It’s stories about Little Leaguers that cause me to hearken back to my own younger days and the things that I love most about baseball. The freshly-mowed grass, the sound of the bat hitting the ball, the law firm of Moscowitz & Moscowitz filing writs with the law firm of McCready & Schwartz. And now, following our National Anthem and the reading of the injunction, let’s play ball.
(Hey kid in the back adjusting your hat, way to seize your moment of fame)
A controversial (which usually means completely stupid and unwarranted) call in a West Virginia Little League All-Star game has caused the mother of one of the 10-year-old players, who is an attorney, to file an injunction and halt the tournament. Bridget Furbee, mother of Bridgeport player Tanner Furbee (above, far left in front), sought an injunction in Kanawha County Circuit Court to stop the championship game, after an umpire disallowed a home run by her son’s team due to an interference call.
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We’ve already heard that the city of Chicago has taken drastic measures to cut down on violence at high school basketball games by banning opposing fans from attending or having teams play to completely empty gyms. West Virginia might want to take a cue from that concept after a girls game got out of hand on Friday night.
When the dust settled in a bench-clearing brawl involving the players and fans of Greenbrier East and Woodrow Wilson High Schools, two fans were kicked out of the gym, another was arrested, and all but four players on each team were ejected. The fracas happened with East holding a 57-56 lead with two minutes left in the game. And that’s not all.
Rich Rodriguez, who we assume is renting and not buying in Ann Arbor, has slowly been learning why the legal system calls the research phase of a trial the “discovery process”: we’re all discovering how refreshing he would be as a women’s cleansing product.
Now the discovery process has unearthed that Rodriguez sent a go-between to University of Michigan officials to tell them how much he always liked them but couldn’t say so because he was with a girl at the time but now he thinks the two of them may not be compatible anymore because she wants more kids and he just needs time to work things out, y’know?
Now we’re getting that not-so-fresh feeling.
PRO FOOTBALL TALK’s Mike Florio (who else?) reports that the Steelers will hand over a guaranteed $38.7M to Ben Roethlisberger as part of a contract extension (commence catch-up reports on MSM websites and ESPN News).
How can a guy in the hills of West Virginia continue to scoop the big boys at ESPN, NFL Network and FOX? Someone, anyone give this guy a MSM job. Read more…