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Bond set for umpire attacker
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - A judge has set a bond of $250,000 for a man
who attacked an umpire during a Chicago White Sox game on Tuesday at U.S.
Eric Dybas has been charged with one count of felony aggravated battery and
one count of misdemeanor criminal trespass. He could face up to five years in
prison if convicted.
Dybas, 24, raced out of the stands and grabbed umpire Laz Diaz around the leg
as Chicago's Carlos Lee flied out down the right field line to end the eighth
inning. Diaz, who has a military background, defended himself well and Royals
outfielder Brandon Berger hustled to his aid.
A number of other players from both teams also rushed over to help.
Three times earlier Tuesday night the game was delayed when fans ran onto the
field before being tackled by security guards. Those fans were charged with
Last September in Chicago, current Kansas City bullpen coach Tom Gamboa was
attacked by a pair of fans while coaching first base.
04/17 20:09:14 ET
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