Cape Cod Baseball Brawl Ends in Court

Tourist with NY license plates allegedly beaten for being a Yankee fan
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2008 5:15 PM CDT
Actual Yankees fans cheer as Hideki Matsui rounds the bases in New York, Sunday, July 8, 2007.    (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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(Newser) – A Cape Cod man is in police custody after allegedly beating another man with a baseball bat because he believed—mistakenly, it turns out—that the other man was a New York Yankees fan. Robert Correia and his friends noticed New York license plates on a car leaving a fireworks display in Falmouth, Mass., Friday night and allegedly assaulted William Nestor, the Cape Cod Times reports.

"They were yelling, 'Yankees! Yankees!' and 'F- New York,' " Nestor told the New York Post. Correia, 20, pleaded not guilty this morning in district court and is being held pending a dangerousness hearing.