Wild! Intentional walk attempt turns costly for Angels’ Jepsen

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On Wednesday night, Los Angeles Angels pitcher Kevin Jepsen(notes) delivered a shocking wild pitch that not only handed the game to the opponent, but also defied explanation.

The Chicago White Sox scored the tie-breaking run in the 10th inning after Jepsen — during an intentional walk sequence to Paul Konkero — comically sailed the first pitch well over the head of catcherHank Conger(notes) and back to the screen.

Alexei Ramirez(notes) scored easily from third base and the White Sox were on their way to an unlikely and madcap 6-4 victory in Anaheim — thanks in part to their hosts, who squandered what had been a three-run lead in the eighth.

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Sirius’ Stock Surges On Howard Stern Deal

Howard Stern resigned for another five years and Sirius stock price surged. The drama is over for Sirius XM, as star personality Howard Stern announced he had reached a “fair deal” to stay with the satellite radio company for an additional five years. The announcement caused a spike in Sirius‘ stock price through the early hours of Thursday’s session.

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The Best Small Cities To Raise A Family

Big, bustling cities are magnets for adventure-seekers and ambitious young people. But the grit and flashiness that attract singles to New York, Los Angeles and Miami aren’t necessarily what parents look for in a place to settle down. Young people looking to start a family might do well to look past the bright lights of the big city.

Instead, maybe consider a place like Dubuque, Iowa, Manitowac, Wis., or Marquette, Mich. These places boast solid average incomes, good educational prospects, low costs, short commute times and high rates of home ownership–all reasons why they rank as the top three small cities in America to raise a family.

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Brett Maas reflects on Labor Day

Labor Day: How it Came About; What it Means

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

I spent my weekend with family and friends how did you you spend your Labor Day? I think our country was built on hard working people so I hope you enjoyed your day off and let’s get America back to the way it was by working hard for our country.

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