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Catcher tandem led by Jose Trevino giving Yankees exactly what they need

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Catcher Tandem Led By Jose Trevino Giving Yankees Exactly What They Need

The Yankees are now 90 games into their season, one that began with them overhauling their catcher position. Gary Sanchez went out, Ben Rortvedt came in, and just six days before the season began, so did Jose Trevino.

Rortvedt has been a non-factor so far, playing only in the minor leagues, with an oblique injury and knee surgery robbing him of any sort of consistent playing time. As such, the catching duties have been handled pretty much exclusively by Trevino and Kyle Higashioka (Rob Brantly started one game in May). The duo has combined for 12 home runs — just two more than Sanchez has for Minnesota — but their production is showing up in big ways at other spots.

Per FanGraphs, the Yankees’ are fourth in the league in Wins Above Replacement from their catchers. The raw offensive numbers don’t look great (.218/.264/.379), but that is somewhat by design. The Yankees went all in on catcher defense, not offense, and boy is it working.

There is no defensive position on the field that’s harder to evaluate with the naked eye. But with the help of fancy numbers and computers, the impact of the Trevino-Higashioka tandem really starts to sing. By FanGraphs’ Defensive Runs Above Average, the Yankees are lapping the field. That statistic has the Yankees at 23.0, nine runs ahead of the second-place Arizona Diamondbacks. On an individual level, Trevino is the best in the business.

The first-year Yankee has been worth 16.6 Runs Above Average, the most of any catcher. Combine that with his .422 slugging percentage and 106 wRC+ — good if not spectacular numbers — and you get an All-Star in the age of poor hitting catchers.

“One of the reasons we’re in this position right now is because of you,” Aaron Boone told Trevino in the video where the 29-year-old learned he had made the All-Star team. “There’s a little break in the championship run next week. I think you should go to L.A. to be in the Midsummer Classic.”

The magic carpet ride for Trevino, who grew up rooting for the Yankees, is all the more impressive when considering he basically had to learn his pitching staff on the fly. He played all of one game with the Yankees in spring training after getting traded from Texas. Through his 62 games of action in the regular season, he’s the second-most valuable catcher in the American League.

“If you had told me a year ago I wouldn’t have believed you,” Trevino said of his All-Star nod. “A New York Yankee, and then an All-Star? I wouldn’t have believed you.”

Higashioka will not be an All-Star. His .171/.214/.318 slash line is fairly obscene, and cost him a hefty amount of playing time, which has rightly shifted to Trevino. Higashioka has a 47 wRC+, meaning he is 53 percent worse than the average hitter. But his defensive acumen is part of the cocktail that sent Sanchez packing, and that is still prevalent even as he’s getting worse at the plate. Higashioka’s 6.2 Defensive Runs Above Average puts him in the top 15 of MLB catchers, as both he and Trevino have excelled in the fine art of framing.

Statcast tracks catcher framing — essentially the practice of stealing strikes by making pitches outside the strike zone appear like they aren’t — and quantifies the amount of runs a catcher saves by doing it. Trevino is, yet again, at the very top of the leaderboard. He has been worth eight runs by that metric while converting a league-best 54.2% of pitches in the areas just outside the zone into called strikes.

He’s been particularly adept at fooling umpires at the bottom of the strike zone. A staggering 65.1% of pitches in that region that hitters don’t swing at have become strikes thanks to Trevino’s soft hands. In keeping with the theme, that is the best rate in MLB.

Higashioka is not in the same stratosphere as Trevino in those categories, but very few are. What Higashioka is good at is also getting those calls at the bottom of the zone and throwing out runners. In fact, both catchers are good at shutting down the running game. The Yankees have allowed just 26 stolen bases this year, the fewest in MLB, and while the pitchers deserve some credit there as well, it’s yet another tangible piece of evidence that replacing Sanchez’s power bat with two pristine gloves was the right decision.

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Every officer resigns from the police in the city of Florida. It happened elsewhere too

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Every Officer Resigns From The Police In The City Of Florida. It Happened Elsewhere Too

A small-town police force goes dark after every officer leaves, the Florida city has announced.

