Hagerty

19 Jun 19
New and Used Car Reviews, Comparisons and News | Driving

Apparently, Burt had more than a few of these, with the latest auctioned off this weekend netting some serious bank

18 Jun 19
Savanna Hagerty

Hello again, sweet friends! It’s been a hot second since my last update and I’m not too sure if I know where to begin! For starters, the past two weeks have been packed with doing research and writing essays and memorizing music for my voice lessons and opera techniques course, both of which are sadly […]

18 Jun 19
The Ballpark Guide

One of the best things about my visit to El Paso and the three Chihuahuas games that I attended was how different each day was. When you’re attending games over three straight days at a single ballpark, there’s always a chance that things will be a little repetitive — but I’m happy that wasn’t the […]

18 Jun 19
Royal Public Affairs | Phil Royal

Interesting links, articles, news and blog posts sent out to members on 18/06/19

18 Jun 19
OmniTalk

Saturday President Donald Trump urged Japanese business leaders to increase their investment in the United States while he chided Japan for having a “substantial edge” on trade that negotiators were trying to even out in a bilateral deal.

18 Jun 19
The Chestnut Post

Any dining experience at the Sacramento Convention Center will continue to celebrate the wonders of California’s Central Valley with dramatic presentation, culinary excellence and impeccable service. Also, through the extension of the agreement, Centerplate will provide significant capital contributions for the renovation of concession stands at the Memorial Auditorium, a new Starbucks location inside the […]

18 Jun 19
Welcome

In May, the Michigan Public Service Commission approved a new, so-called “inflow/outflow” model for  rooftop solar rates, replacing the former “net metering” scheme. Solar installation companies say the new rates are slowing demand for rooftop solar already. Under net metering, people would get a credit for excess energy they put onto the grid, equal to […]

18 Jun 19
KTSM
EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – It’s been one of the most incredible feats to watch all season in baseball: the El Paso Chihuahuas belting home runs left and right. The @epchihuahuas are officially at the midway point. They've hit 152 homers , an average of 2.2 per game. They're on pace to break the pro baseball season HR record.Why the surge this year? Monday @ 6 on @KTSMtv we'll do a deep dive into the incredible HR pace. Don't miss it! pic.twitter.com/kPJ59gMc44— Colin Deaver (@ColinDeaverTV) June 17, 2019 “Every night it seems like we hit 4 or 5 and it seems like we just feed off each other,” third baseman Seth Mejias-Brean said. Through 69 games, El Paso has belted a ridiculous 152 home runs, which is on pace to break the professional baseball record. It’s already 10 more than they hit all of last season, and they’re averaging 2.2 home runs per game as team. What’s more, eight different Chihuahuas have already hit 10 or more round trippers this season.  “One through nine, you can call on someone and someone will put one out during the game,” infielder Ty France said. “I don’t think we’re trying to, it’s just part of the game and we’re definitely having fun doing it.” The Chihuahuas’ power surge is part of a baseball-wide trend. Home run numbers have skyrocketed since 2016, as teams value the big fly over small ball.  “We’ve seen before the middle infielders, shortstops and second basemen, they didn’t have to hit home runs,” Chihuahuas manager Edwin Rodriguez said. “Nowadays, yeah they do hit home runs. So pretty much everywhere, they’re expecting power.” Science has played a role; there’s more data and technology available to hitters than ever before. Many of them use new statistics like launch angle and exit velocity to create more lift and bat speed, which equals balls that are hit harder and farther. “After batting practice, or after they hit in the cage, they go in and they can tell what was the launch angle, the exit velocity, the attack angle,” Rodriguez said. “They can see it, not only feel it.”  Since its inception in 2014, El Paso has hit at least 114 home runs every season. Part of that is the stadium factor. The Chihuahuas play half their games at hitter-friendly Southwest University Park, in the summertime heat at almost 4,000 feet above sea level. Around the Pacific Coast League, El Paso frequents plenty of home run-friendly ballparks, including Albuquerque, Reno and Salt Lake. All those trips to hitter’s parks mean that home runs can add up in a hurry. Batting analytics and hitter friendly ballparks both could be factoring into the Chihuahuas epic home run pace in 2019, but one reason stands out above everything else. This year, Triple A baseball is using the same baseballs that are used in MLB. The seams are a little bit lower on the ball, the balls are wound a bit tighter on the inside, and it’s made of a slightly different material than the balls that were used in the Minors until last season, which allows a little more pop when the bat hits the ball. “I think it’s condensed a little more, it’s a little bit harder. so when it gets squared up it goes a lot farther. When you get a hold of it, you can really tell the difference,” said Mejias-Brean.  The difference is especially noticeable during batting practice.  “When we take batting practice with the major league ball, you can tell. How far it goes, how it jumps off the bat,” Rodriguez said.  It’s not just the Chihuahuas that have seen a home run spike. Across Triple A, dingers are up this year. At the midway point, nine different teams across the Pacific Coast League and the International League have already hit at least 100 home runs. What’s more, an additional 10 teams have already gone yard at least 80 times.  “We’re almost half way through and the leader has like 25 home runs. Most guys at most levels don’t hit that in a whole season,” France said. The record for team home runs in a season at any level of baseball, MLB or Minor League Baseball, is 305 homers, set in 1974 by Sacramento. However, that number has an asterisk.  “That team played in a converted football stadium in which left field was only 250 feet away,” Chihuahuas broadcaster Tim Hagerty said. “So the official league record book puts an asterisk there. If they can hit 306 home runs, then you’re talking about the most home runs any team has ever hit in the long history of baseball.” The Chihuahuas are currently on track to hit 308 home runs, which would set a new asterisk-free record. Based on the first half of the season, it appears the home run barrage is here to stay. 
17 Jun 19
film freedonia

