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Friday, February 06, 2009

Padres Designate Matt Bush For Assignment

To make room for Cliff Floyd, who will get a 1-year/$750,000 deal.
"The Matt Bush era is probably over," San Diego general manager Kevin Towers said on Thursday.
Bush never got past single-A. Yow, that's sad. Jered Weaver, at least, has been of some use.

Update 2/10: Now that I'm looking into this, the San Diego Union-Tribune has a piece on this relevant to the episode listed in the comments below:

Matt Bush's days as a Padre are over.

And they ended in much the same way they began – with a controversial incident that involves the police.

The Padres designated Bush for assignment Thursday, just as El Cajon police were looking into allegations he took part in a drunken assault Wednesday involving boys lacrosse players on the Granite Hills High campus.

It marks the third time since the Padres selected him No. 1 overall in the 2004 amateur draft that the former Mission Bay High standout has faced accusations stemming from an altercation.

El Cajon police Lt. Steve Shakowski on Thursday confirmed an investigation involving Bush and allegations of assaultive behavior and public intoxication.

A witness, who requested his name not be used because of the ongoing police investigation, said Bush was drunk, threw a golf club into the dirt, picked up and threw a freshman lacrosse player and hit another one. Bush also yelled "I'm Matt (expletive) Bush," and "(expletive) East County," before driving over a curb in his Mercedes when leaving the campus, according to the witness.

Huh. Hope you like working at Sears, Matt.

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You forgot the best part of the story, when he exclaims "I'm Matt fucking Bush!" like it means something anymore.


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