Bill Dow Special to the Detroit Free Press Published 12:03 p.m. UTC Sep 6, 2018 It has been 50 years since Denny McLain’s epic pitching display helped the Detroit Tigers win the pennant, and eventually the World Series in 1968. And as the Tigers prepare to celebrate that historic team — starting with Friday's series opener against the St. Louis Cardinals at Comerica Park — it's safe to say McLain's legacy remains complicated. The right-hander was a fireballer on the mound for most of his 10-year career. He twice won the Cy Young Award, and he's still the last pitcher to win 30 games in a single season. It's true his post-baseball life has been marred by controversy and sorrow — including felony convictions in 1985 and 1996 that resulted in prison terms — but McLain still holds a unique spot in Tigers lore for his accomplishment, even if it hasn't been widely recognized since his retirement. McLain never has been … [Read more...] about Detroit Tigers great Denny McLain has regrets, but damn he could pitch
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Northern Ireland health worker: How I was helped back to work as I battled brain tumour BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Occupational health therapist Judith Gault (31), from Cookstown, was not only battling serious illness, but dealing with worries about her financial situation. Thankfully, Macmillan Cancer Support was able to provide invaluable help, she tells Stephanie Bell. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/health/northern-ireland-health-worker-how-i-was-helped-back-to-work-as-i-battled-brain-tumour-37125656.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37125654.ece/64040/AUTOCROP/h342/18_1084-_Read-Only_.jpg Email Occupational health therapist Judith Gault (31), from Cookstown, was not only battling serious illness, but dealing with worries about her financial situation. Thankfully, Macmillan Cancer Support was able to provide invaluable help, she tells Stephanie Bell. As she went through treatment for a brain tumour last year, Judith Gault faced a huge worry which … [Read more...] about Northern Ireland health worker: How I was helped back to work as I battled brain tumour
A BRITISH student has eaten a plate of grass, scribbled a monobrow on her face and plans to guzzle a litre of vodka through a dirty sock to earn cash for a flight home from Malaysia. Charlotte Duff, 21, is currently studying abroad in Johor but is hoping to raise £692 so that she can fly home to attend a university ball in Newcastle on May 5. The science student is carrying out a number of grim tasks to encourage people to donate cash to her JutGiving page. So far she has eaten a plate of fish heads, cracked eggs on her head and made a ski helmet out of a watermelon. Charlotte said if the full amount is raised she will wear a sumo-suit for her long flight home. The 21-year-old, from Tynemouth, North Tyneside, said: "I was just chatting to my friends and they where all talking about how excited they where for the ball. "I made a comment about how I wished I could go and from that it escalated into a JustGiving page and a list of horrific challenges being created. "I came up with a … [Read more...] about Brit student drinks vodka through sock, eats fish head and wears monobrow for week to earn cash for flight back from Malaysia for uni ball
MY boyfriend and I have been together for three years. I'm 19 now and was only 16 when we got together – he's now 25, so there's quite a big age gap. I was a little naive, so was happy for him to take the lead on things when I was younger but, as I've got older I've learnt a lot and have ideas of my own. The thing is though, he's forever telling me what to do and he thinks he knows best because he's older. It's really starting to annoy me now – and I think he's getting worse as he tries to tell me what to wear and who I should be friends with. He can get quite aggressive when I don't agree with him, too. Three years is a long time to invest in someone but I'm getting more and more uncertain of my feelings for him. Do you think it's time I left him? NY FIONA SAYS: I think you're right to be concerned. The fact that he gets aggressive with you when you don't agree with him is worrying. And the fact that he tries to control who you make friends with is a big red warning light … [Read more...] about Ask Fiona: Should I leave my controlling boyfriend?
Mike Piazza and Alex Rodriguez? Now that would've been something. While working the broadcast booth of ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball," Rodriguez revealed if he could go back in time he would've signed with the Mets during the 2000-01 offseason. "I thought I would make great concessions to go play for the Mets," Rodriguez said when asked about the hypothetical scenario by play-by-play man Matt Vasgersian. "I thought it was a great story for baseball." Rodriguez has long been open about his Mets fandom, noting he was a huge Keith Hernandez fan growing up. Scott Boras gave the Mets a list of demands before the team even offered a contract, including a Shea Stadium office, a marketing staff, a merchandise tent at spring training, a luxury box, use of a private jet, according to ESPN. Rodriguez insinuated if he could, he would have had more input in his free agency negotiations. "I would just say this: If I was to do it again, I would just take control of my career a lot more," … [Read more...] about Alex Rodriguez says he wished he could have signed with the Mets, would have made ‘great concessions’