Kontos pinched



The Greek God of Pitching got busted:

Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Green Iguana Bar & Grill on Anderson Road just before 2 a.m. Management at the establishment told investigators that George Kontos attempted to re-enter the business after he was asked to leave.

The 21-year-old right-hander with the Tampa Yankees of the Class A Florida State League was again asked to leave. A HCSO deputy attempted to escort him from the premises but he kept pulling and was ultimately taken into custody.

No word if he had to resort to the “don’t you know who I am???” line. I sure hope he did though, for comedic purposes only.

(hat tip to Steve)

Categories : Minors


  1. Yankee Fan in Chicago says:

    Niles, IL’s own.

    The shame.

    I hope this doesn’t keep him from continuing to inflict some serious damage on Fl St Lg bats.

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  3. Chicago Fan in Florida says:

    He’s a good kid…
    let those without mistakes cast the first stone

    most of us are able to keep our mistakes to ourselves, learn from them and move on…

    let’s give George that same oppty

    (plus, we don’t even know the circumstances)

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  5. [...] George Kontos, RHP, A+: proving last year was no fluke, he’s just manhandling people (when he’s not in handcuffs) [...]

  6. [...] that can be a bad thing, hence the 15 HR given up in 94 innings this year. There’s also some makeup questions, and stuff like that is such a turn [...]

  7. [...] George Kontos, RHP, A+: proving last year was no fluke, he’s just manhandling people (when he’s not in handcuffs) [...]

  8. [...] a fight. He acted up enough that the cops had to wrestle him to ground to get handcuffs on him. Kontos was arrested for a very similar incident last April. Grow up and act like professionals guys. You play for the Yankees, not the [...]

  9. Anonomys says:

    OMG that’s my teacher’s cousin. I met him

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  11. [...] Kontos up to High-A Tampa to start the 2007 season, but after three solid starts to open the year, he was arrested  for his part in an altercation outside a Tampa bar. A minor shoulder problem kept him on the [...]

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