Feltman Brothers

04 Jun 19
Ten Kitchens

New York City is known for many things, and many of those things are culinary. Somewhere on the long list of iconic New York foods is the humble hot dog. It won’t be the first thing on anyone’s list of great NYC foods, I imagine, but I doubt anyone would dismiss the idea that it […]

16 May 19
A Landing a Day

First timer?  In this formerly once-a-day blog (and now pretty much a once-a-week blog), I use an app that provides a random latitude and longitude that puts me somewhere in the continental United States (the lower 48).  I call this “landing.” I keep track of the watersheds I land in, as well as the town […]

15 May 19
The Fashion Magpie

Inspired by the royal baby: a gift guide for giving to the royal baby in your life.

07 May 19
Anything But E

Let’s start off with the not great because this is my blog and I can do this in whatever I want to. Not Great- The Boston Red Sox. Last night the Red Sox started their second series of the season. Remember, the Sox season started officially with the Chris Sale win. Coming into the game, […]

02 May 19
Insurance with Brittanie

Awareness months: Arthritis Awareness Month Asian-American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Food Allergy Awareness Month National Lyme Disease Awareness Month National Teem Self-Esteem Month Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month Wednesday, May 1 May Day / National Chocolate Parfait Day 8:00 am – 4:00 pm: Hurricane Florence Cleanup Services – New Bern 9:00 am – […]

27 Mar 19
49 County News.Net Obituaries

Gerald Freddie Brasher – Moulton, Alabama, formerly of Hamilton, Alabama. Age:  83 Born:  October 6, 1935, in Clarksdale, Mississippi to the late Buford Brasher and Ola Maude Logan Brasher. Died:  Sunday, March 24, 2019, at his son’s residence in Moulton, Alabama. Visitation:  6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at the Marion County Funeral […]

26 Mar 19
Astute News

The international medias are discovering with astonishment the reality of the Algerian Power that, until now, they have worked to hide. This Power is not the prize of a single clan, but that of several men of whom the figure of President Bouteflika is the central balancing point. In Algerian Power, who defends what? These […]

23 Mar 19

The criteria that we habitually use in politics to explain power games do not apply to Algeria. Its current leaders are above all impostors who have fabricated, one by one, false biographies in order to obtain the consideration of their compatriots. Inch by inch, they have clawed their way to the highest summit of the State.

19 Mar 19

[nesn_embed service=dailymotion src=”https://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x74frkm” width=”480″ height=”270″] Before Durbin Feltman can secure a late-inning role in the Boston Red Sox’s bullpen, he must earn the trust of the team’s manager. To this point, the star prospect seems to be doing a good job of that. But that doesn’t mean Alex Cora is champing at the bit to […]

15 Mar 19

“I’m so passionate about children’s clothing, I could go on and on,” Elizabeth Chambers Hammer told PEOPLE

15 Mar 19
Uprootedpalestinians's Blog

Everyone believed it to be impossible for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to try the Syrians, since China and Russia exercised their vetos against a Western draft resolution to do so. But no! A piece of legal sleight of hand may make it possible to dodge the decision of the Security Council. The Court hopes […]

