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Reliever charged with felony battery

Originally Published: September 14, 2004
ESPN.com news services

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 according ...

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