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Scudder puts ex-HQ on market

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Martin Keown wants Arsene Wenger to replace Sir Chips Keswick as Arsenal chairman

first_imgSir Chips Keswick will leave his post at the end of the season (Picture: Getty Images)‘Other people would think that it would be intimidating for [Mikel] Arteta – I don’t think so.‘If you’re a successful-type personality, you don’t really mind who else is in the building. You embrace that knowledge that could come in through the door.‘So I would applaud that if Arsenal Football Club were to bring Arsene Wenger onto the board.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityWenger turns 71 this year, but has said he is still looking for a return to management, should the right role emerge.However, he has previously ruled out a return to Arsenal after his epic stint with the club.‘Would I return to the Emirates Stadium? I always said to myself that I would be leaving Arsenal completely. That’s the decision I made,’ Wenger told beIN Sport.On his decision to step down last week, Keswick said: ‘It has been an honour to be the chairman of this great football club.‘Arsenal has always held a special place in my life and that will remain the case in the future.‘I made my plan to retire at the end of this season clear to the board, before the global health crisis we are now experiencing.‘The club is in safe hands with Stan and Josh, the board and the executive team,’ he added. ‘I know Arsenal will emerge strongly from this situation and I look forward, like all our supporters around the world, to seeing the team in action as soon as possible.’MORE: Ian Wright says Martin Keown was his most ‘intense’ team-mate at ArsenalMORE: Arsenal to submit bid to sign Feyenoord midfielder Orkun KokcuAdvertisementAdvertisementFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Martin Keown wants Arsene Wenger to replace Sir Chips Keswick as Arsenal chairman Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 2 Jun 2020 4:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Advertisement Comment Would Arsene Wenger make a good chairman? (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal legend Martin Keown believes former manager Arsene Wenger would be a fantastic choice to take over from Sir Chips Keswick as chairman of the club at the end of the season.Sir Chips announced his decision to stand as chairman of the Gunners after 15 years on the board and seven years as chairman. leaving Stan Kroenke, Josh Kroenke, Lord Harris and Ken Friar on the board.The north London club will be looking for a new figure to take the helm, and while he considers it unlikely to happen, Keown sees his former boss as the ‘perfect’ choice.The Frenchman left the Emirates in 2018 after 22 years in charge of the club and is now FIFA’s chief of global football development, but Keown thinks the Gunners should be looking to get him back.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Sir Chips is somebody who had been there for 15 years, took over from Peter Hill-Wood, so I think the club have been respectful with the work he’s done there,’ Keown told talkSPORT.‘It would be something special to see Arsene Wenger come onto the board.‘I don’t think so somehow, I think he’s said recently he doesn’t want to do that, never saw himself as someone who would sit on the board but they could do a lot worse.‘You know that I feel that would be almost the perfect answer for Kroenke, the young Josh Kroenke, he needs that older person perhaps around, someone with the experience. Advertisementlast_img read more

