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Matthew Barber San Diego Padres CenterFielder Cameron Maybin tested positive for amphetamines and issued 25 game suspension. JUST WHAT WE NEED!!!! MORE GUYS BEING CAUGHT WITH DRUGS!!! WHAT HAPPENED TO LEGIT BASEBALL PLAYERS?!?!?
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GFWC New Hampshire OK, I will never say "I can't do that" again....this is awesome!
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105-year-old Agnes McKee showed that age is no obstacle when she set a new record as the oldest person to ever throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Major League Baseball game this past Sunday! The centenarian threw out the first pitch at the San Read more ... Diego Padres game against the New York Mets in front of more than 30,000 fans. McKee, who celebrated her milestone birthday last Wednesday, spent months practicing her throws and preparing for her appearance. After using a walker to take the field, she wound up her right arm several times before throwing an underhand pitch to Padres catcher René Rivera. The crowd roared their approval and her example may have done the team some good as well: the Padres ended up winning the game 2 to 1. “I haven't been very into the Padres because they don't ever win any games," McKee laughed. "I tried to learn the names of some of the ball players in case somebody asked me that.” She added, "My husband played baseball and we went to many games when we lived in Cleveland.... He would be so proud. He would not be surprised at all. He always knew I was up for an adventure." McKee’s age hasn’t diminished her determination, whether it’s to turn out a good showing of her ceremonial pitch or to walk without a walker again: “My doctor says I won’t be able to do that, but I’m trying!” As for how to live a long life, McKee explained that “I have no idea how I got to be this old!”, but added "My main thing is to enjoy every day as it comes along, don’t worry about things that haven’t happened yet." To read more or watch a video on her pitch on Yahoo Sports, visit http://yhoo.it/1r4bApN If your Mighty Girl is a baseball or softball fan, we've pulled together a selection of books, toys, and t-shirts celebrating female ballplayers in our blog post, "Play Ball Like A Mighty Girl!: Top Picks for Baseball & Softball Lovers," at http://www.amightygirl.com/blog/?p=2697 To inspire your children with more stories of female trailblazers in a wide variety of sports, visit our “Sports / Games” section at http://www.amightygirl.com/books/general-interest/sports-games And, for toys and gear of all sorts that are perfect for throwing, visit our "Catching & Throwing" outdoor play section at http://www.amightygirl.com/toys/outdoor-play?cat=602 Photo credit: Denis Poroy
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Garrett Hale Really Maybin?! Child please..... just keeps getting worse and worse the Padres #rebuidlingblows #Missinthegoodoledays
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FRANCOEUR PROMOTED, MAYBIN SUSPENDED: The San Diego Padres have announced that AAA OF Jeff Francoeur has been promoted to the Padres 25-man roster due to Cameron Maybin being forced to take a 25-game suspension for use of Amphetamines. More informati Read more ... on on the announcement and moves here on the Friarhood ---> http://bit.ly/1nCj9pK
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Joanna Marie Mckee My grandmothers name is mary agnes Mckee thats so crazy
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Agnes McKee threw out the first pitch at a San Diego Padres game yesterday... She just turned 105! Watch --> http://bit.ly/1nQCIF1
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Bert's Sports Page Maybin Suspended 25 Games For Amphetamine Use: Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin has been suspended 25 games, without pay, after testing positive for amphetamine usage, the league announced. Maybin, 27, was hitting .247/.286/.368 with a homer and Read more ... three steals in 62 games this season. He missed most … Continue reading → #CameronMaybin #Newsstand #SanDiegoPadres #mlb
Maybin Suspended 25 Games For Amphetamine Use
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Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin has been suspended 25 games, without pay, after testing positive for amphetamine usage, the league announced. Maybin, 27, was hitting .247/.286/.368 with a homer and three steals in 62 games this season. He missed Read more ... most … Continue reading →
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Chandrea Kowalski
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105-year-old Agnes McKee showed that age is no obstacle when she set a new record as the oldest person to ever throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Major League Baseball game this past Sunday! The centenarian threw out the first pitch at the San Read more ... Diego Padres game against the New York Mets in front of more than 30,000 fans. McKee, who celebrated her milestone birthday last Wednesday, spent months practicing her throws and preparing for her appearance. After using a walker to take the field, she wound up her right arm several times before throwing an underhand pitch to Padres catcher René Rivera. The crowd roared their approval and her example may have done the team some good as well: the Padres ended up winning the game 2 to 1. “I haven't been very into the Padres because they don't ever win any games," McKee laughed. "I tried to learn the names of some