order aciclovir tablets order effexor xr 150mg doxycycline hyclate malaria instructions brand levitra sale 100mg online pharmacy is generic amaryl available in usa buy shuddha guggulu generic anacin no prescription compare prices sale tretinoin 0,025 triamterene prescriptions apo-minocycline 100mg capsule buy now viagra spam where can i buy alligator clips for hair bows propranolol generic4all indian generics online brand levitra the little blue pill healthpoint what does it do american express canada rewards membership accutane pharmacy coupons i pill lipitor website drug sale actos can you get combivent over the counter snovitra super power canada overnight delivery does propecia work on receding hairlines buy premarin without prescription strattera no prescription reviews periactin side effects long term use order atacand what is strattera used for express scripts prior authorization form for crestor sample of female viagra donde puedo comprar xbox live gold yahoo going off lexapro weight loss diovan generic patent what kind of pill is bentyl buy avodart online no prescription cheap price cost of cialis sublingual how much does naprosyn cost propecia generic for betoptic over the couter xenical roche precio chile where is baclofen metabolized naprosyn pills drugstore buy flagyl er 200 what types of zovirax are there medicament zentel prospect estrace 2mg tablets ivf head to head football stats max zyprexa dose acheter alphagan lov cost elocon rumalaya forte overnight pharmacy generic capoten no prescription keflex price australia sertraline 50 mg dosage liquid viagra soft review hyzaar generic ingredients cheap clomid in the uk neurontin medicine online sqm lithium price increase buying sinemet from canada no prescription comprare tartaruga alligatore zofran tablets 150 mg cipro delivery 3 days live tv ru in italiano motrin 800 no prescription what is the best medicine for depression and anxiety is there a generic prevacid finax suppliers overseas eutirox 100 mg para que sirve is compazine better than zofran online pharmacy finax como comprar elocon where cane i buy alligator clips hair what is the dosage for seroquel buy propecia 5mg australia zovira cream advair online buy femcare online from usa buy minocycline online overnight levothyroxine spc can take keflex urinary tract infection buying ciplox in manchester billig nitroglycerin online kaufen advair diskus from china gyne-lotrimin online forum better than lioresal purchase chloramphenicol 250 mg requip canada overnight delivery fosamax medication interactions buy cream online uk cheapest nizoral avalide complications xenical spain buy xenical orlistat china generic pills for dilantin cheap sarafem sale uk lexapro drugs similar to buy levothyroxine non prescription lamictal without prescription canada sominex refills zetia without rx what does estrace do for infertility buy ortho tri cyclen online no prescription mastercard can you get high off wellbutrin cialis levitra no prescription diakof sale nolvadex express canada red cialis viagra acting what is elavil taken for rowlands pharmacy vpxl 20 mg gasex tablets uses sertralina efectos secundarios alcohol fertomid without prescription albenza mg price buy acai for daily use finasteride tablets usp finpecia losec mups dosage for babies cafergot.com allopurinol drugstore acidity treat amaryl discounts codes equivalent du xenical buy sominex online at canada pharmacy buy metformin hydrochloride is glipizide better than metformin buy kamagra oral jelly next day buy coloured contact lenses online australia abana drugs quality herbal slimming tablets side effects korean red ginseng extract dose bayer aspirin quick release crystals australia canada lithium buy sell chloromycetin where can i buy it how to get prescriptions online legally generic provera buy canada ranitidine liquid price where to buy aciphex in canada safely stromectol rxlist fucidin cream children where can i buy prednisone online buy casodex hong kong buy alli 140 refill tricor plc share price phenergan overnight shipping cheap amsa fast 120 mg snovitra super power barato buying alesse in manchester avapro medication irbesartan glyburide dose adjustment comprar finpecia en pharmacy2home buy retino-a cream 0,05 hong kong what is the dosage for tamoxifen order pariet no rx canadian pharmacy amitriptyline trade name india purchasing furosemide online coversyl 4 mg perindopril safe to buy generic doxycycline from canada pariet shopping order vytorin overnight 25 mcg synthroid weight loss what is female cialis drugs culturismo sin tonterias pdf buy cheap actoplus met online drug metoclopramide generic for generic zovirax buy canada long term side effects of asacol is it legal to order drugs online can you get proscar over the counter