February 13, 2014 |
California is lining up to become the largest state to ban the sale of cosmetic products, such as facial scrubs, containing tiny plastic beads that find their way into waterways and the ocean. Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) plans to introduce a bill Thursday that would ban the sale of products containing the microbeads, which are too small to be removed by water treatment processes after they drain out of sinks and showers. A New York legislator introduced a similar measure Tuesday after scientists found high concentrations of the tiny exfoliating beads in the state's lakes and other waters.
December 22, 2013 |
All six of the Dodgers' domestically based minor league affiliates will have new managers next season. The makeover was the byproduct of two significant moves: triple-A manager Lorenzo Bundy was promoted to major league third base coach, and double-A manager Jody Reed joined the New York Yankees as a field coordinator. Here's a list of the Dodgers' managerial assignments: Triple-A Albuquerque: Damon Berryhill Double-A Chattanooga: Razor Shines Class A Rancho Cucamonga: P.J. Forbes Class A Great Lakes: Bill Haselman Rookie Ogden: Lee Tinsley Rookie Arizona: John Shoemaker Of the six managers, Haselman and Tinsley are newcomers to the organization.
October 28, 2013 |
Shortstop Corey Seager and right-hander Yimi Garcia will represent the Dodgers at the Arizona Fall League's showcase event Saturday. The AFL's Fall Stars game will be televised live by MLB Network at 5 p.m. PDT. The game will be played at Surprise Stadium, the spring-training home of the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers. Seager, 19, is the youngest player in the AFL, a finishing school for baseball's top prospects. In 10 games with the Glendale Desert Dogs, he is hitting .162.
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September 8, 2013 |
Baseball historians know him as a businessman who helped bring Major League ball back to Milwaukee, but Edmund B. Fitzgerald is better known for his family connection to one of America's most famous shipwrecks. All 29 sailors on the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald drowned in Lake Superior on Nov. 10, 1975. The next year, they were memorialized in Gordon Lightfoot's haunting ballad, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. " The reasons for the wreck are still uncertain, but its legacy followed Fitzgerald throughout his life.
July 30, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Nationwide public opinion on abortion has remained largely unchanged for the last two decades, but that overall steadiness masks a widened gap between conservative and liberal parts of the country, new polling data indicate. Opposition to legal abortion has significantly increased since the mid-1990s in the most antiabortion part of the country, the south-central swath of states that stretches from Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky west to Texas and Oklahoma, according to new data released by the Pew Research Center.
June 7, 2013 |
The Dodgers took Jacksonville right-hander Chris Anderson with their first pick Thursday in Major League Baseball's annual amateur draft, which might leave fans wondering how the team's most recent top picks are faring. So here you go: As they did today, last season the Dodgers had the 18th overall pick, and used it to select Corey Seager, a North Carolina high school shortstop. Seager is playing for the club's Class-A affiliate at Great Lakes in the Midwest League, and he is batting .256.