of the ball players in case somebody asked me that.” She added, "My husband played baseball and we went to many games when we lived in Cleveland.... He would be so proud. He would not be surprised at all. He always knew I was up for an adventure." McKee’s age hasn’t diminished her determination, whether it’s to turn out a good showing of her ceremonial pitch or to walk without a walker again: “My doctor says I won’t be able to do that, but I’m trying!” As for how to live a long life, McKee explained that “I have no idea how I got to be this old!”, but added "My main thing is to enjoy every day as it comes along, don’t worry about things that haven’t happened yet." To read more or watch a video on her pitch on Yahoo Sports, visit http://yhoo.it/1r4bApN If your Mighty Girl is a baseball or softball fan, we've pulled together a selection of books, toys, and t-shirts celebrating female ballplayers in our blog post, "Play Ball Like A Mighty Girl!: Top Picks for Baseball & Softball Lovers," at http://www.amightygirl.com/blog/?p=2697 To inspire your children with more stories of female trailblazers in a wide variety of sports, visit our “Sports / Games” section at http://www.amightygirl.com/books/general-interest/sports-games And, for toys and gear of all sorts that are perfect for throwing, visit our "Catching & Throwing" outdoor play section at http://www.amightygirl.com/toys/outdoor-play?cat=602 Photo credit: Denis Poroy
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Timothy Walker
105-Year-Old Agnes McKee Throws Season Opener First Pitch in San Diego Padres Game
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 Agnes McKee has made Major League Baseball history by being the oldest person to ever throw out the honorary first pitch. The San Diego Padres selected Sunday’s Game against the New York Mets at Petco Park to invite McKee to the game. She had be Read more ... en selected not only for her age but also fo…
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Ron Donoho Hey, 19: For anybody still smarting over the FOX Sports & Major League Baseball All-Star Game snub of #TonyGwynn, here's a special collection of fan remembrances of #MrPadre. http://www.sandiegomagazine.com/San-Diego-Magazine/August-2014/Remembering- Read more ... Mr-Padre/
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Our "Best of San Diego" cover features Mr. Padre waving his cap to the crowd at the last game he ever played. We remember Tony Gwynn with a special tribute in August.
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Timothy McDonald
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105-year-old Agnes McKee showed that age is no obstacle when she set a new record as the oldest person to ever throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Major League Baseball game this past Sunday! The centenarian threw out the first pitch at the San Read more ... Diego Padres game against the New York Mets in front of more than 30,000 fans. McKee, who celebrated her milestone birthday last Wednesday, spent months practicing her throws and preparing for her appearance. After using a walker to take the field, she wound up her right arm several times before throwing an underhand pitch to Padres catcher René Rivera. The crowd roared their approval and her example may have done the team some good as well: the Padres ended up winning the game 2 to 1. “I haven't been very into the Padres because they don't ever win any games," McKee laughed. "I tried to learn the names of some of the ball players in case somebody asked me that.” She added, "My husband played baseball and we went to many games when we lived in Cleveland.... He would be so proud. He would not be surprised at all. He always knew I was up for an adventure." McKee’s age hasn’t diminished her determination, whether it’s to turn out a good showing of her ceremonial pitch or to walk without a walker again: “My doctor says I won’t be able to do that, but I’m trying!” As for how to live a long life, McKee explained that “I have no idea how I got to be this old!”, but added "My main thing is to enjoy every day as it comes along, don’t worry about things that haven’t happened yet." To read more or watch a video on her pitch on Yahoo Sports, visit http://yhoo.it/1r4bApN If your Mighty Girl is a baseball or softball fan, we've pulled together a selection of books, toys, and t-shirts celebrating female ballplayers in our blog post, "Play Ball Like A Mighty Girl!: Top Picks for Baseball & Softball Lovers," at http://www.amightygirl.com/blog/?p=2697 To inspire your children with more stories of female trailblazers in a wide variety of sports, visit our “Sports / Games” section at http://www.amightygirl.com/books/general-interest/sports-games And, for toys and gear of all sorts that are perfect for throwing, visit our "Catching & Throwing" outdoor play section at http://www.amightygirl.com/toys/outdoor-play?cat=602 Photo credit: Denis Poroy
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Greg Boehne Anther news item...105 year old Agness McKee of Oceanside, CA became the oldest person to throw out the first pitch at a MLB game, when she did it last week for the San Diego Padres. She was: (A) Immediately signed by the Cubs (B) not yet born when Read more ... the Cubs last won the World Series (C) conceived during the Cubs last championship celebration (D) threw out a pitch, I thought it was threw out first hip... Add your own Cubs joke:
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Plainfield Junior Woman's Club Another lady to be proud of. Love these stories.
