U.S. Cellular Field. I can't wait for "Pocket Vibrator Night."
Umpire John Hirschbeck was suspended for 10 days for using inappropriate language in a conversation with a major league executive, reportedly Rob Manfred. However, the suspension can be reduced to three days if he carpools to sensitivity training with Bruce Froemming.
In other off-season news, the Angels lost Alex Ochoa and Orlando Palmeiro to free agency. Well, there goes that dynasty.
CAROLINA TRADES ALL-STAR SAMI KAPANEN TO THE FLYERS
Immediately after the deal, the Hurricanes were downgraded to a tropical drizzle.
With Kapanen gone, the Canes' best skater is now Kristi Yamaguchi Hedican.
Meanwhile, Hockey Night in Canada continues to make changes to try and lure new viewers. So far the best idea is a version of The Bachelor, when Don Cherry's bull terrier chooses among 25 bitches.
NBC CHANNELS TO AIR 806� HOURS OF 2004 SUMMER GAMES
Not only that, NBC is increasing the amount of total live-event coverage 45%—to 23 minutes.
The Games will air somewhere on TV 24 hours a day, including 13 hours a day on Bravo. Here's the breakdown: An hour of actual events, 12 hours of that Inside the Actor's Studio guy-asking three questions.