Brisbane home tops Aussie hotlist

first_img FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER MORE: NRL star’s renovated unit goes viral More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoBeautifully styled. 4 Cambridge Street, Nundah, has had offers made but no deal has yet been struck.This home in suburban Brisbane is the hottest in the country this week, generating the most views of all listings across Australia.Five homes in the Sunshine State were in the top 10 led by a freshly renovated Queenslander in inner Brisbane suburb Nundah — which has been described as “the new Hendra”.The home at 4 Cambridge Street, Nundah, was marketed as a “once in a generation opportunity” given it was fully renovated and in a tightly held part of Brisbane. The home has a walk-in 200-bottle wine cellar, a soundproof home theatre, a kitchen with scullery, a full suite of Miele appliances including integrated fridge freezers, imported New York marble and a state-of-the-art therapeutic Magnesium Magna pool.Every one of the five bedrooms is kingsize and the master suite was designed to be “akin to a six star hotel”.It has a huge triple car garage, five bathrooms and sits on a 608 sqm block.Agents Vaughan Keenan and Cobey Parnell of Grace and Keenan Newstead were stoked that the home resonated nationally. The home theatre is sound proof.“I think it’s a two-fold thing, the presentation of the house and the renovation is amazing. I think the owner has delivered a home that is very much on trend with what people are looking for these days. Pretty always sells well,” Mr Keenan told The Courier-Mail.“We’ve had over 37 groups through in the last five days. There has been three offers so far. We’re still working on them now. We haven’t put a price on it yet. All the interest has come in above mid-$1m, so we’re getting up to where we thought we’d be.” There’s even a fenced off grassy spot for kids to play.The home is being marketed as being “in a hidden pocket of Nundah Heights that almost never transacts” with “some of Brisbane’s most beautiful character homes”.“It’s definitely the new Hendra, that border of Nundah/Wavell Heights has got that height and consistency that you see around Clayfield but not the price tag.”. MORE: Clive Palmer’s son loses small fortune on land bank Perfect setup for a hot summer.center_img Luxury in the master bath. There is a walk-in wine cellar beside the kitchen. A walk-in robe to lust after. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 MORE: Pat Rafter misses out on $1m payday 4 Cambridge Street, Nundah, has a large three car garage. The home has been recently renovated.last_img read more

230 linemen to restore Aklan’s electricity

first_imgKALIBO, Aklan – Around 230 linemenfrom different power cooperatives across the country will arrive here to helprestore electricity. Recently, the National ElectrificationAdministration has created Task Force Kapatiran to unify various electriccooperatives in helping those areas affected by power outages.  According to the NGCP, around 14structures in Panay Island were damaged due to Typhoon Ursula on Dec. 25. The task force is currently prioritizingareas in Kalibo and Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan. Other towns in the provincewill follow through./PN The Antique Electric Cooperative hasarrived to help bring back electricity in this province, it said. “The linemen are composed of 29 teamscoming from the different electric power cooperatives,” the National GridCorporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said, adding electricity in Capizprovince has already been restored.   Workers of the Antique Electric Cooperative are seen fixing power lines and poles damaged by a typhoon. According to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, around 230 linemen from different power cooperatives across the country will arrive in Kalibo, Aklan to help restore electricity in the province. JUN AGUIRRE/PNlast_img read more

