Blast coach Kenny Cooper reacted angrily to a story in yesterday's editions of The Sun, which reported that he had sent his wife and children to Dallas to escape fan criticism.
"I'm embarrassed by it," said Cooper. "I thought I was reading the National Enquirer . . . I want it made quite clear my wife is not in seclusion or hiding. She's on vacation and they'll be back for the playoffs."
Cooper said his wife, Irene, and their four children made their annual trip to Dallas for their traditional family Easter reunion.