This just in from Major League Baseball:
Effective immediately, the 12 run Mercy Rule will be in effect for the remainder of the season for all Cleveland Indians games. Commissioner Bud Selig took this a step further by initiating a "line-up approval" process by the league for every remaining Indians game. Said Bud, "I got the idea from the Cleveland Cavaliers of the '70s. Cavs owner Ted Stepien was forced to get league approval before any trade could be completed." Ted Stepien is best remembered for tanking the Cavaliers theme song and replacing it with a polka.