Arizona bad credit – Arizona Heli http://arizonaheli.com/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 15:19:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://arizonaheli.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Arizona bad credit – Arizona Heli http://arizonaheli.com/ 32 32 Indy Pass adds 8 more stations | Now offering 100 hotels for $399 https://arizonaheli.com/indy-pass-adds-8-more-stations-now-offering-100-hotels-for-399/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 15:00:54 +0000 https://arizonaheli.com/indy-pass-adds-8-more-stations-now-offering-100-hotels-for-399/ Nob ski resort of Nub. Credit: Station’s Facebook Indy Pass now offers two days each at 100 independent resorts, including new partners in the Upper Midwest, New England and Pacific Northwest. Indy Pass today announced that eight new resorts will join for the 22/23 season, including Nub’s Nob, Michigan, as well as alpine and cross-country […]]]>
Nob ski resort of Nub. Credit: Station’s Facebook

Indy Pass now offers two days each at 100 independent resorts, including new partners in the Upper Midwest, New England and Pacific Northwest.

Indy Pass today announced that eight new resorts will join for the 22/23 season, including Nub’s Nob, Michigan, as well as alpine and cross-country resorts in the Upper Midwest, New England and the Pacific Northwest. With these additions, the Indy Pass now offers two free days of skiing, riding, and cross-country skiing at 100 resorts in the United States, Canada, and Japan. Seven other Allied Resorts are offering Indy Pass holders up to 50% off lift tickets.

New Alpine Resorts – Passholders receive two free days:

  • Big Rock Mountain, Maine
  • Marquette Mountain Resort, Michigan
  • Mount Kato Ski Area, Minnesota
  • Nub’s Nob Ski Resort, Michigan
  • Treetops Resort, Michigan

New cross-country ski resorts – All pass holders get two free days:

  • 49 degrees North Nordic Center, Washington
  • Manning Park Resort XC, British Columbia
  • Treetops XC, Michigan

New Allied Resort – Passholders receive a 25-50% discount on lift tickets:

  • Wolf Wolf Ski Bowl, Washington

“Nub’s Nob is thrilled to join Indy Pass, to encourage exploration of independent ski areas and develop a love of skiing.”

– Ben Doornbos, Managing Director at Nub’s Nob

Nub’s Nob, Michigan is one of the most popular “pure ski resorts” in the Midwest.

With these additions, Indy Pass now has 23 partner resorts in the Upper Midwest and offers unparalleled value for skiers and riders in this region. Likewise, BigRock Mountain offers another Maine resort to complement Saddleback Mountain and offers Northeastern pass holders 19 independent resorts and 38 days of free skiing and riding for one low price. Preseason pricing is in effect at just $299 for adults, $139 for kids, and $399 non-stop.

“100 resorts is definitely a milestone, but the real news here is the addition of some amazing new resorts. We are excited to add new partners in three regions of the country, especially Michigan, where we now have nine major mountains in the coalition.

– Doug Fish, Founder of Indy Pass

The Indy Pass is the fastest growing multi-mountain pass in North America and will continue to grow rapidly with the announcement of new partner resorts next month.

June Payment Plan Ends July 1 – No Interest and No Credit Checks

Indy Pass offers an innovative, interest-free payment plan that allows buyers to make equal monthly payments until December 15. If purchased before July 1, payments are $42/month for an adult pass and $124/month for a family of four with two children under 13. No credit check or credit application is needed and no third party lenders are involved.

Indy Pass 22-23 Pre-Season Pricing Through September 12:

  • Indy Base Pass – Adult $299, Children (12 and under) $139
  • Indy+ Pass – Adult $399, Children $189 (no restrictions)
  • Indy Base AddOn Pass – Adult $199, Children $99 (Partners and Allies season pass holders only)
  • Indy+ AddOn Pass – Adult $309, Children $149 (no restrictions)
  • Indy Cross Country (XC) Pass – Adult $69, Children $29 (no restrictions)

About the Indy Pass:

After three seasons, Indy Pass is the fastest growing multi-mountain pass in North America. It offers 100 alpine and Nordic resorts in the United States, Canada and Japan, each offering two days of skiing or riding, and seven allied alpine resorts offering up to 50% off lift tickets. Indy Resorts are uniquely independent and authentic; many are owned and operated by multi-generational families.

