Mets apologize after Jason Vargas threatens, charges at reporter

first_imgThe Mets’ season continued to move in the wrong direction Sunday.New York dropped to 37-41 after it blew a late lead and fell to the Cubs, 5-3, at Wrigley Field. But, things went from bad to worse after the game. No punches were thrown, but Vargas “charged” at the reporter and had to be restrained by Carlos Gomez and Noah Syndergaard.There were no punches thrown in this incident.But, after a really bad, 5-3, loss to the Cubs, the manager cursed out a reporter and a starting pitcher told the reporter he’d knock him out.— Matt Ehalt (@MattEhalt) June 23, 2019The reporter left the locker room shortly after. He said the incident started after he said “see you tomorrow” to Callaway.Vargas charged at the reporter and multiple people, including Carlos Gomez and Noah Syndergaard, had to separate them. The reporter left the clubhouse shortly after.— Deesha Thosar (@DeeshaThosar) June 23, 2019The Mets addressed the incident in a statement later Sunday. “The Mets sincerely regret the incident that took place with one of our beat writers following today’s game in the clubhouse,” the statement read. “We do not condone this type of behavior from any employee.”The reporter also said he received an apology call from Mets COO Jeff Wilpon later Sunday. Vargas, 36, signed a two-year, $16 million contract with the Mets in February 2018. He holds a 3-3 record with a 3.75 ERA in 13 appearances this season.Vargas has also pitched for the Marlins, Angels, Mariners and Royals over his 14-year career. Callaway is in his second season with the Mets, as well.New York will begin a four-game series Monday against the Phillies in Philadelphia. Mets’ Zack Wheeler addresses trade rumors: ‘It’s something that you don’t want to think about’ Mets manager Mickey Callaway cursed out a reporter following the loss and requested he leave the locker room, according to multiple reports.Mickey Callaway and Jason Vargas just cursed out, and in Vargas case, challenged a reporter to a fight in the clubhouse.— Matt Ehalt (@MattEhalt) June 23, 2019New York starter Jason Vargas then stared down the same reporter and words were exchanged. He also said he’d “knock him out,” according to Yahoo Sports. Related News Noah Syndergaard injury update: Mets place pitcher (hamstring) on IL Pete Alonso sets Mets’ rookie home run record 78 games into seasonlast_img read more

Only incumbents have filed so far for Sumner County Election offices

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — The following are a list of Sumner County candidates who have filed for election in 2016. Currently, the only people to have file for county races are incumbents.Here is the current lists of filings:County Commissioner 2nd District – Jim Newell, Wellington, Republican.Register of Deeds – Jessica Anderson, Wellington, Rep.County Clerk – Debra Norris, Wellington, Rep.Sheriff – Darren Chambers, Peck, Rep.Treasurer – Dannetta Cook, Wellington, Rep.There has been no filings for Sumner County Attorney. Also, there have been no filings for township trustee, treasurer and committee persons.Deadline to registerer for county races are June 1 at noon. Filing fee is 1 percent of annual salary, plus a $35 registration fee for the state.Winning candidates will be elected at the Presidential Election in November. More details of filing registration can be found here:Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

March 30, 1993: After 40 years, Charlie Brown finally hits a home run

first_imgThe exit velocity and launch angle of Charlie’s homer are still unknown.Let this be a lesson: Sometimes it might take a day, a month, a year or 40, but if you keep working at it, stay prepared and focused, you’ll always have the opportunity to knock something out of the park.Now, if only Lucy would have held the darn football … As you know, if it wasn’t for bad luck, Charlie Brown would have no luck at all. Despite his love for baseball, he was really bad at it. But on March 30, 1993, after 40 years of swinging and missing, the impossible happened: Charlie Brown went deep, and he did it in style. Charlie launched a walk-off home run that sailed clear over the fence, giving his team a single, often-elusive victory.A backflipping Charlie approached his sister, Sally, to tell her all about it, and even Sally was shocked at the result. “YOU?!” she exclaims. You can view the entire strip, starting with the March 29, 1993, Peanuts strip here.MORE: How an episode of ‘Hey, Arnold!’ was the perfect love letter to baseballIt was clearly a cathartic experience for Charlie, who hit the home run off one of his nemeses, Royann Hobbs. If that name reads slightly familiar, it’s because Royann claims to be the great-grandaughter of the fictional Roy Hobbs from the 1954 book “The Natural.” Of course, the great Robert Redford portrayed Hobbs in the classic 1984 movie of the same name.The arc appeared over a five-day sequence of the Peanuts’ daily strip, with Charlie’s revelation of the home run coming in the second installment of the series. It culminates with Charlie’s amazement over meeting Hobbs, who claimed Charlie “ruined her whole life.” Talk about dramatic. Charlie would later hit another home run off Hobbs, in June of the same year.Baseball was an integral part of the Peanuts comic strip for a long time, even if Charlie’s team was the worst team fielded this side of the 2019 Baltimore Orioles. There was even a TV special focused on baseball, titled “It’s Spring Training, Charlie Brown.” The special would eventually air on Nickelodeon in the ’90s.Charlie’s team won at least 10 times throughout the 50-year run of the comic, with most of those wins coming without him on the field. “It’s Just Bad Luck, Charlie Brown,” maybe. Or maybe he just has a terrible WAR.The team was utterly devoid of talent, in any case. Snoopy, the (literal) slumbering shortstop, has the range of a fish bowl. Lucy’s UZR in right field is horrendous. Schroeder has a noodle arm behind the plate. Really, it’s something of a miracle that this group of misfits has a single win, let alone several. You thought Chris Davis’ slump was bad?Charlie Brown made his debut into the world of comics in 1950, penned by the late Charles Schulz. “Peanuts” featured the misadventures of Charlie and his friends, so it’s not a real surprise that a slice of Americana like this strip would feature baseball.last_img read more