October 20, 2010
Because TBS refused to show it happened, you might not have noticed that a man ran onto the field at Yankee Stadium during Game 3 of the ALCS on Monday.
Three uniformed NYPD officers, along with several stadium security guards, collared Grim LeRogue before he could reach Rodriguez in the top of the fifth inning. LeRogue, 33, was trying to confront A-Rod about his relationship with Cameron Diaz.
From the N.Y. Daily News:
Tucked in LeRogue's pocket, police found a picture of Alex Rodriguez with his face crossed out and a drawing of a small gun pointed at his head, a source said. Etched on the photo were the words, "You gotta go, buddy."
"He was absolutely out of his [expletive] mind," said the source, adding that LeRogue was rambling the entire time he was in custody.
But it's real life. And, even though LeRogue was not carrying a weapon, it's real scary.
MLB.com reported that A-Rod was unavailable for comment following Game 4 on Tuesday night after the news broke. Assuming the cops have told him about LeRogue, what must A-Rod be thinking?
Jeez, A-Rod, back away a little bit, would you?
But to think that a reportedly deranged person set his sights on harming A-Rod — and got within feet of him — it's chilling. And this LeRogue guy, if a third of what is being reported is accurate, is one dangerous box of Fruit Loops.
About him, police also said:
• He admitted to being infatuated with Diaz, who might think him a hero because he took down Rodriguez. A little Jodie Foster/John Hinckley/President Reagan thing there.
• LeRogue, who resides in the Bronx, legally changed his name from John Rogan as a strategy to help sales of a planned book.
• He wants to kill singer Bobby Brown because Osama Bin Laden has a crush on Brown's wife, Whitney Houston. Oh, of course.
• LeRogue was charged with assault and interfering with a sporting event, and was undergoing a psychiatric evaluation at Bellevue Hospital.
Hopefully, he never leaves custody.
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