Find out when your favorite team will begin spring training this year by Mike Axisa @mikeaxisa Feb 8, 2019 at 3:38 pm ET • 2 min read In just a few days Major League Baseball teams will take the first steps in the long journey that is the 2019 season. Spring training camps open across Arizona and Florida in the middle of February, and chances are the final pitch of the World Series won't be thrown until early November.Each club sets their own spring training reporting dates each year, though all camps open the same week. Pitchers and catchers always arrive first. The position players don't have to show up until a few days later. Here are this year's reporting dates for the 15 Cactus League teams, the teams that hold spring training in Arizona.Pitchers & Catchers ReportFirst WorkoutPosition Players ReportFirst Full Squad Workout LAA Tues., Feb. 12Weds., Feb. 13Sun., Feb. 17Mon., Feb. 18 OAK Sun., Feb. 10Mon., Feb. 11Fri., Feb. 15Sat., … [Read more...] about MLB spring training schedule 2019: When do pitchers and catchers report for all 30 teams?
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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Eleven pitchers, three catchers, six infielders and two outfielders are among the slew of non-roster players hoping to impress Houston Astros brass during spring training.The 22 players represent a cross-section of Houston's farm system, with all of the members touted as key acquisitions over the last few years. Entering last spring training, the Astros were looking to find the right pieces and insert them into a potential title-repeating roster.This time around, Houston will look to plug in pieces for sustained success. The Astros will already be down at least two starting pitchers from last opening day. Hence, this slew of talent for 2019's spring training will be highlighted by Forrest Whitley, the team's top prospect and top right-handed pitching prospect in the Majors.Whitley also arrived in West Palm Beach last year as manager A.J. Hinch and company got a closer look at the 21-year-old.Overall, 60 players - 31 pitchers and 29 position players - are … [Read more...] about Forrest Whitley among 11 non-roster pitchers invited to Astros spring training
86 percent of Swiss trains were less than three minutes late last year. Photo: SBB The head of Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) has suggested the company could, in future, offer customers a full refund in the event of seriously late trains. SBB CEO Andreas Meyer raised the possibility in an interview with Switzerland’s CH Media group during which he was critical of the current refund system. At present, customers receive a maximum 10-franc refund (or 15 francs for first class passengers) if their train is over an hour late – and even that is only long-distance IC and ICN services. In many cases, people only receive a coffee voucher. “Sometimes I am almost ashamed,” said Meyer of the current compensation system. He suggested that in future the SBB could offer 50 percent refunds “after a certain lateness” and even full refunds in “serious cases”. The comments come after a slight fall in punctuality for Swiss trains last year. In 2017, … [Read more...] about ‘Full refunds could be possible on seriously late services’: Swiss train boss
PUBLISHED: 12:52 20 December 2018 | UPDATED: 13:03 20 December 2018 Queen Elizabeth II arrives at King's Lynn railway station in Norfolk, after travelling from London at the start of her traditional Christmas break, which will be spent on the Royal estate at Sandringham. Pictured: Joe Giddens/PA Wire You know Christmas is just around the corner when the Queen gets the train to King’s Lynn. The 92-year-old monarch arrived on the 10.42am Great Northern service from London King’s Cross to begin her festive break in Norfolk.Many passengers on the scheduled train, which arrived on time, did not realise who was sitting in the front first class compartment.The Duke of Edinburgh, who uually travels up from London with his wife was not present. A well-placed Royal source said there were no health issues, but now that he had retired he does not operate the same schedule as the Queen.Accompanied by aides carrying her red boxes and protection officers, the Queen was greeted by … [Read more...] about We’re on track for Christmas when the Queen gets the train to Norfolk
Pacquiao cancels training for Senate dutyLook what boxing icon Manny Pacquiao has to live up with in his dual role as a lawmaker and a prizefighter. Two days following the opening of his training camp in preparation for his World Boxing Association welterweight title fight with American title pretender Adrien Broner, the Filipino belt-owner had to cancel his Wednesday training schedule at the Elorde Gym in Pasay City to preside over a bicameral hearing on the proposed bill for the establishment of national training center. The defending 147-pound titleholder manages to squeeze though his routine early morning roadwork at the vicinity of his Forbes Park residence in Makati. After a quick breakfast and a brief rest, he drove to his senate office to prepare himself for the hearing scheduled at noon of the same day and the immediately session three hours later. “Actually, he told us, Buboy (Fernandez) and members of the training staff he’ll still push through with the gym … [Read more...] about Pacquiao cancels training for Senate duty