Brian Cashman held at gunpoint by Connecticut police

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Yankees GM Brian Cashman was pulled over and held at gunpoint by police in Darien, Connecticut. NBC New York has the body cam footage.

Cashman’s Jeep Wrangler was stolen on August 3 and later recovered. However, it was still listed as stolen in the New York police database. Additionally, a man who looked like Cashman and drove a similar vehicle had wielded a gun in a doctor’s office earlier that day in Connecticut.

Thankfully for Cashman, the issue quickly deescalated. The police officer recognized Cashman and apologized “for the embarrassment.”

Per Dennis Young of the New York Daily News, Cashman said, “I have high respect for all law enforcement. They do an amazing job whether you’re in Connecticut and New York City — and sometimes unique circumstances can occur.” He added, “Ultimately, if I was a Darien resident, I’d feel good about being protected. If you are stopped, just do what you are told. It will all work out. Let them complete the job they are doing. It’s about public safety.”

Rays moving spring camp due to damage caused by hurricane

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Rays are relocating their spring base for 2023 due to extensive damage to team training facilities caused by Hurricane Ian.

The Rays have trained since 2009 in Port Charlotte, Florida, about 90 minutes south of St. Petersburg, and intend to explore several options before making a decision on where to hold spring training and play Grapefruit League games when camp opens.

The team and Charlotte County released a joint statement Thursday, saying damage to Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte can’t be repaired in time to host games this winter.

“Charlotte County supports the Rays efforts to secure alternative accommodations for 2023 spring training,” the statement said.

“We are all disappointed for the residents of Charlotte County and the fans there. The community is in the thoughts and hearts of the Rays, and the team will continue to support recovery efforts,” the statement added. “The Rays and Charlotte County intend to develop a restoration plan for Charlotte Sports Park in the coming weeks.”