Concussion

17 Jul 19
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Astros expected the Angels to retaliate against Jake Marisnick in his first game versus Los Angeles since his violent home plate collision with catcher Jonathan Lucroy. So while the pitch that hit Marisnick in the back in the sixth inning was no surprise, it still left manager AJ Hinch and his Astros profoundly steamed — even after Noe Ramirez insisted he hadn’t done it on purpose. Albert Pujols hit a bases-clearing double during the Angels’ six-run first inning, and Los Angeles remained unbeaten in five games since the All-Star break with a 7-2 victory over the Astros on Tuesday night. But both teams were preoccupied by the moment when Ramirez (4-1) drilled Marisnick between the shoulder blades with a 1-1 pitch in the sixth. Players nearly came to blows moments later, and Hinch vaguely hinted at retaliation if Ramirez isn’t punished by Major League Baseball. “Wasn’t everybody expecting something to happen to Jake tonight?” Hinch asked. “I mean, the entire industry was probably expecting it. Our guy got suspended for an unintentional act, and they got a free shot. I feel bad for players nowadays. There’s a lot of gray area in what to do.” Marisnick ran over Lucroy while trying to score in Houston nine days ago, leaving Lucroy with a concussion and a broken nose. He is out for at least three more weeks. Shortly after Ramirez hit Marisnick, a verbal confrontation broke out between Pujols and several Astros in the dugout, including Lance McCullers Jr. and Justin Verlander. Both benches and bullpens partially emptied, but there was no serious physical contact. “Sometimes you can retaliate, like tonight,” Hinch said. “They’re going to get away with it, unless he gets suspended. Sometimes you can’t, and you get thrown out of the game for backup sliders that hit guys. It’s a confusing time. Either the players govern the players on the field like it’s always been, or we legislate it to where none of this crap happens. They got a free shot at him with no warning, with no ejection. We’ll see if there’s discipline, and without discipline, there’s not going to be any issue doing it the next time. So if retaliations are in, cool. We’re well aware.” Marisnick, a native of nearby Riverside, likely isn’t on board with that mentality. He noticeably tried to calm his teammates during the fracas, and he attempted to shrug off the heavy boos that greeted his every move at Angel Stadium. “It’s not what I want,” said Marisnick, who had two hits. “It was an unfortunate play back in Houston. I feel terrible about it. To come here and have something like this go down, it (stinks). … It was a little high, a little inside. There’s unwritten rules in baseball, and I think as players we respect them. I think that’s a question for him, if it was intentional or not. I’m not the one throwing the baseball.” Ramirez, one of the Angels’ most effective relievers, repeatedly insisted the whole thing was a misunderstanding. “I was just trying to sneak a fastball by him,” he said. “I threw two sliders away. I think the scouting report on me is I might sneak a fastball in there after a couple off-speed pitches. I tried to sneak one by him in, and it just got away from me. … They’re a good team, so I wasn’t trying to give them any sort of chance. They get a baserunner on, they’re a pretty good team. They get a rally going pretty good. That’s the last thing I was trying to do.” Hinch didn’t believe Ramirez, and the manager also wasn’t happy about the way it happened. “I wish they would have handled it better,” Hinch said. “It was too high. If they’re going to hit guys, they need to hit guys the right way. They don’t need to throw two … sliders and then throw @ a guy at the neck level. That’s not right. That’s not the right way to do it, even if you’re allowed to do it, which you apparently are nowadays.” Mike Trout missed his second straight game with a mildly strained right calf, but Shohei Ohtani and Luis Rengifo also drove in first-inning runs in Los Angeles’ eighth victory in 11 games since the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Tyler White had three hits and an RBI in the Astros’ fourth loss in six games. Their division lead over Oakland is down to 4½ games, matching their smallest advantage since May 9. With another impressive victory while mourning Skaggs’ death, the Angels (50-46) moved four games above .500 for the first time since June 2018, albeit while still in fourth place in the AL West. Los Angeles has scored 54 runs in its last six games. MARKED MARISNICK Marisnick was booed heavily from pregame introductions onward. He is currently appealing his two-game suspension for the collision. “The fans were brutal over the dugout,” Hinch said. “He was certainly the villain tonight. I think he handled himself well. He was actually the guy that was trying to calm the issue down whenever there was a bit of chirping.” BAD START The Angels’ first six batters reached base against Astros opener Héctor Rondón (3-2), who gave up six runs on five hits and a walk in just nine batters while failing to get out of the first. TRAINER’S ROOM Angels: Trout hopes to return Wednesday. Brian Goodwin came off the injured list after missing nine games with a bruised wrist and went 2 for 4 while replacing Trout in center. UP NEXT Gerrit Cole (9-5, 3.23 ERA), the Newport Beach native who graduated from nearby Orange Lutheran High School, pitches for Houston against an opener and Félix Peña (7-2, 4.32 ERA), who threw the final seven innings of the Angels’ combined no-hitter last week.
17 Jul 19
canadianeasymoving

