Diamondback Recognition Day

Dback2In an honorable development, the Diamondbacks recently celebrated ?Native American Recognition Day,? during which an inter-tribal cast of youth showcased dance, song and spirit as part of a pregame ceremony. More to follow on whether the Indians will recognize the ongoing threat that venomous snakes pose to humanity as part of ?Diamondback Recognition Day.? …

A charity softball game scheduled to feature Green Bay Packers players at Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers, has been cancelled due to a lack of demand. In the end, watching football players play softball in a baseball stadium just isn?t all that appealing. Watching baseball players play football in a softball stadium, on the other hand, still has a chance at catching on. ?

OprahWith the support of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the Brewers have launched a mission to "Take Back Miller Park" from the legions of Cubs fans who crowd the stadium whenever the two National league Central rivals square off in Brewtown. As part of the promotional campaign, the team invited Chicago’s own Oprah Winfrey to taste a Klement’s Sausage and observe the famous Klement’s Racing Sausages as the guest of honor for a game against the South Siders. "In Milwaukee," said Barrett, "baseball and sausage go hand in hand." Of course, Oprah and sausage haven’t gone hand in hand since 1992, when the media giant tipped the scales at a career-high 237 pounds. ?

Pirates southpaw Tom Gorzelanny sounds more like a character from the ?Harry Potter? series than a big-league pitcher. ?

Speaking of which, Royals southpaw Jimmy Gobble recently returned to the team after taking a day to be with Mrs. Gobble for the birth of their first child. "Everything went great," said Mr. Gobble, adding that "there wasn’t much strain on" his wife. And why should there have been? All she had to was sit around and wait for the egg to hatch.

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