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Posted: 5/31/2002 8:20:09 AM EST

[b]Croquet, baseball players in bloody brawl[/b]

Canadian Press
May 29, 2002 12:45:00

CALGARY - Seven people were injured - one of them critically - when a group of croquet players and some baseball players ended up in a vicious bat-swinging, mallet-bashing brawl.

An argument between the two groups degenerated into the bone-crunching melee in a Calgary schoolyard Tuesday evening.

Three people had to be transported to hospital, police said.

A 31-year-old man received a life-threatening head injury after he was hit over the head with either a croquet mallet or baseball bat. A 35-year-old man was hit with a croquet mallet and had injuries to his head and arm, while a 20-year-old man suffered arm injuries.

Paramedics treated four other people at the scene.

Police said Wednesday they were still investigating the fight.
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 8:29:56 AM EST
Ahh. Croquet.  A sport for the civilized gentry, don't you know.
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 8:36:56 AM EST
Geez.........at least the baseball players could have picked on some cricket players instead.
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 8:53:16 AM EST
FatMan, anyone there civilized should have had a gun! Opps, now I see where they where!  [:o)]
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