Derek Jeter–Baseball Owner?

first_imgWill Derek Jeter become the team owner of the Miami Marlins?  It has been reported by several sources that Jeter is part of a group that is interested in purchasing the Marlin’s franchise of the National League.Most people believe that this would be an excellent fit for Jeter because of his great career as a member of the New York Yankees.  I also believe that Jeter would make a good owner.  His playing career was highlighted by a strong work ethic and a no-nonsense approach to playing baseball.  These traits would fit him well in baseball management.Jeter’s group is not the only one with an interest in purchasing the Marlin’s.  Jeb Bush is part of another group interested in purchasing them along with another unnamed group.  Even though it takes as much as a billion dollars today to buy certain sports organizations, I do not believe the Marlins would demand that high a price.  Jeter certainly has the financial where-with-all to head such a group.last_img read more

Undefeated Orange heads into two-game road trip in Massachusetts

first_imgStatistically, the Orange is perfect this season. But even at 12-0 the team feels it can improve.The No. 1 Orange has not allowed a goal in the last five games played, but the team is still striving to be better.“We’re playing good defense, but I’d like to see our numbers on attack up a little bit more,” head coach Ange Bradley said.The Orange will have its chance against UMass (5-8) at 1 p.m. Thursday and against Stanford (9-4) at 4 p.m. Friday, both in Amherst, Mass.Since the team will be playing back-to-back games and have a short week to prepare, it will have little time to address all the issues it feels may plague it going forward.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAlthough the team does not take as many shots and has fewer goals in the second half of games, Bradley said that is what she prefers. It is a strategy she uses when the Orange is up by a few goals and the opponent begins to play the team differently.“We tell the team to manage the game (in the second), we possess and pass the ball a lot more, and we can pick and choose our moments to attack,” Bradley said. “It’s a hard mentality because you have to be patient and decide when to attack.”The team is great at maintaining leads, having only trailed once the entire season. But it is SU’s ability to come out aggressively at the beginning of the game that puts opponents on their heels for the whole game. The Orange is able to control the game by forcing the other team to play at its pace.Bradley is most concerned with her team’s shot selection on offense.“We’ve got to improve our percentage of shots on goal; we’re at about 50 percent and we want to be at 75 percent, so that’s something to work on,” Bradley said.On the contrary, Bradley encourages the team to be consistent defensively throughout the game. The team’s goal is to keep its opponent’s corners under three per game.Doing her part on defense each game, Leann Stiver says the cohesiveness of the backfield is what stifles the opposing corners.“I think the entire defense moves really well and Iona (Holloway) does a great job at center,” Stiver said. “The way they play takes the pressure off me.”Bradley moved Holloway to center this season and the team says it has been great having her in the middle. Bradley made the change because Holloway is a vocal leader, and the coach has confidence in her at the center position.Each player’s performance has a ripple effect on the other. The forwards’ play influences the midfielders, which can help the backfield. The teammates make sure to communicate during games to make sure they’re on the same page. Sometimes they give a subtle nod or eye contact, other times it is a more obvious yell.“We do a lot of communicating in practice so we can get a feel for each other’s play style during games,” midfielder Liz McInerney said.The communication level of the team is extremely important when executing penalty corners. The team is trying something a little different with its penalty corners for its upcoming games.Said Bradley: “I’m really looking forward to this weekend and putting our corner unit together, and seeing how we go forward with a new focus.” Comments Published on October 11, 2012 at 12:01 am Contact Jasmine: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani throws another bullpen session, live hitters are next up

