July 28, 2015 |
CHICAGO - By the time Cole Hamels warmed up to throw the final 17 pitches of his first career no-hitter late Saturday afternoon, the Wrigley Field shadows had made it difficult for Carlos Ruiz to identify the pitches. To avoid jinxing a part of history, the Phillies' veteran catcher had tried not to deviate from his routine each inning. But before the first pitch of the bottom of the ninth, he ultimately decided to ditch his sunglasses. Luckily for Hamels' longtime battery mate, it didn't backfire.
June 8, 2015 |
DAN HERSHBERG, 31, from Northern Liberties, is a diehard Philly sports fan who landed a job right out of college, creating highlight clips for ESPN's late-night shows. But after two years, he was pining for his hometown. "Bristol, Connecticut, is not a place where you want to spend your 20s," Hershberg said. "I'd get out of work at 2 or 3 a.m. when there's not much opportunity to socialize in Bristol. I hadn't seen a living, breathing woman in a long time. " Hershberg had an epiphany.
February 5, 2015
J OSEPH HWANG, 30, of University City, is a co-founder and chief designer of Barring Eyewear. The startup uses innovative materials and cutting-edge technology to manufacture and market sunglasses. The University City firm expects to launch a line of prescription eyewear in the spring. Other co-founders are Eric Fiore, Frank Tucci and Kim Chhour. Q: How'd you come up with the idea? A: I designed sunglasses as a hobby. I was working in New York and returned to Philly in 2013 to go to graduate school at Penn.
December 20, 2013
D ANIEL FINE, 20, of University City, a junior at Penn's Wharton School, is the founder and CEO of Team Brotherly Love, the Fine Cos. and the Millennial Fund. Last year, he started Glass-U, a sunglass company. Entrepreneurs' Organization named him one of the world's top 30 young entrepreneurs. He plans to launch a firm called Dosed next year. Q: How did you come up with the idea for Glass-U? A: My brother Jake was diagnosed with Type 1 juvenile diabetes when I was 11, and we launched Team Brotherly Love, a nonprofit dedicated to saving lives and finding a cure.
June 7, 2013 |
Nothing like starting a reality show thinking you're about to die. Michelle Lamelza was in a helicopter nearing Fiji's remote Yasawa Islands, when the competitors were told to take a flying leap into the Pacific - without shark repellent. But Michelle, who spent her early years in Northeast Philadelphia, just laughed as she reflected on three grueling days far from civilization - with no food and only one bottle of water to drink - trying to find a hidden briefcase containing $100,000.
June 25, 2012 |
DEAR ABBY: I just celebrated my 80th birthday at a party with 22 of my dearest friends. I also invited my daughter-in-law, "Sydney," and her mother. The problem is, I didn't invite my 8-year-old granddaughter. I explained that I felt she wouldn't enjoy herself with all of us senior women. Sydney disagreed. I then suggested perhaps it would be better if I had a dinner party for the entire family the following evening. In retaliation for my not inviting my granddaughter, Sydney declined the dinner invitation.
May 9, 2012 |
Who knew thatOctomom's masturbation porno shoot was really just training her hands for a boxing match? Octomom, a/k/a Nadya Suleman, will be in Atlantic City June 23 to either box or pillow-fight an undetermined challenger. Suleman's self-pleasuring porn film has started shooting, according to TMZ, but no distributor or release date has been identified. When we interviewed her last year, Suleman was horrified and offended when we asked if she would ever consider the porn offers she had received.
March 21, 2012 |
DETROIT TIGERS third baseman Miguel Cabrera will rest for a week after being struck in the right eye Monday by a one-hop smash hit by the Phillies' Hunter Pence. Cabrera has a non-displaced fracture under the eye and received eight stitches, but Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski said yesterday that Cabrera's vision is "perfect" and he won't go on the disabled list. "Thank God, I had my sunglasses on," Cabrera said. "It just took a bad hop and I was unlucky.
September 30, 2011
DOVER, N.J. - Authorities said that a New Jersey man awaiting a court appearance for stealing sunglasses from a car stole a police chief's sunglasses from his car outside police headquarters. Police in Dover on Wednesday charged Zachary Mills, 20, with burglary of a motor vehicle and theft. Mills was scheduled for a court hearing on charges of stealing a debit card, a sweatshirt and sunglasses from a car in Rockaway on Tuesday. Detective Sgt. Richard Gonzalez told the Daily Record of Parsippany that an officer investigated after noticing a light on inside Dover Police Chief Harold Valentine's vehicle.
April 8, 2011 |
The sunglasses are not an attempt to look cool. Or even kool. For the next few days, however, Jeff O'Reilly might want to wear them nonstop, thus giving himself a better chance of fending off autograph hounds. Many guys are familiar with hitting home runs in Roxborough's cozy John Boyce Field, which is used by Roman Catholic High for baseball games. O'Reilly smacked one yesterday, in fact, and it raised his high school career total, both the field and overall variety, to two. Ah, but the 6-2, 235-pound righthander, a senior at Cardinal O'Hara, also pitched five innings of no-hit ball and wound up allowing two safeties while - drum roll, please - posting a 4-0 Catholic Red shutout.