14 Mar 19
Boston Herald
LAKELAND, Fla. – Durbin Feltman made his first-ever appearance with the Red Sox and it was an impressive one. Feltman’s fastball topped out at 95 mph and he showed a sharp-breaking curve-slider, both of whichprompted swings and misses. In his one inning, the ninth, Feltman struck out two and walked one, gathering the final out by picking off a baserunner in the 4-4 tie with the Tigers. Why all the detail on a minor leaguer in a Grapefruit League game? Because Feltman, 21, was the club’s third-round draft pick last June out of Texas Christian University, and he is oft-mentioned as an in-season addition to the big league bullpen as soon as this season. In fact, his name even came up last August when the bullpen was struggling and there was thought he might get the early call-up just months after being drafted. That didn’t happen, but Feltman was in a great mood after his “debut.” “That was awesome, coming into the ninth inning is always cool, especially on the big league side, that was quite the experience,” Feltman said. “Got out there, command was a little spotty but it was fun to see how my stuff plays and get used to the smaller strike zone and stuff like that, it was a great experience.” He was grateful that he could pick off the runner trying to steal. “That was the second pitch and I was like, ‘Dude, I haven’t looked over that much,’ and so I was, ‘All right, I’m going to go long hold here,’ because that’s going to throw the hitter off and, ‘He’s got to be trying to take second,’ especially this late in the game and we were tied,” Feltman said. “We do that every day in practice, throw the ball to second, get rid of it and let them do the work.” Manager Alex Cora believed Feltman’s appearance was solid. “Good, good, good awareness, that’s good right there,” Cora said. “First big league outing, he goes out there, he fell behind three hitters, but you can see the stuff. That last one, it was a good play. Game on the line, he didn’t panic, stepped off, got the out, and we got the tie.” Before the game, Cora pumped the brakes some on the attention that surrounded Feltman this spring, especially with his presence in Lakeland. “I still remember people thought he was going to be the savior last year when he got drafted – it’s not that easy, it’s not that easy,” Cora said. “We went through it in ’05 (with first pick Craig Hansen, who did not pan out) and he was kind of like ‘the guy’ and it didn’t turn out to be that. You’ve got to be very careful. This is still the big leagues. I don’t know if I have told you guys, my brother, he puts it in a very particular way. It’s A ball, Double A, Triple A, it’s not 4A, it’s MLB. There’s a difference. There’s a big jump from the A’s to MLB. There’s a period of adjustment.” Cora did get a look at Feltman pitching on the back fields in Fort Myers earlier this week. “I saw it for the first time the other day – it caught my eye,” Cora said. “It was 95, 96, and the breaking ball, I actually had to go to the dugout to see feedback and it’s a good one. It’s a good slider. Quick, out of the zone. We keep talking about vertical attack and he understands that part and his stuff plays into it.” Feltman is not getting caught up in any of the hype. “Just tried to block it all out and do what I could where I was at, so that’s basically been my motto for pro ball, even in college, my motto was ‘be where your feet are,’ be in your present moment and do the best you can there,” Feltman said. “Just maintaining that, had that mindset for awhile, just try to keep it going.” Does he believe he’s close to pitching in the majors? “I don’t know – I feel good, I feel confident in myself, we’ll just see how it plays,” he said. J.D.’s back better J.D. Martinez‘ tight back that got him scratched from Wednesday’s game has improved. He played in a minor league game in Fort Myers, going 0-for-3 with a walk. “He’s doing everything over there,” Cora said. “He’s supposed to play (Friday in Tampa). I’m not going to push him. If he feels OK and wants at-bats tomorrow, he’ll come here.” Also in Fort Myers, Dustin Pedroia went 0-for-2 and played three innings at second base, recording two assists. Christian Vazquez went 3-for-5. Marco Hernandez appeared, going 0-for-3. E-Rod sharp In the Tigers game in Lakeland, Eduardo Rodriguez allowed three runs on three hits and two walks but his trouble came in the second inning. His first frame and Nos. 3, 4 and 5 were sharp. He struck out eight on the day. “Good, really good – just in the second inning, I felt like I went out there and tried to throw ball and not pitch, but the rest was really good, working both sides with all of my pitches, slider and everything was working pretty good,” Rodriguez said. The lefty struck out Venezuelan countryman Miguel Cabrera. “Before the game we talked a little bit and he said, ‘Are you going to strike me out?’ And I struck him out,” Rodriguez said. “He was talking a lot of trash from the dugout and everything, he said, ‘Hey, is that 94? That’s a change-up, I’m going to take him out during the season,’ and all that. Oh, Miggy. I’m tired of him right now. That’s how he is. Especially when he’s like that, he likes to have fun, even when he’s on the home plate, when he was with Victor (Martinez) he was the same way too, both of them were screaming at me all the time.” Cora, critical of Rodriguez three starts ago, offered high praise this time for the 76-pitch effort. “Excellent, excellent – one bad inning,” Cora said. “He just went over one pitch. It was 75, he went 76. He only had 14 pitches going into the last inning. we challenged him to get three outs. He got three outs with 15.” Reading Meter David Meter, agent to still-unsigned free agent and former Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel, ran into Red Sox president and CEO Dave Dombrowski soon after the game ended. Meter declined an opportunity to speak about Kimbrel. The meeting with Dombrowski apparently was unplanned – Meter said he was there to speak with other people. … Lakeland native Steve Pearce homered twice in front of the hometown crowd. The 4-4 tie ended the Sox’ losing streak, though they still have not won in their last eight attempts.
14 Mar 19

If the ICC comes knocking at your door be sure that they will not be hampered by Constitutional Rights. https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/03/thierry-meyssan/the-icc-intends-to-violate-the-decision-of-the-security-council-and-try-bachar-el-assad/ by Thierry Meyssan Everyone believed it to be impossible for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to try the Syrians, since China and Russia exercised their vetos against a Western draft resolution to do so. But […]

12 Mar 19
The New Dark Age

Everyone believed it to be impossible for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to try the Syrians, since China and Russia exercised their vetos against a Western draft resolution to do so. But no! A piece of legal sleight of hand may make it possible to dodge the decision of the Security Council. The Court hopes to incriminate President Bachar el-Assad, not for the murder of Rafic Hariri (that lie fizzled out some time ago), but for « crimes against humanity ».

11 Mar 19
Smart Cat Press

For better or for worse, the impact of Leaving Neverland is unmistakable. When HBO premiered the two-part documentary detailing Wade Robson and James Safechuck’s allegations of child sexual abuse against the late Michael Jackson, audiences were left…