Thursday, January 07, 2016

Brandon Beachy signs a one-year deal with the Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Brandon Beachy works against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, July 20, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reportsthat The Dodgers have struck a deal with righty Brandon Beachy for $1.5 million.
Beachy pitched in two games for the Dodgers last year after two years out of the big leagues thanks to two Tommy John surgeries. The games weren’t good — he went four innings in both games, allowing three and four runs, respectively — but that was more a matter of him completing his rehab and the Dodgers trying to see what they had in him. After those outings and a lackluster stint on a minor league rehab assignment, they likely still don’t know.
They do know, however, that Beachy posted a 3.23 ERA in 46 starts in the majors with 9.2 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9 before the elbow ligament went south on him. That’s worth a gamble at least, and these days $1.5 million is a very small gamble for a starting pitcher.
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Monday, January 04, 2016

Lincoln Beachey Flying Under Honeymoon Bridge 1911

Lincoln Beachey's plane is a bit hard to make out, he seems to be right in the mist. He landed on the Canadian side of the river where he collected the $1,000.00 he earned for this stunt The bridge collapsed a few year later from ice that formed in Lake Erie upstream from Niagara Falls, when it broke up there was so much ice moving down stream it caused the bridge to collapse.  
1 photographic print. | Flying biplane under Niagara River bridge.
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