Woman who stalked Alomar is sentenced 9-month jail sentence, 3 years probation given

Orioles notebook

March 14, 1996|By Jason LaCanfora | Jason LaCanfora,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Trish Miller, the woman who stalked Orioles second baseman Roberto Alomar when he played for the Toronto Blue Jays last summer, was sentenced yesterday.

Miller was apprehended in the SkyDome Hotel in July with a gun and baseball cards of Alomar and other Blue Jays players.

Miller received a nine-month jail sentence and three years probation. She is barred from SkyDome during the probation and she cannot get a gun license in Canada for 10 years.

"I'm sad that she has to go to jail," Alomar said, "but it's supposed to be a learning process. I think the judge made the right decision. I just can't believe people would want to do damage to a person who is not hurting anybody."

The news didn't alter Alomar's play yesterday. He ranged far to his left in the second inning of Baltimore's first game with Montreal, backhanded the ball while sliding on the outfield grass behind first base, and threw out Montreal's Dion James, who was sprinting to first.

Alomar asked manager Davey Johnson if he could play in the second game of the doubleheader with Montreal, too, to get in more work with Cal Ripken. Naturally, Johnson obliged.

The news didn't deter Alomar's between-games routine either. He signed autographs and chatted with fans for several hours, and even traded his cap to a lucky fan in return for her Looney Tunes hat.

"You have to be nice to the fans," Alomar said. "I don't think every person should pay for one person's mistake. Not everybody is sick that way. But [these types of incidents] are becoming part of sports it seems."

Pub Date: 3/14/96

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