Thursday’s Battery


Some news and notes from around the league.

Robert Seamens, a Rockies fan from Pueblo, fell off a staircase while sliding down a handrail at Coors Field Tuesday. He died Thursday of fatal head injuries sustained during the fall. The Rockies released a statement, noting the thoughts and prayers of the team were with the family.

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey broke his leg on a play at the plate in last night’s loss against the Florida Marlins. Outfielder Scott Cousins crashed into Posey in extra innings last night, breaking a bone in Posey’s lower leg. Posey will likely be out for the rest of the season.

On a brighter note, former Giants outfielder Barry Bonds, who’s in the midst of a steroids issue and PR crisis, has offered to completely pay for the college education of both of Brian Stow’s children. Brian Stow is the Giants fan assaulted outside Dodger Stadium on Opening Day. Stow is still recovering from brain damage in a San Francisco hospital, and the ringleader of the assaulters is in LAPD custody.

The New York Mets have sold a minority stake of their team to David Einhorn, president of Greenlight Capital, inc., for $200 million dollars. Einhorn said that owning the Mets was a childhood dream. The Mets are in debt to the tune of nearly $500 million dollars.