22/23 STATIONS

DOWNHILL STATIONS – 88

PACIFIC REGION – 14

  • ALASKA – Eaglecrest Ski Area
  • BRITISH COLUMBIA — Apex Mountain Resort, Manning Park, Sasquatch Mountain
  • CALIFORNIA – China Peak, Mt. Shasta Ski Park, Snow Valley
  • OREGON – Hoodoo, Mt. Ashland
  • WASHINGTON – 49 degrees North, Ski Bluewood, Hurricane Ridge, Mission Ridge, White Pass

ROCKY REGION – 18

  • ALBERTA — Castle Mountain Resort
  • ARIZONA—Sunrise Park Ski Resort
  • COLORADO — Sunlight Mountain Resort
  • IDAHO – Brundage Mountain, Kelly Canyon, Silver Mountain, Tamarack Resort, Pomerelle, Soldier Mountain
  • MONTANA – Blacktail Mountain, Lost Trail Powder Mountain, Red Lodge Mountain
  • UTAH – Beaver Mountain, Eagle Point, Powder Mountain
  • WYOMING – Snow King Mountain, White Pine Ski Area, Antelope Butte

MID-WEST REGION – 23

  • IOWA – Seven Oaks, Sunset Mountain
  • MICHIGAN – Big Powderhorn Resort, Caberfae Peaks, Crystal Mountain, Marquette Mountain, Nubs Nob Ski Resort, Pine Mountain Resort, Shanty Creek, Swiss Valley Ski Area, Tree Tops Resort
  • MINNESOTA – Buck Hill, Detroit Mountain, Lutsen Mountains, Mount Kato, Powder Ridge Winter Recreation, Spirit Mountain
  • SOUTH DAKOTA — Terry Peak Ski Area
  • WISCONSIN — Granite Peak, Little Switzerland, Nordic Mountain, Trollhaugen, Tyrol Basin, The Rock Snowpark

EASTERN REGION – 19

  • CONNECTICUT – Mohawk Mountain Ski Area
  • MASSACHUSETTS – Berkshire East Mountain Resort, Catamount Mountain Resort *
  • MAINE – Saddleback Mountain, BigRock Resort
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE – Cannon Mountain, Pats Peak, Black Mountain, Waterville Valley
  • NEW YORK — Catamount Mountain Resort*, Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Swain Resort, Snow Ridge Ski Resort, Titus Mountain, West Mountain
  • VERMONT—Bolton Valley Resort, Magic Mountain, Suicide Six, Jay Peak Resort
  • *Catamount straddles the NY/MA border

MID-ATLANTIC REGION – 10

  • NORTH CAROLINA — Cataloochee Ski Area
  • PENNSYLVANIA – Blue Knob Resort, Montage Mountain, Ski Sawmill, Shawnee Mountain
  • TENNESSEE — Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area
  • VIRGINIA – Bryce Resort, Massanutten Resort
  • WEST VIRGINIA – Canaan Valley Ski Resort, Winterplace Ski Resort

JAPAN TOHOKU REGION – 4

  • Okunakayama Kogen – Ninohe District, Iwate
  • Geto Kogen – Kitakami, Iwate
  • Shimokura/Pandora – Hachimantai, Iwate
  • Tazawako – Semboku, Akita

BACKGROUND STATIONS – 12

  • BRITISH COLUMBIA – Sovereign Lakes Nordic Club, Manning Park Resort
  • MICHIGAN—Tree Tops XC
  • MINNESOTA — Mapelap Resort
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE (2) – Waterville Valley Resort, JacksonXC
  • NEW JERSEY – High Point Cross Country Center
  • NEW MEXICO — Enchanted Forest XC
  • VERMONT—Woodstock Nordic Center, Rikert Nordic Center
  • WASHINGTON – 49 degrees North Nordic Center
  • WEST VIRGINIA – White Grass Visitor Center

ALLIED STATIONS – 7 (discounted lift tickets for pass holders)

  • MASSACHUSETTES — Bousquet Mountain
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE – Dartmouth Skiway, McIntyre Ski Area, Whaleback Mountain
  • VERMONT – Burke Mountain, Middlebury College Snow Bowl
  • WASHINGTON — Wolf Wolf Ski Bowl

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College Football News predicts Mountain West Bowl games https://arizonaheli.com/college-football-news-predicts-mountain-west-bowl-games/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 16:43:22 +0000 https://arizonaheli.com/college-football-news-predicts-mountain-west-bowl-games/ Where does CFN predict Mountain West bowling games? Contact/Follow @JeremyMauss & @MWCwire Bowl throwing season is here Now is the season for magazines and premieres which includes among other things: bowl screenings. So, before we get to our own pre-season bowl guesses, because in June that’s what they really are, but fun nonetheless. One of […]]]>

Where does CFN predict Mountain West bowling games?


