Lucas Holco

There have been several recent stories about balls hitting people in the stands, ballparks’ liability, and assumption of the risk. Earlier this year I endorsed the idea of extending the netting farther around the infield seats to give fans in the line of fire a bit more protection. Against that backdrop comes this recent story […]

God Bless America

I don’t know about you, but I don’t particularly miss 2002: In a lawsuit filed last week in federal court in Newark, three Millburn High School students contend Newark Bears president and co-owner Thomas Cetnar berated them, cursed at them and then booted them from the ballpark after they failed to stand for the song […]

Rodney’s suspension reduced

Fernando Rodney’s suspension has been reduced to two games. Three games, two games, big deal. I thought the neatest part was that, according to the article, his appeals hearing was held via telephone. I wish I could do that. It’s not like it would be a problem. I feel like I lose most of my […]

Attendance and insantiy

Gammons holds forth on the overall decline in attendance this season. This made me go “huh?” Attendance is not the sole barometer for the sport’s economy, but it represents a warning sign. We hear the bold predictions of Teixeira-like money for this winter’s premier free agents, such as Matt Holliday and Jason Bay. But in […]

A-Rod won’t be disciplined

I missed this over the weekend: The commissioner’s office has decided not to discipline Alex Rodriguez in light of its investigation into whether he lied about his use of performance-enhancing drugs in a meeting with baseball officials in March, according to people in baseball with knowledge of the matter. In light of the fact that […]

Dimitri Young is almost retired

He’s still hanging around the Nats because he’s still technically on the roster, but Da Meat Hook is basically done with baseball. And based on how his summer has gone, he seems to be just fine with that: “It’s been real cool,” he continued. “I just came back from Toronto. I went to watch my […]

And That Happened

Phillies 5, Mets 4; Phillies 1, Mets 0: The Phillies win the second one behind eight shutout innings from Pedro Martinez. Next up: Tom Glavine comes out of retirement on Tuesday and throws a three hitter at the Mets, getting run support from Mo Vaughn, who hits for the cycle, while Vince Coleman coaches third […]