Cardinals' Marmol says umpire C.B. Bucknor 'has zero class'
St. Louis Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said umpire C.B. Bucknor “has zero class” for refusing to shake his hand during the lineup card exchange at home plate before a game against the Washington Nationals on Saturday. Marmol was seeing Bucknor for the first time since being ejected in a contentious dispute Aug. 21 in Arizona. “I went into that game pretty certain of my thoughts on him as an umpire,” the Cardinals' second-year manager said.news.yahoo.com
MLB pushes labor-deal deadline to Tuesday for March 31 start
Major League Baseball extended its deadline for salvaging opening day and a 162-game season until Tuesday at 5 p.m. after a marathon of 13 bargaining sessions over 16 1/2 hours produced progress toward a deal but left the sides still far apart.
Manfred joins in, MLB lockout talks appear to gain momentum
Baseball players and owners took a first step toward salvaging opening day, nearing agreement on an amateur draft lottery during lockout negotiations that included a surprise one-on-one meeting between Commissioner Rob Manfred and union head Tony Clark.
Locals in Jupiter express sadness and hope after news of Tiger Woods car crash
JUPITER, Fla. – The news of Tiger Woods’ frightening car wreck has touched many across the country. In Jupiter, where many consider Woods not just the greatest of all time but also a local, people were stunned at the news of the crash. The talk of the town has been filled with concerns and questions about Woods’ future. “We are waiting for the facts to see what happens, but I hope he’s going to be ok,” said Woods fan Ted Janeczek. Many of his fans and neighbors in Jupiter are taking what happened, and questions about Wood’s future in his golfing career, very personal.
Marlins GM Kim Ng sees start of Spring Training as her Christmas morning
JUPITER, Fla. – Marlins General Manager Kim Ng can’t wait for the start of Spring Training, with pitchers and catchers reporting on Wednesday. Ng said she thought it was a great offseason for the Marlins and that she’s pleased with where the team is this offseason. The GM is happy with the team’s manager. She wants to give the team time to settle into Spring and to get ready. The general manager would not answer if she has a secret twitter account to follow what people are saying about the Marlins.
Pelican named Arvy survives frostbite, sent to sanctuary
In this Feb. 4, 2021, photo provided by the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, Arvy, a brown pelican rescued from the icy Connecticut River on Jan. 27, sits in a bathtub at the home of Busch Wildlife Sanctuary hospital director Stephanie Franczak in Florida after the bird was flown to the Jupiter, Fla., wildlife sanctuary. Apparently blown far off course, Arvy is recovering from pneumonia and frostbite at the wildlife center. (Stephanie Franczak/Busch Wildlife Sanctuary via AP)KILLINGWORTH, Conn. – A pelican that got blown off course and was rescued in chilly Connecticut has been flown to Florida, where he is recovering from pneumonia and frostbite. The brown pelican, nicknamed Arvy, was rescued from the icy Connecticut River on Jan. 27. “He is a Southern bird, he is not supposed to be north of the Carolinas and Virginia,” Carolina Young, spokesperson for the Florida sanctuary, told the Register.
Sale of spring training tickets delayed for Marlins and Cardinals
___The sale of spring training tickets for St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins games in Jupiter, Florida, has been delayed because of uncertainty about the schedule for games. Major League Baseball last week proposed a one-month delay in starting spring training due to the coronavirus pandemic. Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter earlier had announced it would begin selling spring training tickets for the Cardinals and Marlins on Monday. ___The Cleveland Indians will not be allowing fans to watch their spring training workouts in Arizona due to the COVID-19 pandemic. AdThere has not yet been a decision on whether fans will be able to attend spring training games.
Marlins announce Spring Training tickets will go on sale beginning next week
JUPITER, Fla. – Baseball season is creeping up on us, and soon Spring Training will be here before we know it. On Monday the Miami Marlins announced that Spring Training tickets will go on sale starting Monday, Feb. 1. Full Spring Training season packages are not available this year due to health and safety protocols. Feb. 1 will be the first day 2020 Roger Dean Stadium season tickets holders can purchase tickets. The first game of Spring Training will be on Feb. 27 when the Marlins host the Cardinals.
DeSantis announces new vaccine sites at select Publix stores in South Florida
DeSantis said seven Publix locations in Martin County will also offer the vaccine. For Broward’s mayor, the issue right now isn’t the number of vaccination sites, but rather the number of doses available. Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava released a statement saying: “Miami-Dade is home to over 10% of all Florida seniors 65+. Earlier this month, DeSantis announced that several Publix locations in the state would serve as COVID-19 vaccination sites for seniors. Registration at the Publix vaccination sites in South Florida opens at 6 a.m. Wednesday and appointments will begin on Thursday.
Golfer Greg Norman, 65, hospitalized with COVID symptoms
Greg Norman, left, of Australia, walks with his son Greg Norman Jr. on the 18th fairway after hitting their tee shots during the first round of the PNC Championship golf tournament, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)JUPITER, Fla. – Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman shared photos on social media suggesting he has been hospitalized with COVID-19. The 65-year-old Australian, who lives in Jupiter, Fla., posted a video on Instagram on Thursday night saying he was experiencing coronavirus symptoms, then posted photos Friday showing himself in a hospital bed. Norman and his son, Greg Norman Jr., played in the father-son PNC Championship in Orlando last weekend. “Even though I had a test on Tuesday and the results came back (Wednesday) which was negative, I am exhibiting mild symptoms of potentially COVID,” he said. The elder Norman had also hosted the QBE Shootout at Tiburón Golf Club at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples from Dec. 9-13.