what is alliteration in english depo provera 100mg what is femcare pills used for doxazosin without prescription side effects effexor weight gain average price of zoloft without insurance diltiazem price effects of prednisone on blood sugar liquid cleocin review precose where can i buy it can you get high off of apo citalopram how long is it safe to take unisom while pregnant is xanax available in canada buy desyrel overseas diovan tablets 320 mg all types trimox pills buy albuterol sulfate inhalation solution 0.083 can you order cytotec discount coversyl of canada tadapox by mail order avandamet online usa how long do citalopram take to work doxycycline tablets 50 mg buy isoniazid 15mg online where are parietal cells located all types kamagra gold pills veterinary prescriptions online australia lotrisone online click here link into buy aciclovir tablets online brand amoxil pharmacy mail order lamisil terbinafine hydrochloride cream buy amoxil mg torsemide cheap price levaquin prix en pharmacie en france cheap metoclopramide 40 mg pharmacy that sells venlor safe way buy viagra online amitriptyline by mail order online pharmacy no prescription needed astelin order levothroid tablets is viagra safe comprar revatio en argentina lamictal dose pack green how to buy a baby alligator can you crush prednisone pills asacol 800 mg spc low cost cialis canada order entocort online uk blueberry 100 viagra review buy prazosin 80 mg online symptoms of chlamydia in men prednisone for cats zetia 40 mg dose buy bactrim online canada how much does a 30 day supply of nexium cost buy aricept paypal accepted comprare cialis online forum generic eldepryl for sale on line propecia dose increase is there a generic form of micardis prednisone for dogs, dosage acheter pas cher seroflo pastillas cytotec costa rica buy actoplus met patch voltaren now co uk order nolvadex and clomid how to use diltiazem ointment viagra coupon free zestril pharmacy coupons aarp medicare complete prior authorization forms cheapest aspirin in the uk suppliers of vermox in us buy anthelmintic shipping overnight treatment of coumadin toxicity diovan roche precio argentina buy trazodone next day clomid post cycle for sale best online canadian pharmacy reviews buy celebrex hong kong alesse prescriptions overnight delivery cod para que se usa lasix buy diamox usa pharmacy ocean blue pillar candles buy sildenafil generic cheapest hytrin robaxin high feeling buy comprar haridra hong kong prescription buy american ginseng mexico prescription buy amantadine what is nitrofurantoin macro 100mg capsules for zaditor online pay paypal femara women buy prescription protonix medrol dosepak drug interactions keflex dosage for strep throat buying prograf from canada no prescription prednisone over the counter dog midamor best price fucidin h buy side effects of tramadol nhs ceftin mail order india what is the correct dosage for zyrtec buy famciclovir 500 mg selegiline dosage for social anxiety depression how much does prevacid cost without insurance pharmacies buy arimidex buy levaquin 20 claritin dosage too high tenormin safe dose allegra cheapest rate hyaluronic acid over the couter non generic revia mexican pharmacy no prescription cardura nootropil generico italiano onde comprar pariet mais barato how to take finax mg ventolin low dose birth control drug discount cards medications mirtazapine 15mg vs 30mg brand cialis trial pack buy cheap brand levitra promethazine overdose antidote hydrochlorothiazide generic form valsartan cheapest revia where can i buy amoxicillin sinequan canada online no prescription brand levitra without rx cheap trental india what is losartan januvia sales in india alli cost without insurance how long does it take to infuse ampicillin pharmacy that sells levitra professional atarax 100mg dosage order motilium from mexico without prescription viagra same price as generics ordering levitra super active generic 10mg is there a generic medicine for actonel como combatir la disfuncion erectil phone in order for vasotec dramamine tablets price generic grifulvin v usa pharmacy bactrim medicine side effects where to buy cytotec with visa retail cost of zoloft levitra price in india best place to buy purinethol dosage of zocor medication risperdal reviews ocd success stories using clomiphene pediatric amoxil dose abana uk buy prevacid rx vs otc generic .05 tretinoin how much does cialis cost at costco cheap prescriptions glasses indian pharmacy revia cheapest malegra fxt to buy nike air max 95 em cool grey/black/white/volt viagra alternatives for men synthroid order online can you buy cytotec at walgreens ampicillin 50mg tablets what is buspar medication used for messi stats 2012 13 buy bystolic usa retin-a 0,05 no prescription compare prices buy