September 29, 1992 |
Roger Clemens left the Red Sox on Monday and returned to Boston to have his injured right groin examined. His status for the rest of the season is uncertain. Clemens hurt himself Sunday while warming up to pitch the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles. The injury was not deemed to be serious at the time. Clemens left Baltimore on Monday before Boston's night game against the Orioles. He will be examined by Red Sox team physician Arthur Pappas today. Clemens, 18-11 with a 2.
September 15, 1996 |
Manager Bill Russell said he told the team not to criticize umpire Gary Darling's controversial ninth-inning call at home plate in Friday night's 2-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. Russell and third baseman Tim Wallach were ejected after Darling called Cardinal pinch-runner Miguel Mejia safe on Danny Sheaffer's sacrifice bunt. Catcher Mike Piazza had the plate blocked and caught the ball an instant before Mejia, who was trying to score from second, reached the plate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1991
In the United States--surely the most litigious society ever--people file lawsuits at the drop of a hat. That national trait reached a new depth Wednesday when a $5-million defamation suit was filed by umpire Gary Darling against Cincinnati Manager Lou Piniella. One more lawsuit is being shoved into our overstuffed courts . . . over a foul-ball call.
August 1, 1991 |
The Atlanta Braves reluctantly sent Deion Sanders back to the NFL. Sanders, who says he will take a few unauthorized days off before reporting to the Atlanta Falcons, hit a three-run home run Wednesday night at Atlanta to spark the Braves to another comeback. The Braves, trailing the Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-2, scored six runs in the fifth inning on home runs by Sanders and Jeff Blauser to win, 8-6, and sweep the four-game series.
February 27, 2002 |
Enron Corp. asked a New York judge overseeing its bankruptcy case for more time to decide whether to honor its naming rights agreement with the Houston Astros for Enron Field. The bankrupt former energy giant has a 30-year, $100-million rights' agreement with the Astros. In a motion filed this month, the Astros said they wanted to be let out of their 1999 agreement because the team has been materially and adversely affected by the negative publicity surrounding the company's bankruptcy.
July 21, 2000 |
Baseball has offered to rehire 10 of the 22 umpires it let go last September, but only as part of a new labor contract and only if the umps' old union agrees to settle its grievance. The offer has tentatively been agreed to by the new union, the World Umpires Assn., two lawyers familiar with the talks said Thursday on the condition they not be identified. But the old union, Richie Phillips' Major League Umpires Assn., said it hasn't been contacted by baseball or the new union.
August 26, 2006 |
Major League Baseball was ordered by a federal judge to give five umpires $3.1 million to cover back pay, interest and medical costs as part of a lawsuit stemming from their failed mass resignation in 1999. After the Supreme Court declined in January 2005 to hear an appeal of a lower-court ruling, baseball tried last November to give Gary Darling, Bill Hohn, Larry Poncino, Larry Vanover and Joe West more than $1.
July 2, 1993 |
Jose Canseco said Thursday a torn elbow ligament definitely will end his season and that it may possibly end his baseball career. Canseco said an examination by orthopedist James Andrews confirmed he had a tear in his right elbow, likely related to a brief pitching appearance in May. But the Texas Ranger right fielder said he wanted to "weigh the pros and cons" a day or two before deciding whether to have surgery.
May 27, 2013 |
The umpire whose disputed call haunted the Angels on Monday said he stood by it after taking a look at replays after the game. With one out in the eighth inning and Erick Aybar on first base representing the tying run, Mike Trout flied out to deep right field. Aybar, running on the play, had rounded second base and had to scamper back to first. Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier threw to first baseman Adrian Gonzalez , who reached out to tag Aybar. Gary Darling , the plate umpire, had charged up the first base line and called Aybar out. Darling said he didn't see any daylight between the glove and the runner.
March 22, 1998 |
Tim Salmon may be the Angels' most marketable player, an attractive blend of personality and performance, but most people east of the San Bernardino Mountains wouldn't recognize Salmon if they walked right past the Angel right fielder. How else can you explain the fact that Salmon, one of baseball's best players for five years, has never been to an All-Star game? Salmon, 29, hopes to change that, though, and he's even willing to venture out of his comfort zone to do so.