Veteran umpire Eric Cooper dies at 52
Longtime MLB umpire Eric Cooper has died at the age of 52. Commissioner Rob Manfred issued a statement Sunday to address Cooper's passing after a 21-year career as a major-league umpire. "This is a very sad day across Major League Baseball," Manfred said. "Eric Cooper was a highly respected umpire, a hard worker on the field, and a popular member of our staff. He also served as a key voice of the MLB Umpires Association on important issues in our game."Eric was a consistent presence in the postseason throughout his career, including in this year's division series between the Yankees and the Twins.
Home plate umpiring these last 2 games has been as dreadfully incompetent as NFL officiating most of the season. That last pitch Cole threw was so far off the strike zone that umpire should be downgraded for it. Nationals ace Max Scherzer was a surprise scratch from Game 5 of the World Series .
Two women who raised their shirts and flashed their breasts on Fox Sports’ telecast of Game 5 of the World Series Sunday have been “indefinitely” banned by Major “ During the game, you violated the fan code of conduct by exposing yourself during the seventh inning in order to promote a business .
Major League Baseball has indefinitely banned two women who flashed their chests on television during the seventh inning of Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night.
MLB spokesman Michael Teevan told USA TODAY Sports that the league has "distributed a letter to the individuals in question, and the letter set for an indefinite ban for each."
The league's letter informed the women that they violated the league's code of fan conduct by exposing themselves to "promote a business."
The women, identified as Shagmag founder Julia Rose and company brand executive Lauren Summer, claimed on social media to be promoting breast cancer awareness through the stunt. Bothand shared their ban letters signed by MLB vice president for security and ballpark operations David Thomas over Twitter.
'Have to figure it out ASAP': Astros' Alex Bregman and Gerrit Cole fail to deliver in Game 1 loss
The favorites for the AL MVP and Cy Young awards struggled in Game 1 of the World Series, allowing the Nationals to seize control of the series.There is another trophy they cherish above all, however, one that may slip through their grasp if they cannot reverse what ailed them in Game 1 of the World Series.
Two women sitting behind home plate during Game 5 of the World Series appeared to flash Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole. We will however, show you some reactions! Did you see those 2 women flash their boobs behind home plate Anyone see those women flash the screen 😂 # WorldSeries .
2 smokin' hot models flashed their boobs during last night's World Series game and now MLB has BANNED the women !! The incident -- caught by TV cameras -- went down in the 7th inning of Game 5 of the W.S. between the Nationals and Astros in Washington D.C.
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The women, wearing yellow shirts, were sitting just a few rows from the field behind home plate during an at-bat between Astros ace Gerrit Cole and Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman.
Theto take a 3-2 edge in the best-of-seven World Series.
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