From Comcast SportsNet Thursday, August 4, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP)Former Major League Baseball all-star Doug DeCinces hassettled insider trading charges with federal regulators over 1.7 million inillegal trades.The Securities and Exchange Commission says DeCinces received an insider tipin late 2008 that Advanced Medical Optics would be acquired by AbbottLaboratories Inc. The SEC says he bought shares of Advanced Medical Opticsthrough brokerage accounts while his source updated him on the deals progress. He shared the information with three associates who also made illegal trades,the SEC says. DeCinces agreed to pay 2.5 million to settle the case without admitting ordenying guilt. The three associates also settled.DeCinces is a former third-baseman who played 15 seasons for the Baltimore Orioles, the California Angels, and the St. Louis Cardinals.
A Red Sox pitcher was ejected after a foul ball on Sunday afternoon, and a dangerous one.
Reliever Matt Barnes threw behind the Orioles’ Manny Machado in the bottom of the eighth inning at Camden Yards in a bad place — way too close to the head.
The pitch was an assumed attempt at retribution after Machado spiked Dustin Pedroia with a slide on Friday, and it got Barnes ejected.
Oddly enough, it was a foul ball. Machado was holding his bat with just his right hand as he moved his head out of the way, in the direction of first base.
The ball hit the bat and then bounced off Machado’s back in as strange a sequence as you’ll find.
As everything was sorted out, Machado and Pedroia were shown on the telecast talking to each other. Machado pointed toward his own head, indicating his displeasure at where the pitch was located.
“Hey," Pedroia said, before he whistled to get Machado's attention.
“It’s not me," Pedroia said in an exchange caught on camera. "If it was me, we would have hit you the first day. Now, it’s not me"
Joe Kelly came on and gave up a first-pitch double to Machado on a hanging breaking ball that was drilled to center.