Contact/Follow @JeremyMauss & @MWCwire

Bowl throwing season is here

Now is the season for magazines and premieres which includes among other things: bowl screenings. So, before we get to our own pre-season bowl guesses, because in June that’s what they really are, but fun nonetheless.

One of our USA TODAY partners is College Football News and we will go through them bowl protrusions for the Mountain West for this coming season.

2022 Mountain West Bowl Tie Ins Lineup

The teams chosen for a bowling game are the Air Force, Boise State, Utah State, Colorado State, Fresno State, and San Diego State.

It’s a bit of a shock that Wyoming is left out of bowl screenings because they’ve always been a consistent team to go into the postseason. They’re losing offense and a lot of players to the transfer portal in the last offseason, and a few defensemen are now in the NFL.

Plus, no San Jose State likely means in their thinking that Brent Brennan won’t have a rebound year to go bowling after a 2021 season that saw injuries to his quarterback and a defense that sagged. recoil.

On the other hand, Jay Norvell gets a lot of credit as Colorado State’s next head coach by coming from Nevada. be a nice surprise for Rams fans. Colorado State was actually close to a bowl game last year with some bad setbacks under Steve Addazio.

Norvell is a coaching upgrade, so combine that with the talent already in Fort Collins and Nevada players going West, this team has a good chance of going to a bowling game.

New Mexico Bowl

Saturday, December 17, 2022
2:15, ESPN
Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Last year: Fresno State 31, UTEP 24
Bowl Ties: Mountain West vs. AAC, C-USA, MAC or Sun Belt
Screening at the bowl: Air Force against UTSA

Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl

Saturday, December 17, 2022
3:30, ABC
SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California
Last year; Utah State 24, Oregon State 13
Bowl Ties: Mountain West vs. Pac-12
Bowl Projection: Boise State vs. UCLA

Frisco Bowl

Saturday, December 17, 2022
9:15 a.m., ESPN
Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
Last year: San Diego State 38, UTSA 24
Bowl Ties: Group of Five vs. Group of Five or Army
Bowl Throw: Tulsa vs. Utah State

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Tuesday, December 20, 2022
3:30 a.m., ESPN
Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID
Last year: Wyoming 52, Kent State 38
Bowl Ties: MAC vs. Mountain West
Bowl Throw: Colorado State vs. University of Miami

Bowl Hawaii Easyport

Saturday, December 24, 2022
8:00 a.m., ESPN
Clarence TC Ching Complex, Honolulu, Hawaii
Last year: Canceled
Bowl Ties: Conference USA vs. Mountain West
Bowl Throw: Florida Atlantic vs. Fresno State

Sports Arizona Bowl Bar Stool

Friday, December 30, 2022
4:30, bar stool
Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ
Last year: Canceled
Bowl Ties: MAC vs. Mountain West
Bowl Screening: Toledo vs. San Diego State


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Did the Flyers make the right choice in hiring Tortorella? https://arizonaheli.com/did-the-flyers-make-the-right-choice-in-hiring-tortorella/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 21:20:29 +0000 https://arizonaheli.com/did-the-flyers-make-the-right-choice-in-hiring-tortorella/ Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Rumors that John Tortorella would take over as head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers were confirmed this week, as the team agreed to a four-year contract with the veteran bench manager. We’ve said it before quite recently, but it bears repeating: Tortorella has a Stanley Cup victory under his belt, and […]]]>

Rumors that John Tortorella would take over as head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers were confirmed this week, as the team agreed to a four-year contract with the veteran bench manager.

We’ve said it before quite recently, but it bears repeating: Tortorella has a Stanley Cup victory under his belt, and his aura is certainly a good match for the Flyers. But the move seems hopeless for Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher and team ownership.

