AL West, second wild card provide final week’s excitement

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Truth be told, most scoreboardwatching this week, the last in the MLB regular season, will be done through champagne goggles https://www.yankeesedges.com/new-york-yankees/dellin-betances-jersey .The Mets, Cardinals, Pirates, Cubs and Dodgers? In, in, in, in and in, their NL postseason berths properly celebrated. Same for the AL’s Blue Jays, Royals and,let’s be realistic here,for all intents and purposes, the Yankees, too.MORE: 13 times September swoons became October magicThat leaves two real races: the AL West and second wild card.Discounting the mathematically alive but walking-dead Indians, Orioles, Red Sox and Rays in the latter, you’ve got four teams trying to squeeze into two postseason berths.The Rangers, Astros and Angels are sorting out the AL West;throw the Twins into that group and you’ve got the second wild-card race.The Rangers, despite dropping two of three in Houston over the weekend, are in the driver’s seat, still up three games in the lo s column on their division rivals, even if manager Jeff Banister’s a se sment of the final week included a Freudian slip after back-to-back lo ses to his nearest competitor.”You’re 2 1/2 games back in the division, headed home for the rest of your games,” Banister said (via the Dallas Morning News), before being asked a clarifying ”Who’s 2 1/2 games back?” by a reporter.”Sorry … we’re 2 1/2 gamesahead,” Banister said, blushing. ” Jacoby Ellsbury Jersey They’re2 1/2 back.”MORE: Dallas Keuchel’s Cy Young case | Players seeking October cash-inThe Rangers do, in fact, play their last seven at homebut actually are better on the road (45-36). The Astros, who play their last six on the road, with an off-day Thursday, carry this baggage to Seattle and Arizona: They’re 29-46 away from Minute Maid Park. The Angels get the benefit of playing their last fouragainst the first-place Rangers. The Twins benefit from closing with three against the Royals, who likely will be resting regulars and lining up their rotation and bullpen.Here’s your final week in a nutshell (click here for an expanded look, including probable starting pitchers):Rangers (84-71): vs. Tigers (3), vs. Angels (4)Astros (82-74 Mariano Rivera Jersey ): atMariners (3), atDiamondbacks (3)Angels (81-74): vs. Athletics (3), atRangers(4)Twins (80-75): atIndians (4), vs. Royals(3)

Tom Lawless, king of the bat flips, is rooting for another Jose Bautista bat flip

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. By now, you’ve probably seen the Jose Bautista bat flipmore times than you can remember.Tom Lawle s has seen it, too. He wasn’t watching when it happened, but it didn’t take long for his kids to tell him he had to watch the replay, Early Wynn Jersey which he did on his smartphone.MORE: Best photos from the ALCS| Baseball’s five dumbest unwritten rulesIt was pretty good, Lawle s said with a laugh during a phone conversation with Sporting News. Strange things happen in the playoffs.Lawle s knows this better than most. For one moment during the 1987 World Series, Tom Lawle s was maybe the least likely bada s in baseball.In the fourth inning of Game 4, Lawle s was at the plate with no outs and two of his St. Louis Cardinals teammates on base in a 1-1 game. Lefty Frank Viola was on the mound for the Minnesota Twins, who owned a 2-1 series advantage at that moment.Lawle s drilled a fastball from Viola high and deep to left field. As the crowd at Busch Stadium gasped, Lawle s stared down the ball and stomped toward first base.When the ball cleared the fence, after 11 Lawle s steps, he let loose the single most epic bat flip in the history of Major League Baseball. You don’t go up to home plate thinking, ’I’m going to hit a home run and I’m going to flip the bat,’ Lawle s said. That doesn’t even cro s your mind.For a guy like Lawle s, especially.Let’s look at the improbability of Lawle s hitting a home run in that situation. First, it was off Frank Viola, one of the American League’s best lefties he had a 2.90 ERA in the 1987 season and wound up winning the 1988 AL Cy Young award.Heading into that at-bat, Lawle s had exactly one career home run in 215 games in the majors, way back in 1984 when he was with Cincinnati. He only hit more than eight homers once in a season in the minors.During the 1987 regular season, Lawle s hit .080 with a .299 OPS. He only played 19 games and had 29 plate appearances. He started only three games. His only extra-base hit all season, a double, came in his final at-bat of the season, in Game 162. Heading into Game 4 of the World Series, Lawle s was 2-for-9 in the postseason.You get the picture.Legendary play-by-play man Al Michaels was on the call. A full 45 seconds of stunned silence after the ball cleared the wall and came rocketing back toward the infield, enough time for Lawle s to circle the bases and greet his delirious teammates back at the dugout, Michaels exclaimed, Did we really see that?So, yeah, it was improbable. Lawle s wasn’t thinking how am I going Ozzie Guillen Jersey to celebrate my awesomene s while he was at the plate. He was as focused as he po sibly could be about doing something, anything to help his ballclub win a World Series game.The reaction was genuine. The reaction was authentic.And the reaction just happened to include flipping https://www.whitesoxedge.com/chicago-white-sox/luke-appling-jersey his bat in the air, after he stalked down the first-base line staring at the ball and just daring it to not get over the wall.And I probably didn’t even remember it until after the game I saw the replay of it, Lawle s said. Then you look and say, ’Why’d you do that?’ It’s just the emotion of the playoffs. You’re trying to win. They’re trying to win. And crazy things just happen.Crazy things do happen. Which brings us back to Bautista and his bat flip.It’s been the primary topic of conversation from the moment it happened. Some people think it was great. Some think it was awful.So how about Lawle s?It’s really hard to hit a baseball 95, 97. It’s really hard, he said. It’s not an easy thing to do. So why can’t you celebrate? In football, you score a touchdown and you celebrate on a weekly basis.But what about the disrespecting the game or the opponent argument?You’re not showing anybody up. The emotion of what you just did kind of just takes over you, he said. Especially if it puts your team ahead or it’s in the ninth inning or something like that, where now you win the game. Because that’s the bottom line, winning.And the Blue Jays did win that game because of Bautista’s home run. But that’s just one reason Lawle s loved it.I guarantee you, if he hits one again, he’ll do it again, Lawle s said. And I’ll be rooting for him.

