Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 9:02 pm
Cards shelve Greene
for social disorder
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Even when Khalil Greene homered in his first three games after going on the 15-day disabled list with social anxiety disorder, St. Louis manager Tony La Russa held off celebrating.
“When he had success in Kansas City, that wasn’t really the test,” La Russa said. “The test is when you struggle and how you handle it.”
Greene scuffled the next five games, going 1 for 17 with five strikeouts, and the anxiety resurfaced. The Cardinals placed him on the DL for a second time on Monday.
“We just felt it was a move we had to make to get him away again,” La Russa said.
General manager John Mozeliak said Greene would not be with the team for perhaps two weeks.
UK claiming Gillispie
sued wrong people
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky Athletics Association says former Kentucky basketball coach Billy Gillispie has sued the wrong people and in the wrong place.
The athletics association has asked a federal judge in Texas to either dismiss Gillispie’s lawsuit over his firing or move the case to Kentucky. In a motion filed Friday in federal court, the association’s attorneys say the school has minimum contact with the state of Texas, giving the court there no jurisdiction to hear Gillispie’s claims.
The association’s attorneys also claim the University of Kentucky, not the athletics association, hired Gillispie and paid him.
Gillispie sued the University of Kentucky Athletics Association in federal court in Dallas on May 27, claiming fraud and breach of contract. Gillispie claims the school never intended to sign him to long-term deal.
Published in The Messenger 6.30.09