Buzzing on Yahoo Sports:

Palermo to attend Royals' home opener

Tim Brown
Yahoo Sports

Steve Palermo, the former major-league umpire, said Wednesday he will attend the Kansas City Royals’ home opener on Tuesday, a little more than three months after suffering multiple leg fractures in a fall at his Overland Park, Kan., home.

Palermo’s umpiring career ended when he was shot in the back outside a Dallas restaurant almost 17 years ago, rendering him a paraplegic. He walks with the aid of a cane. Following his fall in early January, Palermo, who works as a major league supervisor of umpires, underwent surgery and was told the recovery would require three to six months. He initiated some weight-bearing exercises last month.

“My leg gave out and just snapped,” he said. “It’s one of the offshoots of the [original] injury. So, just get it fixed and move on. I’m getting around OK.”

Win cash prizes, pick a fantasy roster for just one day, join in minutes!

Learn how to play

Contest Entries Entry Fee Prizes Starts (EDT)
NFL $350K Baller [$50K to 1st] 10402/39773 $10 $350000 Sunday 1:00 PM Enter
NBA $20K Tournament [$2K to 1st] 995/4545 $5 $20000 Today 7:00 PM Enter
NHL $3K Tournament [$300 to 1st] 142/681 $5 $3000 Today 7:00 PM Enter