Dodgers’ Charlie Culberson has fond memories of Turner Field

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error To Charlie Culberson, that’s OK.“I grew up coming here having a lot of fun,” the Dodgers’ utility man from nearby Rome, Ga. said.One time Culberson got Chipper Jones’ autograph here. As a freshman in high school, he met a rookie outfielder named Jeff Francoeur, who happened to be in the Braves’ lineup again Tuesday.When he was 7-years old, Culberson attended a pair of Olympic baseball games at Centennial Olympic Stadium (before Ted Turner loaned his name to the park) with his family. Culberson can’t remember which nations were playing then. He’s 27 now and sounded a little more excited about the fact that SunTrust Park will be a couple miles from his house. But his memories of Turner Field are fond and distinct. “It’s neat to see it from this side, to be able to play here,” he said. “I was here the first year, now I’m here the last year.”Stripling to bullpen? Maybe laterRoss Stripling, who starts for the Dodgers on Wednesday, still hasn’t lost a game in the major leagues. His 2.03 earned-run average is lower than that of Zack Greinke, among others.He also might finish the season in the bullpen.Stripling is on an innings limit this year, his first full season back from Tommy John surgery. He once guessed his limit falls in the 100- to 150-inning range and the folks in the Dodgers’ front office who helped set Stripling’s limit have declined to clarify. Manager Dave Roberts said there haven’t been any internal discussions yet about moving Stripling to the bullpen before he runs out of innings. The Dodgers have time to decide; Stripling has only started two games this season. When the time comes, Roberts won’t dismiss the idea. “He’s shown he can get big-league hitters out,” Roberts said. “It’s a way to temper the innings and keep him around long. That’s worthy of discussion.” Stripling only made the rotation after injuries to five other pitchers: Brett Anderson, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Brandon McCarthy, Mike Bolsinger and Brandon Beachy. When one of the five returns, it could catalyze the decision to move Stripling to the bullpen.“You’ve got that fine balance between, he’s giving you a quality start when he goes out there, you want to keep him on that rhythm, and also when the innings start to run out,” Roberts said. “And you’ve also got to look at your roster, who’s coming back, for sure.”AlsoOutfielder Carl Crawford, who will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday, traveled with the team to Atlanta. … Roberts said he had the same lineup penciled in before and after the Braves announced that Williams Perez would start in place of Julio Teheran, who was sick. Teheran started Tuesday, so the Dodgers could use an identical lineup in back-to-back games. … First baseman Adrian Gonzalez is the only Dodger who’s appeared in every game this season. Roberts said that he envisions Gonzalez playing all six games on the current road trip, then getting a day off when the Dodgers return home to play the Miami Marlins.center_img ATLANTA >> Only two players in baseball history have played more games at Turner Field as an opponent than Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley. The circumstances line up well: Turner Field entered the league in 1997; Utley entered in 2003 and spent the next 13 1/2 seasons playing in the National League East. Even Alex Wood, the Dodgers’ starting pitcher Tuesday who began his career in the Braves’ organization, hasn’t played as many games here as Utley’s 90.And yet, not one single game stood out in Utley’s mind Tuesday. No clinchers, no real stinkers, mostly a lot of in-between. He’ll have two more chances to make a memory this week in the Dodgers’ final regular-season series at Turner. The Braves are set to move into SunTrust Park in April 2017.To some, Turner Field will be remembered as the home venue of the 1996 Olympic Games that was reconfigured for Major League Baseball, then survived another 20 years with little distinction. It isn’t among the many brick-laden baseball-only venues of its era that inspire fondness and nostalgia.last_img read more

Researchers aim to investigate what makes some individuals to keep going in

first_imgJul 23 2018The ability to ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ could explain why some people suffer less depression and anxiety when faced with adversity, research has discovered.Now researchers from the University of Leicester and De Montfort University aim to investigate further what attributes enable individuals to simply ‘keep going’ in the way they do after an incident.The researchers are specifically investigating the impact of cybercrime and levels of ‘resistance’ to such crimes.They identified that certain individuals had a particular type of resilience – which they described as ecological resistance – that was related to both lower levels of depression and anxiety feelings around an incident of cybercrime.The researchers said: “Ecological resilience is the ability to absorb disturbance or stress, and reorganize one’s life whilst undergoing this disturbance or stress, and keep focussed on everyday life to essentially retain and perform the same functions in life. Respondents who score high on assessment of this type of resilience agree with statements such as “I always give all I can, regardless of what may happen” and “No matter what happens, I find ways to get things done”.”The study is being led by Professor John Maltby from the University of Leicester and Sally Chivers from the University of Leicester and De Montfort University.Professor Maltby said: “This is a potentially exciting finding, as it points to the possible psychological resilience mechanism that helps some individualsdeal with being a victim of cyber fraud. This is important because it could provide the basis of work to help victims of cybercrime.”To investigate this further, the researchers are inviting victims of cyber fraud to take part in a survey: www.fraudsurvey.netSally Chivers said: “We don’t know what individuals are doing that gives them the ability to keep functioning, to find out what it is people do to just keep going in the way after a fraud incident. Therefore, we are launching a nationwide survey to see if we can identify the things that people do to remain strong-willed and manage to get things done after being a victim of fraud.”Related StoriesResearch sheds light on sun-induced DNA damage and repairAMSBIO offers new, best-in-class CAR-T cell range for research and immunotherapySocial media use and television viewing linked to rise in adolescent depressive symptomsFor the year ending December 2017 the Crime Survey for England & Wales (CSEW) shows 3.2 million fraud offences. Over half of those fraud incidents were cyber-related(56% or 1.8 million incidents). These figures are based on the results of public surveys.Formally recorded crime for the same year ending December 2017 shows 639,437 offences of fraud; these cases are recorded by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) including offences reported to Action Fraud.The offences reported to Action Fraud showed increases in “advance fee payment fraud” (up 32% to 52,469 offences) and “consumer and retail fraud” (up 4% to 105,921 offences).As part of a wider survey of over 1800 USA respondents, 185 (10.1%) reported they had been a victim of financial fraud at least once within the previous year. When choosing the most serious (in terms of money lost), of the 185, 34.1% had had their card or account details stolen, 22.2% were victims of phishing, 20.0% were victims of hacking, 17.3% were victims of an advance fee scam, and 6.5% claimed they were victims of blackmail. 49.2% of the sample reported the value of money stolen was between $1 to $100, however 8.1% of the sample reported losing sums of over $2000.Sally Chivers added: “There is so much we don’t know. We don’t know for example how this translates to the UK. We’d like anyone who has been a victim of cyber fraud to take part in a survey. We don’t mind whether you formally recorded or reported the incident at the time; we’re interested in your views either way.”Source: read more