David Ortiz has become Major League Baseball’s all-time designated hitter.In a game against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday night, Big Papi smashed a double to left-center field, which earned the 37-year-old Boston Red Sox slugger’s 1,689th hit as a designated hitter. The hit helped Ortiz surpass Harold Baines as the all-time leader among DHs.“It’s good to be mentioned with some of the greatest hitters that ever played the game,” Ortiz said. “I used to love to watch Edgar. He was a wonderful hitter. Wonderful hitters and when I first came up watching those guys. Now for your name to get mentioned next to theirs, it’s a wonderful thing.”
Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (Dec. 20, 2016), we debate whether we’ve reached peak bowl season in college football — and discuss ways to reform the system. Next, following the benching of Houston Texans QB Brock Osweiler this weekend, we take a look at his stats and ponder whether he would have been better off with the Denver Broncos. Finally, ’tis the season: with an assist from Neil Paine and IMDb, we try to apply Elo ratings to Christmas movies. Plus, a significant digit on how a celebration ruined the Celebration Bowl for North Carolina Central.Links to what we discussed:Heading into the start of bowl season, Neil Paine attempted to grade the many, many, many college football matchups.Back in April, Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee argued that there is no such thing as too many bowl games.ESPN’s Stats & Information took a look at the numbers that led to the sidelining of Brock Osweiler this weekend.Before Osweiler and Trevor Siemian faced off against each other this October, ESPN took stock of the pros and cons of each quarterback.If you’d like some more Christmas movie suggestions, this IMDB keyword search will give you some ideas.Significant Digit: 15, the number of yards lost on an excessive celebration penalty that was enforced at the Celebration Bowl — and that decided the game. With a couple minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, NC Central scored a 39-yard touchdown against Grambling State. The receiver who scored removed his helmet in celebration, resulting in a penalty that moved the extra point attempt back. NC Central missed the extra point and wound up losing, 10-9. Embed Code FiveThirtyEight More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed
KUSI Newsroom January 11, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar attended a round-table discussion on U.S.-Mexico border security at the White House today. Gaspar and several sheriffs from border communities in Texas highlighted violent acts committed by immigrants living in the country illegally.Gaspar noted that San Diego County relies heavily on inter-border commerce but also told the panel of San Diego’s issues with drug and sex trafficking, claiming illegal immigration exacerbates both industries.According to Gaspar, sex trafficking in San Diego County — an $800 million industry — is a direct result of “insecurity at our border.”“Twenty-two hundred miles from Washington, D.C., representatives like me are held accountable by these families and these victims each and every day while a standoff continues here,” Gaspar said at the discussion. “And so, I challenge our congressional members to meet with these families, to meet with these victims, to look them in the eye and tell them that this is not a crisis.”Gaspar’s office did not respond to a request for comment on her attendance at the round-table.At the roundtable, President Donald Trump backed off his previous threats to declare a national emergency to fully build his signature wall on the country’s southern border.A Thursday NBC report also detailed that the White House has considered diverting Army Corps of Engineers disaster relief funding originally meant to help Puerto Rico and California toward funding the wall.The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to take steps to support immigrants such as asylum seekers in San Diego, including directing the chief administration office to find properties in which to shelter asylum-seeking migrants.Gaspar and fellow Supervisor Dianne Jacob voted against the board’s proposal to find places to shelter asylum seekers. KUSI Newsroom, San Diego County Supervisor Gaspar discusses border security at the White House Posted: January 11, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter
A troupe of performers from Israel, who employ Japanese origami style, are set to display their extravagant puppetry prowess accompanied with a song and dance routine, to entertain Indian audience here.The Train Theatre group from Jerusalem are presenting The Cubes Circus during the ongoing Ishara Puppet Festival, which the troupe is also marking as the 150th show since the inception of its presentation over four years ago.Performers don and use paper folded origami style into cube like structures throughout the puppet show while enacting stories and miming characters, which includes animals, plants and humans. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘The first scene you see on stage is the cube. The cube becomes all the elements in the entire show. Cube circus is the relation between the very basic form of the three dimensional form getting alive, becoming vivid characters or living characters. In circus there are clowns to perform this, says Dov Meilnik, stage designer and tour manager of the troupe.With no text and no language, the show relies on language of object and body and the relationship between human beings Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘The concept of Cube Circus is absolutely Israeli but based on the centuries old origami which originated in Japan,’ says Meilnik.Galia Levy-Grad, the director of the show evolved the concept in Israel four years ago. Incidentally, the first shows of the troupe were performed inside a train wagon.Rerana Loten Ophir and Nir Eliyahu Landa (Sherving) are the performers who manipulations to be staged before audience.‘It’s a total manipulation. The cube is put on stage and opened. It will be one box actually. It can be then changed as a snake and immediately to a horse, a bird and anything else. It is actually like an architectural work in the way of building different elements,’ says Rerana Loten Ophir who equates the show to a circus.‘The form of the play can be related to a circus. it can also be interpreted as drama because we the performers are the clowns of the drama,’ he says. The shows by Train Theatre are not based on any epic or fairy tale, it is open to the interpretation of the audience, especially children.The repertoire has shows scheduled in the India Habitat Centre and in Gurgaon before they head over to Chandigarh.