Posted October 02, 2013

Wife of Reds pitcher says she was attacked by Pirates fan

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The wife of pitcher Mat Latos claims a Pirates fan attacked her. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The wife of pitcher Mat Latos claims a Pirates fan attacked her. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Police were investigating claims by Dallas Latos, wife of Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mat Latos, that she was attacked and had her hair pulled by a Pirates fan during Tuesday night’s National League Wild Card game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, according to the Associated Press.

Dallas Latos tweeted she was watching the game from the Budweiser Bowtie Bar, a lounge located near the ballpark’s right field foul pole. She contends a male fan insulted another Reds’ player’s grandmother, and that he called Latos a name when she asked him to stop.

Instead, the situation escalated when a woman who was with the male fan grabbed Latos’ hair and punched her three times in the head, according to Latos’ tweets.

Latos tweeted: “I’m ‘fine’ but my head hurts. Never swung back bc I was trying to protect myself.”

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Latos also claimed that ballpark security didn’t properly intervene.

“Just know that security knew I had been threatened multiple times (not even wearing Cincy gear), chose not to take action & I got attacked,” Latos tweeted.

Pittsburgh police said they were investigating Latos’ claims and they planned a news conference later on Wednesday.

A Pirates spokesman did not immediately return the AP’s request for comment.


27 comments
reger
reger

The Pirates have great fans, she's a big mouth drunk looking for sympathy 

oasis1994
oasis1994

Classy Pitt.

Act like you have ever won anything before.

You are certain to regress to sub 500 teams after this year and after you lose to the Cards

MARK7
MARK7

Wow, they also attacked Mat, held him down, and put needles containing ink all over his body making him look like a tramp stamp ho. 

x72
x72

Pitt is a crap city, I expect nothing less of their fans.

Dr.Schoenhoffer
Dr.Schoenhoffer

I had the chance to be around Mat and his wife last Thursday afternoon in Cincy (Mariemont to be precise)....both of them were first class a-holes...not saying Pittsburgh fans are saints but she has a really trashy, big mouth...I am sure a few people there wanted to take a swipe at her!

train805
train805

Im not going to say shes lying, or over exaggerating the claim or anything. However, i wonder how many more twitter followers shes gotten in the last 12 hours? When will she be on tv. Im guessing something is in the works as we speak. Either way, drunk fans at sporting events suck. Ive been on both sides of that wagon, and it is lame both ways.

x72
x72

Classless Pittsburgh fans, nothing new.

Bulk
Bulk

She probably opened her big mouth - women's equality


Jerry32
Jerry32

Police handled it well. Mrs. Latos was among a drunk crowd that got into an altercation and there is no evidence of it going beyond that - no physical marks nor corroborating witnesses. Two of Latos' companions were ejected from the stadium. Latos comes off looking like an attention ho with her Twitter tirade. Seeking reality show on E!, perhaps.

AnthonyP5500
AnthonyP5500

Who fights anyone because they root for a different team than you?  This is just ridiculous and inexcusable.  People's favorite teams are almost always a simple production of geography or in this case familial allegiances.  Sorry Pittsburgh fans that the wife of a player for the Reds didn't want your team to win--shocking.  Jesus.  It's a flipping baseball game.

NoQNoSuperBowl
NoQNoSuperBowl

Wife of a visiting player should not be in the Budweiser Bar. 

floorme1955
floorme1955

@oasis1994 what was the last part of your sentence again-- couldn't hear you over the loud roar from PNC~~

DODGERFAIL2013
DODGERFAIL2013

@Bulk yup, hitting a woman is cool.

hope you get your face hit with a brick

Vince7
Vince7

@NoQNoSuperBowlshe can go where ever she wants to be... its a staduim...  its called respecting people learn some 

Bill H1
Bill H1

I supposed you missed the part where she said she was hit by another woman. I guess the facts don' t interest you when your only desire is to insult.

NoQNoSuperBowl
NoQNoSuperBowl

@DODGERFAIL2013 @NoQNoSuperBowl Third grade insults are your level of thought?  She went looking for trouble and found it. Now she wants to whine about it on Twitter. Besides, when we learn all the facts there's about a 300% chance her story won't hold up. 

JeffJenkins
JeffJenkins

@NoQNoSuperBowl @DODGERFAIL2013 If you think she went looking for trouble and found it then don't get upset if someone wants a "piece" of you because your avatar clearly shows you want it.