The six Melbourne Village police officers tendered their resignations on August 15, with most of them taking effect on August 19, according to a city press release. The reason for the resignations was not disclosed. .

Now Melbourne Village – with a population of 822 – will have to decide whether to rebuild the police department or extend a contract with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, which will step in to deal with policing in light of the resignations , officials said. .

Regardless of the ultimate direction the City chooses…rest assured that City residents and businesses will continue to receive comprehensive law enforcement and police protection services at all times,” the statement read.

“There will be no interruption in coverage as the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office will immediately provide professional law enforcement and police protective services within the city’s municipal limits,” said the city said in the statement. “In fact, for several years BCSO has fully covered many shifts.”

The city of Melbourne Village, located about 70 miles southeast of Orlando, is not the first to see its police department wiped out by widespread resignations.

In July, the majority of the Kenly, North Carolina City Police Department resigned following a dispute with newly hired City Manager Justine Jones, citing that the department was “understaffed and stressed out,” reported the News Observer. The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office stepped in to serve the community after most officers left.

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During the same month in Colorado, the chief of the Springfield Police Department resigned, along with all officers, citing work opportunities elsewhere and “personal reasons”, KKTV reported.

And less than a year ago, a Missouri police department collapsed after police chief Kimberling and his officers resigned without “immediate authorization,” The Hill reported in September 2021. The mayor de Kimberling called the resignations “unexpected” and said the short notice was “disappointing”.

According to the Police Executive Research Forum, resignations increased by 18% in police forces between 2020 and 2021. Police forces also found themselves hiring fewer people on average than the previous year.

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Rs 55-lakh prize money, jobs for govindas, holidays in Spain: Maharashtra’s Dahi Handi policy

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Rs 55-Lakh Prize Money, Jobs For Govindas, Holidays In Spain: Maharashtra'S Dahi Handi Policy

Both factions of the Shiv Sena attempt to outdo each other by holding large-scale Dahi Handi celebrations. Raj Thackeray’s MNS upped the ante by offering a total prize of Rs 55 lakh and a trip to Spain. BJP organizes programs in Sena strongholds of Mumbai

Dahi Handi celebrations have become the latest flashpoint between two Shiv Sena factions in Maharashtra. AFP

Dahi Handi is now a sport in Maharashtra and even politicians are playing a game of one-upmanship. The festival is part of the Janmashtami celebrations which see ‘govindas’ move through towns and compete to break handis (earthen pots) filled with curds and win big prizes.

After two years of subdued festivities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maharashtra government lifted all restrictions this year. Now, the festival has become another flashpoint between the two factions of the Shiv Sena. Even Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has upped the ante and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is the latest entrant in the state’s ‘Dahi Handi’ politics.

Dahi Handi events, mainly sponsored by political parties, have increased the prize money this year. It starts at around one lakh and goes up to 55 lakh. But there is more.

Shinde promises jobs and insurance to govindas

The biggest trump card was of course played by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Eknath Shinde, who decided to give Dahi Handi an “adventure sport” status. This will allow young govindas, who form human pyramids to break their hands, to apply for government jobs under the sports quota.

That’s not all. The government will also provide insurance coverage of Rs 10 lakh to participants. Apart from this, if a govinda loses his life, insurance of Rs 10 lakh will be provided to the family. The government will award Rs 7 lakh to a seriously injured participant and Rs 5 lakh will be awarded in case of fracture.

The handis are often placed high up and there is a risk of injury when the govindas climb the pyramids formed by their teammates.

Sena vs Sena, the Dahi Handi Edition

The latest clash between the two factions of the Shiv Sena, one led by Uddhav Thackeray and the other by Shinde, concerns Dahi Handi.

Both sides put up billboards and banners across Mumbai, neighboring Thane and other towns with pictures of Sena supremo Bal Thackeray and party strongman and Shinde mentor Anand Dighe.

