Watching your favorite football team trying to hang on to a precarious lead in the dying minutes of a match is enough to frazzle anyone’s nerves, but for one Manchester United fan the stress was nearly too much.
The 58-year-old woman gets so anxious she has to take treatment for a life-threatening condition brought on by watching knife-edge games at the Old Trafford stadium.
The condition, known as an Addisonian crisis, comes about when the adrenal glands do not produce enough of the stress-reducing hormone cortisol, a lack of which can lead to low blood pressure and even a coma.
I believe I experienced this at the end of last season.
I was strolling through Target during the summer, specifically in the home/wall decor section, and something familiar caught my eye—a canvas print of Tropicana Field during the first game of the 2008 World Series. Of course, I bought it (for about $30) and now it hangs proudly on my wall. It’s a pretty good size and, man, is it beautiful (I even found my family in the picture).
I don’t know if they have them for every stadium, but this is a link to the Yankees one. Also, I’ve seen the same type of thing for NFL stadiums. You might want to check out your local Target because it seems that there are limited choices online. It’s a really neat and fairly inexpensive gift for someone or for yourself.
The Rockies are putting the final touches on a three-year, $31.5 million contract with outfielder Michael Cuddyer, a Major League source confirmed to MLB.com on Friday morning.
Cuddyer hit .284 with 20 home runs and 70 RBIs for the Twins last season. He has hit at least 20 homers three times in his career, including a career-high 32 in 2009. In 1,139 career games, all with the Twins, Cuddyer is a .272 hitter with 141 homers and 580 RBIs. Cuddyer offers versatility, with experience in both corners of the outfield, third base and first base.