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Dan
11-01-2012, 02:15 PM
NBC Sports (http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/11/01/report-pascual-perez-murdered-in-his-home-in-the-dominican-republic/related/)


two Spanish language newspapers are reporting that former major league pitcher Pascual Perez was murdered in a robbery in his home this morning in the Dominican Republic.

RIP to one of the game's great characters.

cumberlandreds
11-01-2012, 02:37 PM
Certainly hate to hear about this. He was a true character of the game. He was actually a pretty ddecent pitcher for a short time with the Braves. I remember that I-285 incident very well too. The TBS broadcasters laughed about that one for years and gave him the nickname I-285. He even had it on the back of his warmup jacket, IIRC. RIP Pascual Perez. You made the game fun.

kaldaniels
11-01-2012, 02:39 PM
He was the last guy to throw the eephus pitch, no?

DGullett35
11-01-2012, 02:41 PM
He was the last guy to throw the eephus pitch, no?

Vicente Padilla throws that pitch. Always throws it to Texieara(sp?) The 2 hate each other.

Vottomatic
11-01-2012, 03:02 PM
He was the last guy to throw the eephus pitch, no?

I saw Perez throw that eephus pitch live during a game I was watching. And I think it was a perfect strike too.

_Sir_Charles_
11-01-2012, 03:48 PM
I saw Perez throw that eephus pitch live during a game I was watching. And I think it was a perfect strike too.

Same here. He was an odd one to say the least, but fun to watch. RIP. :(

marcshoe
11-01-2012, 05:49 PM
I thought about him last winter when I found myself on I-285.

Johnny Footstool
11-02-2012, 01:11 AM
Didn't Pascual Perez also have a long-snap pick-off move, in which he would toss the ball between his legs to first?

cumberlandreds
11-02-2012, 07:27 AM
Didn't Pascual Perez also have a long-snap pick-off move, in which he would toss the ball between his legs to first?

I saw him fake a throw between his legs but don't remember him actually doing it. But he may have. Wouldn't surprise me if he did.

Raisor
11-02-2012, 11:44 AM
My pop and I were just talking about him a week or two ago. Wow. RIP

Chip R
11-04-2012, 11:07 AM
Three have been arrested in this murder.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/8587838/dominican-republic-police-arrest-trio-killing-pascual-perez