- Jul 23, 2005
Heartbroken to hear this. Ah man. Nothing to add that hasn't been said. RIP, Scott / Rocco.
Fitting that the original Rocco Graziosa was best known for an incident with a Big 3 (yeah, I know Wells was 33 for the Yankees, but that works too)Well, Ike his namesake, he certainly could offend a motherfucker but he was a good and passionate dude. Really sorry to see this, I liked him.
“Here's the 911 call placed by New York Yankees pitcher David Wells moments after he was punched out during a brawl last September in a diner on Manhattan's Upper East Side.
According to prosecutors, the 6'4", 240-pound athlete was sucker-punched by Rocco Graziosa, a 5'7", 150-pound troublemaker now on trial for assault (during the 911 call, the 39-year-old pitcher describes his assailant as a "fucking Italian, little squatty-body motherfucker").
On the tape, Wells--who lost two teeth in the fight--repeatedly slurs his words, curses at the operator, and reports, "My emergency is I just got offended.“
I'm checking with the other Dopes on this, Death. Can you PM me the obit please?Now that the initial shock is out of the way. Never mind, it's not. Fuck.
RIP Scott. I've missed his posts here for years, funny, insightful, passionate, just one of the good dudes of this place, and one of the reasons SoSH is what it is today.
I have his obituary, won't post it unless @AlNipper49 gives the go ahead, as I'm not sure the rules surrounding that, but if any folks that knew him want the info privately, I know who you are and I can pm along.
No information yet online about whether there will be donations for his daughter/charity, but will pass that along to the board if it's updated.
Appreciate it. I think this is just a fairly generic obit right now that will likely be updated between now and the services with more information. I'll keep an eye out. This was our friend, Scott (Rocco):Go ahead man, it's completely OK. I think 90% of SoSH knew who he was in real life anyways
Think this is an aggregator, they say they pulled it from hereAppreciate it. I think this is just a fairly generic obit right now that will likely be updated between now and the services with more information. I'll keep an eye out. This was our friend, Scott (Rocco):
Courtesy of the Wayback Machine:Someone can let me know if I was wrong but I believe Rocco started the game thread for game 6 2008 against the lakers.