Back in my day, dangerous, obsessive types went after the likes of the late Rebecca Schaffer and John Lennon. In more recent years, standards have slipped to the point where Bob Uecker requires a restraining order to maintain his safety. On a similar tip, the following item comes from the Lawrence Journal-World (link culled from Repoz and the 60,000 watts hits a day powerhouse that is Baseball Think Factory)

Baseball hall of famer George Brett reported to Lawrence Police during the weekend that someone was harassing him by phone from an apartment in Lawrence. Brett, 53, the legendary former third baseman for the Kansas City Royals, told police someone had called him several times between 5 p.m. Friday and 1:40 a.m. Saturday and made “inappropriate comments.”

Police wouldn’t go into detail about the nature of the calls, but said they were tracked to a 22-year-old Lawrence man calling from an apartment in the 1000 block of Ohio Street. His explanation, police said, was that someone from Brett’s home had been calling him. Police said he agreed not to make any more calls and was not ticketed or arrested.

Wow. If making inappropriate comments in the middle of the night over the phone was a crime, I’d have been sent to the electric chair by now. No mention if this story has any thing to do with the recent theft of a George Brett statue from the Missouri Sports Hall Of Fame, but perhaps we should just be patient.