2 sons of former MLB pitchers awarded $3.24 million for 2019 attack at Concrete Cowboy Bar, lawyer says
HOUSTON – Two sons of former Major League Baseball pitchers Roger Clemens and Mike Capel were awarded $3.24 million for a 2019 attack at the Concrete Cowboy Bar on Washington Avenue. According to Sorrels, Kacy Clemens and Conner Capel were partying at a New Year’s Eve celebration on December 31, 2018, at Concrete Cowboy. Shortly after midnight, Conner Capel and a bouncer got into an altercation and the bouncer put Capel in a chokehold. Conner Capel suffered a skull fracture above his left eye requiring internal and external wound repair. Once outside the bar, Kacy Clemens was thrown to the ground landing on his right elbow, also his throwing elbow, according to his legal representative.
Fans watch first in-person baseball game amid COVID-19 pandemic in Sugar Land
SUGAR LAND Its been so long since friends Caden Leftwich and Zach Rapp got to attend a baseball game in-person. It doesnt matter that we have to wear a mask, we just want to watch the game, said Rapp. Im excited because I havent been in so long, said Julia Bevilacqua, there to watch her uncle Ford Proctor play. Its pretty exciting, Im glad baseball is back and that theyre doing it. One of the exciting elements of the Constellation Energy League is that many of the players are from Minor League Baseball, which was canceled this season amid COVID-19 concerns.
Ex-Cypress Ranch star J.J. Goss stays ready with Minor League Baseball cancellation
HOUSTON With the cancellation of Minor League Baseball, thousands of players are in a holding pattern. One of those players is J.J. Goss, a 2019 Tampa Bay Rays second-round pick out of Cypress Ranch High School. I just make sure I stay in shape and throw the baseball a lot, said Goss. Thats baseball, and thats life.The Rays check in with Goss and other prospects once a week and keep him on a regimented throwing program and workout plan. Goss, a 19-year-old pitcher, is ranked as the 12th best prospect in the Rays system.
Baseball's minor leagues cancel 2020 seasons
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Baseball's minor leagues canceled their seasons on Tuesday after Major League Baseball decided not to provide any players to its affiliated teams amid the coronavirus pandemic. The National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, the minor league governing body, made the long-expected announcement. The Professional Baseball Agreement between the majors and the minors expires after this season, and MLB has proposed reducing the minimum affiliates from 160 to 120. MLB already had told clubs to retain expanded 60-player pools, of which 30 players can be active during the first two weeks of the season starting in late July. These are unprecedented times for our country and our organization as this is the first time in our history that weve had a summer without minor league baseball played, National Association president Pat OConner.
Baseball player says his life 'turned to ash'
CHATHAM, Va. - Minor League Baseball player Blake Bivens wrote a heartfelt message to his wife, son and mother-in-law, who were found dead in a home in Virginia. The bodies of Joan Denise Jefferson Bernard, 62, Emily Bernard Bivens, 25, and Cullen Micah Bivens, 14 months, were discovered Tuesday morning. Matthew Thomas Bernard, the brother of Bivens' wife, has been arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree murder, authorities said. Bivens spoke out about the loss in an Instagram post Thursday. To his mother-in-law, Bivens expressed gratitude for the love she had for her family and the woman she raised.