NEW YORK, NY – It was back in 1988 when NYC police officer Eddie Byrne was brutally executed with gunshots to the head by four thugs, as he sat in his patrol car. He was guarding a witness in an upcoming trial. The execution was ordered by a notorious drug lord named Pappy Mason, who rewarded his henchmen with a total of $8,000. The four assassins were eventually caught and convicted of Byrne’s murder.
Over 35 years have passed since that sad night on the streets of Jamaica, Queens. Now, that tragic event is back in the news again on a different kind of shock-level. The getaway driver, named Scott Cobb, was released on parole a few weeks ago.
On his eighth try in front of the parole board, Cobb knew how to play the game. He verbally pelted the board with his “Get out of Jail Free” rap. He cried, saying how much his heart goes out to the Byrne’s family. Then he reached up his a$$ and pulled out the ultimate bullsh*t statement, tapping into a line a about dream that youngsters dreams of: “I love baseball. I wanted to be a real professional.” He continued that he was a former minor league baseball player, and in freedom hopes to find some way to be a baseball coach. The only thing that this partner-in-crime can coach is his co-defendants’ upcoming parole board behavior, which could lead to their releases.
On a quick Google search of Scott Cobb/baseball reference.com, the only significant name to appear was Ty Cobb, who amassed 4,191 hits to Scott Cobb’s none… unless you count the one hit which led to 22-year-old Eddie Byrne’s life.
To the woke members of the NYS Parole Board, you were conned by a con who used the game of baseball to speed up his exit velocity out of prison.