Now this is the David Price for whom the Red Sox paid $217 million, the ace Boston thought could lead it back to the World Series. This David Price, he threw eight shutout innings on Monday night as the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2. The Red Sox hadn’t had a share of first place in the AL East since July 20.
The Oakland Athletics’ ballpark saga has gone on for years now, with false starts in Fremont and San Jose, lawsuits and seemingly interminable talks with the City of Oakland over a new place on the current Coliseum site. That’s all complicated, of course, by the presence of the Raiders, on whose address — be it Oakland, Las Vegas or someplace else — the A’s future is still largely contingent. The city has tried to get the A’s interested in a waterfront site for several years now. There are a lot of problems with that due mostly to zoning and regulatory matters, as well as proximity to transit and other practical concerns. The artist’s renderings are often pretty, but it takes more than artist’s
On Saturday night, Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis hit a line drive foul ball into the stands at Citizens Bank Park. Sadly, the ball struck a young girl who was injured and taken to Children’s Hospital for treatment. After the game, Galvis pleaded for the Phillies to expand protective netting so that it at least covers the fans behind the dugout. He said, “What year is this? 2016? It’s 2016 and fans keep getting hit by foul balls when you’re supposed to have a net to protect the fans.” He continued, “Safety first. Safety.” Another fan was injured by a foul ball at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday, Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. It was near the same area as Saturday’s incident.