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105-year-old Agnes McKee showed that age is no obstacle when she set a new record as the oldest person to ever throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Major League Baseball game this past Sunday! The centenarian threw out the first pitch at the San Read more ... Diego Padres game against the New York Mets in front of more than 30,000 fans. McKee, who celebrated her milestone birthday last Wednesday, spent months practicing her throws and preparing for her appearance. After using a walker to take the field, she wound up her right arm several times before throwing an underhand pitch to Padres catcher René Rivera. The crowd roared their approval and her example may have done the team some good as well: the Padres ended up winning the game 2 to 1. “I haven't been very into the Padres because they don't ever win any games," McKee laughed. "I tried to learn the names of some of the ball players in case somebody asked me that.” She added, "My husband played baseball and we went to many games when we lived in Cleveland.... He would be so proud. He would not be surprised at all. He always knew I was up for an adventure." McKee’s age hasn’t diminished her determination, whether it’s to turn out a good showing of her ceremonial pitch or to walk without a walker again: “My doctor says I won’t be able to do that, but I’m trying!” As for how to live a long life, McKee explained that “I have no idea how I got to be this old!”, but added "My main thing is to enjoy every day as it comes along, don’t worry about things that haven’t happened yet." To read more or watch a video on her pitch on Yahoo Sports, visit http://yhoo.it/1r4bApN If your Mighty Girl is a baseball or softball fan, we've pulled together a selection of books, toys, and t-shirts celebrating female ballplayers in our blog post, "Play Ball Like A Mighty Girl!: Top Picks for Baseball & Softball Lovers," at http://www.amightygirl.com/blog/?p=2697 To inspire your children with more stories of female trailblazers in a wide variety of sports, visit our “Sports / Games” section at http://www.amightygirl.com/books/general-interest/sports-games And, for toys and gear of all sorts that are perfect for throwing, visit our "Catching & Throwing" outdoor play section at http://www.amightygirl.com/toys/outdoor-play?cat=602 Photo credit: Denis Poroy
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John Hine Mazda
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Our "Best of San Diego" cover features Mr. Padre waving his cap to the crowd at the last game he ever played. We remember Tony Gwynn with a special tribute in August.
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Joanna Marie Mckee My granothers name is mary agnes and her last name Is mckee that so crazy !!
