Thugs will be thugs.
During the second game of a double-header Sunday at Abbott Park in Roseland, Coach Glynn Hall, 44, pulled one of his troubled youths, an unidentified 19 year old, from the game.
The teen was upset with the decision and tried to start a fracas with the coach before the team captain, a 23-year-old who wished to remain unnamed, booted his teammate from the park.
That was not the end of it.
The teen walked to his car, retrieved a semi-automatic handgun, walked back to the baseball diamond and opened fire on his coach.
He chased after him, guns blazing and hit him twice – once in the arm and once in the back.
The crazed player even stopped to reload, the team captian told the Trib.
When the injured coach fell to the ground, the teen stepped over him, apparently to finish the job, but his gun ran out of bullets.
The coach was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was treated for gunshot wounds. His condition was upgraded to fair late Sunday.
Cops are still looking for the gunman.