“As a climbing ranger, I work for Wilderness Patrol. Since most of the climbing in Yosemite is in [the] wilderness, I patrol the vertical wilderness, climbing routes, and do interpretation [checking in with visitors]. I also introduce the non-climbing public to rock climbing via the Ask a Climber program in El Cap Meadow. We do a weekly, two-hour climbing walk to the base of El Cap and do a program on outdoor philosophy. The goal is to get people to understand why we [climbers] go up there, to care about these resources and help protect them.” … [Read more...] about Addicted to the Vertical: Yosemite Climbing Ranger Brandon Adams
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Cameron had actually been a late addition to the package sought by the Mariners, a replacement for Pokey Reese. Cameron ended up being a solid five-tool contributor for Seattle en route to an ALCS berth. The following year, the Mariners used savings from the departures of Griffey and, after 2000, Rodriguez to add Ichiro Suzuki as well as Bret Boone, both of whom emerged as MVP candidates for Seattle en route to a 116-win season and another ALCS berth in 2001. Seattle captured enough value to survive a grim two-year task. … [Read more...] about Someone has to do it: Assessing the trade value of Mookie Betts
This isn't to say that when you move out, all will be perfect. I'm sure your mom will have opinions about your decision to leave, and when she does, you'll have to remind her you're not a teenager. Also, your boyfriend might have a lot to say about your plans. Please let him know that you're making decisions for yourself. It's been difficult to evaluate any of your relationships because you haven't had any space. Let him know you'd like his support as you figure out a way to be on your own (or, presumably, with roommates). … [Read more...] about My mom and my boyfriend aren’t speaking
■ Theo Epstein and the Cubs really know how to fire people. When Theo decided it was time to break up with Joe Maddon, he shared a bottle of wine with Maddon the night before the final game of the season, then, before the Sunday finale, he held a joint press conference with the manager who’d won him a World Series. … [Read more...] about Why we can’t tell how good the Patriots are, and other thoughts
But honestly, none of that would be so bad except for the most galling aspect of today’s Halloween protocol: the fact that most parents don’t allow their children to keep their haul. No, there’s an elaborate system of candy buybacks — sometimes dentists get involved — in which kids are basically forced to trade their sweets for cash or toys or, I don’t know, karma. … [Read more...] about Congrats, parents. You’re ruining Halloween.