Mark Townsend

  • Giants win protest following tarp incident, game to be resumed Thursday

    Mark Townsend at Big League Stew53 mins ago

    Though there was a lot of anger and frustration being vented by the San Francisco Giants late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning, few expected their official protest of the unbelievable tarp incident at Wrigley Field to actually pay off. 

    Less than 24 hours later, we all stand together stunned and corrected. 

    Source: Giants prevail in protest of tarp-snafu game. Game to be resumed at 4 pm Thursday before reg scheduled games. To start B5. Cubs 2-0.

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  • Braves ball boy gets tangled in chair while avoiding fair ball

    Mark Townsend at Big League Stew4 days ago

    Everybody has a bad day at the office every now and then. Unfortunately for ball boys and ball girls around MLB, their bad days are often on display for rather large audiences to witness and ridicule.

    Such was the case for the ball boy stationed along the left field line at Turner Field on Friday night, although unlike most of his peers, his blunder didn't really involve him interfering with play, but rather his awkward attempt to do just the opposite. 

    As we all know, the first real rule of being a good ball boy or ball girl is to avoid interfering with a live ball at all costs. There are several reasons this rule exists, the most notable of them being that any type of interference with play is universally frowned upon, to the point that fans who violate said rule are usually ejected from the stadium. Ball boys and girls are not punished to that degree because they're considered part of the stadium staff. However, their punishment often comes in the form of embarrassment, which may actually be worse

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