anastrozole crestor pill shop discount code aciphex coupon for 2011 coumadin online uk pfizer generic atorvastatin evista purchase in canada no prescription female viagra buy uk where buy viagra in singapore where can i get some nizagara non prescription alesse diflucan online ordering arthrotec 75 mg prograf generic drug nitrofurantoin tablet sale purchase sominex free cipro company search where prinivil can you buy actoplus met online quickest risperdal cheap genuine rogaine 5 online order robaxin from cheap generic cialis from india lipitor generic costco medrol over the counter australia isoniazid online order fertomid buy on line no prescription cheap methotrexate is pulmicort available over the counter purchase nexium uk order cardizem from mexico without prescription finasteride purchase online how to use zovirax best price cefadroxil amitriptyline discontinued abruptly diclofenac sodium over counter uk generic brand amoxil switzerland glycomet uses medication buy kamagra online next day delivery prescription no prescription cipro is it illegal to buy prescription drugs from india acomplia rimonabant wikipedia where to buy fresh ginseng in seoul best place buy lamictal pct what is valacyclovir hcl tabs cleocin gel 40 mg dose coversyl am where can i buy prednisone for my dog resources for benadryl liposafe coupons online pharmacy in australia without a prescription lukol from usa buy alesse contraception ethinyl estradiol ponstel side effects anxiety buy alesse 28 canada high dose methotrexate order set order water pills online pharmacy discount casodex online legally avapro comprare purim prices at costco phenergan cheap us pharmacy eurax by mail order non generic micardis can you buy dramamine at walmart nitrofurantoin patient reviews tricor retail price acivir pills delivery online cipro purchase order proventil in vigra airport norway cost comparison buy stromectol online generic ciprodex otic comprar periactin en argentina fluconazole pregnancy 150 mg what is zyban for stomach medicine carafate acheter cialis en toute securite blood pressure medication with least amount of side effects where can i get rabeprazole can order alphagan canada can order proventil online generic viagra canada prescription can you get hoodia in australia mircette birth control pills is zofran better than phenergan hytrin side effects in men citalopram combination therapy clomid to buy in australia online pharmacy tech degree programs acheter differin pas cher lawrence walter in india buy toradol online asacol now co uk cheap one buy diflucan buy prednisone online at canada pharmacy buy viagra soft online no prescription canada acid reflux prescription medicine cialis usa cvs prices mupirocin side effects online voveran india venlor cost in canada fda approved canadian pharmacies zithromax drugs rumalaya forte online female viagra billig kaufen buy hydrea in india online purchase prednisolone online lisinopril 40 mg picture can you take pletal daily prednisolone usa buy hyzaar without prescription canada nizoral brands india voveran sr 10 mg buy rythmol sr 325 snovitra super power shop net is duphalac legal in uk best place buy viagra online generic side effects of long term prednisone use for asthma cost of baclofen without insurance cost of seroquel without insurance tegretol off label uses non prescription brahmi pharmacy phenergan shortage 2012 where can i buy mebendazole boots can zocor pills be cut in half licensed pharmacy protonix how to use suhagra tablet buy chloromycetin online amazon moduretic generico italiano arjuna with no rx buying rumalaya forte for dogs retin-a 0,05 pills metformin online from usa discount rx card that is free cheap motrin 100 mg penegra online usa viagra soft sale generic calcium carbonate plant for sale get levitra super active toronto better than acai berry generic evecare cost canadian family magazine october 2012 purchase silagra on line in australia ginseng pills for men haridra where to get ceftin online sales buy zithromax with e check discount pharmacy kingston jamaica phexin for sale accutane no prescription uk citalopram no prescription uk online pharmacy buy viagra over the counter 25mg rumalaya forte with american express buy kamagra online from canada genesis today acai berry 100 fruit juice gabapentin weight gain mechanism generic retin-a ge switzerland atrovent india buy toradol 100 cheap hytrin where can i buy periactin tablets where can i buy zyrtec in the uk brand cialis from canadian pharmacy low price aceon uk buy clomid online no prescription usa cheap clomid online per pill efficient treatment lyme disease doxycycline dose online diclofenac gel purchase lamisil online purchase amantadine 100 mg tablets cuanto cuesta orlistat generico shuddha guggulu for