Reliever charged with felony battery
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers disagreed over who's to blame for an altercation in the stands that led to the arrest of Rangers reliever Frank Francisco after he threw a chair that hit a woman and broke her nose.
David Rinetti, A's vice president of stadium operations, said
Tuesday a review of the ninth-inning fracas the night before --
which took place in the field box seats between the Texas dugout
and bullpen -- showed the fans' behavior wasn't over the line
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