious bodily harm April 14, 2010. McGuire’s grand jury decision is due out this week for charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. You can call the Dallas DA’s intake line to verify.

  4. Both charged, arrested, and made bail for
    2nd degree felonies- Aggravated assault with serious bodily harm and
    Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
    Carrying a Minimum of 2 year and a Maximum of 20 year sentence per offense.

    Public information below:
    Cameron McGuire Dallas County Case number F-1071218.
    Lance Broadway Dallas County Case number F-1071216.

    Criminal trials next unless they plead guilty.

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