April, 2005 Archive

Counter/Point: Suspended Scrub

April 28, 2005

Ripped from the headlines, it’s our free-speech forum, where one of our country’s great leaders spars with a career .230 hitter with a trace of testosterone in his bloodstream.

This time, it’s the Grapefruit League’s turn

April 22, 2005

Nine minor-league players were suspended on Friday after testing positive for performance-enhancing substances, MLB announced Friday. The nine were among 251 players tested in minor-league spring training camps in Florida. Three of the suspended players are in the Orioles’ organization, with two each in Atlanta’s and The New York Mets’. Three of the nine were […]

Unfortunate Garciaparra groin-related quotes ‘r’ us

April 21, 2005

ST. LOUIS, Missouri — Cubs SS Nomar Garciaparra had to be carried off the field after injuring his groin during a 3-1 victory over the Cardinals Wednesday night. Garciaparra took two steps towards first base after hitting a ground ball when he fell to the ground. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI today. Cubs […]

Ramifications of fan barely touching Sheffield continue

April 20, 2005

The sports media continued to press all involved in last week’s incident between Yankee OF Gary Sheffield and a Red Sox fan, as the Boston Police reversed their previously stated opinion that the incident did not warrant charges. Misdemeanor counts of “disorderly person” and “disturbing a public assembly” still require a judge’s approval before they […]

Guillen: Media part of Thomas’ bad attitude, or something

April 19, 2005

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen and injured slugger Frank Thomas, joining the team for the first time this season, conferred Monday over what Guillen said was a press misinterpretation of remarks he made Sunday. Guillen pulled Thomas aside after Guillen saw the attention his remarks had received. “I put the radio on and all of […]

Baseballhead: The Sheffield Rule

April 19, 2005

It’s got gums flapping from TV studio to city desk, and Michael Cox is no different. However, he chooses to wonder where baseball would be today if every player had decided to be like Gary. It may or may not involve gunplay, and much higher ratings for Fox.

MLB: No broken nose, no foul

April 18, 2005

In the wake of the altercation between Yankees OF Gary Sheffield and a Red Sox fan, apparently no punishment will be recommended against either participant. The New York Daily News reported Sunday that Sheffield will meet with MLB officials to discuss the event, in which a fan brushed Sheffield’s face, apparently accidentally, with his glove […]

Steinbrenner has really plump vein in forehead

April 18, 2005

Upset at the Yankees’ early stumble, owner George Steinbrenner saw fit to make a statement to fans, staff and players on Sunday. “Enough is enough. I am bitterly disappointed, as I’m sure all Yankee fans are, by the lack of performance by our team,” Steinbrenner said. “It is unbelievable to me that the highest-paid team […]

NL West Predix: Dodger That

April 18, 2005

Back from making life-or-death decisions as one of twelve semi-angry men, Michael Cox brings the last of his predictions, and look — he’s already right! Sit back in your chair (or your adjustable bed, if you’re in San Francisco) and enjoy.

Irabu to retire; seen doing pull-ups, chanting “Steinbrenner”

April 9, 2005

TOKYO, Japan — Hideki Irabu, who once refused to play baseball unless it was with the Yankees, has decided to retire, according to a report in the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper. The pitcher had reportedly asked his current team, the Hanshin Tigers, to set up a press conference, but the date is unknown. Irabu, who once […]

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