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Agnes McKee threw out the first pitch at a San Diego Padres game yesterday... She just turned 105! Watch --> http://bit.ly/1nQCIF1
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Linda Strout
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105-year-old Agnes McKee showed that age is no obstacle when she set a new record as the oldest person to ever throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Major League Baseball game this past Sunday! The centenarian threw out the first pitch at the San Read more ... Diego Padres game against the New York Mets in front of more than 30,000 fans. McKee, who celebrated her milestone birthday last Wednesday, spent months practicing her throws and preparing for her appearance. After using a walker to take the field, she wound up her right arm several times before throwing an underhand pitch to Padres catcher René Rivera. The crowd roared their approval and her example may have done the team some good as well: the Padres ended up winning the game 2 to 1. “I haven't been very into the Padres because they don't ever win any games," McKee laughed. "I tried to learn the names of some of the ball players in case somebody asked me that.” She added, "My husband played baseball and we went to many games when we lived in Cleveland.... He would be so proud. He would not be surprised at all. He always knew I was up for an adventure." McKee’s age hasn’t diminished her determination, whether it’s to turn out a good showing of her ceremonial pitch or to walk without a walker again: “My doctor says I won’t be able to do that, but I’m trying!” As for how to live a long life, McKee explained that “I have no idea how I got to be this old!”, but added "My main thing is to enjoy every day as it comes along, don’t worry about things that haven’t happened yet." To read more or watch a video on her pitch on Yahoo Sports, visit http://yhoo.it/1r4bApN If your Mighty Girl is a baseball or softball fan, we've pulled together a selection of books, toys, and t-shirts celebrating female ballplayers in our blog post, "Play Ball Like A Mighty Girl!: Top Picks for Baseball & Softball Lovers," at http://www.amightygirl.com/blog/?p=2697 To inspire your children with more stories of female trailblazers in a wide variety of sports, visit our “Sports / Games” section at http://www.amightygirl.com/books/general-interest/sports-games And, for toys and gear of all sorts that are perfect for throwing, visit our "Catching & Throwing" outdoor play section at http://www.amightygirl.com/toys/outdoor-play?cat=602 Photo credit: Denis Poroy
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GFWC of NC
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105-year-old Agnes McKee showed that age is no obstacle when she set a new record as the oldest person to ever throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Major League Baseball game this past Sunday! The centenarian threw out the first pitch at the San Read more ... Diego Padres game against the New York Mets in front of more than 30,000 fans. McKee, who celebrated her milestone birthday last Wednesday, spent months practicing her throws and preparing for her appearance. After using a walker to take the field, she wound up her right arm several times before throwing an underhand pitch to Padres catcher René Rivera. The crowd roared their approval and her example may have done the team some good as well: the Padres ended up winning the game 2 to 1. “I haven't been very into the Padres because they don't ever win any games," McKee laughed. "I tried to learn the names of some of the ball players in case somebody asked me that.” She added, "My husband played baseball and we went to many games when we lived in Cleveland.... He would be so proud. He would not be surprised at all. He always knew I was up for an adventure." McKee’s age hasn’t diminished her determination, whether it’s to turn out a good showing of her ceremonial pitch or to walk without a walker again: “My doctor says I won’t be able to do that, but I’m trying!” As for how to live a long life, McKee explained that “I have no idea how I got to be this old!”, but added "My main thing is to enjoy every day as it comes along, don’t worry about things that haven’t happened yet." To read more or watch a video on her pitch on Yahoo Sports, visit http://yhoo.it/1r4bApN If your Mighty Girl is a baseball or softball fan, we've pulled together a selection of books, toys, and t-shirts celebrating female ballplayers in our blog post, "Play Ball Like A Mighty Girl!: Top Picks for Baseball & Softball Lovers," at http://www.amightygirl.com/blog/?p=2697 To inspire your children with more stories of female trailblazers in a wide variety of sports, visit our “Sports / Games” section at http://www.amightygirl.com/books/general-interest/sports-games And, for toys and gear of all sorts that are perfect for throwing, visit our "Catching & Throwing" outdoor play section at http://www.amightygirl.com/toys/outdoor-play?cat=602 Photo credit: Denis Poroy
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Trish A Bilitz I love this!
