May 23, 2014
RUBEN AMARO JR., from beleaguered general manager of the Phillies to commissioner of baseball? Amaro laughed a little at the thought. But a story on the New York Post's pagesix.com on Wednesday night listed Amaro as a candidate for the job of Major League Baseball commissioner, a job title being vacated in January when Bud Selig is expected to retire. The Post's story centered on Bob Iger, Disney's chairman and CEO, listing him as a favorite of MLB's succession committee.
September 24, 2013 |
Jimmy Rollins submerged his body in a hot tub Sunday morning to prepare for the Phillies' 155th game. His teammates were instructed to appear in the clubhouse. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. escorted Ryne Sandberg into the room and introduced him as the franchise's 52d manager. His players said, "I see you," to repeat a Sandberg refrain used for compliments. "I was kind of upset," Rollins said. "He pulled me out of the hot tub for that. It wasn't news to me. " The shortstop smiled.
May 6, 2013 |
When her husband left for Afghanistan in August, Heather Garay-Yoder, 25, started running to release the stress of his being away and at war. She had dreamed about running long distances, reading about how amazing people felt during and after races. Running also was something her husband, Chief Warrant Officer and helicopter pilot Jarett Yoder, 26, could do as well. Heather started running a mile, then a 5K, then five miles. Jarett set goals for her, new times to reach. Running was something they could do together, a world apart.
February 4, 2013 |
Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. Folks, why are we slaving in industries that adjusted for the economy and downsized, slashed jobs, and reduced salaries and benefits? We could be working in city government, which appears to be doing none of those things. Consider political operative and habitual ethics violator John McDaniel. Until last week, when his busy hands got slapped again, McDaniel made $87,125 as an assistant managing director in the Nutter administration. And what a life he had. In January of last year, after working on Nutter's reelection campaign, McDaniel landed a dream job at the airport training unpaid workers to assist travelers.
December 21, 2012 |
Adapted from an online discussion. Question: I love my job. It's the closest thing I can imagine to a dream job, in a highly selective industry where positions exist in only a few cities in the country. My husband does not particularly love his job, although, as he'll fully allow, it pays well, has a great mission, and involves nice coworkers. He just feels he has outgrown it. I support this in theory, but whenever he forwards me listings for new positions, they almost always involve huge pay cuts and locations where I have no hope of finding work in my field.
December 19, 2012 |
Temple athletic director Bill Bradshaw is learning that Matt Rhule is a pretty popular coach. "It was impressive to see - not just current players, former players - but on campus, people from housing, people from admissions, people in [academic] departments who were pulling for him," said Bradshaw, who introduced Rhule Monday as the Owls' new coach. "I would walk around and kind of half-kiddingly say, 'Who should we hire?' . . . I can't tell you how many times Matt's name came up. " As an Owls assistant in 2010, Rhule interviewed for the job when Al Golden left for Miami.
December 7, 2012 |
No head coach, no problem. For the Temple football team, it's business as usual after Steve Addazio resigned Tuesday to accept the head coaching job at Boston College. Players are still participating in morning workouts. And the assistant coaches, who are under contract until January, are on the road recruiting. Temple offered scholarships to Kingsway High School junior running back Ray Lawry Jr. and West Deptford junior running back/fullback Gerald Owens on Thursday. "They were recruiting my son when the head coach [Addazio]
September 29, 2012
In an expected move, the Twins on Friday released outfielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka after two rough seasons. What happened next, however, was totally unexpected, at least in this cynical age. Accepting blame for his failures at the plate and on defense, Nishioka did the honorable thing: He waived his right to his $3 million salary for next season and a $250,000 buyout. He refused the money because he was disappointed in the way he has performed in his two seasons in the States, the ballplayer said in a statement.
March 29, 2012 |
A horse named Herbie drew Bill Hansen's milk wagon through the early morning streets of Jersey City. "Herbie knew the route by heart," says Hansen, a Westmont resident who delivers construction-permit applications - by car - for a Cherry Hill plumbing company. He's worked there full time for 30 years. He even works on birthdays, including his 95th, which was Tuesday. "I've been blessed," says Hansen, a father of two, grandfather of six, and great-grandfather of seven.
February 27, 2012 |
Question: My boyfriend and I have been dating for four years, two long-distance. For the past year, we'd had an agreement that he would move to my city when his temporary contract with his dream company was up. Contract ran out, he got an OK job offer in my town, was offered a job by dream company, and he took the dream job. I don't know what to do: stay with him because we love each other, knowing it means another year of distance and...