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Friday, April 15, 2005

Sports: Morning Sports Shorts 4/15 

Sox-Yanks scrum: Gary Sheffield goes to field a ball near the fence, a fan takes a swing at him, Sheffield swings back before throwing the ball to the cut-off man. He did the absolute right thing and I hope the instigating fan gets banned for life from Fenway. When are these jackasses going to learn that they are not part of the action, and as such need to remain outside the playing arena. A ticket does not give you carte blanche to join into the action. In fact, any fan that interferes with a play should -- at the least -- receive a season-long ban from the ballpark. That means reaching over on fair balls down the line, as well as robbing home runs. As a side note, Sheffield showed remarkable restraint beyond the initial reaction. It makes me think that if he ever juiced, as was alleged, he no longer does. An attempted sucker-punch like that is the type of action sure to incite a 'roid rage.

Pre-draft chat w/ DJ: Derrick Johnson fields questions on ESPN's chat. Pretty run-of-the-mill. DJ likes 50 Cent and Beyonce, and he wants to buy a candy red Hummer when he gets his first paycheck. I always wonder why people ask such lame questions during these chats.

Bonds less popular among teens: When has Barry Bonds registered a high level of popularity among any demographic? Sixty-two percent of 8 to 15 year-olds like Bonds less now than they did before the steroids "scandal"? Who cares. Per the article 25 percent of those surveyed like baseball less as a whole. If someone stops caring about baseball because of steroids then I question how much they ever really loved the game. In any evet, good riddance. I doubt Bonds will miss those kids. I sure as hell won't either.

Michael Vick aka Ron Mexico: The NFL doesn't find Vick's alias humorous? Too bad. I, for one, can't wait to see all of the "Speedy Gonzalez" references next season when Vick yanks the ball down and scrambles.


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