President Donald Trump recently banned the Philadelphia Eagles from the White House. He appeared close to doing the same to the New England Patriots in 2017.
Trump reportedly felt snubbed when he learned Tom Brady would not be with the team during their visit to the White House after Super Bowl LI.
But before OT can put a jersey into production, the finalized design has to be approved by Minor League Baseball. The guy in charge of that is Andy Shultz, MiLB’s assistant director of baseball business operations, who’s on pace to review and, he hopes, approve more than 700 specialty jersey designs from MiLB’s 160 teams this season.
Police had found two large clear glass jars containing 99.9 grams of marijuana in Ward’s apartment while responding to an intrusion alarm. Possession of marijuana over 20 grams is considered a felony in Florida. The paraphernalia charge was a misdemeanor.
Ward’s girlfriend, Ciera Woody, originally told police that it was medicinal marijuana.
Ward, a three-time Pro Bowler, is currently a free agent. He was released by the Denver Broncos in September 2017 and signed with the Bucs on a one-year deal worth $5 million.
Fortunately, I don’t screw it up (that’s Smorol on the right side of the frame, with Jack standing next to him):
Oh, and then they decide to have a baseball game. The Chiefs Devices go on to lose, 5-3, to the Toledo Mud Hens (the perfect minor league team name, because it sounds like they’re always doing a wacky theme night), but nobody seems to mind too much. The between-innings activities are a hoot, especially the bit where fans have to smash water balloons with Brannock Devices. Smorol and his staff seem happy, Follett and the Brannock people seem happy, and everything feels like a win, even though the team lost. That’s the minor leagues.
The next morning, I’m at the Syracuse airport so I can fly home. Inside my bag is a souvenir Brannock Device that I received during the game. As my bag goes through the security scanner, the TSA screener squints at her monitor and says, Is that a foot-measurer you have in there?