A pair of fans ran onto the field during Sunday’s Cardinals vs Cubs game at Busch Stadium. The pair evaded security for a good while with one of the two actually leaping back into the stands on the opposite side of the field from which he entered. This video features the fan who leaps back into the stands. Warning: Some profanity.
UPDATED: Highest quality video yet, includes the arrest of the guy and a reverse angle of the girl jumping into the stands.
The Chicago Cubs have traded Kosuke Fukudome to the Cleveland Indians for outfielder Abner Abreu and right handed pitcher Carlton Smith. The 21 year old Abreu is in his second season for the High-A Kinston Indians. He is currently batting .244 with 16 Doubles, 5 Triples, 12 Home Runs, 35 RBI’s, and has stolen 19 bases on the year. The biggest knock on Abreu at the plate is that he strikes out a ton. He’s K’d 102 times in 336 at-bats this year while drawing just 22 walks. Abreu hit .252 in his first season at High-A in 2010 after a career year in which he hit .305 for the Low-A Lake County Captains in 2009. Smith is a 25 year old relief pitcher who has put up average at-best numbers for the last two years at Triple-A Columbus. The 6-2 right hander is currently 2-3 with a 4.50ERA and 2 saves in 34 appearances out of the Clippers bullpen. He’s struck out 46 batters in 46 innings, and opposing hitters are batting .259 against him. Smith has been working his way through the Indians organization since 2004 when he was a 21st round pick out of Okaloosa Walton junior college in Florida. In 2010 in 48 innings for Columbus, Smith went 1-5 with a 6.38ERA and allowed a .325 batting average to opposing hitters.
Great story for the baseball history buff. Former Chicago Cubs outfielder Bob Will talks about playing six seasons for the Cubs in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. Will talks about his battle through the minor leagues, his successes at Wrigley Field, his career as a banker, and his love for baseball that remains as he enters his eighties.
Chicago Cubs Dominican Summer League pitcher Yomar Morel and Houston Astros DSL pitcher Manuel Sanchez were each suspended 50 Games for violations of the Minor League Baseball Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Morel was 3-3 with a 2.08ERA and 28 strikeouts in 26.2 innings. Opposing batters were hitting just .151 against the right hander. Sanchez was 4-0 with a 2.55 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 24.2 innings.