Thursday, July 19, 2007

Best Wishes, Roger

Hiroki Homma of the Fuji Evening News gets his ticket pulled for asking Roger Clemens for an autograph.

For those scoring at home, if you're a reporter and you respectfully request an autograph, you lose your credentials. Threaten to punch out a sexagenarian broadcaster while in the press box or constantly bait players into confrontations, however, hey, no biggie.

Yes, rules are rules, and reporters asking ballplayers for autographs is pretty bush league, but this whole situation seems like it should have resulted in a warning rather than the beat reporter's version of the death penalty.

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