Two MLB.com Writers Robbed at Gunpoint Outside of the Great American Ballpark

Two MLB.com Writers Robbed at Gunpoint Outside of the Great American Ballpark

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Two MLB.com Writers Robbed at Gunpoint Outside of the Great American Ballpark

Alert to media members: Watch your back exiting the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati after 1 am. According to Hal McCoy of the Dayton Daily News, two MLB.com writers were robbed gunpoint early Monday Tuesday morning after the Rockies beat the Reds, 10-7.

Barry Bloom lost $500 in cash and Thomas Harding lost $100 and both lost their credit cards to a young man dressed in red.

“I thought the guy was a fan as he approached, but he said, ‘We can do this the easy way or the hard way,’” said Bloom. “I started to walk away and he began yelling at me and pulled this big gun that looked like a Glock. He said, ‘Put your wallets on the ground.’ We did and he picked them up and ran off.”

Perhaps it was a Reds fan upset with the relentlessly upbeat coverage of the team despite Cincinnati being five games under .500?

The Real McCoy [Dayton Daily News]

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