By Gulsen Ozdemir
-San Diego Padres Pitcher Is Arrested-
Padres pitcher Jacob Nix was arrested on Sunday for trespassing an Arizona house. The owner of the house has said that the pitcher entered his fenced backyard, and then tried to get in to the house through a doggy dor. Houseowner used a stun gun to scare him off. Police have said that Nix was intoxicated. The investigation continues.
(Source: fox61.com, Date: October 13, 2019, Photo Courtesy: MLB.COM)
Our fourth trip of the Fall season is our inaugural flight including #VietnamWar Veterans. It left for Washington D.C. this afternoon with 24 Vietnam War Veterans and their Guardians! #HonorFlight pic.twitter.com/iw5MMA6FSt— Honor Flight Arizona (@HonorFltAZ) October 16, 2019
And the Honor Flight Arizona has departed. The project is designed for WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War Veterans to see their memorials in Washington D.C. The three-day journey aims to honor their service for their country.
(Source: honorflightaz.org, Date: 10/15/2019, Video Courtesy: Twitter/@HonorFltAZ)
Before the flight took off this afternoon, Maggie, a #VietnamWar nurse Veteran (who still fits into her uniform!), challenged a @TSA officer to 10 push ups! @PHXSkyHarbor #HonorFlight pic.twitter.com/YQyUkvbCTU— Honor Flight Arizona (@HonorFltAZ) October 16, 2019
Check this video out, It’ll brighten your day! Maggie is a Vietnam War nurse veteran, and she challenged this TSA officer to do 10 push ups before boarding for her flight. Way to go Maggie!
(Source: Twitter/@Honor Flight Arizona, Date: 10/15/2019, Video Courtesy: Twitter/@HonorFltAZ)
-Apache Tribe Warns Against Search-
The Apache Tribe has warned people who want to come and search for a crashed plane in the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. The statement came from the tribe after a $30,000 reward was offered to public by the owner to help him find the missing World War II plane that crashed in the area in 2018. The Tribe says that no permits have been released for people to search the reservation.
(Source: azcentral.com, Date: October 13, 2019, Photo Courtesy: Brian Passey/The Spectrum)
-TODAY IN HISTORY-
- Yale University is founded as The Collegiate School of Kilingworth, Conneticut, 1701
- Benjamin O. Davis becomes the U.S. Army’s first African American Brigadier General, 1940
- The New York Mets win the World Series over Baltimore Orioles, 1969
Arizona State Fair has a deal on groupon! One general admission season pass is $35 (originally$216). If interested, go to groupon.com and search for Arizona State Fair. Valid until October 27.
By Bill McGuire
N.Y. YANKEES OR HOUSTON ASTROS? WHICH TEAM IS BETTER FIT TO TAKE ON NATIONALS IN WORLD SERIES..
The powerful N.Y. Yankees or balanced Houston Astros? The New York Yankees despite injuries to major players throughout the season hit more homeruns than any other team in a season in history. They did this with Judge, Encarnacion, and Stanton have been disabled much of the season. The younger players that have been called up to replace such injured players, have performed beyond expectations. They have the best Closing Pitcher with Aroldis Chapman. Starting pitching – J. Paxton 15 – 6, D. German 18 – 4, M. Tanaka 11 – 9, and J. Happ 12 – 8. The lowest ERA is J. Paxton at 3.82 and the highest would be J. Happ 4.91.
The balanced Houston Astros led the Major League with 107 wins,(3 better than the Yankees). The Astros have six players batting .290 or better, two of them batting .313 and .311 and Altuve at .298 31hrs, Gurriel .298 31hrs. As for the Starting Pitching they have the best 1,2,3 punch in the American League. J. Verlander, G. Cole (figured to be 1 and 2 in Cy Young Award Voting) and in a late season trade with the Diamondbacks acquired Z. Grienke. Verlander 21 – 6 2.58, G. Cole 20 – 5 2.50 and Z. Grienke in only 10 starts with Houston 8 – 1 3.02. Verlander has one no-hitter and both Cole and Grienke flirted with no-hitters the latest being Grienke, lost it with one out in the ninth inning. The closer Osuna had a record of 4 – 3 2.63 38 saves.
This reporters’ choice is the HOUSTON ASTROS. I know the Yankees won 104 games, set MLB record for HR’s, but SP has not lived up to expectations. The Astros with the pick-up of Grienke have shut down all hitting the have faced including the Yankees. Besides who wouldn’t love to see – Verlander vs. Scherzer, Cole vs Strasburg, and Grienke vs Corbin. Could there be, better pitching match-ups scheduled than these.
Do you agree or disagree?