Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York As Mets and Yankees fans remember well, Doc Gooden routinely used to mow ‘em down from the mound. But the baseball ace was never much known for his fielding so when he agreed to be a pitch man for a new grass company, some might have thought he was lobbing a passed ball for a medical marijuana dispenser.That couldn’t be further from the truth. It turns out that Gooden has teamed up with Pennington Seed, which recently became the official lawn care company of the New York Yankees, for a special backyard “spring training” event Saturday at Home Depot on Jericho Turnpike in Jericho.Gooden is slated to be on hand for a meet and greet from noon to 1 p.m. at the store—and he’ll sign memorabilia, whether it’s Yankees or Mets collectibles.“As part of the partnership with the Yankees, Pennington is working directly with the grounds crew to develop a unique blend of grass seed that supports the aesthetic, functional and maintenance needs of the field,” said Brette Bennett, a Pennington Seed spokesperson. The main ingredient is Kentucky Bluegrass.Earlier this year Pennington Seed, Inc., which was founded in Madison, Ga., back in 1945, officially replaced the Yankee Stadium Grass Seed Mix from the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.Known as “Dr. K” for his impressive string of strike-outs every game, Dwight Gooden spent 18 years in the Majors: 11 with the Mets, most notably when he helped the team win the 1986 World Series yet notoriously missed the victory parade in Manhattan after a heavy night of partying, and three years with the Yankees, where he memorably threw a 135-pitch no-hitter in 1996 while his father was awaiting open heart surgery in a hospital. After that gutsy performance, Gooden presented his dad with a game ball.Gooden would frequently shine on the diamond. Off the field was where he often found trouble, as readers of his recent autobiography, Doc: A Memoir, learned full well. While the Mets were parading through lower Manhattan in 1986, Doc was in bad shape from all the booze and coke he’d self-medicated the night before.“As my teammates rode through the Canyon of Heroes,” he wrote, “I was alone in my bed in Roslyn, Long Island, with the curtains closed and the TV on, missing what should have been the greatest morning of my life.”And the worst was yet to come: a full-year suspension in 1995 for testing positive for cocaine abuse. But he pulled himself together, in no small part due to the encouragement of George Steinbrenner, “the boss of the Yankees,” who convinced the Doc to don pinstripes. It suited him fine. And now he says he’s been completely clean since 2011. But does that mean he has no grass stains on his uniform? Come to Home Depot on April 19 and find out.
Klungkung Police spokesman Comm. Adj. Putu Gede Ardana said the officers noticed yelping and whimpering coming from the motorbike. They forced open the seat and found two puppies.“The puppies were making noises for help, so we rescued them,” Ardana said on Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com.Read also: Pandemic leaves animals abandoned, starving in Bali, West Nusa TenggaraHe added that the motorcycle owner had not come to the Klungkung Police station to retrieve the bike and puppies. The police said they would give a warning to the motorcycle owner and would return the puppies if the motorcycle’s owner intended to keep them.The Klungkung police were tipped off to the street racing by locals. (dpk)Topics : The Klungkung Police rescued two puppies stuck inside the seat of a confiscated motorcycle at their station in Bali on Wednesday.The motorbike was confiscated after the police dispersed illegal street racers on the Ida Bagus Mantra bypass road early on Wednesday.
Wawan explained that, based on Bareskrim’s preliminary investigation, Hengky is believed to have ordered and paid for the package using money from a banking account opened by Hasrul.“The money was used by Hengky to conduct the transaction, including to pay the import tax on the package,” Wawan said as quoted by kompas.com on Friday, adding that Hengky had also ordered a person identified as Aci to track down the package’s whereabouts. Aci remains at large.Herianto allegedly picked up the package at the DHL Makassar office on Aug. 10, after receiving orders from Sunardi. The police arrested Herianto at the DHL office.In addition to the drugs, the police seized five cell phones as evidence. (vny)Topics : The National Police’s Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim) has reportedly foiled an attempt to smuggle nearly 5,000 ecstasy pills into the country from the Netherlands.Bareskrim narcotics division deputy director Sr. Comr. Wawan Munarwan said the drugs were delivered to the city of Makassar in South Sulawesi using the service of international logistics company DHL Express. The pills were put inside a blue suitcase labeled “wedding dress”.The police have named four suspects, Herianto aka Anto, Sunardi aka Doyok, Hengky Sutejo aka Hengky and Hasrul aka Ardi. Sunardi, Hengky and Hasrul allegedly handled the transaction from behind bars.
The Lady Bulldogs like to keep things close or its not a challenge. We gave up 40 points tonight in just hitting and serving errors. It was not a performance to be proud of, but in the end it was a win. Varsity Defeats the Raiders 25-23, 25-15, 23-25, 25-18.Batesville vs. SR Varsity VB (9-18)In the JV match it was much of the same. The young dogs were looking past the Lady raiders after their win at the Ripley County Tourney. This just gave the Raiders a chance to even up the score. JV loses to South Ripley 25-23, 25-22.Batesville vs. SR JV VB (9-18)Saturday the varsity will travel to the Ben Davis Invitational. Known Matches will be against Martinsville, McCutcheon, and Ben Davis with a crossover match to follow.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.