Briefly: Chris Bassitt, coming back from Tommy John surgery, said he believes he can earn a starting spot but knows he must prove himself after putting up a 5.33 ERA in 24 minor-league games last season. … Melvin and Forst both said they’re unsure if there are enough innings available this spring for Bassitt to show he’s capable of winning a spot; the competition for the final three spots will include Daniel Mengden (Melvin said he’d be the No. 3 starter right now based on his work in September), Paul Blackburn, Jharel Cotton, Andrew Triggs and Daniel Gossett. … The A’s haven’t determined if they’ll go with a seven- or eight-man bullpen for the season. ... Oakland’s pitchers and catchers will be in action at the Lew Wolff Training Complex in Mesa on Wednesday morning; Bassitt and Kendall Graveman will be among those throwing bullpen sessions. … [Read more...] about A’s Bruce Maxwell won’t kneel for anthem this season
Issues affecting society
“The coronavirus is showing us that each person’s true good is a common good and, vice versa, the common good is a true good for the person,” he said. “Health, in addition to being an individual good, is also a public good. A healthy society is one that takes care of everyone’s health.” … [Read more...] about Pope Francis Decries ‘Partisan’ Coopting of Coronavirus for Political Gain
I frequently question if the IT field holds much future for United States’ citizens or U.S. permanent residents. Should I continue to dodge bullets or move into an entirely new field after having been outsourced on multiple occasions by the same company and then finally physical replaced by a foreign worker? I would never recommend the IT field to my own children or anybody else that I know for that matter, due to the lack of job opportunities even for someone passionate about the IT field. We now have American IT workers being displaced by both H1-B visa holders, who are physically being flown in from foreign countries, as well as the continued use of foreign remote offshore workers. We are seeing a massive drain on job opportunities here on our own soil. What does the future hold for United States’ workers? This outsourcing must be stopped or America will certainly decline. … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE — Displaced Disney Cast Member: How They Replaced Me, Other Americans, With Cheap Foreigners On H1B Visas
He said to me, "I don't think I got in too much trouble with that." Not, "I'm sorry I did it." It was, "Oh, I didn't think I got in that much trouble," so for him, what matters is not the fairness of something. Ten times harder is justified in his mind. You criticize my hair, I'm going to call you a big, fat, ugly person who's not worth the air that you breathe. It's all relative, and it's all, is it fair to me? Does it mean that I'm getting my ego stroked or somehow being ignored or diminished? … [Read more...] about Who is Donald Trump?
In 2018, the U.S. government blocked a subsidiary of the Chinese tech giant Alibaba from buying MoneyGram over data privacy concerns. The following year, the U.S. forced the Chinese owner of Grindr, the dating app, to give up its control of the company. … [Read more...] about Down to the Wire: TikTok at Center of Battle Between US and China