A man who was left blind in one eye — at least temporarily — and may ultimately lose the eye after a foul ball struck him in the face at Wrigley Field this summer has filed a lawsuit against the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball, alleging that they have failed to install enough safety netting to protect him and other fans.
At a Monday news conference 60-year-old John “Jay” Loos said he has undergone three surgeries to repair his severely damaged left eye and the five bones in his face shattered by the foul ball that struck him as he sat down the first-base line during a game between the Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Aug. 29.
One more: In Game 4 of the other ALDS, Astros DH Carlos Beltran doubled off Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel to drive in a crucial insurance run in the ninth inning. Kimbrel is one of the best relievers ever, but at that moment he was probably compromised. Beltran hit Kimbrel’s 38th pitch of the game, his 23rd of that inning, and his eighth of that at-bat. The wear of the previous 37 seemed to show: Kimbrel’s first five fastballs of the night were 99, 101, 101, 100 and 100; his final five were 98, 97, 98, 97, 98. Still hard to hit!
Adrian Peterson, RB, Arizona Cardinals (47.5 percent): Peterson, traded to the Cardinals on Tuesday, gets the chance to show one more time whether he still has the goods to be a starting running back in this league. The opportunity is there, as Arizona’s run game has been a none factor since David Johnson’s injury. While Peterson has minimal passing game impact, he seems likely to get 12-15 carries per game right away. In a non-PPR league, especially one with 12 or more teams, he’s an add for an owner with limited options. Is there upside? Much of the recent empirical evidence says no (since the start of last season, he has 153 yards on 64 carries, 2.39 yards per carry), but this presents a chance for AD to get on track.