sale australia there generic diflucan lanoxin legal in england triamcinolone acetonide cream usp 0.025 where am i located better than precose buy aciphex 20 mg online pharmacy no prescription needed aldactone motrin tablets uk no prescription cheap buy bactrim what is albenza prescribed for pariet noprescrition needed uk online pharmacy lioresal for men in usa order generic zofran levothroid paypal what does ranbaxy lipitor look like the online drugstore diclofenac protonix 20mg tab erythromycin ophthalmic ointment usp 0.5 dosage generic viagra using mastercard taking 2 diflucan pills lowest priced hoodia trileptal shopping is finasteride as good as propecia benadryl delivery uk cheap cardura 40 mg where could i buy zithromax without prescription alli weight loss pills at amazon bupropion hcl 75 mg tablets where wherei buy real benicar hct no prescription buy ponstel uk best diet to lose weight fast without pills biaxin 100mg cheep order lamisil pills finax suppositories buy viagra pills for men uk what is doxycycline hyclate capsules used for siberian ginseng 100 mg rhinocort online bestellen buy imuran new zealand online myaarpmedicare com pharmacy directory buy cheapest generic accutane guardian pharmacy singapore changi airport generic name omnicef cheapest viagra plus in the uk how much will lotrisone cost asthma inhalers over the counter where to buy tablets levothyroxine online nike 95 air max black is zantac available over the counter in canada viagra soft mexico no prescription avalide without prescriptions buy augmentin in uk prinivil sale order proscar fedex tamsulosin dose uk tadacip best price seroquel xr 50 mg uzat.30 tablet betamethasone ointment online can you order ciplox synthroid doses 50 mcg chinese herbal erection pills valtrex canada coupon is generic pamelor available in usa lexapro apteka internetowa prednisolone liquid price ranitidine medication used for cheap viagra super active mg online naprosyn india hong kong buy combivent inhaler online morning after pill boots buy generic levlen online no prescription proventil coupons 2010 order elocon cream 0.1 eczema what is lithium carbonate prescribed for suhagra buy india doescialas work doryx acne worse buy viagra online in spain artane on line for sale no script is generic motilium available in usa buy ortho tri-cyclen lo uk pharmacy for diflucan danazol on line no script comprar viagra jelly en argentina generic arjuna no prescription diclofenaco 50mg cefadroxil online in usa cheap pharmacy paris micardis plus 40 12.5 mg side effects cialis information sheet doxazosin 2mg tablets side effects depakote cost comparison orlistat fast india where to buy cheap generic viramune what class of drugs is lasix viagra rezeptfrei pfizer can buy clomid online uk what is the correct dosage of mircette generic entocort/canada colospa costco danazol 100mg tablet zoloft brands india lamisil cost generic zithromax pills drugstore buy genuine proscar uk innopran xl overnight pharmacy natural viagra over the counter australia medicare viagra 2012 buying serophene using paypal order chloroquine medication by mail buy robaxin 750 minocycline sublingual dosage prescription flomax canada brand flovent for sale florinef for sale will strattera cause weight gain ciprofloxacin to buy without a scrip pulmicort respules and weight gain list of tesco stores selling diovan proscar price compare cheap skelaxin uk blue pill 100mg - sildenafil - generic viagra order buy cheap elimite ordering confido how to purchase phenergan doxycycline for sale what is pre cytotechnology lov cost retino-a cream 0,025 over the counter drug for nexium where do i lexapro in usa brand amoxil for men sale in uk amlodipine besylate 5mg price comparison fucidin online forum billig sarafem online kaufen cheap drugstore liquid foundation what does paroxetine make you feel naprosyn uk buy zofran pas cher italie what is a toxic reaction to chloromycetin cardura blood pressure medicine how to order diclofenac gel lynoral shopping comprar yasminelle online brahmi over the couter fastest aldactone uk delivery sertraline side effects 100mg acheter requip tenormin 50mg side effects buy arjuna powder amaryl uk brand name reviews on brahmi amla hair oil lopid on the internet xenical canada phmacy purchase abilify 5mg prescription canadian pharmacy feldene buy ceftin astrailia fastest omnicef uk delivery side effects of zyban smoking paypal, wellbutrin uk viagra online review brand name vantin online ordering levlen canada generic reglan tablets kamagra soft legal us cialis generico mexico df what is diovan tablets tamoxifen 40 mg pharmacy non generic buy adalat adalat echeck buy levaquin 500 mg trental nome generico what is ibuprofen tablets for what is parietal lobe function
Home MLB News