The CFL has entered into a new partnership that will allow its teams to utilize a digital platform to execute and monitor the effectiveness of the league’s concussion protocol. Original Story: https://ift.tt/2JBRGEM from Blogger https://ift.tt/2LTSRRk

17 Jul 19
The Curious Magpie

On 13th July I attended a hen night (aka Bachelorette party) for my sister who is getting married in September.  We started the day wearing the obligatory uniform of sashes proclaiming our status to The Bride Tribe. While the Bride to be wore a wedding veil, bright pink tutu and teeshirt stating The Bride in big […]

17 Jul 19
The Irish Sun
A 42-YEAR-OLD man is to stand trial accused of racially abusing and attacking a taxi driver in Dublin after a video of the alleged incident went viral online. Clive Mason, from Kerry but who has an address at The Close, Robswall, Malahide, Dublin appeared before Judge Bryan Smyth at Dublin District Court today. Man to stand trial for alleged racist attack after a video of the alleged incident went viral The accused appeared before a judge in Dublin District Court today He was charged with assault causing harm to Samuel Banjoko Johnson, who is originally from Nigeria, endangerment of life and making off from a taxi without paying a €16.20 fare, at Malahide Road in Donnycarney. It was alleged the driver was repeatedly called ‘n*****’ and punched by a passenger he picked up on the night of Easter Sunday, April 21 last. Evidence was given by Garda Andrew Fox of Clontarf Station. He told Judge Smyth that Mr Mason was charged on June 27 after he was met by appointment at Clontarf Garda station. “He made no reply to charge after caution,” he said. The Director of Public Prosecutions had directed “summary disposal”, for the case to be dealt with at district court level. However, Judge Smyth held it should be sent forward to the circuit court which has tougher sentencing powers. Judge Smyth was given an outline of the allegations for the purpose of a making the jurisdiction ruling, to decide the trial venue issue. GARDA EVIDENCE Garda Fox alleged that on April 21, at 10.20pm, the defendant obtained the service of the taxi driver. He sat on the front passenger seat and during the course of the journey it was alleged Mr Mason asked the driver what was “his favourite position, as in car position”. The driver, Mr Johnson, did not understand and it was alleged Mr Mason then became “aggressive and angry”. Judge Smyth was told the defendant asked, “Did he deny his position as a n*****, then called him a n***** on a number of occasions”. The court heard he took off his seat belt and leaned over causing the vehicle to veer sharply into a bus lane. The taxi driver stopped the car having avoided a collision. The court heard he received a number of punches to the left side of his face and it was alleged the defendant shouted “drive me home you n***** c***”. Garda Fox said the driver received soft tissue injuries and he furnished the court with a medical report. Judge Smyth noted the report said he had been diagnosed with concussion. He went to his GP two days later and was referred to Beaumont Hospital, the court heard. Defence solicitor Declan Fahy said a CT scan was not required by the hospital. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS ” posts_category=”5″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Judge Smyth said having heard an outline of the alleged facts and having considered the report and observations, he was refusing jurisdiction. Mr Mason, dressed a grey jacket, blue shirt, black trousers and shoes, stood silently at the side of the courtroom. He has not yet indicated how he will plead. He was ordered to appear again at the district court on September 11 to be served with a book of evidence.
17 Jul 19
Global News

Waterloo Regional Police officers were cleared of wrongdoing in connection with an incident that occurred in June involving a 23-year-old woman.

17 Jul 19
Sports Daily Tips

7:00 AM ET A dozen or so kids line up to catch a pass from Baker Mayfield, and one of them is so gut-wrenchingly adorable, I briefly wonder if he’s a plant. It’s an absurd thought, but the whole scenario carries a whiff of predetermined charm. The visual of Mayfield playing football with hundreds of […]