Ladies and gentlemen, coming in to pitch for the San Diego Padres... from Oceanside, California... 105-year-old Agnes McKee - WATCH: MORE: http://abcn.ws/1n6imfp - 10News – ABC San Diego KGTV
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Margaret Carroll
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105-year-old Agnes McKee showed that age is no obstacle when she set a new record as the oldest person to ever throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Major League Baseball game this past Sunday! The centenarian threw out the first pitch at the San Read more ... Diego Padres game against the New York Mets in front of more than 30,000 fans. McKee, who celebrated her milestone birthday last Wednesday, spent months practicing her throws and preparing for her appearance. After using a walker to take the field, she wound up her right arm several times before throwing an underhand pitch to Padres catcher René Rivera. The crowd roared their approval and her example may have done the team some good as well: the Padres ended up winning the game 2 to 1. “I haven't been very into the Padres because they don't ever win any games," McKee laughed. "I tried to learn the names of some of the ball players in case somebody asked me that.” She added, "My husband played baseball and we went to many games when we lived in Cleveland.... He would be so proud. He would not be surprised at all. He always knew I was up for an adventure." McKee’s age hasn’t diminished her determination, whether it’s to turn out a good showing of her ceremonial pitch or to walk without a walker again: “My doctor says I won’t be able to do that, but I’m trying!” As for how to live a long life, McKee explained that “I have no idea how I got to be this old!”, but added "My main thing is to enjoy every day as it comes along, don’t worry about things that haven’t happened yet." To read more or watch a video on her pitch on Yahoo Sports, visit http://yhoo.it/1r4bApN If your Mighty Girl is a baseball or softball fan, we've pulled together a selection of books, toys, and t-shirts celebrating female ballplayers in our blog post, "Play Ball Like A Mighty Girl!: Top Picks for Baseball & Softball Lovers," at http://www.amightygirl.com/blog/?p=2697 To inspire your children with more stories of female trailblazers in a wide variety of sports, visit our “Sports / Games” section at http://www.amightygirl.com/books/general-interest/sports-games And, for toys and gear of all sorts that are perfect for throwing, visit our "Catching & Throwing" outdoor play section at http://www.amightygirl.com/toys/outdoor-play?cat=602 Photo credit: Denis Poroy
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GFWC Here's some afternoon inspiration for you. Do something you didn't think possible!
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105-year-old Agnes McKee showed that age is no obstacle when she set a new record as the oldest person to ever throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Major League Baseball game this past Sunday! The centenarian threw out the first pitch at the San Read more ... Diego Padres game against the New York Mets in front of more than 30,000 fans. McKee, who celebrated her milestone birthday last Wednesday, spent months practicing her throws and preparing for her appearance. After using a walker to take the field, she wound up her right arm several times before throwing an underhand pitch to Padres catcher René Rivera. The crowd roared their approval and her example may have done the team some good as well: the Padres ended up winning the game 2 to 1. “I haven't been very into the Padres because they don't ever win any games," McKee laughed. "I tried to learn the names of some of the ball players in case somebody asked me that.” She added, "My husband played baseball and we went to many games when we lived in Cleveland.... He would be so proud. He would not be surprised at all. He always knew I was up for an adventure." McKee’s age hasn’t diminished her determination, whether it’s to turn out a good showing of her ceremonial pitch or to walk without a walker again: “My doctor says I won’t be able to do that, but I’m trying!” As for how to live a long life, McKee explained that “I have no idea how I got to be this old!”, but added "My main thing is to enjoy every day as it comes along, don’t worry about things that haven’t happened yet." To read more or watch a video on her pitch on Yahoo Sports, visit http://yhoo.it/1r4bApN If your Mighty Girl is a baseball or softball fan, we've pulled together a selection of books, toys, and t-shirts celebrating female ballplayers in our blog post, "Play Ball Like A Mighty Girl!: Top Picks for Baseball & Softball Lovers," at http://www.amightygirl.com/blog/?p=2697 To inspire your children with more stories of female trailblazers in a wide variety of sports, visit our “Sports / Games” section at http://www.amightygirl.com/books/general-interest/sports-games And, for toys and gear of all sorts that are perfect for throwing, visit our "Catching & Throwing" outdoor play section at http://www.amightygirl.com/toys/outdoor-play?cat=602 Photo credit: Denis Poroy
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Eric Bramlett I hope nothing but the best for Frenchie!!!
Padres call up veteran Jeff Francoeur
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The San Diego Padres called up outfielder turned pitcher Jeff Francoeur, MLB Network’s Peter Gammons reports.
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Joel Ponce
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MLB Network's Peter Gammons is reporting that the San Diego Padres are calling up El Paso Chihuahuas outfielder Jeff Francoeur. Read more: http://epti.ms/1nBVZQh
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Joel Pfahler I'm blessed to live the dream as a sports journalist. I got to shoot video interview of Chase Headley earlier this spring while he was with the Padres. Here's the story.