Like Shoot to Thrill - An AC/DC Tribute on Facebook!

An authentic tribute of AC/DC that covers the best of the Bon Scott era and the best of Brian Johnson's material

Who's Online?

We have 863 guests online

Atom RSS

feed-image Feed Entries
MLB News
Young sentenced to year probation PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Staff   
Tuesday, 26 September 2006 07:00

 Dimitri YoungFormer Tigers player Dimitri Young will not be going to jail, but will serve probation for one year. The probation stems from an assault on his former girlfriend.

"I'm sorry that the incident happened," Young told Judge Diane D'Agostini. He then turned to his former girlfriend and said, "Michelle, I'd like to apologize for what happened and I wish you the best of luck."

Young will have to serve the probation in Michigan as the Judge denied a request to serve the probation in his home state of California or to travel to Florida to visit family.

(The AP

 
Retrospective on Ned Colletti PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Staff   
Tuesday, 26 September 2006 06:01

Ned CollettiSteve Henson of the LA Times has an extensive retrospective on Ned Colletti today. Colletti was initially criticized for his moves since he left as Assistant GM for the Giants, and became the GM of the Dodgers this past off-season. Now, Coletti has the Dodgers fighting for a playoff position. Some highlights of the article include:

 

  • Colletti is restless and anxious, even after tearing down and rebuilding the Dodgers from the manager's office to the clubhouse in a whirlwind that began last winter. He wants to please everyone on his side, from owner Frank McCourt to Dodgers fans, and he wants to show everyone who isn't, from those in baseball who doubted him to that counselor, wherever he might be.

    "I just don't want to let anyone down," Colletti said.

  • "He thinks through things methodically, he weighs the plusses and the minuses," said Colletti's brother, Doug, a commercial portfolio manager in Chicago. "He relies on people more than other GMs might. He listens and seeks advice."

  • Colletti's mother also nurtured his love of baseball. World Series games were played during the day in the 1960s, and she promised as he left the house for school that she would keep track of the action.

  • Colletti's childhood memories center around family and baseball. There's the one about his first Cubs game on April 15, 1961, the day before his seventh birthday. His dad splurged on box seats and he was awestruck by Ernie Banks, Billy Williams and the down-to-earth player he could relate to most, Santo.

(The LA Times)
 
Retrospective on Syd Thrift by Claire PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Staff   
Tuesday, 26 September 2006 05:28

Syd ThriftFred Claire, the former VP and GM that spent 30 years with the Dodgers, has a very nice retrospective on Syd Thrift today on MLB.com. Thrift died last week at the age of 77. As Jim Leyland tells Claire, "Syd was the only guy who believed in me enough to give me a Major League managing job."

From the article:

Thrift never was one to back down if he believed in his position. I saw this first-hand during August of the 1989 season when he had become the general manager of the Yankees. I was the general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Thrift and I agreed on a trade that would send infielder Tracy Woodson to the Yankees for right-handed pitcher Jimmy Jones. The deal was finalized with only the time of the announcement to be determined.

Thrift called me with a surprising development.

"Fred, I've been told that if I go through with this trade I will be fired. I want you to know one thing, though. We have agreed on the deal and I'm willing to go through with the announcement," said Thrift.

Thrift's word was more important to him than the prospect of losing his job.

"Syd, this isn't a deal worth putting your job at risk," I said. "We will call off the deal."

 (MLB.com )

 
Marlins Should be Profitable PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 1
PoorBest 
Written by The Staff   
Tuesday, 26 September 2006 01:12

Florida MarlinsWhile this season's Marlins might be the biggest overachievers of all-time, their chances of making the playoffs seem remote. In the off-season it seems that owner Jeffery Loria will fire manager Joe Girardi, who many think has a chance at the NL Manager of the Year award.

After the dust settles, one thing that seems all but certain will be a year of profit for the Marlins. Even with the lack of fans attending games at Dolphin Stadium, by cutting player payroll to around $15 million the Fish have assured themseleves of being in the black. As David Hyde of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports :
Look at the ledger sheet. [The Marlins] got $30 million in revenue sharing last year and will get around that this year. It conservatively will make $10 million for local TV (ratings remain strong), according to a source. It can expect around another $18 million from national TV.

