The revolting story of former Red Sox clubhouse manager Donald J. Fitzpatrick has devolved into what the Boston Globe's Bob Hohler calls "the worst sexual abuse scandal in Major League Baseball history." Holher reports:
"Eight more men have made sexual abuse allegations against former Red Sox clubhouse manager Donald J. Fitzpatrick, in what has become the worst sexual abuse scandal in Major League Baseball history.
The eight men, including two former batboys for the Baltimore Orioles, have come forward since two former Sox clubhouse attendants accused Fitzpatrick in December of sexually abusing them as teenagers at Fenway Park. The allegations, when added to similar allegations levied decades ago, bring to 20 the number of men who have accused Fitzpatrick of molesting them between the 1960s and 1990s."
Fitzpatrick has passed on, and, as Hohler notes, the statute of limitations has expired on most of his crimes. No matter how the legal proceedings play out, stories such as this one necessarily don't end well.
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