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By Matt McCoy
Monday night's Cleveland Indians 7-3 win over Oakland featured one of the longest home runs in Progressive Field history. The Tribe's Mark Reynolds, who was hit by a Jarrod Parker pitch in the first inning got his revenge in the fifth. Reynolds launched one that landed in the back rows of the left field bleachers. It was estimated as a 460-foot blast and if you haven't seen it, you can check it out here.
D.Q'ed for what?
A story out of Columbus, Texas caught my attention Monday. A high school relay team won its regional track meet, qualifying for the state championship. As the story goes, upon crossing the finish line, the anchor runner, junior Derek Hayes raised his finger and pointed to the sky. That gesture effectively ended the season for Hayes' and his teammates.
The relay team was disqualified by the University Interscholastic League (UIL) for unsporting conduct. The point to the sky was viewed as an excessive celebratory gesture. Hayes' family claims it was a simple thank you to God.
I have to believe there's more to this story. Unfortunately, there is no video or photo of the gesture. If it was truely a simple point to the sky, the UIL decision is both embarrassing and inexcusable. Here's a story on the controversy from Fox 26 in Houston.