An alarm and an emergency evacuation message on a sign board during the Atlanta Braves' game late Tuesday night turned out to be a false alarm. The Braves issued a statement on Wednesday which explained that a small grease fire on a grill at the "Chop House" restaurant in right field unnecessarily triggered the high alert. The team said the fire was quickly extinguished but smoke detectors triggered an alarm which lasted about 5 seconds. Also, a message flashed on sign boards stating an emergency had been reported in the building and an evacuation was taking place. "The smoke set off the detector which triggered the alarm system at its highest level," the statement said. "The incident was not
In 1876, a group of owners and team officials gathered at a New York hotel to draft and sign the constitution that created baseball's National League and would ultimately have ramifications far beyond the diamond. The principles the document laid out, largely the work of Chicago White Stockings owner William Hulbert, would provide the basic model for every major team sports league in the world that followed. The constitution is getting a public airing for the first time in more than a century when it's put up for sale by SCP Auctions of Laguna Niguel, California, starting Wednesday. "The idea that grown men would pick up a bat and ball and put on costumes was suspicious," said John Thorn, the official historian of Major League Baseball.
Adam Jones brought up a milestone but the Minnesota Twins crushed the Baltimore Orioles 14-7 in MLB. Baltimore veteran Jones gave the Orioles a 5-0 lead with his 125th career home run at Camden Yards on Monday to become the park's all-time homer leader