The year was 1953, and I was a first-grader at Longfellow Elementary, situated near 12th and Buena Vista streets in Detroit. We lived in a four-family flat across the street from the school. Buena Vista consisted of a mix of single-family homes and large rental buildings with manicured lawns. I was a latchkey kid at the age of 6, and this was my neighborhood.
Bernadina spoke glowingly of his time in the WBC. The best moment of the entire tournament for him was when the Dutch team beat Cuba to advance to the final round, even though he didn't play in that game.
The Nationals' doctors won't clear Ramos to play in games, even as a designated hitter, until he is cleared to slide. Ramos has always tucked his right knee under his left leg when he slides into bases. Now the plan is to try to teach him to tuck his left leg instead.
It didn't take Mattheus long to look around the Nationals' clubhouse this spring and realize that, of the relievers on the team's 40-man roster, there is precisely one who throws with his left hand: Zach Duke.
In a stern address seeking to reclaim elusive middle ground on immigration, Sen. Marco Rubio told Hispanic leaders on Friday that they need to elevate the issue beyond the political firestorm of the presidential campaign and instead work to rebuild trust with voters.
President Obama took a victory lap Friday with Hispanic leaders, saying he moved to halt deportations of young illegal immigrants because he was tired of fighting a losing battle in Congress.
Declaring immigration reform a "moral imperative," Mitt Romney on Thursday laid out a broad vision for increasing legal immigration both for businesses and for family reunification, but also vowed to step up border enforcement and complete "a high-tech fence" along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Mitt Romney called immigration reform a "moral imperative" Thursday, laying out his vision for a broad increase in legal immigration for both business and family reunification and vowing to complete what he called "a high-tech fence" along the border.
At the recent premiere of Disney-Pixar's "Brave," an animated tale about a bow-wielding Scottish princess named Merida, the whooshing of arrows seemed to glide even closer to the audience's ears, a bear's roar felt even more dangerous and a storm sounded like it was swirling over the audience.