Friday, April 29, 2011
Cubs offer incentives to combat low attendance
Is the attendance at Wrigley Field that dismal? Apparently so, as the Chicago Cubs are offering a few incentives to lure more fans to the bleacher section.
The team announced a weekday promotion that will start for the May 10 game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Select beer will only cost 3, and starting May 11, hot dogs will cost just 1 every Wednesday. Beginning May 30, bleacher-goers will receive a T-shirt for Monday games.
The promotions are limited to fans with bleacher tickets. (Chicago Tribune)
Hinrich 'doubtful' for Hawks-Bulls series
Citing a "significant" right hamstring strain, Hawks guard Kirk Hinrich has benn listed as doubtful for Atlanta's second-round playoff series against Chicago. An MRI exam revealed the strain.
Hinrich was injured late in the fourth quarter of Thursday's victory over the Orlando Magic, which clinched the East quarterfinal series for Atlanta.
The injury could prevent Hinrich from playing in much of the Eastern Conference semifinal matchup against the Bulls. (The Sports Network)
Psychic sports writer?
You would think correctly picking the most selections of the NLF draft would equate you to a psychic, or just really smart.
The Dallas Morning News' football writer is definitely that smart.
Rick Gosselin nailed 14 of the 32 picks (including eight of the first nine selections) in Thursday's first round of the NFL draft. His mock draft bested that of all of his sports writing peers. (Chicago Breaking Sports)
Daley makes wager on Bulls-Hawks series
Chicago Mayer Richard Daley is willing to wager some of Chicago's landmark food items. Daley is betting Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Chicago's famous pizza, hot dogs, and ribs that the Bulls will beat the Hawks in the upcoming Eastern Conference semifinals.
Daley's package also includes cupcakes, Italian beef and a three-foot-long sub sandwich. (AP)
Beckham's wardrobe malfunction?
The Beckhams attended the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Princess Catherine at Westminster Abbey. The wedding went off without a hitch, but that wasn't the same story for David's outfit.
He wore his Order of the British Empire medal on the wrong lapel.
A news critic said "perhaps David set a historic trend today." (Off the Bench)
Yankees donate 500,000 for tornado relief
The New York Yankees have donated 500,000 to the relief efforts for the destructive tornadoes that struck the South. Sending 250,000 to the American Red Cross and 250,000 to the Salvation Army, Yankees general partner Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal said that the team wanted to help rebuild the communities that were devastated by this week's deadly storms.
Yankees relief pitcher David Robertson grew up in one of the hardest-hit areas, Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP)