Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia elected to playFriday nights game at U.S. Cellular Field under protest.Scioscia made the request with crew chief Dana DeMuth afterPaul Konerko grounded into a bases-loaded fielders choice in the bottom of thefirst inning. On the play, third baseman Alberto Callaspo retrieved thegrounder and threw home to record the first out. But Scioscia argued Konerkointerfered with catcher Chris Ianettas throw to first base by running inside thebase line within the last 45 feet of the base. Konerko reached safely to reloadthe bases.Scioscia argued with umpires for several minutes before theyruled Konerko safe. He continued to argue after the ruling and umpiresreconvened before they elected to stay with their initial ruling.White Sox outfielder Alex Rios followed a five-minute delaywith an RBI single to left to tie the game at 1. On the play, Adam Dunn wasthrown out at the plate for the second out of the inning.Catcher A.J. Pierzynski followed Rios hit with a three-runhome run off Zack Greinke to give the White Sox a 4-1 lead.
Sources have confirmed that kids really do say the darndest things.
In a spring training game Sunday afternoon, 6-year-old Brody Chernoff, son of Indians general manager Mike Chernoff, spilled the beans on his dad's prospective moves. Goated by announcer Todd Hamilton, Brody said that his dad was trying to keep Lindor in Cleveland for seven more years.
On one hand, Brody's honesty rivals a young Abraham Lincoln. Not even Adrian Wojnarowski could cultivate a source so honest and to the point. On the other, his dad probably is a little shocked that contract offer leaks are coming from his own family.
Either way, though, hearing that Lindor may be in Cleveland for a while is bad news for the White Sox. The 23-year-old stud shortstop has hit over .300 in his first two big-league seasons. So definitely not someone you want to have in your division for years to come. Oh, plus he's absolutely nasty with the leather.
Cubs fans know all about Lindor's talents, too. The shortstop hit .296 in his first World Series and was almost a key reason the Indians captured the crown. Almost!
Watch the hilarious exchange in the video above.