Posted: 5/31/2002 8:20:09 AM EST
[b]Croquet, baseball players in bloody brawl[/b]
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.
Ahh. Croquet. A sport for the civilized gentry, don't you know.
Geez.........at least the baseball players could have picked on some cricket players instead.
FatMan, anyone there civilized should have had a gun! Opps, now I see where they where! [:o)]
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