Christian Lopez’s latest haul: a World Series ring

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I’m struck by the notion that this kid should only get 15 minutes of fame. I’m also struck by the notion that I’ve probably written more about him than anyone, so if he’s overstaying his welcome in the public eye, it’s more my fault than his.  Eh, I can live with that. I’ve grown fond of the fella. I don’t know why. I kind of want to give him a hug.

Anyway: the latest haul in his post-Jeter odyssey: a World Series ring from 2009.  No, it wasn’t Jeter’s. Or even Jose Molina’s. It was from Mitchell Modell, CEO of Modell’s Sporting Goods, who got the ring because Modell’s sponsors the Yankees.  I’m assuming there are no tax implications here, seeing as though this has to be a gift.

In other news, you get a World Series ring for sponsoring the team that won the World Series.

World Series Umpires Announced

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Major League Baseball just announced the umpires for the World Series.

The crew chief will be Gerry Davis. Davis was worked 136 career Postseason games, which are the most of any umpire in Major League Baseball history. This is his sixth World Series overall and third time as crew chief.

Joining Davis will be Phil Cuzzi, Laz Diaz, Dan Iassogna, Bill Miller, Paul Nauert and Mark Wegner. Wegner will serve as the replay official for Games One and Two, after which he will join the on-field crew as the left field umpire for Game Three. Cuzzi will be the Replay Official from Game Three through the conclusion of the World Series. Cuzzi will not be a field umpire for any of the games.

The breakdown: