Southern Fan wrote:Watch out for Pedro Cerrano
"Pitcher Justin Masterson carried a live chicken onto the field for the team's pregame drills. The bird, supplied by one of the Indians' clubhouse workers from an area farm, spent most of batting practice standing with Cleveland's pitchers in front of the warning track in center field.
The chicken, unfazed by its surroundings, stood calmly on the field while balls hit during batting practice fell nearby. Several curious players came by to observe the chicken, which was picked up by pitchers Cody Allen and Rich Hill and then carried off the field when the drills concluded.
The bird was given to Allen, who was nicknamed "Chicken Al" by pitcher Frank Herrmann in spring training. The chicken has been named "Cody.""
Idoit40fans wrote:When a player of that caliber is retiring, it happens. It happens every couple of years. Most recently it just happened with Chipper Jones last year.
MWB wrote:I'm a Yankees fan and a huge Rivera fan, and I haven't even really noticed much of the coverage. I watched the Red Sox thing and read about the what the Twins gave him, but not really sure what others have done outside of that.
It seems odd to me that people get bothered by such things. If the same type of thing happens with Crosby in 15 years, what will Pens' fans say about those who complain about such ceremonies?
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