Yesterday, not only did Chicago White Sox GM Kenny Williams win a waiver wire claim for Toronto Blue Jays OF Alex Rios costing his team $60 million, he also got ticketed for jaywalking. That is $56 out of his own pocket right there all for not trying to find a street corner before jetting across the street to Safeco Field before his team played the Mariners.
He probably just got the phone call on his cell that they had won the claim for Rios and I would’ve been running as well…to the nearest bathroom so I could puke my guts out knowing I just caused my owner to be on the hook for SIXTY FUCKING MILLION DOLLARS in the middle of a recession. I wonder if that cop is a Mariners fan and recognized Kenny? If so, well played.
The Toronto Blue Jays are thinking of scrapping their $2 upper deck seat promotion because too many fights occurred during the past couple $2 seat nights:
Nearly 100 fans were ejected from Rogers Centre in both the April 4 home opener against Boston and Tuesday’s game against Oakland, mostly for “alcohol-related” incidents, Godfrey said.
A man and a woman, both shirtless, ran onto the field in the ninth inning of the home opener.
See, when you give away seats for that cheap the only thing to do with the extra money is to spend it on booze. Unfortunately, it appears a bunch of Canadians cannot hold their liquor (wonder what these guys think of this). In any event, because of all of this, no alcohol will be sold in the upper decks for the rest of the promotion days and there will be extra security to pad people down for smuggling in hard alcohol and beers.
Of course, this just means that people will go down to the lower levels and chug beers as fast as they can and either proceed to streak the field or walk back up to their cheap seats on the upper deck to get into some fights. Doesn’t seem like much of a solution to the problem. More like using your finger to stop a leak and 2 more spring up.
With any luck though, we’ll see more action like this