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By Todd Copilevitz and Todd Copilevitz,Dallas Morning News | July 18, 1991
DALLAS -- A bullet may have endangered Steve Palermo's ability to walk again, but the American League umpire said yesterday that he has his "game face on" and is eager to begin intense rehabilitation.Palermo, in his first public statement since he was shot while chasing a robbery suspect, acknowledged that his recovery will require a long effort at the Dallas Rehabilitation Institute."The DRI team and I are working toward one common goal and that's for me to walk again," he said in a written statement.
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By Tracy Ringolsby and Tracy Ringolsby,Dallas Morning News | October 16, 1991
MINNEAPOLIS -- Steve Palermo will be on hand for the World Series, after all.Denied the opportunity to umpire in the Series because of a spinal injury suffered when he was shot while foiling a robbery in Dallas, Palermo said yesterday he has accepted an invitation from commissioner Fay Vincent to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 on Saturday night at the Metrodome.The Minnesota Twins will represent the American League against the winner of the NL playoff between Pittsburgh and Atlanta.
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By Thaai Walker and Thaai Walker,Dallas Morning News | July 8, 1991
DALLAS -- American League umpire Steve Palermo and a former pro football player were shot early yesterday while trying to help two women who were being robbed.Police said the two men were shot near Campisi's Egyptian Restaurant in Dallas. Four men were arrested in connection with the shooting.Palermo, who worked the Texas Rangers-California Angels game Saturday night, was listed in serious condition yesterday at Parkland Memorial Hospital after undergoing surgery for a gunshot wound in the back, said head nurse Pat Deshong.
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By MILTON KENT | February 27, 1995
The timing of Nike's new commercial, which features an HIV-positive marathon runner, placed against last week's disclosure that four-time Olympic gold-medal diver Greg Louganis also is carrying the virus that causes AIDS is, to be sure, coincidental.Nevertheless, the Portland, Ore.-based athletic apparel giant is receiving a great deal of credit -- all deserved -- for venturing onto potentially dicey ground -- attempting to remove some of the stigma attached to the deadly virus by showing an HIV-afflicted person in an everyday light.
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By KANSAS CITY STAR | January 25, 2000
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Thomas, who suffered serious spinal cord injuries in an auto accident Sunday afternoon, was transferred to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami yesterday. Thomas, one of the most feared pass rushers in NFL history, arrived at the hospital about 6: 30 p.m. and underwent examination at the hospital's trauma center. To stabilize the fractures, he had surgery late last night that was expected to last into early morning. The star linebacker has paralyzed legs after a car crash on an icy road in which his friend was killed.
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By Milton Kent and Jim Henneman and Milton Kent and Jim Henneman,Staff Writers | April 29, 1993
Don't expect manager Johnny Oates to do much, if any, lineup juggling in the next few weeks.That's not because the Orioles' hitting has been great through the first 20 games, but rather because hardly anybody on the team is hitting well enough to justify being moved in the order."
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Sun Staff Writer | May 8, 1994
For a guy on the verge of making his first major-league start, pitcher Mike Oquist was a pretty relaxed fellow in the Orioles' clubhouse yesterday, watching television and even getting in some light reading.After his start against the Cleveland Indians was washed away by yesterday's steady rain and resulting postponement, Oquist was philosophical, especially because there are no guarantees that he'll get another chance."Sure, you're disappointed," Oquist said. "It's your first big-league start, and you get rained out. I've got to sit back and wait my turn.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Sun Staff Writer | July 31, 1995
If the early, and very preliminary, returns are any indication, baseball will have to go to the second phase of its speedup plan to have an impact in the American League.The past weekend was the start of what is expected to be a trial run in an effort to pick up the game's pace. But, contrary to some belief, there were no new rules to be enforced.Instead, the commissioner's office issued a set of guidelines intended to quicken the game without undue distractions. They revolve mainly around eliminating 20 seconds between each half-inning, making pitching changes quicker and getting the hitters and pitchers to avoid unnecessary delays.
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May 4, 1996
OPERATION SPEEDUP. No kidding fans, that's what baseball moguls proclaimed last July as the National Game deteriorated into the National Boredom."Fewer runs, better pitching and more emphasis on defense," that's what long-suffering spectators were promised.The result? Let us quote Orioles pitcher Mike Mussina: "Smaller strike zone, smaller ball parks, bad pitching, bigger hitters, loaded baseballs, corked bats and higher-altitude cities. . . Does that about cover it?"Indeed it does. Operation Speedup has turned into Operation Slo-o-o-w down.
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