Chase Headley
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“When I was a freshman in high school, my neighbor invited me to an FCA meeting, and it so happened that the topic that night was on salvation,” says San Diego Padres infielder Chase Headley. “By...
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Debbie Hammer Furlow
Mike Caplan
Back in the summer of 2011, the fam and I were in San Diego and took in a Padres game at Petco Park (beautiful venue, btw). The park was festooned with banners and flags all heralding some kid named Rizzo. I believe the young first baseman struck o Read more ... ut 2X against the Nationals. I felt like I was "in the loop" when the Cubs signed Rizzo and worried that he would disappoint here as he did during his short stint in San Diego. Well-- Here it is 3 years later and Rizzo is a bona fide all-star. His 25 HRs lead the NL. In yet another season with so little to cheer about for the Cubs, I think this guy is the real deal and hope Theo et al can find another couple dozen just like him!
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Kristin Green
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105-year-old Agnes McKee showed that age is no obstacle when she set a new record as the oldest person to ever throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Major League Baseball game this past Sunday! The centenarian threw out the first pitch at the San Read more ... Diego Padres game against the New York Mets in front of more than 30,000 fans. McKee, who celebrated her milestone birthday last Wednesday, spent months practicing her throws and preparing for her appearance. After using a walker to take the field, she wound up her right arm several times before throwing an underhand pitch to Padres catcher René Rivera. The crowd roared their approval and her example may have done the team some good as well: the Padres ended up winning the game 2 to 1. “I haven't been very into the Padres because they don't ever win any games," McKee laughed. "I tried to learn the names of some of the ball players in case somebody asked me that.” She added, "My husband played baseball and we went to many games when we lived in Cleveland.... He would be so proud. He would not be surprised at all. He always knew I was up for an adventure." McKee’s age hasn’t diminished her determination, whether it’s to turn out a good showing of her ceremonial pitch or to walk without a walker again: “My doctor says I won’t be able to do that, but I’m trying!” As for how to live a long life, McKee explained that “I have no idea how I got to be this old!”, but added "My main thing is to enjoy every day as it comes along, don’t worry about things that haven’t happened yet." To read more or watch a video on her pitch on Yahoo Sports, visit http://yhoo.it/1r4bApN If your Mighty Girl is a baseball or softball fan, we've pulled together a selection of books, toys, and t-shirts celebrating female ballplayers in our blog post, "Play Ball Like A Mighty Girl!: Top Picks for Baseball & Softball Lovers," at http://www.amightygirl.com/blog/?p=2697 To inspire your children with more stories of female trailblazers in a wide variety of sports, visit our “Sports / Games” section at http://www.amightygirl.com/books/general-interest/sports-games And, for toys and gear of all sorts that are perfect for throwing, visit our "Catching & Throwing" outdoor play section at http://www.amightygirl.com/toys/outdoor-play?cat=602 Photo credit: Denis Poroy
1 hour ago
Accuwager.com
San Diego Padres vs. Chicago Cubs Betting Prediction from Nick Parsons: July 23rd 2014
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San Diego Padres vs. Chicago Cubs Betting Prediction: Under 7 runs -110 odds (July 23rd 2014) CLICK HERE FOR NICK PARSONS’ EXPERT MLB BASEBALL
1 hour ago
Miselenia Estrella
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Welcome to the New York Yankees, Chase Headley! After being traded by San Diego Padres Tuesday morning, Headley hits walk-off single in his 1st game in pinstripes. New York beats Texas in 14 innings, 2-1. WATCH: http://es.pn/1kSievF
1 hour ago
Abdullah Custanza
