Kreuter Is Still Angry at Wrigley Field Spectator
Although Chad Kreuter’s eight-game suspension for his role in the May 16 Wrigley Field melee has come to an end, the Dodger backup catcher has plans for his alleged assailant.
Kreuter is considering filing a lawsuit against spectator Josh Pulliam, who Kreuter says punched him in the back of the head during the incident.
“The guy that hit me, I want to serve notice that I’m coming after him,” Kreuter said. “I’ll make him accountable, and I will definitely seek him out to see that he is accountable for his actions.
“He’s gone into hiding again, but he will resurface. When we find him, he’ll find a lawsuit.”
While Kreuter was glad that his suspension ended with Saturday’s game, he was less than thrilled with having to sit out in the first place.
“There’s no sense of relief,” he said. “I did my required penalty and my required time, but I’m bitter that they made me do this.
“The Cubs are still at fault. I’m a victim of this. It was a lack of security, a lack of sensibility, a lack of judgment. I and my teammates are penalized because of that, so I’m bitter, yeah.”
Mark Grudzielanek, who has missed six games and counting because of a viral infection, returned to Dodger Stadium Sunday a tad paler and a bit thinner.
“I thought it was something serious,” the Dodger second baseman said of his illness. “I was feeling like I was 90 years old. I couldn’t even get out of bed.
“There was a lot of achiness.”
Grudzielanek said he has lost about eight pounds and began eating solid foods Friday night.
“I was surprised at how long it took [to let up],” he said.
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