Extremely rare spectacle shows up in space as Saturn and Jupiter align for first time in nearly 400 years
It’s a one-in-a-lifetime spectacle brought to us by two huge planets in their orbit around the sun. Saturn and Jupiter haven’t been this close since the year 1623. “It’s something you definitely want to go out and see because you won’t see it again in your lifetime,” Matter said. “They’ll appear really close together, but in reality they’re about 450 million miles away from each other,” Matter said. “Anywhere you have a southwest clear view you’ll be able to see it, so you can see it from home,” said Matter.
Jupiter, Saturn merging in night sky, closest in centuries
(Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Jupiter and Saturn will merge in the night sky Monday, appearing closer to one another than they have since Galileo’s time in the 17th century. Jupiter passes its neighbor Saturn in their respective laps around the sun every 20 years. Saturn and Jupiter have been drawing closer in the south-southwest sky for weeks. Despite appearances, Jupiter and Saturn will actually be more than 450 million miles (730 million kilometers) apart. A telescope will not only capture Jupiter and Saturn in the same field of view, but even some of their brightest moons.
Houston Astros ace Verlander has Tommy John surgery
The Astros announced Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, that Verlander needs Tommy John surgery and could miss the entire 2021 season. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)HOUSTON – Astros ace Justin Verlander had Tommy John surgery on Wednesday. That means the earliest Verlander could pitch for would be in the 2022 season and it might not be for the Astros. He attempted a comeback after he was injured, but announced on Sept. 19 that he would need Tommy John surgery. Verlander joined the Astros in a trade on Aug. 31, 2017 and his stellar performance helped them to their first World Series title that season.
Patriots owner Kraft cleared of massage parlor sex charge in South Florida
All rights reserved)JUPITER, Fla. – New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will not face trial on charges he paid for massage parlor sex. A court ruled last month that the video cameras police secretly installed in the spa violated the customers' right to privacy. Shen and co-defendant Lei Wang, 45, “both began massaging Kraft,” Detective Andrew Sharp wrote in the affidavit. The affidavit goes on to say how Kraft handed Wang and Shen cash before they finished dressing him. Although he is no longer facing criminal charges, Kraft could still face a suspension from the National Football League.
Jupiter, enticing moon Europa star in new Hubble photo
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Jupiter and its enticing moon Europa shine in a new photo by the Hubble Space Telescope. Hubble snapped the picture last month when the planet was 406 million miles (653 million kilometers) away, and the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore released it Thursday. Europa, which is smaller than our own moon, appears as a pale dot alongside its giant, color-streaked gas planet. NASA plans to launch a spacecraft, the Europa Clipper, later this decade to see if conditions there might be ripe for life. ___The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education.
Trump expands offshore oil drilling ban during visit to South Florida
JUPITER, Fla. President Donald Trump sought to claim the mantle of environmental steward on Tuesday as he announced an expansion of a ban on offshore drilling and highlighted conservation projects in Florida. From Florida, he was headed for a campaign rally in North Carolina, another must-win state for his reelection. Trump announced he was extending and expanding a ban on new offshore drilling sites off the Florida coast as well as Georgia and South Carolina. Trump offered himself as the greatest environmental president since Theodore Roosevelt. Under Trump, the Environmental Protection Agency stripped federal protection from millions of acres of streams and wetlands.
Supporters of President Trump line streets to cheer for motorcade in Jupiter
JUPITER, Fla. President Donald Trump paid a visit to South Florida on Tuesday and was greeted by hundreds of supporters. Cheering crowds lined the streets of Jupiter as his motorcade sped by in President Trumps first visit to Palm Beach County since the coronavirus pandemic began in mid-March. I believe that we need to show support for our president, said Trump supporter Debra Tomarim. We are pretty sure of that.Inside, President Trump spoke on the Great American Outdoors Act, which provides funding to national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and recreation areas. The president left for North Carolina shortly before 4 p.m. where he was scheduled to attend another rally.
Trump to campaign in Florida, N.C. battlegrounds on Tuesday
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump will highlight his environmental agenda as he campaigns in the battleground states of Florida and North Carolina on Tuesday. The White House says Trump will stop in Jupiter, Florida, on Tuesday to remind voters there of his conservation and environmental protection efforts in the Everglades region. For the federal budget year beginning Oct. 1, the White House said, Trump asked Congress for $250 million in annual funding to accelerate construction of infrastructure for the Everglades as part of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration. The president will also hold a campaign rally Tuesday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Trump narrowly won both states in the 2016 presidential election.
Astronomers find 20 new moons around Saturn
It now has 82 known moons; Jupiter has 79. It now has 82 known moons; Jupiter has 79. But 17 of the 20 have a retrograde orbit of Saturn, meaning they essentially orbit backwards from the planet and other moons. The retrograde moons were also likely part of a larger body, and their name are derived from Norse mythology. Gas, dust and collisions in outer spaceOne of the prograde moons has an angle of 36 degrees, similar to the other prograde moons close to Saturn named for Gallic mythology.
Loki, a volcano on one of Jupiter's moons, could erupt this month
(CNN) - Loki, named for the Norse god of mischief, is about to unleash an eruption on Jupiter's moon Io, according to astronomers. And Loki is the most powerful volcano on Io. Rathbun presented a poster about predicting Loki's eruptions this week at the European Planetary Science Congress - Division for Planetary Sciences Joint Meeting 2019 in Geneva. Volcanoes are usually hard to predict because a variety of factors can lead to eruptions, Rathbun noted. "Loki is named after a trickster god, and the volcano has not been known to behave itself," Rathbun said.