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105-year-old Agnes McKee showed that age is no obstacle when she set a new record as the oldest person to ever throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Major League Baseball game this past Sunday! The centenarian threw out the first pitch at the San Read more ... Diego Padres game against the New York Mets in front of more than 30,000 fans. McKee, who celebrated her milestone birthday last Wednesday, spent months practicing her throws and preparing for her appearance. After using a walker to take the field, she wound up her right arm several times before throwing an underhand pitch to Padres catcher René Rivera. The crowd roared their approval and her example may have done the team some good as well: the Padres ended up winning the game 2 to 1. “I haven't been very into the Padres because they don't ever win any games," McKee laughed. "I tried to learn the names of some of the ball players in case somebody asked me that.” She added, "My husband played baseball and we went to many games when we lived in Cleveland.... He would be so proud. He would not be surprised at all. He always knew I was up for an adventure." McKee’s age hasn’t diminished her determination, whether it’s to turn out a good showing of her ceremonial pitch or to walk without a walker again: “My doctor says I won’t be able to do that, but I’m trying!” As for how to live a long life, McKee explained that “I have no idea how I got to be this old!”, but added "My main thing is to enjoy every day as it comes along, don’t worry about things that haven’t happened yet." To read more or watch a video on her pitch on Yahoo Sports, visit http://yhoo.it/1r4bApN If your Mighty Girl is a baseball or softball fan, we've pulled together a selection of books, toys, and t-shirts celebrating female ballplayers in our blog post, "Play Ball Like A Mighty Girl!: Top Picks for Baseball & Softball Lovers," at http://www.amightygirl.com/blog/?p=2697 To inspire your children with more stories of female trailblazers in a wide variety of sports, visit our “Sports / Games” section at http://www.amightygirl.com/books/general-interest/sports-games And, for toys and gear of all sorts that are perfect for throwing, visit our "Catching & Throwing" outdoor play section at http://www.amightygirl.com/toys/outdoor-play?cat=602 Photo credit: Denis Poroy
1 hour ago
Don W Webb Frenchy back in the bits (just in time for Padres to be in town over weekend!
Padres call up veteran Jeff Francoeur
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The San Diego Padres called up outfielder turned pitcher Jeff Francoeur, MLB Network’s Peter Gammons reports.
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Susan McDonald
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105-year-old Agnes McKee showed that age is no obstacle when she set a new record as the oldest person to ever throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Major League Baseball game this past Sunday! The centenarian threw out the first pitch at the San Read more ... Diego Padres game against the New York Mets in front of more than 30,000 fans. McKee, who celebrated her milestone birthday last Wednesday, spent months practicing her throws and preparing for her appearance. After using a walker to take the field, she wound up her right arm several times before throwing an underhand pitch to Padres catcher René Rivera. The crowd roared their approval and her example may have done the team some good as well: the Padres ended up winning the game 2 to 1. “I haven't been very into the Padres because they don't ever win any games," McKee laughed. "I tried to learn the names of some of the ball players in case somebody asked me that.” She added, "My husband played baseball and we went to many games when we lived in Cleveland.... He would be so proud. He would not be surprised at all. He always knew I was up for an adventure." McKee’s age hasn’t diminished her determination, whether it’s to turn out a good showing of her ceremonial pitch or to walk without a walker again: “My doctor says I won’t be able to do that, but I’m trying!” As for how to live a long life, McKee explained that “I have no idea how I got to be this old!”, but added "My main thing is to enjoy every day as it comes along, don’t worry about things that haven’t happened yet." To read more or watch a video on her pitch on Yahoo Sports, visit http://yhoo.it/1r4bApN If your Mighty Girl is a baseball or softball fan, we've pulled together a selection of books, toys, and t-shirts celebrating female ballplayers in our blog post, "Play Ball Like A Mighty Girl!: Top Picks for Baseball & Softball Lovers," at http://www.amightygirl.com/blog/?p=2697 To inspire your children with more stories of female trailblazers in a wide variety of sports, visit our “Sports / Games” section at http://www.amightygirl.com/books/general-interest/sports-games And, for toys and gear of all sorts that are perfect for throwing, visit our "Catching & Throwing" outdoor play section at http://www.amightygirl.com/toys/outdoor-play?cat=602 Photo credit: Denis Poroy
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Pam Maynard
Woman, 105, Takes Pitching Mound for San Diego Padres
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A California woman celebrated her 105th birthday by throwing the first pitch at a San Diego Padres game.
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