Frederich Cepeda has woken up from his slumber. Today he connected his first Grand Salami in Japan's NPB. Here is the report from The Japan Times: "The Giants put runners on second and third with two away in the seventh, and the Eagles intentionally walked Hayato Sakamoto to get to Cepeda, who was hitting .167 prior to the at-bat. The Cuban star, who has struggled in his first two weeks in Japan, made Rakuten pay with a towering drive to left-center that just cleared the fence and tacked four more runs onto the lead." JG: The .167 batting average is incorrect. Cepeda was batting .176 after 11 games, according to the NPB official page for Frederich Cepeda. The Yomiuri Giants defeated the Rakuten Eagles 6-0. Frederich's batting average is now .189. Report in Spanish: Crono Deportes: Grand Slam de Frederich Cepeda en béisbol profesional japonés Yakyubaka Boxscore
Pitcher Takahiro Norimoto, of the Rakuten Golden Eagles, totally dominated the Yomiuri Giants today for nine complete innings. The Kyojin only had three hits. Eagles 4, Giants 0. Norimoto had seven K's.
Frederich Cepeda went 3-0. His batting average continues to plummet. It is now .176.
Cuban baseball website Universo Beisbolis reporting that Frederich Cepeda has hit his second Home-Run in Japan. He added two more RBI's to his statistics. In his fifth game since arriving in Japan, the Yomiuri Giants defeated the Saitama Seibu Lions 9-1 in the Seibu Dome. This was Frederich's first 'on-the-road' game.
The boxscore will be added to this post when they become available.
Giants slugger Frederich Cepeda hits a two-run home run in the third inning against the Carp on Saturday at Tokyo Dome. Yomiuri topped Hiroshima 5-1. | KYODO
In the third game of Frederich Cepeda with the Yomiuri Gioants he recuperated from a bad second game where he went 4-0. This happens to any baseball player.
Cuban baseball website Universo Beisbolreports that in his third game, this one against the Hiroshima Toyo Carp, he connected his first home-run in Japan.
The Yomiuri Giants won that game 5-1.
The boxscore has not been posted yet. I will added it here when it is posted at NPB (Nippon Professional Baseball).
Or is this one more blag bag operation on the part of the U.S. government of Barack Obama to try to discredit Socialist Cuba? I would not be surprised! Barack Obama seems to beNOT a very nice person.
Here is what ESPN is "reporting" about Cuban baseball slugger Alfredo Despaigne:
By Enrique Rojas
Cuban slugger Alfredo Despaigne, 28, a three-time MVP in Cuba's national league and heralded as a talent at the level of countrymates Yasel Puuig, Jose Abreu, and Yoennis Cespedes, has been playing his second Mexican League season with a falsified Dominican passport, Dominican authorities said Tuesday.
Despaigne -- 5-foot-8 and 225 pounds, and hitting .333 with 14 RBIs and five home runs through 18 games with the Piratas de Campeche this season -- is playing professionally in Mexico as part of a program between Cuban baseball and the Mexican leagues that allows Cuban prospects to gain experience outside the Caribbean island. The outfielder, who hit 36 home runs during the 2011-12 season, made no attempt to defect his first season and returned to Cuba after 33 games.
The baseball world has been stunned by reports [that] the Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig was smuggled from his homeland [Cuba] by a drug cartel, and a Miami gangster allegedly now owns 20% of his astronomical contract.
According to Universo Beisbol, Yulieski, seen above, has signed a contract with the Yokohama Baystars of the Nippon Professional Baseball League. That site reports that the amount he has signed for is 100 million Japanese Yen and the contract duration is one year. His shirt will show #10. He is the second Cuban to sign a professional contract with a Japanese baseball team. Frederich Cepeda will play for the Yomiuri Giants.
The report comes from the Saturday/Sunday printed edition of the Wall Street Journal. It reports that in New Hampshire, Mr. Rubio's support as a potential POTUS candidate in the presidential election of 2016 fell to 6% in April of 2014. In February of 2013 his support was 12%, according to the WMUR Granite State Poll. Unconfirmed Internet chit-chat says that Mr. Rubio yelled: "I FELL DOWN AND I CAN'T GET UP."
During the fabulous pioneer
days of Ybor City, the famed Hotel De La Havana was located on this corner. The
three story frame structure was the first hotel erected in the Latin Quarter.
The proprietors were Jose Rubin and Jacinto Olavarria.
The hotel was the headquarters
for newly arrived tobacco workers and Cuban political exiles. The building was
destroyed during Ybor City's first great fire in November 1891.
