May 18, 1997 |
Cincinnati Reds manager Ray Knight got his second ejection in 17 days yesterday and raged at the umpire before leaving his home field. Knight, coaching third base for the second consecutive game, argued when umpire Jerry Layne called Deion Sanders out at third as he tried to advance on a third-inning single. The Reds and San Diego Padres were tied, 1-1, at the time. The Reds went on to lose, 6-2. Layne ejected Knight after the argument went on for several minutes, prompting Knight to kick dirt on the base and then uproot it and fling it down.
September 28, 1994 |
The Baltimore Orioles have asked for permission to talk to Cincinnati Reds manager Davey Johnson about their manager's opening, the New York Daily News reported today. The Orioles fired Johnny Oates on Monday. The newspaper reported that it is expected Reds owner Marge Schott will grant permission to the Orioles since she never has been enamored with Johnson and is looking to cut the payroll. Johnson, whose Reds were 66-48 and first in the National League Central, has one year left on his contract worth $300,000 plus incentives.
December 1, 1999
Pete Rose not only wants your sympathy, he wants your vote, too. Yesterday, the infamous hit king started a petition on the Internet asking that he be reinstated into baseball (www.sportscut.com). The Internet sports site plans to deliver the signatures to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Jan. 31. Meanwhile, executives for Major League Baseball say they will meet with Rose's attorney to review his case. It's the first time since 1989, when Rose was banished from baseball for gambling, that the league has agreed to re-examine the case.
August 5, 1989 |
Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose bet on his own team, but only to win, says his leading accuser, Paul Janszen. "Sometimes, when Pete didn't like the way Mario Soto was pitching (for the Reds), then Pete would rather not bet," Janszen said in an interview published in Penthouse magazine. "But aside from Soto, he had his money on them. "Pete said betting on the Reds made it more interesting. " Janszen and others also have told baseball investigators that Rose bet on Reds' and other baseball games, a charge Rose has repeatedly denied.
February 23, 1989 |
Atlanta Braves outfielder Albert Hall entered an alcohol and drug rehabilitation center yesterday, the same day he was scheduled to report to spring training. Hall telephoned Atlanta general manager Bobby Cox at 8 a.m. yesterday to inform him that he was entering a treatment center in Atlanta, Cox said. Cox added that Hall did not say whether he had an alcohol or drug problem. "It caught me off-guard," Cox said. "We had no idea. He volunteered to do this. . . . He wanted to go in on his own initiative.
May 19, 2012 |
One-time Chicago Cubs wonderkid Kerry Wood went out the way he came in on Friday - with heat. In what he said would be his final game, Wood struck out Dayan Viciedo of the Chicago White Sox on three pitches - the last one a swing and a miss - in an eighth-inning relief stint. After he was lifted, his teammates joined Wood on the mound to congratulate him and he walked off the field to a rousing ovation, retiring at the age of 34. You don't have to be Cubs fan to get a bit choked up as Wood ends a career that started in dazzling style, but was hampered by injuries.
September 23, 2012 |
Someday, it will happen. Maybe even in the 21st century. Somebody in one of the majors is going to come out as gay while they are actively involved in their sport. (Can't wait for those shots of the boyfriend in the stands and it's no big deal.) In the meantime, even owners feel they have to depart from the scene before revealing who they truly are. Kevin McClatchy, 49, the former owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, said he is gay in an interview with the New York Times that appeared online Saturday and in print on Sunday.
May 10, 2004 |
Cincinnati Reds manager Dave Miley walked Barry Bonds again, and paid for it again. A sick and struggling Bonds got an intentional walk leading off the 10th inning, advanced on Edgardo Alfonzo's double and came home on Deivi Cruz's sacrifice fly, giving the visiting San Francisco Giants a 7-6 victory over the Reds yesterday. For the second time in the series, the Reds lost a game because they were afraid of Bonds. Little did they know that they had little to fear. Bonds was 0-for-4 when he came to the plate in the 10th, mired in an 0-for-15 slump.
October 29, 1999 |
It's getting to be an annual tradition, right up there with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Today, the Yankees will be treated to their third New York ticker-tape parade in four years. "You always felt it was too good to be true," manager Joe Torre said yesterday as he joined Roger Clemens and several other Yankees for a television appearance with David Letterman. "And then to have it finish the way it did, it was wonderful. " After completing their second consecutive World Series sweep with Wednesday's 4-1 win over the visiting Atlanta Braves, the Yankees celebrated with a party in the Oak Room at the Plaza Hotel.
August 1, 2011 |
JOHNNY CUETO kept his promise to Dusty Baker. Baker, the Cincinnati Reds manager, asked Cueto to aid his tired bullpen by throwing a complete game, and Cueto agreed to do it. "Dusty asked me for a complete game this morning. I said, 'I will,' " Cueto said. Cueto pitched a three-hitter, Joey Votto added a three-run homer and tied his career high with five RBI and the Reds completed a three-game sweep of the visiting San Francisco Giants with a 9-0 win yesterday. Todd Frazier hit his first career home run and Drew Stubbs had a career-high four hits as the Reds posted three consecutive wins for the first time since sweeping the Dodgers June 13-15.