About a dozen pickets marched in the rain in front of the Commissioner Peter Ueberroth's office to push their case for two postseason all-star games to honor Jackie Robinson.
"We have been unable to get a meeting with Commissioner Ueberroth or baseball's executive council, and that's why we're here," said Kermit Eady, president of the Black United Fund of New York.
He said his group would continue to demonstrate until Ueberroth agrees to discuss its proposal. The commissioner's office said it had no comment . . .
Doc Edwards is expected to be rehired as manager of the Cleveland Indians for the 1988 baseball season before this season ends, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported . . .
Blue Jays outfielder Rick Leach said yesterday his 16-hour disappearance in Seattle was the result of a "strong disagreement" with his wife that he "didn't handle in a very professional way." Leach's voice cracked at times during a news conference at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto. His wife Angie sat next to him with her arm around his. Leach disappeared at about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, missing the game with the Mariners and the team's charter flight back to Toronto. He returned about 11 a.m. Wednesday . . .
The Texas Rangers will offer AIDS testing to their players on a voluntary basis, said a team spokesman.
Rangers General Manager Tom Grieve said he decided to make the test available before the end of the year.