Erected by Las Novedades Restaurant
The hotel was located at present day North 15th Street and 7th
El día 05 de Marzo del 2014, se llevó a cabo el Acto de lanzamiento de la Emisión de Sellos Postales en Homenaje al Líder Venezolano y amigo incondicional de nuestra bella Nicaragua quien paso a la vida eterna “Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías”, celebración que tuvo lugar en Telcor; ambos Representantes firmaron los sobres de primer día; finalmente el Lic. Castillo Castillo procedió a oficializar la emisión postal cancelando con el matasello dicha emisión. (Correos de Nicaragua)
Independent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is running for
re-election in November. Circumstances have propelled him to caucus with the
Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate. I could never see Bernie Sanders
caucusing with repugnant Republicans. He has been and remains now a very strong
Many people, including myself, would not be very happy
if he defects and registers as a member of the Democratic Party. Republicans
and Democrats promote the agenda of capitalism. Bernie has to continue
promoting the agenda of democratic socialism.
What I like about Bernie is that he is such a good
spokesperson for promoting programs that push forward the rights of the working
class. Only the working class produces products that have real value. The
Democrats and Republicans gave us the housing bubble. When that bubble
burst it gave our nation an economic super-crisis not seen since the Great
Depression. It has taken eight years to recuperate from that capitalist
Bernie Sanders has charisma. Democrats and Republican are
fake progressives and populists. Barack Obama is a super-fake, but I have to
admit that it is better to have him in the White House than super-warmonger
John McCain or close-to-fascism Mitt Romney, who both serve 100% the interests
of billionaires and millionaires and hate the working class.
Recently Bernie has been communicating with his supporters
and other people who like him a lot.
Here are some excerpts from what Bernie is saying:
“There are now three major political forces in this
country. The Democratic Party, the Republican Party, and the Billionaire Party
of the Koch Brothers and Sheldon Adelson. As a result of a disastrous Citizens
United Supreme Court ruling which regards corporations as people and
allows the super-rich to spend as much as they want on elections, the
Billionaire Party, (aligned with the (Repugs, JG: my word)) is
now the major political force in the country.”
“They are spending billions not only to win elections and
legislative victories today, but to aggressively shape public consciousness to
bring about the extreme right-wing society (JG: my underline) that they
wish to see.”
“In the short term, they want to repeal or eviscerate
every major piece of legislation passed in the last 80 years which protects the
interests of working families, the elderly, the children, the sick, the poor.
This means, among programs (JG:THEY WANT TO ELIMINATE) Social Security,
Medicare, Medicaid, public education, the right of workers to organize, worker
safety, unemployment benefits, nutrition programs and the United States Postal
Service. Incredibly, they not only oppose raising the minimum wage, they want
to abolish the CONCEPT of the minimum wage so that employers can hire
workers for $3.00 an hour. They also want to dismantle virtually all agencies
of government which work to protect the environment and clean air, clean water
and safe food. Needless to say, they also believe in a regressive tax system in
which the wealthy and large corporations pay even less than the pay today.”
JG: my friends, this past paragraph represents the
political agenda of the BILLIONAIRE'S FASCIST PARTY. Only Bernie can defeat them. Dems and Reps have ruined and almost bankrupted the United States. I hope that Bernie does not sell out.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a town in upstate New York did not violate the Constitution by starting its public meetings with a prayer from a “chaplain of the month” who was almost always Christian. (New York Times) JG: Dubbya's appointees to SCOTUS have done great damage. Are we on our way to replacing secularism with theocracy?
The State of Florida, under Repugnant and Republican Rick
Scott has declared war on poor people. His administration
rejected expanding the state Medicare program for those who have a medical
Because the money would have come from the Federal government
and because he and his state GOP serve the interests of capitalist millionaires
and billionaires. For him and his shameful party, money should flow to the top
of the wealthy elites who bring never-ending-shame to what used to be the Great
State of Florida.
You are a despicable character, Rick Scott!
Thousands of poor people will die because of your misguided and shameful
One day you will have to answer to a Higher Power, and you
will be condemned, forever and ever, to the eternal flames of hell.
In the meantime, we the voters of the State of Florida, will
make sure that this coming November you will become a ONE TERM GOERNOR.
We will send you a flying shoe which will be aimed for your
ugly bald head.
I was able to see him and his fantastic band perform at Portland's Crystal Ball Room, in the State of Oregon. It was a day I will never forget. I pretended that I knew how to dance and had a hell of a good time.
Cuba's daily Granma is reporting that today Friday, between 1:00 and 7:00 pm his cremated ashes will be on display at El Teatro Nacional de Cuba.
May 1st, 2014 Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee First Secretary and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Raúl Castro, attended the national march commemorating International Workers Day, in Havana’s José Martí Plaza de la Revolución. At 7:45 am, the health workers’ contingent kicked off the march, carrying a massive banner reading, “Workers united in the construction of socialism.” Complete article