first_imgPreviousLos Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani watches his team play the Texas Rangers during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)Fans wait out a rain delay before the baseball game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Texas Rangers on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsA fan takes a photo of the storm clouds during a rain delay before a baseball game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Texas Rangers on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani watches his team play the Texas Rangers during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)NextShow Caption1 of 3Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani watches his team play the Texas Rangers during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)ExpandARLINGTON, Texas — Shohei Ohtani strode forward in his bid to return to pitching for the first time since early June, throwing another bullpen session before the Angels faced the Rangers on Saturday night.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.The two-way rookie, who has been an everyday player in the lineup at designated hitter since July despite suffering an ulnar collateral ligament sprain, said the session was “on the lighter side.” The plan is for him to pitch a simulated game when the Angels go to Arizona next week.“I want to get ready and prepare myself with no setbacks,” he said through a translator after Saturday’s session. “I just wanted to check my form and timing.”It was the third pitching workout for Ohtani in the past eight days. His next effort, facing live hitters at the Angels’ minor-league facility in Tempe, could clear the way for him to return to pitching this season.Related Articles Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter “All you can ask of any real young player when there’s a position switch … you want him to get down to the basics, the fundamentals,” Scioscia said. “All the little nuances of a position, the little details of a position are going to come with time, you’re not just going to absorb those and all of a sudden just take to a position … go out there and let your athleticism and your talent help you make the plays, and as you grow with experience, you’ll start to understand the angles a little more, start to understand the speed of the hitter, the speed of the game and that’ll move you along.”Trout likely to return for Houston seriesMike Trout is in New Jersey mourning the death of his brother-in-law, Aaron Cox, and is expected to be back with the Angels in time for next weekend’s series in Anaheim against the Astros. Funeral services for Cox, an Angels minor-leaguer who died on Aug. 15 at 24, will be held Wednesday.Donations in Cox’s name can be made to Gift of Life Donor Program at www.donors1.org. “You’ve got, on the bump, you got your touch and feel, got your light ‘pen, you’ve got your full gorilla, so that’s the stages,” Manager Mike Scioscia said.Ohtani had the day off Saturday after starting at designated hitter on seven consecutive days. He’s hitting .235 with six homers, 15 RBIs and a .780 OPS in 35 games at DH or as a pinch-hitter since returning from the disabled list on July 3. As a pitcher this season, he’s 4-1 with a 3.10 ERA over nine starts.Ward learning ‘nuances’ at thirdIn four games over his first week as a major leaguer, Taylor Ward has looked comfortable at the plate, batting .308 (4 for 13), but he’s also adjusting to life as a third baseman at the highest level after spending the first three years of his minor-league career at catcher.In 2018 at Double-A Mobile and Triple-A Salt Lake, Ward made 12 errors in 86 games at third. Scioscia compared Ward’s progression to Kaleb Cowart, an infielder his first three professional seasons before switching to the outfield this season, and David Fletcher, a middle infielder and outfielder his first three pro seasons until learning third base this year. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield last_img read more

Board of Directors condemns act, calls for immediate review of policies

first_imgSexual harassment at CJIAIn light of sexual harassment claims at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), the Board of Directors has initiated steps to immediately tackle the issue in the workplace. This was decided at a meeting on Friday.In a missive to the press, the Board stated that the interventions reflected its deep concern about the allegations of sexual misconduct recently published in the news media.“The CJIA Board condemns any behaviour which creates an unsafe environment for staff, concessionaires, contractors, suppliers and passengers using CJIA. The Board is fully committed to ensuring that the CJIA is a safe workplace for all, especially women and other vulnerable social groups,” the release stated.As such, the Board has called for an immediate review of all policies, protocols, regulations, and practices that govern conduct and engagements in the workplace, and has taken steps to hire external consultants and specialists to conduct the reviews.In addition, training will be provided for all persons who work at the Airport, including staff at all levels and persons working at the Airport on behalf of other agencies and companies.“The Board wishes to assure the public that all allegations of improper conduct will be taken seriously and there will be prompt investigations. The Board will ensure that there is follow-through on any investigations that are conducted, and any allegation that is found to be credible will result in the immediate appropriate action,” the entity noted.Meanwhile, the CJIA Board expects to have the external human resources management and gender affairs consultants in place by month end.It was reported that the sexual assault incident occurred in the office of the Deputy Chief Executive Officer on July 30, 2018 while the duty-free staff was in a meeting with him.The victim claimed that she was hugged inappropriately and kissed on her lips by the accused. In her complaint letter the day after the incident, which was seen by this newspaper, the woman explained that she went to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer to have an issue with her boss’s vehicle resolved.Following the accusation, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer was sent on one’s week leave to facilitate an investigation.A Police source confirmed that the official has been placed on $20,000 station bail as they continue to investigate the matter.last_img read more