WLAX : Improvement in draw controls gives Syracuse new strength

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact David: | @DBWilson2 Kailah Kempney played about as well as she possibly could against Boston College. Her five goals helped Syracuse establish its scoring dominance, and her 10 draw controls matched the amount the Eagles won as a team.And yet her performance still went virtually unnoticed.‘It doesn’t really bother me,’ the SU attack said. ‘I’m just a freshman, and Alyssa (Murray) broke a record and played amazing. I’m just there to help out the team. If you get recognized, you get recognized. If not, you know you still helped the team.’Kempney also tallied an assist to go along with her scoring output and dominance in draws in No. 11 Syracuse’s season-opening 23-12 victory over the No. 14 Eagles on Feb. 21. Meanwhile, Murray set a program record with eight goals. No one seemed to notice Kempney’s play, which single-handedly showed the Orange’s newfound strength in draw controls.Kempney came to SU (1-1, 0-0 Big East) with some lofty expectations, but she has exceeded them early this season. The attack was an Under Armour All-American after scoring 118 goals during her senior year at Carthage High School, but even she didn’t expect the immediate results she has gotten, especially taking draws.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘I did know I was going to be taking some (draws). I took them ever since I started playing. I always took the draws for Carthage,’ Kempney said. ‘But I really did not know, and I’m just so excited. It’s my favorite part of the game.’SU head coach Gary Gait said the Orange’s struggles in draw controls was one of the main reasons the team limped to a 10-8 record and missed the NCAA tournament last season. With 13 draw controls in the first two games of her career, Kempney could be the solution to that problem.‘It’s certainly better than we’ve been in the past,’ Gait said. ‘Kailah has worked really hard to improve her skills, and she’s only a freshman and she’s leading our team in draw controls.’Kempney wasn’t the only player getting it done at the dot in the season opener, though. Ten other Syracuse players combined to win 17 more draws and held Boston College to just 10 draw controls.Against No. 6 Virginia, the Orange wasn’t quite as dominant on draws but still matched the Cavaliers with nine.The newfound success is crucial for this SU team. The Orange wants to get out in transition and run, and the team must win draws to do that.Though causing turnovers can also spark transition, it also gives the defense an opportunity to get back and slow the offense down. Off a draw control, Syracuse has the chance to immediately attack its opponent.‘That’s why we were so successful in the BC game,’ SU attack Michelle Tumolo said. ‘… That’s why we won — because of our transition off the draws. It’s been an awesome thing to have because then we’re scoring goals because our midfield and our attack is so fast.’Against the Eagles, the Orange won 27 of the 37 draws in the game to propel Syracuse to its 23-12 blowout.In the 9-7 loss to Virginia, in which SU tied the Cavaliers in draws, Syracuse only managed seven goals. In many games, the difference between a win and a loss can come on draw controls.‘You have possession, you can score, so you want the ball at the beginning of the game,’ Kempney said. ‘Usually, if you look at the draw controls and the goals scored it usually matches up.’And though Kempney’s teammates acknowledge how important her success on draw controls is to the team, she has also shown the ability to find the back of the net as well.Kempney followed up her five-goal debut with a pair of goals against the Cavaliers. Her eight points are good for second on the team.And even she couldn’t have imagined that impressive production coming into the season.‘I was going for two (goals),’ Kempney said of her first career game. ‘It was a really exciting game. A lot of them are just you’re there at the last minute, not really goals you expected to have.’dbwilson@syr.educenter_img Commentslast_img read more