MySpace Tom offers to pay Giants to keep pitcher Tim Lincecum

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Remember Tom, your first friend on MySpace when you joined the social media site? Apparently, he’s a huge fan of pitcher Tim Lincecum.Tom Anderson, the co-founder of MySpace,has offered to pay the Giants the entirety of the 31-year-oldfree agent’s contract if they re-signhim.MORE: MLB’s https://www.twinsedge.com/minnesota-twins/justin-morneau-jersey offseason winners and losersCan we keep @timLincecum if I pay for it? #6manrotation ! @sfgiants @knbr @extrabaggs @mccoveychron pic.twitter.com/tQG2jmG0Mt Tom Anderson (@myspacetom) January 26, 2016Lincecum was a huge part of the Giants’ rotation back in the late 2000s, winningback-to-back National League Cy Young Awards in 2008 Miguel Sano Jersey and 2009, and has been a part of the team’s https://www.twinsedge.com/minnesota-twins/rod-carew-jersey three World Series titles since then.However, with San Francisco signingJohnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija recently, there likely isn’t any room left in the rotation. Coupled with the fact Lincecum is coming off a hip surgery, the Giants might have to pa s on Anderson’s generous offer.

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Matka pohjoiseen Eurooppaan vuonna 1851

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Firenzen luonnontieteellisen museon kasvitieteen ja kasvifysiologian professori Filippo Parlatore (1816-1877) teki vuonna 1851 pitkän ja vaivalloisen matkan Euroopan halki Skandinavian niemimaalle. Hänen tarkoituksenaan oli tutustua maanosan pohjoisiin seutuihin kasvimaantieteen näkökulmasta, ts. tutkia niillä esiintyviä kasvilajeja ja selvittää, kuinka kauas pohjoiseen ne ovat levinneet. Samalla Parlatore keräsi kasveja täydentääkseen niillä museonsa herbaariota. Tutkimusretken tuotteena syntyi matkakertomus, josta tähän julkaisuun on suomennettu luvut IX–XV. Niissä Parlatore kuvailee matkaansa mm. Tornion- ja Muonionjokea pitkin Pellon, Kaaresuvannon, Enontekiön ja Kilpisjärven kautta Ruijaan ja Norjaan. Parlatoren matkareittiä on mahdollista seurata karttaliitteestä. Luvut sisältävät Parlatoren erikoisalaan kuuluvia huomioita Skandinavian kasvillisuudesta ja maantieteestä mutta myös sen eläimistä, mm. porosta ja Lapin kiusallisista hyttysistä. Mielenkiintoisia ovat runsaat kansatieteelliset pohdinnat saamelaisten alkuperästä, kielestä ja uskonnosta sekä saamelaisten ja suomalaisten sukujuurista. Parlatore mainitsee mm. myös tapaamisestaan Lars Laestadiuksen kanssa Pajalassa.

