May 9, 2011 |
Reporting from Pittsburgh A laptop computer in the Dodgers' clubhouse played a video clearly showing what Juan Uribe said he saw with his own eyes: the ball he hit in the eighth inning hit the ground before it hit the webbing of Jose Tabata's glove. "What did you see?" Uribe asked. "What did you see on the replay?" The way Uribe and Manager Don Mattingly reacted to the blown call resulted in their ejections from the Dodgers' 4-1 defeat to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night at PNC Field.
September 4, 1986 |
Gene Mauch and his Angels know their baseball history, so they bite their tongues despite every passing victory and all the mounting evidence. Yes, the race in the American League West is on the verge of being put to rest. And, no, the Angels don't want to talk about it. With less than a month--28 games, to be precise--remaining on their schedule, the Angels have a 7 1/2-game lead, the largest in the franchise's history.
August 1, 1989
George Bell of the Toronto Blue Jays, who was suspended for three games for making contact with umpire Tim Welke during a game against Oakland on June 24, had his suspension reduced to two games after a meeting with American League president Bobby Brown.
August 7, 1991 |
Bo Jackson, recovering from a hip injury, took batting practice for the first time with the Chicago White Sox Tuesday. Jackson showed little signs of pain and said: "I feel great." Carlos Martinez of the Cleveland Indians was suspended for three games by American League President Bobby Brown for making physical contact with umpire Tim Welke after being hit by a pitch on Saturday. . . .
July 11, 1993 |
Tim Welke, the home-plate umpire who was chastised Friday night by Angel left fielder Luis Polonia, took the comments in stride Saturday after reading the newspaper. "Just consider the source, and leave it at that," said Welke, a 10-year veteran. "Obviously, the left fielder was not paying attention to the strike zone."
November 2, 1999
Pitcher John Burkett's $4.2-million option for next year was declined by the Texas Rangers. Burkett will receive a $450,000 buyout. . . . The Boston Red Sox declined to exercise a $3-million option on pitcher Pat Rapp, deciding instead to pay him $250,000 to buy out his contract. . . . The Oakland Athletics decided to keep Kevin Appier, exercising his $5.2-million option. . . .