Syracuse lacrosse opponent preview: What to know about No. 11 Duke

first_imgThen-junior attack Tim Barber secured the game-winning goal with 3:15 left in the game, before the Orange barely staved off two late goals by the Blue Devils to cut the deficit to one. The game was a fragment of what the team’s regular-season matchup was like, when SU stomped on Duke in the Carrier Dome, 19-7. In that game, Syracuse held 6-foot-5 midfielder Myles Jones to just one point, and Ben Williams went 14-of-22 from the X.“Our poles did a really good job on him,” defender Brandon Mullins said of defending Jones. “Peter Macartney and Scott Firman held him in check. We got up on him early and I think it kind of rattled their team as a whole.”In the postseason rematch, the ultra-athletic Jones burned Syracuse for five points, and Williams met his match in Kyle Rowe at the X, who won 19-of-30 draws. SU still just barely skirted by in the championship win.The Duke report: The Blue Devils impressively have three 20-plus goal-scorers, and three more who have between 15-18 tallies this season. By comparison, Nick Mariano is the Orange’s leading goal-scorer with 14, with Dylan Donahue trailing at 11, and three more tied with 10, though the Blue Devils have played four more games than SU.“Very good team,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said of Duke. “The offensive end of the field they really put six really good players out there. Their midfield is more of a motor than their attack. I think their attack, they have some capable dodgers back there.”It’s a midfield anchored by Jones, a perennial Tewaarton Award candidate. He has both 18 goals and assists, showcasing a balanced style of play that usually doesn’t accompany a player of his size.Rowe has returned as the Blue Devils’ primary faceoff man, and he’s won at a 69 percent clip from the X. He kept SU’s Williams in check like no other opponent did last season, an effort not lost on Desko less than a year later.Starting goalkeeper Danny Fowler returns this year, and he’s allowed a touch over nine goals per game this season, while Syracuse’s nearly 14 goals per game is fourth-best in the nation.“We don’t want this goalie to get hot,” Desko said. “He’s been a little bit up and down but he’s had some big saves for them. So we’ve got to figure him out, so we’ve gotta be patient.” Related Stories Derek DeJoe has become Syracuse’s most efficient shooterSyracuse leans on Kevin Rice, Randy Staats to beat Duke for 1st ACC championship in program historySyracuse overcomes Ben Williams’ struggles at faceoff X, pulls out win over DukeSyracuse locks down Duke midfielder Myles Jones with thorough game plan in 19-7 winFast reacton: 3 quick takeaways from No. 3 Syracuse’s 11-10 overtime loss to No. 8 Johns Hopkins How Duke beats Syracuse: The Orange has shown weakness when getting blitzed on offense by teams with a plethora of options. Last week, Syracuse’s man-down defense blinked and yielded two crucial goals late in the second half. The Blue Devils bring forth a comprehensive, dynamic offense, and it deserves to be emphasized that the offense’s best all-around player (Jones), isn’t even on the attack.If the core of offensive players made up of Jones, Deemer Class, Jack Bruckner and others can bully Syracuse around enough and force the Orange into causing unnecessary penalties, scoring lanes will begin to open up for Duke.The Blue Devils will also be in a great spot if Rowe can replicate last season’s effort against Williams on Saturday. Syracuse is only as great as its offense is, and its offense is only as great as Williams is, who feeds his offensive teammates the ball after dashing from the X.“They have a great faceoff guy, so it’ll be a real battle there,” Desko said. “Teams might have the ball equally, which means we have to do a better job offensively, not get the turnovers we had a week ago and just play better lacrosse all-around.”Numbers to know:3 – Nick Mariano, Syracuse’s leading goal-scorer, has scored three goals in three straight games, and three goals in four of the last five games.16 – In each game this season Williams has won at least 16 faceoffs, an amount that would boost the Orange on Saturday afternoon going up against Rowe.31 – While taking a backseat in his scoring responsibilities this season, Dylan Donahue still holds the second-longest goal-scoring streak in the country at 31 straight games.Player to watch: Myles JonesIt’s difficult to pick against one of the largest physical specimens in the college lacrosse landscape. His size allows him to effortlessly push aside defenders, and Mullins said the Orange has been using 6-foot-3 midfielder Pat Carlin to mock Jones’ presence on scout team practice this week. Jones, the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s Major League Lacrosse draft, will likely force the defense to slide and how the rest of SU’s unit responds could dictate the outcome of the game. Comments Published on March 25, 2016 at 11:29 am Contact Connor: | @connorgrossman Logan Reidsma | Senior Staff Photographer Syracuse isn’t alone trying to wash away the sting of a blown, overtime loss. Three days after SU allowed Johns Hopkins to score the game’s final three goals last Saturday in an 11-10 win, Duke surrendered an 8-3 lead by allowing Air Force to score seven of the game’s last eight goals to snatch a 10-9, overtime win.Now the two losing teams clash for their annual regular-season meeting, this one held at Koskinen Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. The No. 3 Orange (5-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) square off with the No. 11 Blue Devils (6-4) on Saturday at noon.Here’s everything you need to know about this weekend’s matchup.All-time series: Syracuse leads 9-5Last time they played: Playing its second game in three days, SU took down Duke, 15-14, en route to its first ACC tournament championship. The Orange was fueled off a combined 12 points from attacks Kevin Rice and Randy Staats, and senior midfielder Nicky Galasso also chipped in a hat trick. Of the 22 points Syracuse benefitted from, only five of those remain within players still on the roster.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Bubbles says side are hungry for Munster medals

