Blue Jays forced to remove pitcher who wasn’t on umpires’ lineup card

first_img#BlueJays manager Charlie Montoyo says he’s not sure how Jacob Waguespack wasn’t on umps’ lineup cards. “It was on all our cards.” Lineups submitted digitally. “For some reason, the ones they had, (Waguespack) wasn’t on it.”— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) August 7, 2020But that fact shouldn’t have necessarily disqualified Waguespack. MLB Rule 4.03(c) states, in part, that:As a courtesy, potential substitute players should also be listed, but the failure to list a potential substitute player shall not make such potential substitute player ineligible to enter the game.Porter and Foster had not commented on the mixup as of late Thursday.Dolis worked a scoreless sixth, but the Blue Jays ultimately lost 4-3 on a Nick Markakis walk-off home run. The Blue Jays just sent out Jacob Waguespack to pitch even though he’s not on their 28-man roster.— handlit33 (@handlit33) August 7, 2020Rafael Dolis came on for Waguespack, whose name was not added to the official box score.BLUE JAYS 2020 SCHEDULE: Dates, game times, resultsThe confusion may have stemmed from the Jays’ yo-yo transactions involving Waguespack. The team announced about an hour before the game that it had recalled him from its taxi squad to replace injured pitcher Trent Thornton.ROSTER MOVE:RHP Trent Thornton (right elbow inflammation) has been placed on the 10-day IL.RHP Jacob Waguespack has been recalled from the Taxi Squad and will be active for tonight’s game.— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 6, 2020That move was made about six hours after the Jays transferred Waguespack to the taxi squad to help reduce Toronto’s roster from 30 players to 28 players by Thursday’s cutdown deadline.ROSTER MOVES:INF Santiago Espinal and RHP Jacob Waguespack have been optioned to our alternate training site and added to the Taxi Squad.— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 6, 2020Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo told reporters after the game that he knew Waguespack was on the roster but the umps somehow got an incorrect lineup card. A clerical error compounded by a possible umpiring error cost Jacob Waguespack an opportunity to pitch for the Blue Jays on Thursday night.The right-hander was on Toronto’s 28-man roster for its game against the Braves in Atlanta, but he wasn’t listed on the lineup card that was transmitted to the umpires beforehand. When the Jays called upon him to relieve starter Nate Pearson in the sixth inning, home plate umpire Alan Porter, who had the lineup card in his possession, consulted with third base umpire Marty Foster. The two eventually told the Jays that Waguespack had to leave the game.last_img read more

Watch it live: Fourth Democratic Debate

first_imgTonight the Democrats will take the stage once again for what is to be their fourth debate.12 candidates are expected to share the spotlight despite only eight of those candidates qualifying for next month’s debate.Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Julián Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Yang will all take the stage.Since the last debate in September, several issues have arisen. House Democrats have opened an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump regarding his reported pressuring of Ukrainian officials for information regarding former Vice President, a decision that Nancy Pelosi just recently decided to put on hold,  Joe Biden’s son, President Trump’s decision to pull American troops out of Syria, and the ongoing fight between South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Beto O’Rourke, and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker over gun control laws and the tax-exempt status of religious organizations that discriminate against the LGBTQ community.Tonight also marks the first time Senator Bernie Sanders returns to the campaign trail after suffering a heart attack.The debate is being hosted by CNN and the New York Times. It is scheduled to take place at Otterbein University in Ohio at 8:00 pm.Watch it live here.last_img read more

