Former Major League Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent said he’d be surprised if the sport turned to an outsider such as Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Officer Robert Iger to replace the retiring Bud Selig.
Texas Rangers All-Star first baseman Prince Fielder is scheduled to have season-ending surgery on a herniated disc in his neck, a blow to a team that won at least 90 games each of the past four Major League Baseball seasons.
Let’s dispense with the regular stuff today. It’s Friday, it’s finally May, and everyone’s in a good mood (unless you’re in Slovyansk). Yes, the drug companies are still rutting like caribou, the economy is looking a lot better, and the jobs report at 8:30 a.m. is forecast to be coming in fat. We’re expecting Berkshire Hathaway’s results today, too, but after this week of earnings and all this rain, you’re all beat. We know. We’ll pick up again on Monday.
Nelson Cruz hit a postseason record sixth home run and Michael Young drove in five as the Texas Rangers defeated the Detroit Tigers 15-5 to win their second consecutive American League pennant and a spot in the World Series.