first_imgAhead of that the Premier’s Minors are in Munster Final action as they seek to see off the challenge of Limerick.Tipperary boss Liam Cahill has made two changes to the side that beat Clare by four points.The Kilruane McDonaghs pair of Cian Darcy and Darragh Peters come in at right half-forward and left half-back respectively, the injured Stephen Quirke the one to miss out in attack.With Peters pulling on his customary number seven shirt, Kevin Hassett who started in his place in the semi-final switches to the right side for Sunday’s encounter at Semple Stadium.Throw-in is at 2pm and Tipp Fm have full live coverage in association with John Corbett Motorvillage, Thurles. Throw-in is at 4 o’clock this afternoon with live coverage on Tipp FM in association with Mulcahy Car Sales, Ardcroney, Nenagh. Semple Stadium is expected to be packed to the rafters as the home side meet Waterford in the Munster Senior Final.Tipp have made two changes from the semi final team that beat Limerick.Tipp forward John Bubbles o Dwyer is eager to win a Munster senior hurling medal.last_img read more

Black Stars’ AFCON qualifiers, GPL matches in doubt after Ghana records coronavirus cases

first_imgWhile Ghana may not have recorded as many cases of Coronavirus as other countries, the confirmation of two positive diagnoses has put a strain on the country’s sporting sector.It’s unclear the exact impact this development will have on sports in the country but given the actions taken by other countries with confirmed cases, there is no doubt that a number of activities will be affected.Sporting activities across Europe, in particular, have taken a serious hit since the outbreak of the disease, which has now been upgraded to epidemic status by the World Health Organisation (WHO).The Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese leagues have all been suspended while games in the Italian and German leagues have been played behind closed doors.The Ghana Premier League, Division One League, Women’s League and FA Cup competition might be hardest hit locally.The Ghana Football Association (GFA) stated earlier on Thursday that football matches at all levels in the country will proceed as scheduled.Kotoko recently played at the Accra Sports Stadium when they beat Hearts of Oak 2-1“The GFA has therefore decided to maintain the schedule of all competitions as we continue to liaise with the Government, the Ghana Health Service and the Ministry of Health and follow all national health protocols on the matter.”However, given the confirmation of the country’s first two cases of Coronavirus, that position might be revised.The Premier League is 14 weeks old, with week 15 set to be played this weekend.Large gatherings of people, as are usually seen at football games, are often unwise when dealing with highly contagious diseases like coronavirus.Players and coaching staff are also highly susceptible given the number of people they make contact with travelling across the country to match centres.The Black Stars are also set to take on Sudan in a doubleheader on March 27 and March 31.However, with travel being restricted to and from countries with confirmed cases of the disease, it’s highly unlikely that the two matches will be played, although an official decision hasn’t been taken.The national boxing team, the Black Bombers recently returned from their Olympics qualifying event in Dakar, Senegal which has reported 10 cases so far.Although no members of the team have so far presented with symptoms of the disease, flying out athletes to more qualifying events, particularly in affected countries, given the risk involved might be halted.There are also discussions anyway over the possibility of moving major tournaments, including this summer’s Games, to be hosted in Tokyo, Japan – one of the hardest-hit locations.The World Indoor Athletics competition has already been postponed.last_img read more

