Baseball Hall of Fame 2019: Brandy Halladay delivers emotional speech honoring late husband Roy

first_imgBrandy Halladay honored her late husband Sunday with an emotional speech as Roy was officially enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The former Blue Jays and Phillies pitcher died in a plane crash in November 2017.  Today is the day. Thank you, Doc 💙Your legacy lives on in Cooperstown. #DocHOF— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) July 21, 2019#DocHOF— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) July 21, 2019Brandy Halladay continued her speech remembering a conversation with a friend and teammate of Roy’s.”I’ve been asked over and over, How do you think Roy would feel if he were here? I’m pretty sure we all know the answer. Of course, he would be honored and humbled,” she continued. “In true Roy form, he would have quickly given any accolades or props to all of his coaches and teammates. He was a true competitor, went to the field every day ready to do whatever it took to give his team the best possible chance to win.”In a casual conversation last summer in Philly, I was talking with a friend and teammate of Roy’s, JC Romero. He said to me, Roy didn’t play that way because he wanted to be in the Hall of Fame. He’ll be in the Hall because of the way he played. I know that’s true.”I think Roy would rather be remembered by who he was, not what he did on the ball field. He was a very private person, often quiet and introverted, but he was also very generous and caring, the kind of man who made outrageous bets, would lose on purpose to help out a friend, the kind of brother who left cash in his pockets when he asked a sister to help with laundry, telling her she could keep whatever she found. I did the same thing, I kept what I found, too.”Roy Halladay was an eight-time All-Star and won a Cy Young in both leagues. “I think that Roy would want everyone to know that people are not perfect,” Brandy Halladay said nearing the end of her speech. “We are all imperfect and flawed in one way or another. We all struggle, but with hard work, humility and dedication, imperfect people still can have perfect moments. Roy was blessed in his life and career to have some perfect moments. But I believe that they were only possible because of the man he strived to be, the teammate that he was, and the people he was so blessed to be on the field with.”Beautifully done, Brandy. #DocHOF— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) July 21, 2019 “Doc wanted the biggest stage all the time, and wasn’t afraid of it.”Chris Carpenter remembers his friend and Hall of Fame Inductee Roy Halladay. #HOFWKND | @baseballhall— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) July 21, 2019″It’s overwhelming, the amount of people here today. I can’t believe you came this far. I’m so grateful that you’re here,” she said, addressing the crowd. “This is not my speech to give. I’m going to do the best I can to say the things I believe Roy might have said or would have wanted to say if he was here today.”The thank yous could and should go on for days when you consider the impact so many people have had on Roy’s career. Thank you first to the baseball writers, for the overwhelming amount of votes that Roy received his first year on the ballot. …”Roy’s natural talent was obviously a huge part of this. Without the unconditional and continued support from every one of you, he never could have dedicated himself to being the best ballplayer he could be. I say it a lot, but it takes a village, and we truly have a great one. …”There were some really amazing years, but there were really tough ones, too, and you never gave up on him. When Braden, Ryan and I decided that Roy would be inducted into the Hall of Fame with no logo on his hat, both teams quickly reached out to us, telling us how proud they were of that decision. Validating a choice that we knew in our hearts was right, was in fact the correct one. We know without a doubt had Roy been here with us today, this is the decision he would have made, and more than anything would want both organizations to know that they hold a huge place in our hearts and always will.”Prior to the ceremony, both Philadelphia and Toronto also shared touching videos remembering his storied career at each of the clubs. Baseball Hall of Fame 2019: The best quotes from induction daycenter_img Roy Halladay finished with a 203-105 record and a 3.38 ERA during his 16-year MLB career.Before Brandy Halladay’s speech, there was a video shared highlighting Roy’s career. She admitted she couldn’t watch it just yet. Related News Baseball Hall of Fame 2019: Mariano Rivera says playing for Yankees was ‘a privilege and honor’last_img read more

