Astros: Reigning AL rookie of the year Yordan Alvarez took batting practice and did some running at the team's alternate training site. He arrived at summer camp late for an undisclosed reason. ... RHP Jose Urquidy (undisclosed) has begun throwing off a mound. … [Read more...] about Diamondbacks beat Astros on Kole Calhoun’s walkoff double
This morning on the Today show, Matt Lauer asked a health expert whether Tim Russert’s death had caused a rush of middle-aged men to check out their heart health. The expert sort of hemmed and hawed, and then talked about how everyone should get checkups. It’s no surprise Lauer would ask: The death of the Meet the Press host rocked his home network, NBC, and the political media across the country. And yesterday, ABC News producer Michael Bicks chronicled in the Times how he himself went to the hospital after having heart-attack symptoms because he had Tim Russert on his mind. It turned out that decision may have saved his life. “Because at the right moment I thought of Tim Russert, I am one of the lucky ones,” he wrote. “It is a debt I can never repay.” … [Read more...] about Tim Russert As Guardian Angel: Is the Media Going Too Far?