Shinde’s son and MP for Kalyan, Shrikant Shinde, said their event portrays respect for the deceased leaders, Thackeray and Dighe. On the other hand, Thackeray faction MP Rajan Vichare said their event reflected loyalty, unity, culture and voice of Hindutva, according to a report on NDTV.

In Thane, where Shinde grew up and has a lot of influence, the two factions held mega events about a mile apart. The Maharashtra CM led faction organized Dahi Handi in Tembhi Naka and that of Vichare in Jambhali Naka.

The Tembhi Naka Dahi Handi was first started by Anand Dighe, a tradition taken up by Shinde and now his son Shrikant.

Aaditya Thackeray will visit the Dahi Handis organized by his party in Mumbai and CM Shinde will also visit those who have been supported by his camp.

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The BJP has organized 370 Dahi Handi programs across Mumbai as it eyes the upcoming BMC elections. AFP

Prize money keeps growing

Thousands of rupees are offered as prize money for Dahi Handi. For the winning teams of the Mumbai and Thane events, the Shinde camp has announced Rs 2.51 lakh.

Vichare said there would be two handis in Thane, one named after Bal Thackeray and the other after Anand Dighe. The top prize will be Rs 11 lakh for each of them.

Another MLA from Thane Pratap Sarnaik’s Shiv Sena upped the game, offering Rs 21 lakh to the team who break the handi in an event hosted by him.

It gets even bigger. The MNS does not look sideways. It has announced a total prize amount of Rs 55 lakh this year. Thane and Palghar Party Chairman Avinash Jadhav says the winner will get Rs 11 lakh and the team that ties or beats the world record will get a chance to visit Spain, reports News18.

BJP vs. Shiv Sena

In view of the upcoming Birhanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections, the BJP has organized 370 Dahi Handi programs in Mumbai. It is the first time that he has organized these events which are associated with Maharashtra festivals – mainly the Shiv Sena but also the MNS.

The BJP held a grand celebration at the Jamboree Maidan at Worli in Mumbai, a venue where the Shiv Sena held the event till 2019. Worli is the constituency of Sena MLA and Thackeray scion Aaditya.

The party also organizes similar festivities in the Sena strongholds of Mumbai, Parli, Lalbaug, Dadar and Girgaum. The BJP has also insured 20,000 govindas for a sum of Rs 10 lakh, reports The Indian Express.

The Shiv Sena organized ‘Nishtha Dahi Handi’ in front of their headquarters, the Sena Bhavan at Dadar in Mumbai.

The Shiv Sen has been organizing the festival since the 1960s and 70s. “It has helped the Sena project itself as a party that values ​​local culture. Such programs are popular in central Mumbai, which is Sena’s ‘gadh’ (stronghold), and this has not allowed the BJP to enter these areas. Now the BJP will do its best to break the tradition. The Sena will do everything in their power to counter this,” said Mumbai-based political analyst Sanjay Patil. The Indian Express.

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NASA’s Mega Moon rocket hits the launch pad before liftoff – Tampa Bay Now

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MERRITT ISLAND, Florida CW44 News at 10 | (CNN) — The Artemis I mega lunar rocket has arrived on the launch pad, and this time it’s for liftoff on a trip around the moon.

Engineers and technicians were busy with final checks and tests of the Space Launch System rocket and the Orion spacecraft inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The rocket stack made a few trips to the launch pad in March and June for the wet dress rehearsal, a test that simulated every stage of the launch without liftoff.

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On Tuesday evening, the real event began.

The Artemis team is targeting its first two-hour launch window from 8:33 a.m. ET to 10:33 a.m. ET on Monday, August 29. There are backup launch windows on September 2 and September 5.

The massive 322-foot-tall (98-meter-tall) pile embarked on a slow 4-mile (6.4-kilometer) journey aboard one of NASA’s giant exploration robots from the Apollo era, from the assembly building to the launch pad – just as the shuttle missions and the Apollo Saturn V rockets have already done.

