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Touch 'Em All: Cheers turn to jeers for Braun
Posted: Saturday, April 5, 2014, 1:09 AM
Ryan Braun, who was greeted with a standing ovation in Milwaukee, heard the boos in his first road game since his 65-game suspension last season.
The Brewers slugger was booed loudly by fans at Fenway Park as he was introduced before the game as part of the starting lineup and again when he went to bat in the first.
Braun was the designated hitter and hit in his customary No. 3 position against the Red Sox. He went 0 for 5.
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White Sox reliever Nate Jones, who has yet to get a batter out this season, was placed on the disabled list on Friday with a strained hip. Jones aggravated his injury on Thursday, when he walked both batters he faced. Jones has an infinite earned run average at the moment.
. . . And oops
Yasiel Puig was scratched from the Dodgers starting lineup for Friday afternoons home opener because he was late for batting practice. He rode the pine for all nine innings in the Dodgers loss to the Giants.
Nats topped out
Nats owner Mark Lerner said the clubs payroll is beyond topped out and that his family is not going to do something where were losing tens of millions of dollars a year.
He said season-ticket sales at Nationals Park were a little bit ahead of last year, and just short of 20,000.
Money, money
Cubs owner Tom Ricketts said the team is examining all options for financing the renovation of Wrigley Field, including bringing in outside investors for the franchise. The cozy neighborhood ballpark is one of baseballs most popular fields, but it lacks many modern amenities that are common around the majors. Plans for a $500 million overhaul of Wrigley and the surrounding area are on hold.
Protesting Chief Wahoo
Carrying hand-painted signs that read, We Are Not Honored, and Our Children Are Not Mascots, a small group of Native Americans demonstrated against the Indians use of their Chief Wahoo logo before the teams home opener at Progressive Field.
Quotable
The Yanks had a bumpy flight from Houston to Toronto, and manager Joe Girardi described it best: The first half an hour was OK, then the next 45 minutes was knuckleball express.
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