Wanda Marie Waller Fecht, 83: Feb. 17, 1930 – Aug. 24, 2013

first_imgWanda FechtWanda Marie Waller Fecht, age 83, of Mexico Mo., died August 24, 2013. She was born in Wellington.Memorial Services will be held 11 a.m., Friday August 30, 2013 at Arnold Funeral Home with burial with full military honors to follow at St. Brendan Cemetery.Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home.Wanda was born February 17, 1930, to William H. and Leah Studley Bink Waller in Wellington.They moved to Alva OK in 1932, and then to Clinton OK in 1934, where Mr. Waller served as cashier for the Santa Fe RR.  Wanda attended all three grade schools (Nance, Lincoln, & Washington), Wilson Jr. High, and graduated from Clinton High School in 1948.During her Junior and Senior HS years, Wanda worked for the Del Rio Theatre, the Morris Candy Co., and also for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. for 1.5 years.  She later went to Western Union School in Oklahoma City, and graduated from there in April 13th, 1951.  She worked for Western Union in Borger TX, and was Manager at Western Union at the Shamrock, TX office until it was closed.  She then returned to Clinton, where she worked as a teletype operator at the Clinton Daily News.  She and two friends (Betty & Corky) moved to Tucson AZ, where they worked as PBX operators for Tucson Star & Citizens Newspaper.While in Tucson, Wanda joined the United States Air Force in 1953.  She went to San Antonio TX for basic training, and then was sent to the Navy’s Dental Tech. School in Great Lakes IL.  After graduating in the top 3 in a class of 100, she was transferred to Maxwell AFB in Montgomery, AL.  While stationed there, Wanda met her husband-to-be, Raymond L. Fecht of Mexico MO.  Wanda was discharged from the Air Force in 1953, after attaining the rank of A/1C.Following her discharge, Wanda attended Wichita Kansas Business College for a year on the GI Bill.On April 30, 1957, Wanda and Ray Fecht were married in Hernando MS; at that moment, she not only became a wife, but also a step-mother to Ray’s 9-year-old son, Ronald L. Fecht.In 1959, Wanda went to work for ZeeWay Products in Mexico MO, and eventually became Manager for ZeeWay; she worked for ZeeWay for 21 years.When ZeeWay closed, Wanda bought the assets, built her own shop, and opened Wanda’s Glass & Screen Repair in 1981.  One job she had was to provide aluminum name plates for A. P. Green products being shipped to Russia.  Another customer from Germany, who was visiting his family in Centralia MO, purchased fiberglass screening material so he could fold it up and take it back in his suitcase; he needed to repair his own screens in Germany.  In addition, she made windows, screens, and awnings for her father’s house in Wellington KS, bringing the items a few at a time as visits permitted.  Over the years, she met a lot of fine and interesting people, and she provided a personal and quality service; she operated her shop for 25 years.  After a combined total of 46 years in the glass & screen repair business, Wanda Marie retired in December 2005.In 1998, Wanda became a proud member of Mexico’s American Legion Post 26; she served as Post Commander in 2001 and 2002, and she served as Financial Officer from 2002 to 2012.Wanda was preceded in death by her husband Ray Fecht in 1998, her mother Leah in 1942, her father William in 1984, her half-brother Bill Bink, her brothers Monte Waller and Gene Waller, her step-brother W. H. (Anita) McVay, and her step-mother Juanita McVay Waller.Wanda is survived by step-son Ronald (Teresa) Fecht of Allen TX; grandson Chris (Carolyn) Fecht, great grand-daughter Natalie Fecht, great grandson Ryan L. Fecht, all of Wylie TX; grand-daughter Anne (Erik) Hanson of Colleyville TX; grand-daughter Ellen (Heith) Benzine, and great grandson Ryder Lee Benzine of St. Paul TX.Wanda is also survived by her brother Cecil R. (Cindy) Waller of Jasper GA; nephew Justin (Lena) Waller, and their two daughters Isabell and Adena, all of Kennesaw GA; niece Ashley D. Waller, of Los Angeles CA.  She is also survived by her step-sister Carolyn McVay (Doctor William) Brand, of University Place WA.In addition to the above, she is survived by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, including an aunt of Lebanon OH, sister-in-law Marguerite Roland, brother-in-law Art Grossglauser of Centralia MO, sister-in-law Katie (Farnen) Fecht of Kansas City MO.Wanda and the Waller Family give special recognition and appreciation to Wanda’s niece Carol Ann Reifsteck, and to her neighbors Ann and Wayne.Wanda was a wonderful, unique, human being, and will be missed by many; she will be especially missed by her brother Cecil Ray Waller, who always enjoyed their frequent phone calls about family and times in Clinton OK.Donations can be made to the American Legion Post 26, Mexico MO in care of Arnold Funeral Home 425 S. Jefferson Mexico, MO 65265.last_img read more

