The Texas Rangers Just Saved an Arlington Little League Shut Down by $20,000 Theft

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Claudia Yamell Castillo
Claudia Yamell Castillo may not come out atop North Texas' (unofficial) Most Hated Person list for September. With a week to go, that Balch Springs teen who beat a puppy's eye out with a tree branch has to be the current favorite. But Castillo is a strong contender for runner up.

According to police, the 34-year-old stole more than $20,000 from the Southeast Arlington Little League during a year as its president. She was arrested last week after the league's vice president reported the theft to police, but the damage was done. Without cash for field rentals, uniforms, and equipment, the league was forced to cancel its fall season, leaving 150 registration-paying kids high and dry.

But this story has a happy ending. A Texas Rangers spokesman told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that pitchers Derek Holland and Joe Nathan and shortstop Elvis Andrus will help cover the league's fall expenses. The Texas Rangers Foundation will chip in as well.

It's quite a gift. The kids get to play ball, while Rangers fans are guaranteed that at least someone in Arlington will be playing baseball in October.


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12 comments
lzippitydoo
lzippitydoo

I'd also make her attend the little league games this fall with a Scarlet Letter!

oakclifftownie
oakclifftownie

Wow I wonder  how many bylaws about money handling  the Little league  bunch was violating ?

tonytrex1627
tonytrex1627

should have made her sell all the stuff she purchased with stolen money. 

aseiffert84
aseiffert84

Ahhhh really!?! Just had to take a shot at the Rangers there at the end? Was that necessary??

lzippitydoo
lzippitydoo

That move by the Rangers is BIG TIME! This crook will suffer more than the kids! Unfortunately for the Ranger players, they'l have time shortly to work with the little league players!

Sotiredofitall
Sotiredofitall topcommenter

There are still legit good guys in the world.

pearl-sabian.man
pearl-sabian.man

and Eric is the snarkiest man in the metroplex.  Had to take the cheap shot in a really positive story.  REAL journalism there.

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

When I met Derek Holland he was the nicest guy in the world, and Elvis seems like the same type of guy. That Joe Nathan got involved too though, that is awesome....he's basically a transient at this point of his career and owes the metroplex nothing. Well done Rangers.

bryanr01
bryanr01

That's sportsmanship, that right there. 

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