The Red Man has been released from prison

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Well, he’s really a “Red Boy” and it was less prison than juvie:

A
costumed Phillies fan who ran onto the field and briefly eluded
security guards during a game at Citizens Bank Park has been released
from juvenile detention.

The parents of 17-year-old Sean Hagan of Philadelphia picked him up Tuesday afternoon.  Gary and Barbara Hagan apologized for their son’s actions. They say he will be punished for putting himself and players at risk.

The only thing worse than getting taken down by Matt Diaz — a guy who can’t hit anything lately — is having your mom and dad do your public apology.

But that’s not the best part. The best part is that he was still wearing the spandex outfit when his folks bailed him out.  They wouldn’t even bring a change of clothes for him, probably because they rightfully believe he needed a good shaming.

Not sure how spandex body suits play inside the joint, however. Even juvie hall.

Yankees sign Adam Lind to a minor league deal. Again.

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The Yankees signed Adam Lind to a minor league deal this past offseason. Then they released him during spring training. Now they have signed him to another minor league deal. He’ll report to extended spring training where he’ll now try not to get extended released.

Lind is a platoon guy with little defensive value, but he hit .303/.362/.513 with 14 home runs and 59 RBI in 301 plate appearances for the Nationals last season, serving as a pinch-hitter and backup first baseman and outfielder. The injury to Greg Bird and the impending suspension of Tyler Austin — he’s currently on appeal — will likely give him at least some opportunity to show that he’s still a big leaguer.

Which, yeah, he probably still is. Or at least would be if teams didn’t have 13 and 14-man pitching staffs and actually had room for a couple of bench position players. Such is not the current game of baseball, however.