Most everywhere Lou Billittier turns these days, the Buffalo restaurateur is reminded of the NHL lockout, and its impact on his blue-collar, sports-mad town where Dominik Hasek became a star and the French Connection is still revered.
From south Florida to Vancouver, Montreal to Anaheim, a wide array of businesses located in the NHL's 30 markets have taken a significant hit because of the lockout, which is now in its fourth month and has wiped away 625 games.
Eric Wedge decided to stick with the roles that are already being established in Seattle's bullpen.
Giants general manager Brian Sabean and the World Series champions have reached out to the representatives for first baseman Aubrey Huff and infielder Juan Uribe about bringing them back in 2011.
BALTIMORE — Felipe Lopez stood just outside the batter's box, a look of disgust on his face as he started jawing at plate umpire Bill Miller, who had just called a strike on a pitch below his knees.