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Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams prove they’re still friends https://arizonaheli.com/aaron-rodgers-and-davante-adams-prove-theyre-still-friends/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 14:40:37 +0000 https://arizonaheli.com/aaron-rodgers-and-davante-adams-prove-theyre-still-friends/ Aaron Rodgers may have been disappointed when Davante Adams no longer wanted to be his teammate, but there doesn’t seem to be any bad blood between the two superstars. Adams and Rodgers went golfing together on Saturday. Both… Edgar Berlanga remained undefeated with a unanimous decision win over Alexis Angulo on Saturday night, but he’s […]]]>

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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Cincinnati Reds – June 6, 2022 https://arizonaheli.com/arizona-diamondbacks-vs-cincinnati-reds-june-6-2022/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 21:33:17 +0000 https://arizonaheli.com/arizona-diamondbacks-vs-cincinnati-reds-june-6-2022/ The Reds (18-35) are hoping to end a 3-game losing streak and resume their quest for respectability in the start of a 4-game series tonight with Arizona. The Diamondbacks (26-29) are surprisingly hanging on the edges of the Wild Cards chase. However, they come to Cincinnati on a 2-game losing streak, winning only 3 of […]]]>

The Reds (18-35) are hoping to end a 3-game losing streak and resume their quest for respectability in the start of a 4-game series tonight with Arizona. The Diamondbacks (26-29) are surprisingly hanging on the edges of the Wild Cards chase. However, they come to Cincinnati on a 2-game losing streak, winning only 3 of their last 10 games. For what it’s worth, or not, the Diamondbacks play only marginally better than the Reds against teams with a .500 or better record (.333 vs. .290).

Starting lineups

Starting pitchers

Reds rookie right-hander Hunter Greene is set to face veteran left-hander Madison Bumgarner of the Diamondbacks.

Hunter Greene

Hunter Greene’s account says he may be a generational talent given his around 100MPH fastball and range slider. Nonetheless, the 22-year-old phenom has struggled to shut down batters at times. The contact with his throws when made has often been very solid. He also walked a few too many batters. Hence the worrying WHIP, Slugging and OBP numbers for him in our charts.

However, the most important information in our charts is that Greene has essentially been a 2-pitch pitcher; and, that just doesn’t fly for a starter in MLB. The task before him is to refine and effectively use his change. He would also be well served to add a 2-seam fastball to his repertoire.

The good news is that Greene appears to be a very self-aware hard worker determined to succeed in fulfilling his potential. There’s been a lot of back-and-forth over whether Greene should have started the season at AAA to finish the job yet to come. The decision made, good or bad, is now in the rearview mirror. Our job is to step back and give the child a chance to show what they are made of.

Splits

Divide Pennsylvania H 2B 3B HOUR BB K AVERAGE OBP SLG
HRH 119 31 4 0 11 ten 32 .290 .353 .636
LHH 101 31 6 0 4 14 32 .207 .317 .414

Perhaps a little surprising is that the RH hitters really hurt Greene more than the LH hitters, especially with the long ball.

Location usage

4 seams To change Slide
Bike 98.8 89.8 87.8
Use 52.9% 5.3% 41.8%

Madison Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner is the opposite of Hunter Greene’s career arc. He’s just off 40 career bWARs, with two seasons in the top 5 in Cy Young voting and two more seasons in the top 10 in CYA. He also won an NLCS and World Series MVP award.

After a few seasons where Bumgarner looked like he was on the verge of retirement, he has put together a very strong 2022 so far. is as a pitcher, He is not as fast as he once was; but then he was never a real power thrower. His K-rate is down significantly from his glory years with the Giants; but, he still strikes out 2 for each batter walked. Probably more importantly, his BB rate is in the same range as in his best years. He tries to contact and bring people out.

Splits

Divide Pennsylvania H 2B 3B HOUR BB K AVERAGE OBP SLG
HRH 179 37 ten 1 8 13 32 .224 .281 .442
LHH 47 ten 3 0 1 5 5 .238 .319 .381

Location usage

4 seams Cutter To change Curve
Bike 90.9 87.7 84.5 78.2
Use 26.8% 43.6% 11.0% 18.3%

bullpen status

RED

Art Warren threw 21 pitches on Sunday. Jared Solomon threw 13. Warren is probably limited or unavailable today. Alexis Diaz topped 30 shots on Saturday. It can be doubtful.

Keep in mind that the Reds are in game 6 of a 16-game series between the holidays. Teams are still allowed to carry 14 pitchers; however, the minimum time for an optional pitcher to stay in the minors (unless replaced for injury) is now 15 days instead of 10 days. This could impact how the bullpen is used.

DBACKS

Sean Poppen and Kyle Nelson worked Sunday throwing 22 and 17 shots respectively. They seem to be the only players who can be limited today.

News and Notes

Mike Moustakis was put on the IL. TJ Friedl was recalled to fill the roster spot. Here’s our in-depth report on Redleg Nation.

Now some really exciting news! Jonathan India will begin his rehab assignment on Tuesday with AAA Louisville. Donovan Solano will also begin rehab tomorrow with Louisville.

