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Cubs should stand by Castillo

Minor league pitcher convicted on one count

Originally Published: August 3, 2009
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

Guilty.

But then, we knew that. We knew that Julio Castillo, then a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs' Single-A Peoria team, was guilty of poor judgment last summer when he threw a baseball toward the opponent's dugout during a bench-clearing brawl with the Cincinnati Reds' Single-A affiliate in Dayton, Ohio.

We knew that, at best, Castillo was guilty of poor aim, as the ball sailed into the stands and struck a spectator in the head, giving him a concussion that did not keep him overnight ...

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