Jersey Shore Women Unite To Make an Impact Via Philanthropy

first_imgIN 2001, Wendy Steele of Cincinnati, Ohio, struggled with her growing frustration that women were not participating in philanthropy as much as she knew they could. She understood the mutual benefits to women participating in philanthropy and its impact in their own communities. This led to the concept of Impact 100, which she founded in 2001. Today, Impact 100 has engaged more than 5,600 women to give more than $29 million to around 250 nonprofits in 22 regions and is spreading globally.In 2015, Impact 100 arrived on the Jersey Coast.“Impact 100 Jersey Coast offers local women a unique opportunity to participate in a hands-on approach to giving. By collectively pooling our resources, we can make a significant impact in a way we could not have otherwise as separate individuals,” said Deirdre O’Brien Spiropoulos, cofounder and president of the Jersey Coast Chapter. “Our aim is provide a forum to raise awareness of worthy nonprofit initiatives in our community while inspiring our members to become personally involved with these charities, if they so choose.”The concept is simple. Any woman is eligible to become a member. Each member contributes $1,000 annually, which is fully tax-deductible.One hundred percent of every membership dollar goes directly to fund grants.“Our membership goal at the moment is 100 women, which would mean a grant of $100,000 to an eligible nonprofit organization,” said Heather Burke, co-founder and vice president of Impact 100 Jersey Coast. “But, it’s not limited to 100 women.” In Pensacola, Florida, Pensacola Impact just broke a worldwide record of 1,060 members. This means that ten grants of $100,000 each will be distributed to local nonprofit organizations in Pensacola in one year. “That’s ‘Impact’,” said Burke.“We live in one of the most affluent areas in the U.S. yet within five to ten miles of our homes, there are children who go to bed hungry every night, who struggle to read; countless people undergoing cancer treatments who don’t have transportation – and a multitude of other needs requiring direct attention,” said Spiropoulos. “Impact 100 Jersey Coast offers a powerful opportunity to raise awareness of our community’s most pressing needs and to advance the most innovative models developed by nonprofits to meet those needs. We want to encourage local nonprofits to dream bigger than they ever imagined.”“As our membership grows, we will be able to make additional grants, the amounts of which will be driven by our membership donations. Although we will begin with a focus on Monmouth County, our goal is to broaden our network of nonprofits over time to encompass the entire Jersey Coast region, including Monmouth, Ocean, and Middlesex counties,” added Burke.The process is simple as well. Each contributing member has the option to pay $1,100 where $100 is allocated to support operational expenses. Membership is renewed annually. Each member has one vote and all members are encouraged, but not required, to participate in the grant review and award process.Currently the organization is under taking a membership drive and holding informal gatherings. In April 2016, a public announcement will be made outlining the grant application process and amount of grant to be awarded. In September 2016, three to five grant finalists will be announced, across the focus areas. In November 2016, Impact 100 Jersey Coast will hold an Annual Membership Meeting allowing the finalists to present and all members to cast a vote. Winners will be announced that evening.Impact 100 Jersey Coast welcomes new members. For more information, visit read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 17, 2016) – Stormy Lucy heads a field of 12 in this Saturday’s 30th edition of the Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes for older fillies and mares going a mile on the grass at Santa Anita.Trained by Ed Moger, Jr., Stormy Lucy has become the turf mare to watch ever since her impressive Grade I Matriarch win at Del Mar in late November. Running late to overcome Recepta by a head, among 13 other rivals in the mile turf race, the 6-year-old mare notched her first Grade I win.Since then, Stormy Lucy has run a close second in two subsequent appearances; the Grade III Robert J. Frankel Stakes at 1 1/8 miles by a neck and the Grade III Megahertz, by a nose, to Buena Vista competitor Keri Belle, both over Santa Anita’s turf course.Jockey Kent Desormeaux, who has been aboard “Lucy” for her last three races and who will again be engaged to ride Saturday didn’t believe the Megahertz was an accurate gage of just how talented his mare is. “I had no intention of being as far back as I was,” said the Hall of Famer. “She got shuffled back and kind of stuck her feet in the ground. I wanted to be mid-pack.”The recently turned 7-year-old mare owned by Steve Moger is by Stormy Atlantic, out of the Dixieland Band mare, Here Comes Lucinda and is 33-8-4-5 overall with $811,700 in earnings.Her Emmynency reunites with jockey Joe Talamo in hopes of adding another graded victory to her resume. Most recently a winner of the Grade I, Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland over the turf Oct. 10, the 4-year-old filly by Successful Appeal has only been out of the money once in seven lifetime starts.Trained by Kristin Mulhall ever since the Kentucky-bred owned by Ike and Dawn Thrash joined her southern California barn immediately following the QEII win, Her Emmynency may not be in peak form but Mulhall is hoping “her class will kick in.”“She had a small ulcer on her throat when we got her and we wanted it to heal 100 percent before we resumed training,” said Mulhall. “She’s not 100 percent fit but if we don’t run here we have nowhere to go until March 26th (Grade II Santa Ana Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf) which is too far away.”Her Emmynency is 7-4-2-0 overall with $540,250 in earnings.The complete field for the Grade II Buena Vista, to be run as the 8th race on a nine race program Saturday, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Keri Belle, Alex Solis, 120; Stylish in Black, Tiago Pereira, 120; Smoove It, Mario Gutierrez, 120; Nashoba’s Gold, Victor Espinoza, 120; Chocolatier, Tyler Baze, 120; Prize Exhibit, Santiago Gonzalez, 122; Lutine Belle, Brice Blanc, 120; Glory, Mike Smith, 120; Her Emmynency, Joe Talamo, 124; Stormy Lucy, Kent Desormeaux, 124; Paulina’s Love, Gary Stevens, 120; Theatre Star, Drayden Van Dyke, 120. ALSO ELIGIBLE: Moanin, Flavien Prat, 120; Minks Apraise, Martin Garcia, 120. First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more