- Jackson man to cast electoral vote for Trump; others trying to dissuade him (11/29/16)51
- Man killed by vehicle had been charged with domestic assault (11/30/16)
- Hotel chain president: City should regulate short-term lodging (11/27/16)16
- Former Cape council member dies, remembered as 'wonderful public servant' (11/29/16)1
- Woman accused in three robberies disguised herself as man (11/29/16)5
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)24
- Officers: Delta man dies during domestic dispute (11/28/16)1
- Business notebook: New store shows faith in Scott City district (11/28/16)
- Missouri chamber to honor Cape's John Mehner (11/30/16)6
- Men who pulled father, son from burning car near Naylor honored by highway patrol (12/1/16)
Man can't catch homerun baseballs
NEW YORK -- Rob Marchese bobbled away a home run ball and prayed for another opportunity to catch one. It came an inning later -- and he blew that one, too.
Marchese, a 41-year-old businessman from Queens, was sitting in a folding chair in the first row of the right-field stands at Yankee Stadium during New York's 7-2 win over Cleveland on Thursday night when he stood up and muffed Alex Rodriguez's first-inning two-run homer.
He then fumbled away Jason Giambi's solo shot in the second, which bounced out of right fielder Casey Blake's glove, off Marchese, and back onto the field. Blake then flipped the ball back into the stands, but over Marchese's head.
"The first one, I was zoned in," Marchese said while talking to friends on his cell phone. "I had it locked. But the speed was faster than I thought.
"It hit me right on the wrist," he said, showing his bruise.
On Giambi's homer, Marchese's right pinky finger was cut by Blake's glove as Marchese reached for the ball.
"The next time, I'll bring my glove," he said.