Quote of the Day
"That's one of the reasons why a lot of the guys who play in Europe and they do get paid. I think the only tour that doesn't pay is the U.S. Tour."-- Tiger Woods, admitting that accepting an appearance fee played a role in him beginning his season in Abu Dhabi this weekend instead of at the PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open. (ESPN.com, 1/24)
Astros fans will be able to "bring their own food and water to games this season, reversing a long-standing ban that had given Minute Maid Park a notorious distinction among major league ballparks," according to Zachary Levine of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. New Astros Owner Jim Crane and CEO George Postolos said that food "was the most discussed issue in their meetings with season-ticket holders." Crane yesterday unveiled "a package of fan-friendly measures," announcing that some ticket prices "will fall, and $5 domestic beer will be sold throughout the ballpark." Season-ticket holders, "both full-season and 27-game packages, will receive a 5 percent rebate in the form of a gift card to be used at the ballpark if they renew by Jan. 31." Other po ...
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