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Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Attack overshadows Royals' rally for 11th win. A White Sox fan attacked umpire Laz Diaz during last night's game. The last time the Royals played in Chicago, seven months ago, father-and-son nitwits attacked KC coach Tom Gamboa. The Royals aren't taking the field tonight unless security is improved. (Yahoo!)

Greg Couch: "It's $1,500 for a ticket that has $45 printed on it. It's $155 for a ticket that says $30. But what can you do? Wrigley Field Premium has a magical supply of tickets you can't get at the Cubs ticket office...Who has jacked up these prices by, what, 3,000 percent? Who is sticking it to Cubs fans? It is the Cubs themselves. They own Premium. The Cubs are trying to cheat their own fans." (Chicago Sun-Times)

Moreno agrees to buy [Angels] for just over $180 million. (

Clutch Hits thread on the Angels sale. Bob T: "I went to Disneyland last week with my brother and nephew and I saw nary a sign promoting the Angels or Ducks anywhere in the park...Can you buy Angels or Ducks stuff at Disneyland? No. In the hotels? No. At the ESPN SportsZone? No. Disney wanted cross-promotion, but they were seemingly afraid to 'taint' their theme parks with stuff that didn't have mouse ears on it." (Baseball Primer)

Hillenbrand rescues woeful BoSox bullpen with late hit. They blew a 4-run lead in the 8th. Ramiro Mendoza's ERA went from 11.57 to 16.71. (

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