That’s a wrap: Local product Daniel Murphy retires from baseball
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Jacksonville native Daniel Murphy is retiring from Major League Baseball, wrapping up a 12-year career in the big leagues. Murphy, who played at Englewood High School and Jacksonville University, told SportsNet New York on Friday that he was retiring. “This is a beautiful game, and I really just feel humbled and blessed that it let me jump on the ride for a little bit,” Murphy told SNY. Murphy played seven seasons for the Mets and will be remembered the most for his time there, including a torrid postseason in 2015. But his best season came in 2016 with the Nationals where Murphy hit a career-highs in batting average (.347), home runs (25) and RBI (104).
Facebook may be stalking you when you’re offline. But, there’s an easy way to fix it
Why does “Off-Facebook Activity” exist? However, by disengaging the “Off-Facebook Activity” feature, the ads on the platform will be less personal to the user, according to the social media network. Click Your Facebook Information at the left column. Click Off-Facebook Activity to review. From here, you can also click Manage Your Off-Facebook Activity for more information.
Newly released video shows what happened during siege on U.S. Capitol
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)A new video has been released showing what happened during the siege on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th. This happened as the area around the Capitol has been flooded with unprecedented security in the form of Federal officers and the National Guard. The video shows the inside the Capitol as extremists tried to break into the Senate Chambers. You can hear some frustrated lawmakers were not still there and then they talk about setting up their own government. Security is an issue at all 50 state Capitol buildings, where minor protests have broken out.
As COVID-19 cases spike, where are the Comfort and Mercy ships now?
The ships were deployed in late March to help assist frontline hospital workers and provide care on the ships, should hospitals overflow with patients. Comfort arrived in New York City on March 30, a day after it left Virginia, according to Business Insider. Comfort left New York City after treating 182 patients, 70% of whom had COVID-19, according to NavyTimes. Comfort is available in case it is needed for future help, according to NavyTimes, while USNI News reported the same is true for Mercy. (Getty Images)The USNS Comfort departs for its home port of Norfolk, Virginia on April 30, 2020 in New York City.
Roster shuffle: Plans change in MLB because of health issues
PHOENIX The Minnesota Twins have shuffled their on-field staff to protect the health of some of their older coaches. I think we all know that we're making the right decision, but that doesn't mean it feels good," Baldelli said. The defending World Series champion Nationals will begin their title defense without Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross, who both declined to play because of health concerns. We are one hundred percent supportive of their decision to not play this year, Nationals GM Mike Rizzo said in a statement. Cleveland's 61-year-old manager Terry Francona said he's not nervous, even though he's had previous health issues.
Nationals change course, pay minor leaguers full stipend
WASHINGTON The Nationals changed course and told their minor leaguers on Monday they will receive their full weekly stipends of $400 at least through June after Washington reliever Sean Doolittle tweeted that the teams major league players would cover a planned cut in those payments. Thank you!Its not unusual for big league teams to release minor leaguers at this time of year, although not normally this many. More than 400 young players have been cut with the minor league season in doubt amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Minor league players not on 40-man rosters were promised $400 per week through Sunday by a policy drafted by MLB. Minor leaguers are an essential part of our organization and they are bearing the heaviest burden of this situation as their season is likely to be cancelled.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Get FREE tacos at Taco Bell on Wednesday
Elijah Nouvelage/Getty ImagesJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Despite another miserable season, Miami Marlins fans can still reap the rewards of World Series heroics with a free taco on Wednesday. Taco Bell will be handing out free Doritos Locos tacos after a player in the Fall Classic "won" the fast-food restaurant's Steal a Base, Steal a Taco promotion. Nationals shortstop Trea Turner accomplished the feat on Oct. 30, and thanks to him fans of any team and any sport can walk into a Taco Bell between 2 and 6 p.m. on Wednesday for the free taco. Almost makes you want to cheer for the Nationals. Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.
Jack White attended baseball game, left to play concert, then returned to finish watching game
The baseball gods must have been on White's side, because the game went deep into the night with extra innings, so White returned to the game with his band after the show to see the game out. FOX reporter Ken Rosenthal noticed White's return to the stadium when cameras showed him back in his seat during the 14th inning. Here's the video of Ken's story, The Raconteurs played The Anthem in DC tonight, google tells me. pic.twitter.com/kcc5fSWXwN Paid man gets bored (@cjzero) August 18, 2019It's a mystery how White found out the game was still going on (maybe the MLB app told him? ), or how he and his bandmates even gained re-entry to the stadium, but it does look like White had the best night of his life.