These Dodger fans seek baseball salvation at opening day

first_imgYou come to Opening Day for salvation. To cleanse yourself of last October when the Los Angeles Dodgers had the winning run in Yasiel Puig at the plate against the St. Louis Cardinals and lost 10-9. To forget the long car ride home to South Gate from Chavez Ravine, knowing that loss and eventual playoff elimination would gnaw at you for seven months.You put on your lucky Yasiel Puig shirt and your Little League glove this morning and took what seemed like an interminable car ride to Dodger Stadium. Traffic was bad and you missed batting practice and a chance at a home-run ball.You are Javier Garibaldi. And when you finally bound up the steps to your seat high in Section 57 on the left field side after the giant American flag stretches across the outfield and the national anthem is finished, you lean forward intently and watch your second-favorite player, Clayton Kershaw, plunk the lead-off hitter in the first inning.You are 12. Baseball matters. Every pitch matters. “He was probably nervous, I’m sure,” Garibaldi said. “But he’s the best pitcher in baseball. He’ll be all right.”A row behind Garibaldi, Dave Martinez and his wife and two young children just settled into their seats as the Padres pushed the first run across to take a 1-0 lead.But looking across the wide open expanse of the green field and the familiar shape of the baseball diamond and nine dots of white Dodger home jerseys in the field made him smile anyway.After four opening-day Dodger games, this was the first one with his 9-year-old son, Jose, and 4-year-old son, David Jr.“It’s about the anticipation of what’s going to happen,” he said. “And after the way it went down last season, it’s a chance to think that this could be the year. Today, we are still in first place.” They drove from Lancaster to see the game. His wife, Fabiola Martinez, barely put her camera down. She zoomed in on the broadcast booth and snapped a shot of the Dodger’s iconic broadcaster, Vin Scully.By the second and third innings, she had photos of most every Dodger position player. And one San Diego Padre player.Letting go of former Dodger outfield Matt Kemp and seeing him playing for the other team was going to take some getting used to.Her husband felt the same way.“It’s mixed emotions,” he said as Kemp stood in the batter’s box. “It should’ve been (Dodger outfielder Andre) Ethier instead.”Kemp grounded out. They both clapped.Waiting for opening dayIn the row above them, three Dodger-jersey wearing men had been waiting for months for this moment, asking for the time off two months ago. This was short vacation from where they all worked together in Fullerton at the Cargill plant making and bottling cooking oil. Dodgers fans for more than three decades, two of them counted this as their fourth straight opening day. The third, Raymond Ramirez, was experiencing opening day for the first time.Verdugo chose the fourth inning to go get a beer. Ramirez and Cesar Perez checked over the railing behind them and looked down at a beer line with more than 30 people in it. As Verdugo inched forward, the Dodgers tied the game on a Gonzalez home run and then took the lead a few minutes later when Carl Crawford doubled home Howie Kendrick.Ramirez and Perez figured they’d locked into what needed to be done. Perez yelled down to Verdugo.“Dude, stay in line until the inning is over,” he yelled.Verdugo, taking one for the team, smiled and nodded. He’d still be there by the time the fifth inning rolled around and the Dodgers coughed up the lead again, the Padres jumping ahead 3-2 — partially fueled by a Kemp double.Groans. From everyone.“He’s going to kill us for years,” Verdugo said.The fans in Section 57 settled in for the next two innings as Garibaldi put on a sweatshirt to fight the chilly breeze. At the end of his row, two women bundled up in a blanket while across the grass in left field and in the bleachers behind the home run wall, the fans basked in the warm sun.Garibaldi did some scoreboard watching. The Colorado Rockies were on their way to a 10-0 win, though he wasn’t worried about them. Their bitter rivals, the San Francisco Giants, wouldn’t play until later.But then the Dodgers tied it in the seventh. After the fans did the wave. After they sung “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” with Fabiola Martinez putting her arm around her 9-year-old son, Jose Martinez, and swaying back and forth to the tune. The young boy clutched a new set of baseball cards, his favorite one of Puig on top.• Video: Fans in section 57 sing for 7th inning stretchIt was newly acquired Dodger Jimmy Rollins that sent Section 57 — and the entire stadium — into a frenzy, however. He hit a three-run home run to give the Dodgers a 6-3 lead.“That’s why we got him,” Verdugo said.By the ninth, the Martinez family was heading home. The 9-year-old had a Little League game at 5  p.m. and traffic promised to be tough.“It’s a doubleheader,” he said.Garibaldi wasn’t going anywhere, however. Standing as Dodger reliever Chris Hatcher worked Alexi Armarista to a 2-2 count, he took his parents’ tablet and leaned forward to take a picture of the final strike. The final moment.Strike three. First place. And the ride back to South Gate would feel just fine no matter how long it took.Because it was baseball. Because when you’re 12, every pitch matters. Because opening day means everything begins again.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more