Why Your Dream Client Wants a Lower Price

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now It is easier to find a lower price than it is to make the changes that improve your performance. This is why so many of your prospective customers are laser-focused on price.It’s easier to find someone to reduce the price you pay than to change what you believe. It’s easier to believe that your vendor, your supplier, your partner, or your whatever isn’t doing the job that they should be. This belief is reinforced continually by the salespeople who promise to deliver better, faster, and cheaper. Real change requires that you first believe that a lower price doesn’t deliver better results and the real issue is something else.Finding a lower price is easier than investing more in the outcome you need. You don’t have to have the messy, complicated internal conversations. You don’t have to justify the greater expense. And you don’t have to deal with the risk, especially the personal and professional risk that you take by recommending dealing with the real obstacle to greater performance. Real change often means increasing the investment you make in the outcomes you need. Cheaper is easier.It’s easier to find a lower price than it is to change the way you do business. It’s easier not to buck the status quo and not to change any of the processes that make up “the way we’ve always done it around here.” The fact that you’ve done something one for as long as you have is proof positive that what you’re doing isn’t broken. It’s easier to believe that someone or something else needs to change. A new vendor with a lower price isn’t change.When you think about building consensus inside your dream client’s account, know that a lower price is always going to be easier than what you are asking for when you ask for a real commitment to change. This why you need the support from the CEO of the Problem, and you still need executive sponsorship. You need the help and support of the people who are willing to choose the harder road, the road that leads them better results.A lower price is easy. Better outcomes are difficult. You are defined by which of these you choose to sell.last_img read more

Back to square one

first_imgLATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Executing well under numbing endgame pressure, Meralco scored an 85-83 nipping of Barangay Ginebra that squared the PBA Governors’ Cup title series at 2-2 at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Friday night.Clearly, the win gave the Bolts momentum with the series now down to a best-of-three.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It was a game we had to win,” Black said inside a packed press room while seated beside Baser Amer, one of the heroes down the stretch.“We knew that losing this game and going 1-3 down would be very difficult.”Amer hit a triple with 76 seconds remaining which made it 83-81 for Meralco. He was scoreless in Game 3. Import Allen Durham was the other big performer for the Bolts, shooting 10 points in the fourth period, including the marginal layup off a tight Reynel Hugnatan pass.Ginebra had a chance to at least forge extension, but the Kings on the floor failed to call a timeout with under 20 seconds left that could have given coach Tim Cone the chance to draw up a good play.“Our players just couldn’t see us,” Cone said, referring to his entire staff that was trying to get the attention of their players.Black’s biggest concern now is how to get his players fresh for Game 5, set Sunday at Philippine Arena in Bulacan, especially Durham, who is averaging more than 44 minutes in the series.“He’s probably tired, there’s no question about that, but he’s driven to win. ” Black said of the Best Import awardee.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP View comments QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Norman Black put it as plainly as he could: “We have a series now, guys.”ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Ginebra import Justin Brownlee had 34 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists, but missed Ginebra’s last shot which could have necessitated overtime.Earlier, San Miguel Beer’s June Mar Fajardo scooped up a fourth straight Most Valuable Player award after just five seasons in the league.The 27-year-old Fajardo said he wants more championships for San Miguel, which failed in its Grand Slam bid after losing to Ginebra in the Final Four.“In winning championships, everyone is happy,” said Fajardo. “I’m the only one who gets a bonus for winning the MVP.” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PSL unveils foreign cast Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:42Cops track down 4 persons of interest in ambush of DOLE employee01:42Cops track down 4 persons of interest in ambush of DOLE employee01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Google dedicates doodle to 2012 London Olympics

first_imgThe latest Google doodle celebrates the world’s biggest sporting extravaganza, the Olympics.The Olympics open in London on Friday.The doodle highlights football, swimming, athletics, javelin throw, fencing and basketball.The 2012 Summer Olympics will see 81 Indian athletes taking part in 13 disciplines in the Games that will be held from July 27 to Aug 12.last_img

