You learn something new every day, and the schooling today is of MLB's restricted list. If works a bit like the DL, except it's for players who can't play due to various personal problems, like visa issues or rehab; one player with visa issues went on the RL when his team did a Toronto road trip and he couldn't leave the US. The key difference is the restricted list is without pay, so teams need a very valid reason to use it lest the players union file a grievance and win.
Delmon Young has been put on the RL for his late-night exploits Friday morning. His sub at DH, Brad Eldred, went 2-5 with a RBI triple (a misplayed single in reality, but it looks like a clean shot up the gap in the box score-the infield single that got charged as an error was some instant karma there), and Danny Worth got called up to help bolster their infield after Brandon Inge's release.
Young made a statement yesterday which had the right tone of contriteness, but such contriteness is often ghost-written by your PR-guy to make you sound like less of a goon that the stuff you got in trouble for would indicate. Walking the walk is the long-term way to make such contriteness seem less trite, but when you just got done walking the perp walk, that's still in your future.
On a lighter note, what was Leland thinking putting Villarreal in a tie game in the bottom of the ninth at Yankee Stadium with a cadre of Hall of Famers due up? Especially with Valverde at the ready. Papa Grande often underperforms when he's not in a save setting, but not so much so where Villarreal should be thrown to the wolves in a rare clutch situation for him.
The Huge one will rip Leland a new one on Monday, to be sure.