Why would Sporting News run such an item?
Originally Posted by Bill Burgess
The reality has to be that this was done at the family's request, but the information as presented here - "the fact is that Sporting News ran a blurb, asking people not to show up" - makes me infer that Sporting News did it on their own, for whatever reason.
This is home now - Citi Field, capacity 41,800 - and every seat in this ballpark seemingly filled, some standees as well, anticipating a piece of history as delivered by Mike Pelfrey, the 25-year-old from Wichita, Kansas. Into a windup, his first pitch in the history of Citi Field, a fastball for a called strike to Jody Gerut. Gerut off to a .214 start with no homers and one RBI. - Howie Rose calls the very first pitch thrown at Citi Field, April 13, 2009