By a C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic’s Tweeterthe Reds will hope India will be ready for the home series with the Brewers on June 17.

Thought of the day

On a glorious spring weekend in Cincinnati, the Reds combined reported Saturday and Sunday attendance at 492 seats sold short of 40,000. I wondered how many fannies that weren’t not in empty seats at GABP had taken up the implicit challenge (Phil) Castellini to find something better to do.

When and where

  • Game time: 6:40 p.m. ET
  • Where: Great American Ballpark
  • Look: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
  • Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
  • Provide: 76°, scattered T-Storms, 50% rai chance


Data and statistics courtesy of Baseball Reference, Fangraphs and baseball press

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Rockies sizzling shortstop prospect Ezequiel Tovar closes in on league jump https://arizonaheli.com/rockies-sizzling-shortstop-prospect-ezequiel-tovar-closes-in-on-league-jump/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 11:45:50 +0000 https://arizonaheli.com/rockies-sizzling-shortstop-prospect-ezequiel-tovar-closes-in-on-league-jump/ The buzz surrounding Rockies prospect Ezequiel Tovar is resounding. So resounding, in fact, that the 20-year-old shortstop could soon follow in the footsteps of Troy Tulowitzki and Trevor Story, the two best shortstops in franchise history. And while the Rockies are cautious about when Tovar will make his major league debut, it’s not out of […]]]>

The buzz surrounding Rockies prospect Ezequiel Tovar is resounding.

So resounding, in fact, that the 20-year-old shortstop could soon follow in the footsteps of Troy Tulowitzki and Trevor Story, the two best shortstops in franchise history. And while the Rockies are cautious about when Tovar will make his major league debut, it’s not out of the question that he’ll play at Coors Field this summer.

Now, about that buzz. Listen.

General Manager Bill Schmidt: “He’s in a good place, I mean a very good place, and he plays with a lot of confidence. From the first time I saw him, I thought we had something that wasn’t normal; someone who was lucky enough to be a very good player.

Chris Denorfia, Double-A Hartford Yard Goats manager: “The beauty of Ezequiel is that he’s excellent on both sides of the ball. He is a game-changer, both defensively and offensively.

Rockies director of player development Chris Forbes, speaking last month before a game at Coors Field: “I could see Tovar catching the ball here tonight. Defensively, he is ready.

So what does “Toby”, as his Hartford teammates call him, think of the hype?

“I’m ready to play anywhere, but I just have to keep doing what I’m doing,” Tovar said Friday in a phone interview from Hartford, where the Yard Goats were hosting the Reading Fightin Phils.

“I become a better hitter,” he continued. “I read pitchers a lot better.”

The stats confirm the buzz surrounding the prospect of Maracay, Venezuela.

It’s usually a huge leap from high-A to Double-A, but Tovar entered the weekend slashing .320/.403/.587 with 10 home runs, 10 doubles, three triples, 30 RBIs and 16 interceptions in 43 games. Keep in mind it made it in the Eastern League, with its cold spring weather, salty pitches and pitcher-friendly ballparks.

Additionally, Tovar has only been caught stealing once during the entire season. He entered the weekend on a 12-game steak in which he was hitting .400 with a 1.234 OPS.

“He’s been fantastic,” Rockies manager Bud Black said. “We saw him in spring training, and the coaching staff and I were impressed. And what caught our attention was looking back at a lot of prospects. They didn’t do what Tovar did to Double-A.

Tulowitzki, 21, hit .291 with 13 homers in 104 games for Double-A Tulsa in 2006. He made his major league debut Aug. 30 of the same season.

“It wasn’t my level of talent that I thought about a lot when they brought me up,” Tulowitzki said. “I was still raw, but I was confident in my talent. But I loved competing and I knew I wasn’t going to be afraid of the competition or the bright lights.

“I didn’t make it bigger than it was. It’s different for everyone, but for me, I felt like I had the ability, so no matter who they put on the mound, or who was in the opposing dugout, I was going to compete and not give in to the fact that I was young.”

Schmidt first saw Tovar play when he was just 15 years old. Tovar reminded him of a young Omar Vizquel, Venezuela’s 11-time Gold Glove shortstop, who happens to be Tovar’s role model.

Photo provided by Hartford Yard Goats

Ezequiel Tovar in action with the Hartford Yard Goats.

“When I first saw young Mr. Tovar, I was like, ‘Wow!’ said Schmidt. “We knew he could line up, but we thought the bat had a chance.”

