Last Thursday the Reds Caravan came to the “Y” in Batesville. I was again privileged to MC the event for WRBI. The Reds contingent consisted of Dick Williams, Jeff Brantley, Jim Kelch, Billy Hamilton, Glenn Braggs, Jess Winker, and Joe Zerhusen.Each member of the tour was given an opportunity to answer questions about their roll with the Reds. A lot of the questions I asked dealt with the Reds struggles trying to sign players in these high-salaried times. Other things discussed were goals of the active players, rotation of play-by-play announcers, and the strength of the National League’s Central Division.The crowd was great, the Reds’ representatives signed autographs constantly, and there were great positive vibes by the Reds on their enthusiasm for 2015. A great time was had by all!
“It is not fun to obviously put a position player in that situation,’’ Boone said. “For Ford and some of the guys it is fun, but sitting in my chair, you worry about hurting someone, and sitting there getting kicked in the mouth is no fun. I am sure there is something to that question.’’ There is no mercy rule in MLB, but New York’s Aaron Boone thinks one being implemented might be a good thing.The Yankees manager shared his thoughts on the idea Friday when addressing the 19-5 loss his team suffered at the hands of the Indians on Thursday. “It’s not fun to have to put in a position player”Aaron Boone discusses a mercy rule and how it could prevent injuries/bad situations during blowouts pic.twitter.com/EB6woa1GbN— Yankees Videos (@snyyankees) August 16, 2019“I think there would be a benefit to that,’’ Boone said. “You would probably eliminate a lot of the unwritten rules, people running or swinging. It would be like, if you get to this point after seven innings or whatever, there might be something to that and worth exploring.’’Some of Boone’s frustration stems from the fact he had to use DH Mike Ford on the mound for two innings against Cleveland. He’d rather avoid position players pitching. Related News Luke Voit injury update: Yankees first baseman (hernia) shares target return window New York is comfortably leading the AL East with an 82-42 record. It has a 10 1/2 game lead on the second-place Rays. The Yankees have the best record in baseball (alongside the 82-42 Dodgers) and likely have plenty of meaningful baseball ahead. They’ll have to settle with no mercy rule for at least the rest of 2019 though. Fernando Tatis Jr. injury update: Padres’ star rookie (back) likely done for season, manager says
Wright2972 Cerro Gordo1843 Floyd2 Confirmed CasesNew Cases Cerro Gordo1 Area Total66022 Hancock1 RecoveredNew Recovered Worth11 Butler41 Wright3861 Area Total97212 Area Total7 Butler2 Butler582 Deaths Floyd73(2 cases moved to another county) Franklin922 Winnebago29 Worth20 Mitchell392 Hancock551 Kossuth232 Worth Kossuth361 Mitchell198 Cerro Gordo953 Winnebago203 Kossuth Franklin553 Hancock431 DES MOINES — Another COVID-19-related death has been reported in our listening area. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s website, a death has been reported in Hancock County in the 24 hours leading up to 11 o’clock this morning. No other details about the victim were known at newstime. That brings the area death count to seven, with two previous deaths each in Butler and Floyd counties, and single death previously in Cerro Gordo and Wright.12 more cases of COVID-19 were reported in our listening area during that same time period — three in Cerro Gordo; two each in Butler, Franklin, and Mitchell; and single cases in Hancock, Kossuth and Wright. That brings the area’s pandemic total to 972 — 386 in Wright; 184 in Cerro Gordo; 92 in Franklin; 73 in Floyd; 58 in Butler; 55 in Hancock; 39 in Mitchell; 36 in Kossuth; 29 in Winnebago; and 20 in Worth.22 more people in the area have recovered — eight in Mitchell; three each in Cerro Gordo, Franklin, and Winnebago; two each in Kossuth and Wright; and one in Hancock — to make the overall total now 660.Statewide in the same 24-hour period, four more deaths were reported for a total of 725; 271 more cases were identified for a total of 31,927; 481 more people have recovered for a total of 25,439. Franklin Wright1 Floyd56 Winnebago Mitchell
The new changes affecting Greek tax laws that have impacted on the diaspora will be explained in a public meeting on Monday 18 February. Organised by the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria, the meeting will be led by Greek lawyer John Tripidakis who will outline the changes to the tax law, detail how it impacts on you and will be available to answer any questions you may have. The meeting will take place at the Panmessenian Brotherhood, 2 Gooch Street Thornbury on 18 February 7:00 pm. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram