Quote of the Day

"Why are you keeping that a secret from your audience? In the 21st century we have this thing called the Internet. People in Swaziland know a no-hitter is going on."
-- Dodgers radio annoucer Charley Steiner, on the Angels' television crew not mentioning Jered Weaver was in the middle of a no-hitter during Wednesday's game against the Twins. (L.A. TIMES, 5/4)
Friday May 4, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 167 Print This Issue

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  • Numbers Never Lie*

    Red Sox can include hundreds of complimentary tickets in sellout totals

    The Red Sox, who have sold out 723 consecutive home games through Wednesday, "embrace an alternate definition that permits them to declare a game sold out even if hundreds of tickets go unsold but others are distributed for free," according to a front-page piece by Hohler & Lakso of the BOSTON GLOBE. Red Sox Exec VP & COO Sam Kennedy said, "I can understand the confusion. But we operate by a definition that is commonly practiced throughout Major League Baseball and professional sports." Hohler & Lakso note the Red Sox count the "total number of tickets they distribute, including an average of 800 complimentary tickets each game to charities and others, as the basis for a sellout." They also count "standing room tickets toward th ...

  • Big Blows

    Will Seau's death, concussion suits force NFL to take a harder look at safety in the game?

  • Sky Walker

    Sky facing more competition for EPL domestic TV rights.

  • Taking The Air Out Of The Ball

    College basketball loses perhaps its highest-profile non-conference rivalry in Indiana-Kentucky.

  • Not In My House

    Nats hope Take Back The Park promo will mean fewer Phillies fans head to DC this weekend.

  • Changing The Channel

    Cablevision's Q1 profits down 45% due to weak cable earnings.

  • Prized Fighter

    Floyd Mayweather covers the costs, but also reaps the rewards when he headlines a PPV bout.

  • Spinning Their Wheels?

    IndyCar CEO: Edmonton Indy needs a successful event this year to remain on the series schedule.

  • Safe Bet

    Bill Simmons withdraws MVP vote to avoid conflict of interest.

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