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18 Apr 19
Gerbil News Network

The English phrase “Nice to see you” translates into “My gall bladder is really warm today” in Berik, a language of New Guinea.                                                     What Language Is, John McWhorter I’ve never been very good at small talk, I just don’t have the ”gift of gab.”  But I know I’ve got to get better at it […]

18 Apr 19
Auntie Rona's Trans Blog

GLBT Resource Center of Michiana, Inc. – Facebook Today’s Profound Thoughts and Items of Interest Michiana Daily News Update Trans News Updates Weather: Today’s High 62 Low 37 cloudy with a 61% chance of rain. Local News Breaking News Headline Google News Drudge Report ABC News CBS News CNN Fox News NBC News MSN Sol Pais found […]

18 Apr 19
L & L Beacon

LAPAZ-NORTH TWP. FIRE DEPARTMENT Town of Lapaz Indiana | Facebook Town of Lakeville Laville Jr Sr High School | Facebook Activities The Newton Center Lakeville, Indiana Michiana Daily News Update Weather: Today’s High 62 Low 37 cloudy with a 61% chance of rain. Local News Breaking News Headline Google News Drudge Report ABC News CBS News CNN […]

18 Apr 19
Unhinged Yankees

Despite starting off the season pretty slow, some players on the Yankees have trended in the opposite direction and have started off red-hot.  The New York Yankees have not gotten off to the start they were hoping for this season. The 8-9 record, and dropping three straight home series to open the season for the […]

18 Apr 19

The second week of the minor league season is upon us with Luis Robert putting on a great copy of what Vlad Jr. did in 2018.  He’s hitting everything in sight while showing plus power.  It shouldn’t be long before the White Sox challenge him with a promotion to Double-A. Once again, I went with […]

18 Apr 19
Boston Herald
NORTH ANDOVER – Sebastian Keane’s coming out party occurred two summers ago in California. He walked out to the mound and quickly noticed an army of major league scouts behind the plate charting his every move. The North Andover ace admits it was pretty intimidating at the outset. “There were 75 scouts there and all of them had radar guns,” Keane said. “You get the nervous butterflies, but it’s all good. When you see them there, you want to throw as hard as you can, but you have to stay within yourself.” North Andover baseball coach Todd Dulin isn’t so shocked that Keane has become a household name among the scouts. He could see early on that he possessed all the tools necessary to stand out on the diamond. “We heard a lot of good things about Sebastian back when he was in middle school,” Dulin said. “We had his brother (Chris, now a junior pitcher at Hamilton) on the team and Sebastian played second base as a freshman and you could see signs of that from some of the plays he made in the field. “I remember we brought him in one game to pitch and he struck out the side. You just knew he was going to be good.” Keane, a right-handed pitcher, joined the rotation on a full-time basis as a sophomore and went 6-3 with a 1.20 ERA to go along with 67 strikeouts in 52 1/3 innings. Last season, Keane was 4-1 with a minuscule 0.32 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 44 innings. The personal glory has been a bit tempered by postseason heartache. Despite posting 16-5 and 14-6 records the past two seasons, the Scarlet Knights were one-and-done in the Division 2 North state tournament. The bad memories still linger and serve as incentive for the 2019 season. “The coaches talk about it all the time,” said Keane, who is 2-0 on the season with 16 strikeouts in 11 innings and no runs allowed. “It stinks to have had a good regular season and lose in the first round. We’re using that as motivation to a great season this year.” While Keane has one eye on the season, he has another eye on the MLB Draft in early June. A Northeastern commit, many feel the 6-foot-3 hurler with the 93-MPH heater could hear his name called early in the draft. “It’s hard not to think about it,” Keane admits. “You wake up every day and it’s one day closer to the draft. I do want to play professional baseball whether it’s in a year or three years. I’ll keep my options open and just have to do what I want to do when the time comes.” Most draft eligible baseball players envision an opportunity to get selected by his home town team. Keane isn’t quite in that category and has been needled for where his loyalties lie. “I’m a diehard Yankees fan, but if the Red Sox take me, I’ll be happy,” Keane said with a smile. “My father grew up in New York as a Yankees fan, so I became one as well.” Do you have a similar story in your community? Let us know at dventura@bostonherald.com or by emailing a Hot Shots-worthy video (max. 25 megabytes) to hotshots@heraldinteractive.com.
18 Apr 19
Clubhouse Corner

Fans have been waiting to see the power Ozuna possesses since the Cardinals acquired him from Miami on December 13, 2017. He finished the 2018 season with a total of 23 round trippers and 88 RBI’s which is no small feat when playing at the major league level. But it is definitely a major step […]

18 Apr 19
Sullys Space

I know as Boston sports fans there is a lot going on right now. The Bruins and Celtics are both in the playoffs as we speak with the B’s series tied at 2-2 and the C’s up 2-0. We do not need to talk about the Red Sox, who seemingly forgot how to play baseball […]

18 Apr 19
Sox Sphere

It was a rough night for the Red Sox, but losing a veteran completes a brutal series. You’ll find many hot takes on the Red Sox most recent series with the New York Yankees, but not on this particular piece. Other than a late implosion by the Sox bullpen, the primary story of the night […]

18 Apr 19
Zone Coverage

I hate goodbyes and I hate hellos. Let’s just get to the #content. If the Twins decided to trade a bat for a pitcher once Sano comes back, who do you think they could target and who could they let go of? — that toothy girl from mystic pizza (@NickBurke9) April 17, 2019 I don’t […]

18 Apr 19
Red Sox Unfiltered

The struggles continue as Red Sox fall to Yankees 5-3 Image via Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports It was all going so well. Nathan Eovaldi was doing what he normally does against the Yankees – dominating. The offense got off to a good early start. The bullpen was the last of the worries headed into this […]

18 Apr 19
Fred and Trina's Honeymoon

Two full weeks on the road and we are still McGyvering the RV to suit us. You have to get creative when traveling by RV. I’m still trying to figure out how to get a satisfying shower. One of the 1st things we did when we got the rig was change out the very weak […]

17 Apr 19
NESN.com

[nesn_embed service=dailymotion src=”https://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x75yjp3?autoPlay=1″ width=”480″ height=”270″] Tim Anderson’s epic bat flip clearly didn’t sit well with the Kansas City Royals. Anderson belted a two-run home run in the fourth inning Wednesday to give the Chicago White Sox a 2-0 lead. The hot-hitting shortstop punctuated the blast — his fourth of the 2019 season — by throwing […]

17 Apr 19
TechNewsBlog.net

Pete Giorgio, principle with Deloitte Consulting LLP, leads Deloitte’s US Sports practice Sports trends expected to disrupt and dominate Like most other industries, sports are being disrupted by technology advancements and cultural changes. How can sports executives capitalize on these industry changes in 2019? Our annual report explores eight trends that could redefine the sports […]

17 Apr 19
From Zero to Hero

Former Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano is planning a return to baseball with the Chicago Dogs, an independent team in Rosemont, Ill., according to the Chicago Sun-Times’ Gordon Wittenmyer. Zambrano last took the mound in 2012 with the Miami Marlins. He previously spent 11 years with the Cubs from 2001-11, tallying three All-Star Games and three top-five […]