The Orioles under Dan Duquette have been somewhat obsessed with the Rule 5 Draft. Ryan Flaherty, T.J. McFarland, Logan Verrett, Michael Almanzar, and others have been chosen in this draft. Many franchises don't even bother with the Rule 5 process. Duquette lives for it. The Orioles have used this to add cheap depth to a system that needs it. Even in cases like Almanzar's and Verrett's where they didn't initially hold on to the player, they ended up re-acquiring them later on. Coming into the 2017 season the Orioles had two Rule 5 picks that they were trying to keep around. The first, Aneury Tavarez, was returned to the Boston Red Sox before the season started because the Orioles could not find
Events at a racist rally in Charlottesville, VA made national headlines this week after significant violence broke out and one woman, Heather Heyer, was killed after a car ran her over. The “Unite the Right” rally and subsequent coverage illustrated the continued rise of the alt-right and neo-Nazism in America, and the NBA has not turned a blind eye to the news. Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker is one of the NBA players that have also taken to public discourse on the subject.
Conservative actor James Woods is monumentally unhappy that Confederate statues are being taken down.The movement to destroy these monuments has gained attention following the violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white supremacists rallied