Posted tagged ‘MLB’

Father’s Day Fun…

June 25, 2013

Here’s what I got for Father’s Day. Love it!

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Magic Johnson’s Group Buys Los Angeles Dodgers

March 28, 2012

According to numerous reports, a group that includes former Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Magic Johnson will purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers for $2 billion.

I think this is a great move and will hopefully resurrect one of sports greatest rivalries with the San Francisco Giants.

From CNN:

The price tag is the most ever paid for a North American sports franchise, according to MLB.com. The group will officially acquire the team, one of baseball’s most storied franchises, after the deal is approved by the judge overseeing the Dodgers’ bankruptcy.

The team has won the World Series championship six times and, for decades, boasted an intensely loyal fan base.

But in recent years, under the ownership of real estate developer Frank McCourt, the Dodgers made headlines more for its financial woes than home runs.

The team’s troubles began when McCourt and his wife, Jamie, decided to part ways. An acrimonious and expensive divorce battle followed.

Casey Anthony Pleads the Fifth…

October 12, 2011

Disguised in sunglasses and a Philadelphia Phillies baseball hat, Casey Anthony was deposed over the weekend for a civil lawsuit that accuses of her ruining the reputation of Zenaida Gonzalez.

During the deposition, Anthony invoked her 5th-Amendment right.

From ABC News:

Casey Anthony invoked the Fifth Amendment in video deposition this morning from an undisclosed remote location in Florida, according to her civil attorney Charles Greene.

The deposition is for the defamation case brought against her by Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez, the woman who shared a name with the fictional nanny Anthony claimed abducted her daughter, Caylee.

Anthony wore in large sunglasses and a Philadelphia Phillies baseball cap during the video conferencing, according to The Associated Press.

Young San Francisco Giants Fan Pouts Over Missed Foul Ball

July 22, 2011

I saw this live on TV the other night and still get a good chuckle out of it! The poor little boy just misses a foul ball but it’s his reaction that’s priceless. At least the announcers brought he and his brother a couple of baseballs to make up for it ­čÖé

Check out this link to see the video.

Mistrial Declared in Roger Clemens Perjury Trial

July 14, 2011

Judge┬áReggie Walton, who is presiding over Roger Clemens‘ perjury trial, has declared a mistrial over evidence revealed to the jury that he believed would prejudice them against the former Major League Baseball pitcher.

From CNN:

U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said prosecutors should have modified a video that showed Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, during a 2008 congressional hearing talking about a deposition from the wife of former New York Yankees player Andy Pettitte.

Clemens is accused of perjury, obstruction of Congress and making false statements about his alleged use of steroids and human growth hormone.

Texas Rangers Fan Dies After Fall

July 8, 2011

A Texas Rangers fan died after falling about 20 feet onto concrete reaching out for a baseball tossed his way by All-Star outfielder Josh Hamilton during a game.

As a father who takes his two children to games, and watches them with them on TV, watching the video of this tragedy is heart wrenching. The man’s 8 year old son was standing next to him when the accident happened and witnessed the entire thing.

I can only imagine how distraught Josh Hamilton is at this time, having thrown the ball in the direction of the fan.

From the Los Angeles Times:

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office said Friday that the victim was 39-year-old Shannon Stone of Brownwood. City Manager Bobby Rountree said Stone had been a firefighter for nearly 18 years in Brownwood, 150 miles southwest of Arlington.

Stone fell about 20 feet onto concrete during the second inning late Thursday, tumbling over the left-field railing after catching the ball and falling into an area out of sight from the field as the Rangers faced Oakland. Stone’s young son witnessed the fall.

“We had a very tragic accident tonight and one of our fans lost their life reaching over the rail trying to get a ball,” team President Nolan Ryan said. “As an organization, and as our team members and our staff, we’re very heavy-hearted about this, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.”