17 Jul 19
Twin Cities
As electrifying as Twins rookie Luis Arraez has been in limited action this season, using a fearless approach at the plate to captivate fans, never has he turned more heads than he did on Tuesday night. After second baseman Jonathan Schoop appeared to tweak his left oblique swinging at a pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning, Arraez entered the game as a pinch hitter to take over an 0-2 count. What followed from the 22-year-old Arraez was as impressive a plate appearance as anyone in the MLB will put together this season. He fouled off three straight pitches from Mets closer Edwin Diaz, whose fastball touches 100 miles per hour on the radar gun, before taking two straight balls to even up the count. He followed that up by fouling off a high fastball from Diaz and then taking an inside slider for a ball to work the count full. He finished off the masterful eight-pitch plate appearance by fouling off a slider at the knees before taking a fastball outside to draw a walk. Rocco Baldelli talking more about this impressive plate appearance from Luis Arraez: "I don't know how many people in the entire world could have that at-bat that he had last night." #MNTwins pic.twitter.com/PMOOcxStJs — Dane Mizutani (@DaneMizutani) July 17, 2019 As soon as he realized it, Arraez pirouetted toward the Twins dugout and shouted toward his teammates, who responded with a massive roar of their own. “My mentality was to keep fighting and get on base some way, some how,” Arraez said. “I obviously feel very well when things like that happen. I’m getting a chance up here, and I’m making the best of it.” Less than 12 hours later, Arraez was still the talk of the Twins clubhouse, with manager Rocco Baldelli serving as the biggest hype man of them all. “I don’t know how many people in the entire world could have the at-bat he had last night,” Baldelli said. “I’m not trying to be overly dramatic here. There are only a few people out there that have the skill set and the general feel in the batter’s box and the ability to do that.” That said, the more Baldelli filibustered about Arraez, the more it was clear that he’s grown to expect things like this from him. “He’s had that at-bat against many other pitchers and either gotten a hit or a walk or hit a ball on the barrel or done something else positive,” Baldelli said. “It’s not surprising because he’s done it. before. He continues to do things at a very, very high level.” BUXTON LEAVES EARLY After being placed on the Twins’ seven-day injured list Tuesday with concussion-like symptoms, star center fielder Byron Buxton left the ballpark early, inciting some questions about when exactly he would be ready to return to action. He was injured on Saturday when he slammed his head into the ground while making a diving catch against the Cleveland Indians. BYRON BUXTON IS SUPERMAN#MNTwins pic.twitter.com/DfZSvs0VEH — FOX Sports North (@fsnorth) July 14, 2019 “He wants to be here with his teammates,” Baldelli said. “This is a situation where we tell him that going home would probably be the best thing.” As for the next step in his recovery process, the plan was for Buxton to go through some testing on Wednesday, with an update on his condition to follow. Asked what he misses most about Buxton when he’s not in the lineup, Baldelli talked at length about the swagger he brings to the team. “His game has personality,” Baldelli said. “It’s making certain plays and doing certain things. He does those things and we talked about him changing the game. He changes the game in a different way than we see from anybody else.” SCHOOP HAS MINOR STRAIN After undergoing some testing Wednesday, Schoop was diagnosed with a mild abdominal strain and is listed as day to day. “We don’t want to let anything, especially a muscle injury, even if it’s minor, linger around,” Baldelli said. “We want to make sure we nip it in the bud if we can.”
17 Jul 19
BLACK GIRLS ALLOWED

Because Business Women Are Mothers Too! As a mother, you want your child to be well-rounded and active. One of the ways you may choose to instill greatness in your child is by enrolling them in sports, teaching them how to become a leader, and how to get along with others. Baseball, basketball, and football […]

17 Jul 19
The Baseball Codes

Jake Marisnick still feels terrible. That’s the prime takeaway from Tuesday’s Astros-Angels game, which featured the culmination of a string of events in which Marisnick played the heavy. This is why, even after a retaliatory pitch to his head for which few in baseball would have begrudged him some outrage, the guy quietly took his […]

17 Jul 19
Den Of Foxes

I originally had this article in the works in the middle of May, but then we had a hospital stay due to a toddler concussion and I birthed a baby all in the space of seven days. So it’s just a little bit late. But since our wonderful British climate has been kind enough to […]

17 Jul 19
Arcynewsy

Rugby league legend Mark Carroll has slammed the Dragons for resting million dollar star halfbacks Ben Hunt for their Round 18 clash with the Panthers. The Dragons sit is a man on Hunt's pay packet should be playing every week. "They are resting Ben Hunt. He is on a million dollars and they have got […]

17 Jul 19
The Storymind Writer's Library

In this article you’ll discover a technique for drawing characters out of a one-sentence description of your story called a log line. These steps are excerpted from the all-new version 4 of our world-famous StoryWeaver Software that carries you through 200 story development steps to a completed novel or screenplay. Introduction Characters are the heart […]