Matka pohjoiseen Eurooppaan vuonna 1851 jatkaa Scripta Manent Oy -kustantamon matkakertomusten sarjaa (Matka pohjoiseen jonka teki ja kuvasi ravennalainen Francesco Negri, 2014; S. Sommier, Talvimatka Lappiin: kirjeitä sisareni lapsille, 2016; A. Bichi, Matka Ruotsiin vuonna 1696, 2017).

Kirjan tiedot

Nimi: Matka pohjoiseen Eurooppaan vuonna 1851, pehmeäkantinen,244 s., karttaliite

 Italiankielinen alkuteos: Viaggio per le parti settentrionali di Europa fatto nel 1851, Parte prima, Narrazione del viaggio con una carta geografica, Firenze, Tipografia Le Monnier, 1854.

 Kirjoittaja: Filippo Parlatore

ISBN: 978-952-67430-8-0

Suomennos ja alaviitteet: Pauliina de Anna

Johdanto: Agnese Visconti (Pavian yliopisto)

Kannen kuva: Vue de la Cataracte d ́Eyanpacka sur le Muonio, Rivière considérable qui se jette dans le Fleuve de Tornea, 1802

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MATKA RUOTSIIN VUONNA 1696

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Sienalainen aatelismies Alessandro Bichi (1664–1725) kuuluu merkittävimpiin Pohjolassa vierailleisiin italialaismatkailijoihin, jotka tarjosivat Ruotsista ja Suomesta omiin kokemuksiinsa perustuvan kuvan. Heidän tavoitteenaan oli hankkia totuudenmukaista tietoa seuduista, jotka edustivat toiseutta Euroopan rajojen sisällä. Poliittisten ja uskonnollisten olojen lisäksi heitä vetivät puoleensa Pohjolan harvinaislaatuisuus, sen kaukainen sijainti ja luonnon eksotiikka: valoisat kesäyöt ja keskiyön aurinko, talven kylmyys sekä ilmaston vaikutus luontoon ja ihmisiin.
Bichi kirjoitti kaksi vuotta kestäneestä Euroopan-matkastaan matkakertomuksen, jonka Ruotsia koskeva osa nyt julkaistaan. Vaikka Bichin reitti ei ulottunutkaan Suomeen asti, teksti sisältää huomattavan määrän mainintoja maamme oloista. Tekstissä viitataan myös lappalaisiin.
Bichin matkakertomukseen sisältyy matkustamisen tueksi laadittuja Hyödyllisiä neuvoja ja varoituksen sanoja meritse ja maitse tehtäviä pitkiä matkoja varten, jotka on liitetty myös tähän julkaisuun.
Bichin käsikirjoituksen Ruotsia koskeva osa, johon nyt julkaistava suomennos perustuu, ilmestyi FT Anu Raunion toimittamana italiankielisenä kriittisenä editiona vuonna 2015: Il Viaggio in Svezia (1696).
Matka Ruotsiin vuonna 1696 jatkaa Scripta Manent Oy -kustantamon matkakertomusten sarjaa (Matka pohjoiseen jonka teki ja kuvasi ravennalainen Francesco Negri, 2014; S. Sommier, Talvimatka Lappiin: kirjeitä sisareni lapsille, 2016).
Kirjan tiedot: Matka Ruotsiin vuonna 1696. Italiankielinen alkuteos: Il viaggio in Svezia (1696). Kirjoittaja: Alessandro Bichi.
ISBN: 978-952-67430-7-3.
Suomennos ja alaviitteet: Pauliina de Anna. Johdanto ja alviitteiden esityö: FT Anu Raunio.
Kannen kuva: Ruotsin kuninkaallisen kirjaston (Kungliga biblioteket) ystävällisellä luvalla:
Adam Perelle (1640-1695), Stockholmia Metropolis Regni Sueciæ, et Sedes Regia qua parte Occidentem spectat. Graverad 1669 enl. Erik Vennberg, teoksessa: Erik Dahlbergh, Suecia antiqua et hodierna.
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