When Tovar started his professional career in 2018 in the Dominican Summer League at age 17, he was a hitter who stood 6 feet tall and weighed 164 pounds. He now only hits from the right side, weighs 194 and can drive the ball out of the park to all courts.

“The power was a bonus,” Schmidt said.

For Denorfia, Tovar is the kind of player who influences his teammates and helps win ball matches in various ways.

“It has this trickle effect,” Denorfia said. “He makes so many plays, he takes the pressure off the pitching staff and I have to use fewer bullpen guys. It makes my job so much easier. This is my love poem for him as a defender.

Tovar showed promise as a top-tier hitter in spring training when he was named camp’s most valuable player. He hit .550 (11 for 20), with a 1.650 OPS and three home runs in 10 Cactus League games. He didn’t stop knocking.

“What he can do as a 20-year-old is very special,” Denorfia said. “He has quality bats almost every time.”

A prime example of Tovar’s prowess beyond his years came in a May 29 game at Richmond.

“It was his first at bat of the game and he was 3-0,” Denorfia said. “We gave it the green light. So this 20-year-old kid takes an A-plus hack and hits an opposite-field homer.

“Now most young guys would have fallen over themselves trying to make it 3-0 and they would have ended up fouling or going out. But he got up and hit an “oppo” homer. He’s a special kid with incredible maturity on both sides of the plate.

But is Tovar special enough to make the quantum leap from Double-A to majors? Or will he have to make a pit stop at Triple-A Albuquerque this year or next?

“He plays with a lot of confidence,” Schmidt said. “Now we want to see how he reacts when he starts to face the pitchers for the second or third time. They will adjust so we want to see how he counters.

Tovar hit a disappointing .161 (14 for 96) in the 2021 Arizona Fall League, despite hitting three home runs. It was his first taste of failure.

“He struggled a bit, but maybe it was good for him,” Schmidt said. “He hunted a lot, but he made some adjustments and that helped him a lot. We could see the difference in the spring.

Tulowitzki bypassed Triple-A and went straight to the majors, and Story played just 61 Triple-A matches in 2015. Whether or not Tovar follows a similar fast track remains to be seen.

Tulowitzki, who was seasoned with three years of college ball at Long Beach State, cautions that it takes a special person, as well as a special team, for a young player to thrive.

“It’s a big leap and I don’t think it’s for everyone, to be honest,” Tulowitzki said. “I wasn’t close to a finished product and I had to learn from the big leagues. But I wasn’t scared, I had a good work ethic and I was outspoken.

“I thank some of my Rockies teammates – Matt Holliday, Spilly (Ryan Spilborghs), Josh Fogg, Yorvit Torrealba – for being there to support me. They loved those things about me. Having teammates like that and having the right culture of clubhouse is essential.

“Because if you get called too soon and you fail, and you don’t have the motivation or the work ethic, you’re playing with fire.”

Denorfia thinks Tovar has similar qualities to Tulo.

“First of all, he’s not giving me any red flags,” Denorfia said. “He is very meticulous in his day-to-day work and he has shown the working habits and routine of older players.

“He doesn’t just swing to swing during batting practice. He has a plan, everything has a purpose. That’s a pretty good indication of a guy’s level of maturity.

Tovar, who plays with captivating flair, should delight Rockies fans. He’s smart enough to avoid predicting what’s next in his career.

“I love playing baseball, I’m confident and I’ll be ready to improve,” he said.


Ezequiel Tovar’s road to stardom

First came Troy Tulowitzki, then Trevor Story. Next up is Ezequiel Tovar, who is on his way to becoming the next great Rockies shortstop.

A comparison of the three players’ journeys to the majors:

Troy Tulowitzki
* Drafted in the first round of the 2005 draft (seventh overall) out of Long Beach State at age 20.
* 2005 High-A Modesto: Hit .266 with an OPS of .800 and four home runs in 22 games.
* 2006 Double-A Tulsa: Hit .291 with .843 OPS and 13 home runs in 104 games.
* Major League debut: August 30, 2006, age 21 – 324 days. Hit .240 with a .609 OPS with a home run in 25 games.

