Weekend Digest: LOLawsuit; Ortiz's "free pass"; Yanks' Tanaka injured

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

MLB news from the past week.

Sleeping fan at Yankees/Red Sox game sues for $10 million

During ESPN's Sunday night game April 13 between the Yankees and Red Sox, one guy was caught napping and became the subject of focus for Dan Shulman and John Kruk. Apparently, what they said about him was so absurdly evil that it prompted this sleeping fan to file a lawsuit against Shulman, Kruk, the Yankees and MLB. Truthfully, it was no worse than any other commentary focusing on fans.

Judge for yourself, but there is no number of facepalms that could equate to such a titanic level of fail.

Jury finds Dodgers to be negligent in Bryan Stow case

Three years after a brutal attack left him with lifelong trauma, Bryan Stow and his family received some solace on Wednesday when the Dodgers were found to be negligent in providing adequate security the night he was attacked. The jury determined Stow suffered $18 million in damages; the Dodgers are to pay $13.9 million of that.

David Ortiz angry at "free pass" comment

Monday night, MLB Network discussed comments John Lackey and Buck Showalter made regarding Nelson Cruz and his 50-game suspension last year and at one point, David Ortiz's name came up as someone who received a "free pass" in the Biogenesis investigation. Ortiz saw the segment and stated his expletive-strewn case.

He [the MLB Network host] wants to make it sound like I got a free pass because nobody can point fingers at me directly. But the reason why I got that fake [expletive] free pass that he's saying is because they pointed fingers at me with no proof.

"It's easier to do it that way than having something that they can say, 'Yes, you did this, you did that.' My [expletive], I call straight-up bull. Let me tell you. You don't get no free pass here, especially a guy like me. I don't get no free pass. That free-pass B.S. that they want to talk about over there, they can shove it up their [expletive].

Masahiro Tanaka has partial UCL tear, apologizes to fans

Before anyone says "There goes another one!", three Yankees doctors all suggested rehab for Tanaka, who apologized to Yankee fans for being out of action for at least six weeks. This is yet another blow to the Yankees pitching staff, which also lost Sabathia, Nova, and Pineda to injury. To shore up the rotation, the Yankees traded for A's lefty Jeff Francis in addition to acquiring Brandon McCarthy from Arizona last week.

Billy Hamilton is a ninja

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