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Brett Gardner receives a protective order against a fan

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Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner was awarded a protective order by a New York court yesterday.

Gardener had filed the request for the order last week against a woman named Gina Devasahayam, allegeing that she has “harassed and menaced” him and his family. Gardner also told the court that Devasahayam believes they have a personal relationship, but claimed in filings that they have never met in person. Devashayam claimed to the media that they had interacted on social media. In granting the request today the judge cited “the possibility of injury” and said she “could be a danger to Gardner and his family.” The judge gave Devashayam until later this week to present evidence that mitigates in favor of altering the protection order.

Gardner is entering his 13th season with the Yankees. This past offseason he signed a one-year, $12.5 million contract with an option for 2021.

Joey Gallo turns his apartment into a batting cage

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While everything going on these days — the illnesses, the stress on the medical system, the stay-at-home-orders, the loss of mobility and the loss of work — hits poor and working people harder than it does well-paid professional athletes, the jocks have their own set of challenges too.

For example, Dallas, like almost everyplace else, is under stay-at-home order in response to the pandemic. That means that Texas Rangers slugger Joey Gallo can’t go to Globe Life Field and take his hacks in the batting cage as usual. So what’s a guy in his position to do?

Why, set up a cage in his de-luxe apartment in the sky:

Given how hard Gallo hits the ball, I’m sort of freaking out watching this, worrying that one bad bit of partial contact is going to shatter his windows. But I guess that’s a Joey Gallo problem.