I don’t even know what to say about this news, because it’s gotta be gut-wrenching for the victim’s family, and that’s where the focus is. But our only context for the news is that it involves a former Cubs pitcher and that is what leaves me stunned.
Stunned, and horrified:
Sergio Mitre's been sentenced to 40-60 years in a jail for killing his stepdaughter. https://t.co/tMY262Tx9o
— Ben K. (@bkabak) January 20, 2022
El Tribunal de Juicio Oral en Saltillo emitió su sentencia contra el exjugador de Yanquis, Marlines y Saraperos, quien enfrentará una pena de entre 40 y 60 años de cárcel. https://t.co/BC1L2cmb5k
— Proceso (@proceso) January 20, 2022
The story is unspeakably horrible, and Mitre will likely – and deservedly – spend the rest of his life in prison. Throw away the key.
Mitre, 40, came up through the Cubs’ farm system in the early 2000s, and debuted as part of the 2003 team. He got some run as a swing man in 2004 and 2005, but wasn’t particularly good, and was ultimately dealt to the Marlins as part of the Juan Pierre trade. Now he can forever be scrubbed from our memories as having any part of that era.