The 6.6 million pound (3 million kilogram) robot carried the massive rocket stack and its mobile launcher at a top speed of 1 mile per hour (1.6 kilometers per hour). The stack of rockets arrived on the launch pad at 7:30 a.m. ET Wednesday morning after a nearly 10-hour journey.

The iconic robot is one of two that have operated for more than 50 years at Kennedy Space Center. The massive carriers first entered service in 1965 and can each carry 18 million pounds (8.2 million kilograms), the weight of more than 20 fully loaded 777 jets, according to NASA. The tracks are so wide that a pro baseball field could sit on each one.

Now that the rocket stack has arrived, engineers and technicians will prepare the rocket systems for launch.

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The uncrewed Artemis that I will launch for a mission that will go beyond the moon and back to Earth. Once launched, the spacecraft will reach a deep retrograde orbit around the moon, traveling 1.3 million miles (2.1 million kilometers) in 42 days. Artemis I will dive in the Pacific Ocean off San Diego on October 10. Orion’s return will be faster and hotter than any spacecraft has ever experienced on its way back to Earth.

The Orion spacecraft will travel further than any spacecraft built for humans has ever flown, reaching 40,000 miles (64,000 kilometers) beyond the far side of the moon, according to NASA.

There are no humans on board, but Orion will carry 120 pounds (54.4 kilograms) of memorabilia, including toys, Apollo 11 artifacts and three mannequins.

Sitting in Orion’s commander’s seat will be Commander Moonikin Campos, an adapted dummy who can collect data on what future human crews might experience while traveling on the moon. The model will wear the new Orion Crew Survival System suit designed for astronauts during launch and re-entry. The suit has two radiation sensors.

Two “ghosts” named Helga and Zohar will ride in other Orion seats. These mannequin torsos are made of materials that mimic a woman’s soft tissues, organs and bones. Both torsos have more than 5,600 sensors and 34 radiation detectors to measure the amount of radiation exposure during spaceflight.

This mission will launch NASA’s Artemis program, which aims to return humans to the Moon and land the first woman and first person of color on the lunar surface by 2025 – and eventually make way for exploration human from Mars.

Artemis I will also perform a number of science experiments, some of which will be set up once the rocket and spacecraft arrive at the launch pad.

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Georgian man suspected of raping women while posing as a priest: police

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Georgia police are desperate for an accused rapist who claims to be a youth pastor before he sexually assaults women.

Marco Aries Johnson, 46, is suspected of rape by the Dunwoody Police Department. Police have not revealed how many victims Johnson allegedly abused, but are seeking counsel to discern more information about him.

Investigators say Johnson is targeting women near bus stops. After approaching them and striking up a conversation, the suspect allegedly told them that he was a “priest of the EFY religion and a spiritual reader”.

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In the Church of Latter-day Saints, EFY means especially for young people and is the name of a week-long seminar for Mormon youth.

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“Johnson then takes the women to an apartment in Dunwoody, beats them and sexually assaults them,” the police department said. It has also been seen in the Georgian towns of Chamblee and Doraville.

Officers say Johnson is 5-foot-7 and weighs about 170 pounds. He also has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen with a beard.

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Johnson also allegedly drove a black Toyota Camry with Georgian license plate CCQ3983, police say.

Police Say The Suspect Was Often Seen In Dekalb County, Which Is North Central Georgia.

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Dunwoody Police are actively investigating this matter. Anyone who may have information about the suspect is asked to call Detective Ehlbeck at 678-382-6925 or email him at [email protected]

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Eurozone current account balance in June €4.2 billion vs. -€4.5 billion previously

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The non-seasonally adjusted figure also shows a return to the surplus of 3.2 billion euros, against -15.4 billion euros previously. This is a welcome development after rising energy and commodity prices drove the current account into deficit over the previous two months.

That said, the negative terms of trade shock is not over yet. Details from Germany this month showed it was running a current account deficit with China, its first since 2012. So it’s not just the impact of the Russian-Ukrainian war whose Europe should beware, but also a slowdown in China.

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