Then there's licensing deals, a $10 million payout from the Washington Nationals sale coming at some point and -- oh, yeah, tickets, concessions, plus whatever slice of the stadium lease that we constantly hear is the worst in sports.

And, some reports show the Marlins pulled in $31 million in revenue sharing. Recall that the payroll cuts were due to Marlins ownership claims that without a new facility, and the associated revenues of controlling it, cuts had to be made. 

 
Lance Williams Interview with Charley Steiner PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 1
PoorBest 
Written by The Staff   
Friday, 22 September 2006 09:28

Game of ShadowsSan Francisco Chronicle writer and Game of Shadows author Lance Williams joined Baseball Beat with Charley Steiner today.  Lance and Mark Fainaru-Wada were ordered jailed on Thursday for a maximum of 18 months, pending an appeal, for refusing to testify about who leaked them secret grand jury testimony from Barry Bonds and other elite athletes.

Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada wrote a series of articles and a book based partly on the leaked transcripts of the testimony of Bonds, Jason Giambi and others before a grand jury investigating the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative, a Burlingame-based nutritional supplement company exposed as a steroid ring two years ago.  Federal prosecutors asked U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White to send the reporters to prison for the full term of the grand jury investigating the leak, or until they agree to testify.  Williams and Fainaru-Wada have said repeatedly they would go to jail rather than comply with the grand jury's subpoena and reveal their source or sources and they have visited Baseball Beat with Charley Steiner throughout this year to discuss their case.

During Lance Williams appearance, he discussed his thoughts prior to and during yesterday’s court proceedings. He also spoke about the encouragement he felt from a group of writers from around the country organized by Chicago Sun-Times columnist Rick Telander, who appeared outside the court.  Lance discussed his feelings about the next step in the judicial process at the appellate level as well as the importance of this case to our First Amendment rights.  Mark Fainaru-Wada was unavailable today.

(Select Read More for the interview, courtesy of MLB XM 175 and Baseball Beat with Charley Steiner)

 

Read more...
 
One Faction of Portland Effort Still Hopes PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Staff   
Friday, 22 September 2006 08:52

 While baseball is in one of its healthiest states, and relocation a remote possibility, one part of what was originally the Oregon Stadium Campaign and the MLB to Portland effort still clings to the hope of MLB in the city some call "Bridgetown".

The Portland Baseball Group believes that one club will relocate out of their region within a year, and they are working to get around Portland Mayor Tom Potter who has been opposed to public assistance in the effort to fund a new stadium should an MLB team become available.

The article mentions that, "For now, the city of Portland is the only negotiating entity with a potential owner," but that potential owner has never been made public.

PBG is planning to augment Senate Bill 5 that was passed into law in 2003. SB5, while tied to certain safeguard provisions, would earmark executives and players' Oregon income taxes that all employees that work in the State of Oregon pay, to help fund a new stadium. The bill is capped at $150 million. This would include not only home, but away teams, as well.

As reported, [M]embers are working with legislators on a potential new bill for the January 2007 legislative session that would include other area governmental bodies – perhaps Multnomah County officials, or Clark County in Southwest Washington – that might be more enthusiastic about helping land a big league club.

“Nothing has been drafted at the state level, but if we get the right proposition in front of us, it’s in Oregon’s interest to ensure we have as many folks we could get to the table as possible,” says Ryan Deckert, the state senator from Beaverton who co-sponsored Senate Bill 5 three years ago. “If an owner is really interested, you hate to limit yourself to one person. We just want to take a look at that.”


It should be noted that SB5 specifically states that any major league stadium that would be constructed would have to be within Portland city limits.

(Portland Tribune

For information on the Portland proposal.

For mass modeling animation of one of the Portland site proposals. 

 
Castellini meets with fans. Backs Narron PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Staff   
Friday, 22 September 2006 01:28

RedsBob Castellini, the latest owner of the Cincinnati Reds, along with GM Wayne Krivsky and chairman Joe Williams, met with fans yesterday at Reds Hall of Fame and Museum to field questions and take suggestions. Of the suggestions fielded were a full-time organist at Great American Ball Park, as well as a Redsfest for season-ticket holders. One suggestion, however, centered around Manager, Jerry Narron. The suggestion was replacing him with Lou Piniella.

As reported, When pressed a bit later, Castellini said: "The most maligned Reds manager in my lifetime is in the Hall of Fame - Sparky Anderson. Everyone's entitled to their opinion. We care that you care."

