You may know Bono. He's one of the biggest rock stars in the world, and the lead singer of one of the biggest bands in rock and roll, U2. As he has matured both a musician and a legend, the music industry has bowed to him and his sunglasses wearing ways. Starting this season, so will the Florida Marlins.
It was reported today that the Marlins had to adjust their schedule to play a three game home stand against the Mariners in Seattle, instead of Southern Florida. The club's home series directly conflicted with a U2 concert which had been scheduled to take place on June 29. Sun Life Stadium, realizing that Bono had a much better chance of selling out the stadium than the Marlins, gave the ball club the boot. As a result, Florida will only play 78 games in their home stadium in 2011.
Adam Kennedy Arrested
Former Nationals utility infielder Adam Kennedy was arrested Wednesday for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The 34-year-old was pulled over last night in Orange County, California.
"I want to let you know this is not the typical character of me,'' Kennedy told the Seattle Times. "It's something I'm really ashamed of, and not proud to bring to the Seattle Mariners, especially not having put on the uniform. It's my first legal trouble -- something I'm definitely not looking to ever do again.''
Kennedy hit .249/.327/.327 last year with three home runs and 14 stolen bases. His playing time dropped off significantly when Danny Espinosa was called up last September.
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