It’s said that one of the biggest, ; if not the biggest biggest, human fear is that of public humiliation. This is why we all fear standing in front of an audience and giving a speech; deep down, it’s the fear that we willmay somehow mess up and make a complete fool of ourselves that causes the deep anxiety.
And it seems that one baseball fan’s worst fears have been realised. Understandably, he isn’t at all happy about it – and he’s decided to sue everyone involved in the incident – which saw him caught on camera napping at the Yankees vs. Red Sox game in April - for the princely sum of ten million dollars!
Andrew Robert Rector has decided to sue Major League Baseball, as well as ESPN and the two sports announcers John Kruk and Dan Shulman for defamation of character. Mr Rector claims the sports-casters defamed him by calling him names including ‘fatty’ and describing him as ‘unintelligent’ - . And this is simply because he fell asleep at the baseball game!in April. during a Yankees vs. Red Sox game – and was caught on camera whilst napping.
This caused a great deal of mirth from the announcers and, no doubt, the viewers. But for Mr Rector – this was highly embarrassing and he clearly feels he was
made to suffer public humiliation completely unjustifiably.
So Mr Rector has officially sued both Dan Shulman and John Kruk of ESPN in the Bronx Supreme Court. He accuses the commentators of making him the subject of an “un-ending verbal crusade” when the TV cameras spotted him asleep at April 13th’s rivalry game.
Mr Rector’s lawsuit states that millions of people around the world were watching when the two sports-casters gave him the verbal work-over through a veritable avalanche of disparaging words, which included the words likes of stupor, fatty, stupid and unintelligent. Of course, Mr Rector was blissfully unaware of this until after the game.
What are the Yankees going to do? Will they trade for anyone?
They need a pitcher, because apparently going into the season with 5 solid starters wasn't enough. They need a 2nd baseman and 3rd baseman that can produce on a day to day basis. Is that too much to ask for? Apparently so.
The rumor mill is buzzing. Firstly, the Yankees are looking at David Price. Can he be the answer they are looking for to fill the rotation? Who knows. Early on we heard grumblings from him over not wanting to shave facial hair. He can barely grow a beard as it is.
There is Jason Hammel. He is having a strong year currently at 6-5 with a 2.99 ERA. I like the looks of that. The Phillies are putting a few bums up on the chopping block supposedly too.
I even heard the name Bronson Arroyo being tossed around as another option. Seeing that i just read an article that he can barely throw 80 MPH anymore, I am not sure if he would be the answer.
What about the hitters? Are there any out there? Wait, let me back up... Brian McCann. What the F***. Is this guy not the biggest bust that you have seen? Beltran has been hurt so I can understand that, but McCann is a mess. Makes you want Cervelli back. Steroids and all.
No one knows what the Yankees are planning on doing, but everyone agrees that they have a bunch of holes to fill. You can see the odds at allpro Any other ideas are just guesses at this point.
Good luck Yankees on your series with the socks. Will the rivalry finally get some buzz? We hope so.
The New York Yankees will travel to the West Coast today to play what is arguably the best team in the American League this season, the Oakland Athletics. The Yankees enter this three game series with Oakland at a record of 34-31 while the A’s are an impressive 40-26 thus far and have scored the second most runs this season.
When Oakland plays New York tonight it will be for their second most expensive game of the season at the Overstock.com Coliseum. In fact each the three games the Athletics play against the Bronx Bombers rank among the seven priciest games on the Athletics schedule. For the season the Athletics average $70.48 for tickets at home but as a testament to the Yankees star power and huge fan base will see tickets increase by anywhere from $38 to $69 to give the series a premium of 67.8% above normal ticket prices.
Athletics vs Yankees tickets for tonight's game are going for the most of the three game series and will feature post game fireworks. Fans looking to attend this will find tickets in the neighborhood of $139 even after trending down by 10% over the past seven days with the other two games going for $104 and $119 respectively to round out the series.
A Sorry State Of Affairs In AL East
Often labelled the strongest league in Major League Baseball, the American League East has gotten off to a slow start in the 2014 season. As of Monday, May 5th, the New York Yankees lead the way with a 16-14 record, a record that would have seen them in fourth place in the division at the same stage last season.
There is also the fact that the Toronto Blue Jays in last place with a 14-17 record are just 2.5 games back from first, a stat that is almost unheard of in this league. Even more shockingly, only five teams in the whole of Major League Baseball have a worse record than the Blue Jays, despite them being less than three games from the lead in their division.
In a division usually crammed with teams piling up the wins, the division leading Yankees have a worse record than ANY other league leading team in the MLB. Finally, in an end to the bizarre stat line, every team apart from the Blue Jays has a negative run differential; and that Blue Jays’ run differential? Zero. Despite this, the Yankees still have the talent to be one of the favorites with http://www.bettingsports.com/ to win the World Series this season.
What is Wrong?
No one will deny that April was a difficult month for the teams of the AL East. In between battling inclement weather conditions, injuries and having new players get used to things, teams have also yet to truly recover from some off season moves.
Since leading the league in runs last season, the current defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox sit tied for tenth place in the majors. This may come as no surprise, as Boston lost arguably their best player in Jacoby Ellsbury, with Grady Sizemore proving, with an average April, that he is simply not of the same standard.
This week the Yankees host the Seattle Mariners, welcoming back All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano to Yankees Stadium for the first time since he signed with Seattle during the offseason. Even with the slugger, the Mariners are just 10-14, only two games ahead of the last place Houston Astros. There isn’t a ton of excitement in New York for this series, with the average Yankees tickets for the series 51 percent below the Yankees season average at $65. Even with Cano returning to the Bronx for the first time, this is one of the lowest priced series on the New York Yankees schedule for the 2014 season.
4/29 7:05 SEA Chris Young vs. NYY CC Sabathia | Avg. Price: $45 | Get-in Price: $4
The cheapest game of the series is Tuesday night with CC Sabathia on the mound. A surprise since Sabathia is coming off his two best starts of the season, going a combined 13 innings and only allowing three earned runs. With an average price of $45, tickets have dropped 54 percent from last week. The get-in price is just $4, which is the average for the series. The injury-prone Chris Young will take the mound for the Mariners. While he has a solid 3.94 ERA, he’s walked over six batters with a K/BB ratio of 0.73. Both are the worst numbers of his 11-year career.
4/30 7:05 SEA Roenis Elias vs NYY David Phelps | Avg. Price: $71 | Get-in Price: $5
The Buffalo Bills have suspended their cheerleaders (the Buffalo Jills) after the girls filed lawsuits for alleged mistreatment.
Yankees fan Diego Slimeola is making a push for the Bombers to hire the Jills.
"I bring these girls into the Bronx, I can make a killing." Diego said. "They do some cheers, they pump up the crowd. We beat the Sox. Badabing badaboom, I get 50%."
50% of what?
"50% off the top, you know what I mean?"
No...thats why we asked.
"Just bring the girls in wiseguy. Leave the logistics to me."
Perhaps the Yankees will join the Rays in adding a cheerleader staff...we doubt it but will keep you posted.