October 12, 2013 |
ST. LOUIS -- To a large segment of the Dodgers fan base, this was an outrage: Mark Ellis slid home with the potential go-ahead run on Friday, and replays appeared to indicate that St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina might have missed the tag. It was, as they say, a bang-bang play. St. Louis right fielder Carlos Beltran caught a fly ball, then threw a strike to Molina, who caught the ball and braced as Ellis approached. That play -- in the 10th inning of the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the Cardinals in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series -- might have been challenged under the replay system expected to be implemented next year by Major League Baseball.
March 29, 2002 |
Dear Fashion Police: I purchased a casual outfit last summer that I didn't know was made of rayon and needed to be dry-cleaned. I washed it several times, and now it's ruined. Maybe you'd like to inform your readers to watch out for things like this. --LEARNED MY LESSON Dear Learned: Were you unaware that the outfit was made of rayon because you didn't check the fiber-content tag, or because there wasn't one in the first place? If it's the former, shame on you for not being a diligent consumer.
May 26, 2010 |
Granada Hills Kennedy beat Chatsworth, 1-0, to win the City Section softball championship Wednesday, but the victory came with some controversy. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the second inning, Kellie Mason hit a line drive to second base that was ruled a catch. Ashley Waters then threw home for the double play, but the catcher did not tag Danielle Estrada, who was the runner from third. Kennedy Coach Craig Becker had Estrada return to third and tag up as Chatsworth left the field, and because Chatsworth didn't throw to third to appeal, the run counted.
August 23, 2012 |
Dan Harmon was unceremoniously dumped from his NBC comedy series "Community" after the end of last season, but he apparently bears no ill will toward the people who are keeping the series going. And for the first time, he's discussing publicly the source of his feud with star Chevy Chase. On Wednesday, Harmon participated in one of Reddit's "IAma" Q&As, in which people from various walks of life answer reader questions. Of the dispute with Chase, which resulted in Harmon swearing at the star during the "Community" wrap party and playing angry voicemails from Chase in front of an audience, Harmon wrote: WATCH: Fall 2012 TV previews "He refused to do the "tag" for the Digital Estate Planning episode (the 8 bit video game episode)
November 1, 2006
Re "Tag -- you're illegal!" editorial, Oct. 28 What an idiotic choice of subject matter for an editorial. Aren't there enough recent examples of schoolyard violence that have been traced back to motivations of revenge for being humiliated or socially excluded? When children play games like that, there is more at stake than just winning. Children take out their frustrations on the weakest members of their group. It is a struggle for false power that is based on the denigration of others who cannot fight back.
September 28, 2010
In a decade when some schools have banned the game of tag for its potential to cause physical and emotional damage, a recent study suggests the game may have an upside when it comes to fighting obesity. Scientists from Children's Hospital Boston and the University of Massachusetts recently tracked the energy expenditures and enjoyment levels of 28 third-graders as they played 30 common playground games. When the numbers were crunched, the "tag-type games" ranked highest in both calories burned and enjoyment, according to the study published last month in the Journal of Pediatrics.