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Judge declares mistrial in Clemens perjury case

The American judge in former baseball star Roger Clemens’ perjury trial has declared a mistrial after ruling that prosecutors violated his orders regarding the handling of evidence. US District Judge Reggie Walton said he made the decision because Clemens could not be assured a fair trial when prosecutors went against his orders and…

Peanut-free sections in baseball stadiums welcome allergic fans

BOSTON (Reuters) – For five hours before a Missoula Osprey minor league baseball game last summer, Cheri Pijanowski hand washed 150 white folding chairs with bleach and water. The metal deck and rails around the seats were power-washed and she meticulously reviewed the concession menu to eliminate not just Cracker…

Limbaugh on Steinbrenner: ‘That cracker made a lot of African-American millionaires’

Conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh must have felt jealous that Mel Gibson was hogging the racially insensitive spotlight so he decided to “pay tribute” to Yankees owner George Steinbrenner on the day that he died by injecting race into the mix. Media Matters caught Rush Limbaugh using George Steinbrenner’s death as…

‘Knuckle Princess’ ready for minor league baseball debut

Eri Yoshida, the 18-year-old Japanese pitcher set to make her US minor-league baseball debut later this month, will begin pre-season workouts Sunday for her new club, the Chico Outlaws. The Japanese teen, hoping to be a US and Asian role model, arrived Friday to join her new club and is…

Japanese teen girl to pitch in US men’s league

TOKYO, Japan — Teenager Eri Yoshida, who last year became Japan’s first woman to play professional baseball with men, said Friday she would repeat the achievement in the United States. The tiny 18-year-old pitcher said she had accepted an offer from the Chico Outlaws of the Golden Baseball League to…

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