2016 QLD All Schools Underway

first_imgThe world’s biggest touch tournament is in full swing for the 33rd year, with over 400 teams and 5,000 students competing on the fields at the Whites Hill Touch Complex, Brisbane. Over 1180 games will be played through to Sunday 8 October with students from the Sunshine State battling it out for the 13’s, 15’s, 18’s Boys and Girls and 18’s Mixed titles. Results will be updated at the end of each day here, check out the day 1 results now.You can also download the Official All Schools Program for more information on this year’s tournament.Watch some of the activity from last year’s tournament below: Related Links2016 QLD All Schools 2015 Honour Roll 13 Boys – EMMAUS (Rockhampton)13 Girls- CHANCELLOR SC15 Boys- KEEBRA PARK SHS15 Girls- BENOWA SHS18 Boys- THE ROCKHAMPTON GRAMMAR18 Girls- CHANCELLOR SC18 Mixed- ST COLUMBAN’STo keep up to date with all the action, including draws, news and schedules, head to the All Schools website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Kylie Jenner Launches Limited Edition Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit on World Smile

first_imgIn celebration of World Smile Day, Kylie Jenner, Creator of Kylie Cosmetics, entrepreneur, television personality, style icon and Smile Train Ambassador, today announced the launch of the “Smile” Lip Kit, a limited edition set from her Kylie Cosmetics line.The lip kit will be made available on October 3 and for sale while supplies last. Jenner will donate 100 percent of net proceeds to Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft charity. In addition to the release of her latest lip kit, Jenner will also help to light the Empire State Building red and blue, Smile Train’s signature colors, on World Smile Day, a day dedicated to celebrating acts of compassion around the world.The two-piece Kylie Cosmetics lip kit includes a Matte Liquid Lipstick, a long-wearing, moisturizing lipstick with high intensity pigment for an instant bold matte lip, and Lip Liner, a creamy lip pen that makes application easy and comfortable.The “Smile” lip kit sells for an MSRP of $29.00 and is available exclusively on, while supplies last. “As the ambassador for Smile Train, I am excited to have the opportunity to donate 100% of the net proceeds from my newest Lip Kit ‘Smile’ to this amazing organization,” said Jenner. “It is incredible to know that in doing so I am helping give thousands of cleft children around the world new smiles.”Kylie, star of E! network’s #1 television series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, now in its twelfth season and broadcast in over 160 countries worldwide recently partnered with Smile Train as an Ambassador to raise awareness of the issues faced by children living with untreated clefts. Over 170,000 children in developing countries are born with cleft lips and/or palates each year. Children with untreated clefts live in isolation and, more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing and speaking. Smile Train’s sustainable model provides training, funding and resources to empower local doctors in over 85 countries in the developing world to provide 100 percent-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care in their own communities. Cleft repair surgery is simple, and the transformation is immediate. Since its founding in 1999, Smile Train has provided more than one million cleft repair surgeries.“Smile Train is grateful for Kylie’s ’commitment and efforts to support children living with untreated clefts,” said Susannah Schaefer, CEO of Smile Train. “We are excited to be able to provide children born with clefts with new smiles and a fresh opportunity to lead full and productive lives.”For more information on the Kylie Cosmetics “Smile” Lip Kit, please visit read more

Canadas Best Dressed 2016 See who made the list

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Twitter The Great White North is known for many things, but this year was definitely one that put Canucks on the style map. From Celine Dion‘s show-stopping wardrobe overhaul and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau‘s parade of homegrown designs to The Weeknd‘s collaboration with Puma and Xavier Dolan‘s Louis Vuitton campaign, our sartorial stars were the talk of the town. So we bring you our list of Canada’s Best Dressed – the 50 who regularly inspire us to step up our game! Login/Register With:last_img read more