Chaos erupted near the Albuquerque Isotopes’ dugout last week when Miguel Olivo and Alex Guerrero began fighting during a road game in Salt Lake.

Guerrero’s agent claimed part of his client’s ear was bitten off, a la Mike Tyson.

The incident happened on Kids Day at Smith’s Ballpark, a promotion that included students from 17 school districts.

Since this is minor league baseball, who knows, maybe the Bees will start holding an annual “Cannibal Night” promotion.

Eat one ear, get the second free.

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The coach of Mexico's World Cup soccer team has ordered his players to stop eating beef.

Miguel Herrera says he wants to avoid any possible positive drug tests from contaminated animals.

On the bright side, they’re free to drink the water.


News that BYU is conducting an investigation into possible improper actions in the football program has dominated Utah media coverage lately.

Initial reports said the probe was launched because a Cougar staffer may have provided temporary or discounted housing to players.

Apparently the NCAA thinks sleeping on the couch is a lot better deal than when Rock On has to sleep on his.


NFL quarterback Alex Smith invited the crowd to boo him during his commencement speech at the University of Utah this month to demonstrate overcoming adversity.

Good idea.

Rock On only wishes he’d heard that speech before being booed at his own graduation.


Paris? Yes. New York? Absolutely.

But a Hollywood star loving Salt Lake?

“Modern Family” actor Ty Burrell recently wrote a Huffington Post “Love Letter to Salt Lake City.”

“I loved you immediately,” he said, “for your humility and your unassuming nature.”

Guess that rules out hiring Pat Riley as the new Jazz coach.


Fifty-five-year-old Julio Franco, who played in the major leagues until age 49, is back at it. Last week, the Fort Worth Cats’ player-coach went 1 for 3 with a walk and a run scored.

He has played professionally in five different decades.

“That means a lot, but it doesn’t stop there,” he told The Dallas Morning News.

Apparently Franco is debating whether to play next year in the Old Timers game or for the actual New York Yankees.

HIGH AND TIGHT on ex-pitcher Mitch Williams, who has been serving as a youth coach: “What is worse: 1. That Williams may have ordered a pitcher to deliver a bean-ball in a game or (2) that 10-and-under travel baseball teams exist in the first place.”