By John Ekdahl
A Milwaukee Brewers fan was tossed out of Miller Park by security Wednesday night after she edited her Ryan Braun t-shirt to spell out the word “fraud”.
Karen Eidem, 37, of Pewaukee, said she papered over the letters “B” and “N” in Braun’s name with the letters “F” and “D” on the back of her Brewers shirt after the slugger accepted a season-ending, 65-game suspension after admitting to violating baseball’s rules on performance-enhancing drugs.
“A lot of fans complimented me on the jersey,” Eidem told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. “It was all meant in good fun. It wasn’t meant to be derogatory.”
Eidem said security tapped her on the shoulder while she was standing with friends at the ballpark Wednesday night. She said she was told her the modified shirt violated the fan code of conduct, and that she would have to change the shirt or leave the ballpark. Eidem turned the shirt inside out and stayed for the game.
The Brewers issued a statement after learning of the indecent (available at the link) saying she should not have been ushered out of the stadium and that the code only covered offensive language, which did not apply here. I assume the Brewers will at least be offering her complimentary tickets. At 18 games under .500, I can’t imagine Brewers tickets are in very high demand.
Alfonso Soriano returned to where his career began after being traded from the Cubs to the Yankees. Vernon Wells agreed to give up the number 12, so Soriano could keep the number he had worn for the Cubs as well as the Yankees before he was traded to the Rangers. Soriano initially donned the number 33 in 2001 for the Yankees.
An American solider in full uniform pulled off a pretty ridiculous windmill dunk at the USA Basketball intrasquad scrimmage in Las Vegas.
The website Bucky’s 5th Quarter seems to think new Wisconsin football uniform features will be revealed in NCAA Football 14. Check out the Oregon Ducks 2013 uniform color guide here and because I’m a giver, you New England peeps shouldn’t miss the Patriots cheerleaders’ swimsuit calendar launch party next month.