FILE - In this July 12, 1983, file photo, the Phillie Phanatic jumps onto the back of Atlanta Braves catcher Biff Pocoroba, who didn't see the Phillies mascot coming a warmup before a baseball doubleheader in Philadelphia. Pocoroba, who played in the 1978 All-Star Game and was a backup on the Braves team that won an improbable NL West title in 1982, has died at age 66. less … [Read more...] about Former Braves C Biff Pocoroba dies at 66; All-Star in 1978
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Furloughing nearly every scout and minor-league coach and staff member likely saved several million more dollars, one insider said. Minor-league coach Webster Garrison, who has just started rehab after spending more than two months in the hospital with COVID-19, was not furloughed, nor was scouting supervisor Scott Kidd, who had a heart transplant in January. The team also did not furlough staff members who are on work visas or have other international residency issues. … [Read more...] about A’s drawing criticism for decision to stop paying minor-leaguers
The Trump administration is finalizing the rule that will undo an Obama administration policy requiring automakers to produce more environmentally friendly cars. The change would drop the current 5% annual boost in fuel efficiency to just 1.5%. By 2026, new cars will have to average 40 miles per gallon instead of closer to 50, according to Trump’s Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient Vehicles rule. … [Read more...] about Bay Briefing: BART faces its worst financial crisis ever
Wheaton said that he’s fortunate when it comes to caregivers because his wife is his full-time caregiver who helps facilitate everything from getting dressed to buying groceries and administering medications. Not every paralyzed person, however, has a spouse or family member to rely on and depends on caretakers to constantly assist them. … [Read more...] about Paralyzed veteran advocates for high-risk Americans during COVID-19 crisis
What did I say about offensive tackle questions continuing to pour into the mailbag? Wilkinson struggled at right tackle the first time he replaced James, beginning early in Week 1. But like Bolles, Wilkinson’s numbers per our game charting were better over the final month. A direct connection to having a mobile quarterback (Drew Lock)? For sure, but it’s not the complete reason. Remember, Wilkinson played mostly guard in 2018. I have a hard time seeing Lock get beat up because he knows how to get away from trouble. Peters is the best left tackle available and Beachum played for Munchak in Pittsburgh. Beachum would be less expensive, but it would be a surprise if the Broncos suddenly pivoted away from their plan without seeing Bolles/Wilkinson back on the practice field. … [Read more...] about Broncos Mailbag: Does defense need to add veteran safety and/or cornerback?