Trevor’s Story
* Drafted in the first round of the 2011 draft (45th overall) from Irving High School (Texas) at age 18.
* 2011 Rookie League Casper: Hit .268 with .799 OPS and six homers in 47 games.
* 2012 low-A Asheville: Hit .277 with .872 OPS and 18 home runs in 122 games.
* 2013 high-A Modesto: Hit .233 with a .700 OPS and 12 home runs in 130 games.
* 2014 low-A Tri-City, high-A Modesto, Double-A Tulsa: Hit .263 with an .841 OPS and 14 homers in 108 games with three teams.
* 2015 Double-A New Britain, Triple-A Albuquerque: Hit .279 with an .863 OPS and 20 home runs in 130 games with two teams.
* Major League debut: April 4, 2016 at age 23 – 141 days. Hit .272 with a .909 OPS and 27 homers in 97 games. (A season-ending thumb injury in August cut his season short).

Ezequiel Tovar
* Signed as an international free agent on August 1, 2017 in Maracay, Venezuela, at the age of 16.
* 2018 Dominican Summer League: 0.262 with 0.723 OPS and no homers in 35 games.
* 2019 Rookie League Grand Junction, low-A Boise: Hit .253 with a .640 OPS and two home runs in 73 games with two teams.
* 2020 minor league season canceled due to the pandemic.
* 2021 low-A Fresno and high-A Spokane: Hit .287 with a .796 OPS and 15 homers in 104 games with two teams.
* 2022 Double-A Hartford: Hit .320 with a .980 OPS and 10 homers in 45 games (entering Friday’s play).
—Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post

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One man’s woe: Maston’s Achille tear opens door for Bombers’ Rutledge https://arizonaheli.com/one-mans-woe-mastons-achille-tear-opens-door-for-bombers-rutledge/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 22:34:44 +0000 https://arizonaheli.com/one-mans-woe-mastons-achille-tear-opens-door-for-bombers-rutledge/ Breadcrumb Links Soccer CFL Publication date : June 03, 2022 • 31 minutes ago • 4 minute read • Join the conversation For the second year in a row, Mercy Maston tore her Achilles tendon during Bombers training camp. Photo by KEVIN KING /Winnipeg Sun Content of the article This one hurts. Advertisement 2 This […]]]>

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea confirmed everyone’s worst fears Friday about linebacker/defensive back Mercy Maston’s injury early in training camp.

“He hurt his Achilles tendon,” O’Shea said. “The other. It’s very hard. Hard with him, hard with his teammates. Yes, that’s the worst. That’s the worst.

It’s also a cruel deja vu, as Maston tore an Achilles tendon the first week of training camp last year, wiping out his season.

Maston had played a key role in Winnipeg’s run for the 2019 Gray Cup title when he took on one of the toughest defense positions at the end of the year.

When he fell last year, general manager Kyle Walters quickly traded Toronto for Alden Darby, who was a West Division star as the Bombers won a second straight championship.

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Walters, however, remained silent this time.

We present to you the reason: Donald Rutledge, Jr., 25, a CFL freshman from the Bronx, via Georgia Southern University.

At 6-foot-1 and 215 pounds, he’s no bigger than average.

Talk to him for a few minutes and you’ll quickly recognize one of his strengths.

“He’s a smart guy,” linebacker Adam Bighill said of Rutledge. “So he picked things up pretty quickly. And he’s obviously athletic and moves very well. He saw the good things. Now is the time for him to do it when the lights come on for real.

Tough position or not, Rutledge is the heavy favorite to start there when Ottawa visit for the season opener next Friday.

They may call it the “dime back”, but it’s worth a lot more than that for a defense. Covering receivers, stopping the run, blitzing – they tend to do it all.

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“We brought guys to this place because we didn’t know how it was going to be, anyway,” O’Shea said. “But yes, he is good.”

Rutledge admits he had a great camp. He came with a plan, he said.

“I came to camp just to show versatility, to be smart. My main objective was simply to gain the confidence of the coaches. I felt like I did that and played hard.

Asked about the difficulty of the position, Rutledge shrugged. It’s just football, he said. No different at linebacker or safety, where he also took reps.

The hardest part? Tracking every move, keeping eyes on everything, not just his own man, while communicating with his teammates.

As for potentially starting next Friday: “I would feel comfortable starting anywhere, Week 1,” he said. “Wherever they put me. When Mercy dropped, I feel like I’m the perfect guy to play the part, just with the way I fit in with the guys. And if they want to attack someone, or any new guy, I want it to be me.

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“Because I feel like I’m ready. I am battle proof.

Training camps with Indianapolis and Arizona got him here, but Rutledge hadn’t played a game in more than two years before preseason.

His statistics are not obvious: he made a tackle in every game.

