In a baffling move, the Los Angeles Dodgers traded away Clayton Kershaw’s personal catcher, A.J. Ellis (as well as a pitching prospect and player to be named later), in exchange for Carlos Ruiz of the Philadelphia Phillies.
I can think of only two reasons why Michael Young and Carlos Ruiz are still Phillies today: Either Ruben Amaro didn't realize yesterday was the trade deadline, or his afternoon nap was poorly timed.
That's the word out of the MLB office this afternoon, according to a statement issued a few minutes ago. There's no indication what type of banned stimulant Chooch took, or when the test was taken. Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly just reported that it has to be a second positive test to merit a suspension, though there's…
Carlos Ruiz, the Philadelphia Union's prized free-agent pickup muffed a free kick last night, right in front of the Sons of Ben fan club seating area. Then, it bounced back out to Ruiz's left foot about 25 yards from goal. And then, a young franchise got an early "Goal of the Year" nominee.
Your morning roundup for April 10, the day a Virginia elementary school principal assures you the fourth-grade teacher didn't really put black and mixed-race students up for sale.
Poor Carlos Ruiz. Sure, the squatty Phillies catcher has been an offensive liability all season, but he was one of the only players to get an actual hit yesterday without the aid of shoddy Brewers' defense. Still, the man affectionately known as "CHOOCH" by his teammates was the victim of an unfortunate typo on…