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June 2010 Archives

Giants Rookie Chad Jones Injured in Car Crash

New York Giants rookie Chad Jones is in critical condition after a car crash injury in New Orleans

The SUV Chad Jones was driving hit a pole and the 21-year-old player was taken to the hospital for surgery after the car crash injury, the Associated Press reports.

NY Mets Pitcher Santana Faces Battery Allegations, No Charges

The sexual battery case involving New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana is closed and no charges were filed.

A woman accused Johan Santana of raping her but the state's attorney office declined to prosecute the sexual battery case, the Associated Press reports. Apparently, there was a lack of evidence. In addition, the alleged victim's statement is not consistent with other witnesses, according to officials.

Pirates Fire Mascot for Criticizing Contract Extensions

The Pittsburgh Pirates have fired one of their "Racing Pierogi," a takeoff of the Milwaukee Brewers' racing sausages. The Pirates fired Pierogi racer Andrew Kurtz after he criticized the contract extensions of general manager Neal Huntington and manager John Russell on his Facebook page

"Coonelly extended the contracts of Russell and Huntington through the 2011 season. That means a 19-straight losing streak. Way to go Pirates."

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Dan Millar, the Pirates' mascot coordinator quickly called Kurtz regarding the post, "He called as the game was going on...I told him I didn't mean anything by it, and he was like, 'Well, why'd you put it up?' I said, it was just an opinion. But he took it negative and talked to his boss. And then they wanted me to turn my uniform in."