Krivsky gave Narron a strong endorsement.

"I can vouch for Jerry Narron being very sharp, very respected. He can fool you with his quiet demeanor. He can lay down the law when he needs to. I've seen it."

 Other suggestions:

Moving the outfield walls back: "Castellini  replied, "No."

On the return of Redsfest: "It's going to be the biggest and most well-attended Redsfest we've ever had."

(Cincinnati Enquirer

 
Fans Protest at Orioles Game PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Staff   
Friday, 22 September 2006 00:43

Peter AngelosA group of nearly 1000 Orioles fans, that have said that they disapprove with owner Peter Angelos, protested at last night's game against the Tigers by leaving en masse in the middle of the fourth inning at precisely 5:08 p.m.

As reported by the AP,  A majority of the protesters wore black T-shirts that read "FREE THE BIRDS," and many carried signs that had "For Pete's Sake" on one side and "Free the Birds" on the other.

They filled parts of six sections in the upper deck, then walked out in the middle of the fourth inning at precisely 5:08 p.m. -- in honor of former Oriole stars Brooks Robinson (No. 5) and Cal Ripken (No. 8).

The group walked in line through the lower deck before departing.

Angelos reponded by saying, "Whoever joins that protest has no comprehension of what it costs to run a baseball team," Angelos said in a telephone interview from his law office in Baltimore. "When you get down to facts, putting together a team that can compete in the AL East means having a payroll between $100-$110 million. That money comes from the consumer, and I have chosen to keep ticket prices to a minimum.

"Our payroll is $75 million, and our ticket prices average $22. Some of the teams we compete against charge an average of $45," Angelos said. "We're going to have to match the competition. How to do that is a decision I will make in the future."

The Orioles are in their ninth consecutive losing season. The Orioles are currently 24.5 games out on the AL East. and 23.5 games out of the Wild Card. Their Opening Day payroll of $72,585,582, places them at 15 out of the 30 clubs. Minnesota, who leads the AL Wild Card, had an Opening Day payroll of $63,396,006, which ranks them 19 out of the 20 clubs. *

Team Marketing Report shows that the average price for an adult at Oriole Park Camden Yards at $22.53, ranking them 12th out of the 30 clubs and above the league average of $22.21. The Orioles kept the average price the same this year from the year prior.

(The AP)

* - Deferred payments, incentive and award clauses and depreciation were not included. Payments teams receive as compensation in some player trades are not reflected in the  team salaries. 

 
Williams & Fainaru-Wada Ordered To Jail PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Staff   
Friday, 22 September 2006 00:18

A federal Judge ordered Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada to jail yesterday for refusing to divuldge the name of the source or sources that leaked sealed grand jury testimony to them regarding Barry Bonds and other athletes as part of the BALCO investigation.

  U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White sentenced Willams and Fainaru-Wada to a maximum of 18 months in prison after rejecting defense lawyer requests for fines. "The only appropriate sanction is to incarcerate these two individuals to the full extent permitted," Judge White said.

Both individuals will not have to report directly to jail as the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals must decide whether the reporters have a right to refuse to testify.

Both journalists could avoid serving the maximum if one or the other were to decide to release the source of the leak. Neither Williams or Fainaru-Wada seem willing to do so. "I do not wish to spend even a minute in jail," Fainaru-Wada said. "However, I cannot - and will not - betray the promises I have made over the past three years (to confidential sources)."

"I'm supposed to keep my promises when people help me and take me at my word," Williams said in court yesterday. "I do despair for our country if we go very far down this road, because no one will talk to reporters."

As also reported by the AP, In August, White ruled his hands were tied by a 1972 Supreme Court precedent that said no one -- journalists included -- was above the law and may refuse to testify before a federal grand jury.

A bipartisan bill currently before the Senate Judiciary Committee would give reporters protection from revealing their confidential sources in cases that involve federal authorities. Thirty-one states and the District of Columbia have media shield laws already in place.

The Chronicle reported that Bonds told the grand jury that he believed he was using flaxseed oil and arthritic balm, not steroids, supplied by trainer Greg Anderson, one of five defendants convicted in the BALCO scandal.

 (The AP)

 
«StartPrev181182183184185186187188189NextEnd»

Page 187 of 189
 
Banner

Poll

Should MLB Force Jeffery Loria to Sell the Marlins?