Baseball Notes: Two plead guilty in 2011 Dodger Stadium beating
They were immediately sentenced by an angry judge who called them cowards and the sort of people that sports fans fear when they go to games.
"You are the biggest nightmare for people who attend public events," said Superior Court Judge George Lomeli as he faced Louis Sanchez and Marvin Norwood across a courtroom crowded with media and members of Stow's family who wept and denounced the two men.
Sanchez, 31, acknowledging he kicked and punched Stow, pleaded guilty to one count of mayhem that disabled and disfigured the victim. He was sentenced to eight years in prison with credit for 1,086 days.
But federal authorities said it would not be so fast. They have charged both men with weapons possession charges that could send them to federal prison for an additional 10 years.
Reds, Bailey have deal
Homer Bailey agreed to a six-year, $105 million contract that makes him a cornerstone of the Reds' formidable rotation. It's the latest big-money deal in Cincinnati, which has committed a lot of money to a core of players over the next few years.
Stanton not happy
The Marlins' full squad took the practice field for the first time Thursday, and Giancarlo Stanton renewed a too-familiar ritual, greeting the numerous newcomers and trying to put names with faces.
He's tired of it.
"I don't want to come in and always feel like everyone needs name tags, you know?" he said.
The precocious slugger said the situation must change before he'll consider a long-term offer from the Marlins.