Yeah, that’s the ticket! Oh wait, it’s actually not the ticket, and that’s the problem:
Comic Jon Lovitz and others are being sued by the Los Angeles Dodgers
over claims they failed to pay nearly $100,000 for season tickets for
the 2010 baseball season. Delaware-based Dodger Tickets LLC filed the breach-of-contract
lawsuit Monday in Los Angeles.
The lawsuit claims Lovitz and 100 other individuals entered into a
written agreement in March 2008 to buy three dugout club seats for all
baseball games played at Dodger Stadium in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
I’m sure he intended to buy the tickets, but that the person he had mailing the check — um, Morgan Fairchild, yeah! — forgot to send it.
According to the article Lovitz could not be reached for comment. I’m assuming, however, that if he was reached he’d say “it STINKS!”
Perhaps there are a few who still miss the slope of Tal’s Hill rising from center field, but George Springer isn’t one of them. He lassoed a 403-foot fly ball from Todd Frazier in the seventh inning of Game 6, reaching nearly to the top of the wall to prevent the Yankees from gaining on the Astros’ 3-0 lead.
According to Statcast, a fly ball with an exit velocity of 103.6 MPH and a launch angle of 29 degrees lands for a home run 72% of the time. That wasn’t going to fly with the Astros, who were facing runners on first and second with one out and saw Justin Verlander‘s pitch count rapidly approaching 100.
It wasn’t long before the Yankees tried for another home run, however, and this one sailed far above the heads of all of the Astros’ outfielders. Aaron Judge lofted a 425-foot shot to left field in the eighth inning, destroying a first-pitch fastball from Brad Peacock and finally getting New York on the board.
The Yankees currently trail the Astros 4-1 in the bottom of the eighth.