17 Jul 19
MinnPost
New developments. The Associated Press is reporting that five new lawsuits have been filed more than two years after the Minnehaha Academy natural gas explosion: “The plaintiffs are Minnehaha Academy employees who say CenterPoint Energy and Master Mechanical knew their work was “hazardous and abnormally dangerous” but “failed to inspect and close shut-off valves” upstream from a gas meter. The plaintiffs include the school’s president who says she suffered a traumatic brain injury, the school’s soccer coach who lost a leg and three other employees who say they suffered concussions and post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the April 2017 explosion.” Selling St. Paul. Susan Du dives into the issues surrounding development in downtown St. Paul: “‘Downtown is struggling. Why are we getting ourselves constantly into a worse situation?’ To [real estate developer John] Mannillo, 375 N. Robert St. was a microcosm of systemic threats keeping St. Paul down — the perpetual underestimation of its assets, and the bottom feeders doing business on the cheap with little consideration for the city’s health.” [cms_ad:x100]Four Pinocchios. Salvador Rizzo at the Washington Post fact-checks President Donald Trump’s assertion that Rep. Ilhan Omar supports al-Qaeda: “At one point, Trump quoted Omar as saying: ‘When I think of al-Qaeda, I can hold my chest out.’ As CNN noted, Trump appeared to be referring to ‘an Omar comment that has circulated this year in conservative media, including Fox News.’ It comes from a 2013 interview. Omar was a guest on “BelAhdan,” a Twin Cities PBS show about Middle East issues. She did not voice approval for al-Qaeda and in fact condemned terrorist acts as ‘evil’ and ‘heinous.’” Move over, tea houses. Christopher Shea at the Southwest Journal examines the boon in selling CBD products: “In Southwest Minneapolis alone, consumers can get CBD sprays at local salons like The Chair in Lyndale, tea blends at the Wedge and Linden Hills co-ops and CBD balms and chocolate bars at Kowalski’s. ‘It’s an exciting product for sure,’ said Mike Oase, the chief operating officer of Kowalski’s.” Enjoy the silence. Alex Kotlowitz in the New Yorker muses on his 44-year-old love affair with the Boundary Waters: “Indeed, it’s the wondrous paradox of the B.W.C.A.W. that although it’s easily accessible—roughly a hundred and fifty thousand people visit each year—within a day or two of paddling you can go days without seeing another person. There are few vistas from which you can inhale the landscape. Rather, travelling these connected waterways, one feels embedded in the wild, as if curled up on a couch, unaware and unconcerned with what’s happening in the house next door.” [cms_ad:x101] In other news… Nevermind: “Minnesota DHS deputy commissioners rescind their resignations” [Pioneer Press] News that’s not food: “Sprawling exhibit center on north end of State Fair highlights what’s new this year” [Star Tribune] Higher ed: “Ska-U-Mah: UMN creates new reggae institute” [Minnesota Daily] RIP: “Slain Somali-Canadian journalist inspired many across the world and in St. Cloud” [St. Cloud Times] Angling for ideas: “DNR seeks input on managing Mille Lacs fishery” [MPR] Out of bounds: “Minnesota commissioner charged with misdemeanor for moving out of district” [West Central Tribune] Including Minneapolis: “Trump admin holding back billions in transit funding, say congressional critics” [Curbed] RIP: “Minnesota native and top American official held in Iran during hostage crisis dies” [Star Tribune] Kudos: “Robyne Robinson appointed Board Chair of Minnesota Museum of American Art” [Spokesman-Recorder] Cloudy with a chance of cheese curds: “Wisconsin-shaped cloud looms over Minnesota” [KMSP]
17 Jul 19
The official Washington D.C. news site - timworld.info

Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick took a 90-mph fastball to the upper part of his left shoulder Tuesday night — and manager A.J. Hinch was not happy about it. In a postgame news conference after Houston’s 7-2 loss, Hinch accused Los Angeles Angels pitcher Noe Ramirez of intentionally hitting Marisnick with a high fastball, characterizing […]

17 Jul 19
Talk to the Devil

I embrace the darkness. No, not in a psychological way. I desperately want to feel good. I mean dark rooms. Rainy days. Bright sunlight irritates my eyes. There may be a behavioral basis for this. God knows, my depression could explain it. But there’s an alternative possibility. My son was four-years-old and my wife wanted […]

17 Jul 19
My Opinionsville

Getting With The Program Exercise: This is a major stress reliever, yet solely dependant upon how you do it.  I run.  First I walk however, to prepare my body for the oxidative stress that running creates.  It’s also important to use the last 5 minutes to cool down, before you reach home/the office/your play pen…  […]

17 Jul 19
NESN.com

[nesn_embed service=dailymotion src=”https://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x7dh0ic” width=”480″ height=”270″] Even though it’s a few months in the past, Rob Gronkowski’s decision to retire took many by surprise. The mere fact he retired wasn’t that surprising, but rather that it came via an Instagram post on a Sunday night with no real indication that he’d call it a career or […]