. Directors/Screenwriters: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker Coscreenwriter on Top Secret!: Martyn Burke By Roderick Heath Known collectively as ZAZ, the writing and directing team of brothers David and Jerry Zucker and pal Jim Abrahams started their careers in that comedy Mecca, of Madison, Wisconsin, where they were key members of a satirical sketch […]

16 Jun 19
Heavy.com

Areli Aguirre-Avilez, the person of interest in a deadly arson fire north of Taylorsville which killed two people, has been detained.

16 Jun 19
New and Used Car Reviews, Comparisons and News | Driving

One estimate puts the numbers of antique vehicles leaving American ports at 30,000 per year

16 Jun 19
Denis Bahtiar Ramadani

Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever. Peter Hagerty This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. In this blog, I’m going to tell stories about fashion, travelling, photography, and […]

16 Jun 19
WILDsound Festival

Originally posted on Festival Reviews:
Happy Birthday actor Julie Hagerty Born: June 15, 1955 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Married to: Richard Kagan (1999 – present) SHE’S THE MAN2006dir. Andy FickmanStars:Amanda BynesLaura Ramsey Noises Off …1992dir. BogdanovichStarring BurnettMichael Caine Airplanedir. ZuckerJim AbrahamsJerry Zucker Confessions of a Shopaholic2009dir. PJ Hogan Starring Fisher

16 Jun 19
WILDsound Festival

Originally posted on Festival Reviews:
Happy Birthday actor Julie Hagerty Born: June 15, 1955 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Married to: Richard Kagan (1999 – present) SHE’S THE MAN2006dir. Andy FickmanStars:Amanda BynesLaura Ramsey Noises Off …1992dir. BogdanovichStarring BurnettMichael Caine Airplanedir. ZuckerJim AbrahamsJerry Zucker Confessions of a Shopaholic2009dir. PJ Hogan Starring Fisher

15 Jun 19
Daily History Blog

Happy Birthday RIP Waylon Jennings(1937–2002) ; Jorge Ribe(Rivero)–81 Steve Walsh–68 Xi Jinpingi–66 James Belushi–65 Julie Hagerty–64 Eileen Davison–60 Helen Hunt–56 Courteney Cox-Arquette–55 Leah Remini–49 Neil Patrick Harris–46 James “Greg” Vaughan Jr–46 ; 1844 – Charles Goodyear receives a patent for vulcanization, a process to strengthen rubber ; 1934 – The United States Great Smoky Mountains […]