Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Don't Get Sick at Chiba Marine Stadium

The Chiba Lotte Marines have been using unqualified medical trainees -- illegally -- to staff the little clinic inside Chiba Marine Stadium that attends to fans who get hit by foul balls, drink too much Sapporo, or whatever.

My favorite part of this story is that it's being reported by The Daily Yomiuri whose parent, The Yomiuri Shimbum, owns Chiba Lotte's NPB rivals, the Yomiuri Giants. The Yankees and the Red Sox may hate each other, but no one on the YES Network tells fans that they're in danger if they go to Fenway. All is fair in the NPB, however.

It seems that Chiba Lotte could have avoided this embarassment if they had simply let their skipper, Bobby Valentine, help them evade detection.