DETROIT–Kenny “The Gambler” Rogers, whose “dirty” hand during Game Two of the World Series sparked controversy and whispers of cheating, was shot in the back after leaving the game in the eighth inning Sunday night, “Fer bein’ a no-good, lyin’, cheatin’ cur,” said Rogers’ assailant, Jebediah “Deadeye” Ringo.
Ringo said that he had seen a reward poster for Rogers’, and acted “on account of the reward money, feller.”
Didn’t know when to fold ’em.
“There’s gold in that thar arm,” Ringo told reporters. “Twenty five hunnerd dollars worth of gold,” Ringo said, spitting thick ropes of tobacco juice at the spectators gathered for his interview. Asked if money were the sole motivation for the shooting, Ringo said, “We don’t take kindly to cheatin’ around these parts, savvy?”
Rogers was taken for treatment at a local hospital and is expected to recover fully from the incident. “Since the weapon used was a Colt revolver manufactured in 1872, it didn’t have the accuracy as a modern weapon, so fortunately the bullet missed all of Mr. Rogers’ vital organs,” Rogers’ doctor, Marty Callup, said Tuesday. “However, since the bullet used was also from the 1870’s, we hope that there are no long-term effects of lead poisoning,” Dr. Callup continued.