A pair of hit batsmen resulted in warnings being issued to both the Red Sox and Yankees dugouts in the top of the sixth inning of Wednesday's game. Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis was hit in the helmet by an Andy Pettitte fastball (89 mph) in the bottom of the fifth inning with two outs and a runner on first. In the top of the sixth, Red Sox starter John Lackey hit leadoff man Derek Jeter with a 91 mph fastball just above the elbow.
Both Youkilis and Jeter appeared fine and remained in the game.
Home plate umpire Paul Schreiber issued the warnings after Jeter was hit. Interestingly, Lackey was kicked out of his first game of the 2009 season after he drilled the leadoff batter of the game.
Boston College director of athletics Gene DeFilippo told WEEI.com that he "thought about" a pair of legendary women's basketball coaches, Geno Auriemma of UConn and Pat Summitt of Tennessee, when compiling a list of candidates for the men's basketball position following the firing of Al Skinner on March 30.
"You know what, if you can coach, you can coach," DeFilippo said Wednesday after a press conference that formally introduced Steve Donahue as the head coach. "I'll tell you two names that came to mind at one point were Pat Summitt and Geno Auriemma both. I mean, you talk about great coaches. I thought about both of them."
For more on BC's new coach, visit The BC Blog.
According to the latest NFLPA records, four Patriots have had their base salaries increase for the 2010 season because they’ve reached unspecified incentives. Two rookies saw a boost — tackle Sebastian Vollmer went from $395,000 to $420,000, a bump of $25,000, while cornerback Darius Butler went from $395,000 to $545,000, an increase of $150,000. Two veterans also benefited greatly, as safety Brandon McGowan went from $730,000 to $1,330,000 and defensive lineman Mike Wright moved from $1,200,000 to $2,125,000. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
According to a report released by Forbes magazine, the Yankees are valued at $1.6 billion, the highest value of any team in baseball. The Red Sox were rated as the second-most valued MLB franchise, coming in at $870 million, up four percent from a year ago. The Yankees' value was a seven percent increase from 2009. Following the Red Sox were the Mets, who dropped to $858 million, a six percent decrease, and Dodgers ($727 million). Pittsburgh was last on the list, coming in at $289 million.
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