Archive for April 24th, 2009

24
Apr
09

A Special Souvenir to Bring Home

I’ve never caught a foul ball at a baseball game, once when i was really young a ball from my then favorite player Wade Boggs came near me, but it hit off my hands and some older dude grabbed it and I got nothing. Another time at a spring training game a ball off the bat of a then Single A’er named Chase Utley rocketed towards me and my friend caught it, but that’s the closest I’ve come.

At the St. Louis Cardinals game on Tuesday one fan caught something even more impressive than a ball or crabs at the ball game, another fan! A man in the mezzanine level sitting in the front room somehow fell and landed on top of a woman 18 feet below him. Medical personnel rushed to treat both people before they were transported to a local hospital.

“Everybody was looking down on the ground between the aisles,” said John Goodman, a long time Cardinals season ticket holder and former EMT and nurse, who was sitting just a few rows away from where the man landed. “And the next thing I know the paramedics were there putting this lady on a back board. It took them so long to get her up that I was concerned somebody was more seriously injured at that point.”

The man was treated and released, but as of Thursday the woman remained in the hospital. With their reputation of being the friendliest fans in baseball, I bet the woman was very polite about the whole thing.

[KSDK] Continue reading ‘A Special Souvenir to Bring Home’

24
Apr
09

Andre Arshavin Saving the Day

Andre Arshavin was transferred to Arsenal in February, but he really made his mark in Tuesday’s match when he took out Liverpool nearly single-handed. Becoming only the 6th player in English Premier League history to score 4 goals in an away match, Arshavin and the rest of Arsenal won, 4-3, preventing Liverpool from winning the EPL.

All four goals are really pretty but the first one and then the one at about 4:40 in are incredible. The last one is nuts, look at how far Arshavin runs and how ridiculously fast he is overtaking the defenders who are like 20 yards ahead of him.

24
Apr
09

Yogi Berra Takes a Dump on the Field

Well, it’s finally happened; Master Yogi Berra, a bat and ball carrying dog for the Greensboro Grasshoppers, the Single A affiliate of the Marlin, was ejected from the game for “relieving” himself on the field.

In-between innings, as he regularly does, Master Yogi was chasing down a ball sent to center field, after picking up the ball, on his back he stopped and took a brief break, leaving his essence on the field. Home plate umpire Jason Hutchings was NOT amused and tossed Berra.

Team owner Donald Moore said Yogi was suffering through a stomach virus and then took a more sanguine approach to the accident, :

“When you gotta go, you gotta go. Yogi’s had a tough start to his season, and I hope this doesn’t get him down. He clearly couldn’t control himself out there. He’s such a competitor and he wanted to do his duties as he’s been trained. We all hope Yogi feels better soon and he returns to us ready to entertain our fans. You know, he’s volunteering his time out there, so I hope he doesn’t get fined too much (for his ejection). I don’t know the Rulebook like the back of my hand, but apparently a dog can’t do his business on the field. Let’s hope this is an isolated incident, and Yogi can learn from this experience.”

The Grasshoppers have since listed Yogi as day-to-day on the team’s injury report. I could have sworn Lenny Dykstra got ejected once for the same thing…

[Washington Post]




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