It was more than 6 years ago that an otherwise forgettable Atlantic League clash between the visiting Long Island Ducks and Bridgeport Bluefish was interrupted by the hosts’ Matt Beech (P) and John Nathans (C) getting clobbered by Jose Offerman after the former MLB vet took exception to an earlier purpose pitch. According to the AP, Offerman seems reluctant to defend himself in a pending lawsuit (details taken from CBS Sports’ Matt Snyder) :

J. Craig Smith, the attorney for former Bridgeport Bluefins catcher John Nathans, tried to serve Offerman with discovery documents in recent months, with no success.

“It’s been so difficult for me to track him down,” Smith said. “I certainly don’t expect Offerman to show up at court.”

His lawyer in the lawsuit, Frank Riccio, who died in March, withdrew from the case in 2010, saying in a court document that Offerman refused to discuss the case with him and hadn’t paid him.