“He’s got this leadership quality that’s interesting to note,” O’Shea said. “And he can fly and play good football. Some guys cover well and some block well and some guys run well or tackle well. This position, in particular, must be able to do everything. And he did it all at a very high level.

Rutledge paid tribute to the coaching he received, on the sidelines and on the pitch.

“Even though I think I know, I still ask the questions,” he said. “Being willing to take advice and sometimes coach hard. Willy Jefferson, he could come after you. When he teaches you, it can be a little harsh, it can be strict, it can be severe. And some guys may take offense to that. It’s just the way he delivers his message.

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“Just be humble enough to understand and listen to everyone when they try to coach you.”

“Just humble enough” describes Rutledge well.

He exudes the quiet confidence of someone who knows exactly what he is doing.

And why he does it.

“When Mercy went down, man, we just stopped the whole period,” Rutledge recalled. “I just hate when bad things happen to good people. He took me under his wing early on and he was just a great guy. I don’t want them worrying about this post… like, ‘Dang, this is another post we have someone on and we might have questions about it.’

“I just want to step in and learn and play at as high a level as he was playing, so they can feel like everything is going to gel and we still have a strong defence.”

Nobody seems too worried.

Next Friday, as Bighill said, we’ll start to see if he can do it for real.

pfriesen@postmedia.com

Twitter: @friesensunmedia

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Padres note: See knocks his way; Canoe at the end; Myers gets shot, rest https://arizonaheli.com/padres-note-see-knocks-his-way-canoe-at-the-end-myers-gets-shot-rest/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 00:24:00 +0000 https://arizonaheli.com/padres-note-see-knocks-his-way-canoe-at-the-end-myers-gets-shot-rest/ ST. LOUIS- Luke Voit said Wednesday morning that a couple of swings he put on balls the night before, a simple line drive at 107.5mph and a 357ft fly ball he hit at 101.4mph, were probably his best of the season. He was happy to report that after the Padres’ 5-2 loss Wednesday afternoon to […]]]>

Luke Voit said Wednesday morning that a couple of swings he put on balls the night before, a simple line drive at 107.5mph and a 357ft fly ball he hit at 101.4mph, were probably his best of the season.

He was happy to report that after the Padres’ 5-2 loss Wednesday afternoon to the Cardinals, that was no longer the case.

“Now that was probably the best swing I’ve had,” he said.

This was a 420-foot home run to right center field in the ninth inning.

“It’s good that it’s back-to-back games,” he said.

Voit and everyone else in the Padres clubhouse were disappointed as the team prepared to leave for Milwaukee on its first three-game losing streak of the season.

“It sucks we got swept away,” he said. “We need to dump this and…find a way to get some Ws back.”

What Voit has been doing lately is just a few of the reasons for any real optimism about the Offense’s ability to contribute to that effort.

He has four homers and an .841 OPS in 18 games since returning from the disabled list on May 10. He was homeless and had .481 OPS in 13 games at the start of the season before being sidelined with a bicep tendon injury.

Wednesday’s home run was indicative of what’s better.

“My power is in right field,” Voit said. “I’m a better hitter when I hit the ball all over the field. … It’s starting to roll.

Voit averaged one home run for every 14.46 at-bats from 2018 to 21, on 13e-highest mark in the major leagues among those with at least 900 at bats during this period. In that time playing for the Cardinals (18) and Yankees, only 46% of his hits went to left field. For a time with the Padres, Voit was sending virtually every one of his hard shots this way.

He’s been committing more pitches lately rather than missing outright with his big swings. His faults also run the other way.

“May was a much better month for me,” he said. “I still don’t feel like I’m where I want to be, but I’m obviously heading in the right direction. … I finally feel comfortable. I’m more comfortable in the box.

Cano, almost

It was worth trying.

It will mark the epitaph of Robinson Cano’s time with the Padres, which ends Thursday. In a move that was only considered a matter of time for a few days, Cano turned down the Padres’ request for the option, earning him a free agent status. A source confirmed the plan for Cano on Wednesday night, and Cano had already been briefed.

It was a fitting end, then, that he came within feet of putting the Padres ahead in the ninth inning on Wednesday as a pinch hitter. What could have been a good story just wasn’t, as Cano sent a bases-laden change from Nick Wittgren on a 376-foot throw to left center field, where he was caught near the wall by Corey Dickerson for the final game.

“Literally two feet away from winning this game,” Voit said. “(Manager Bob Melvin) pulled the right catch again. It would have been a home run in (some) parks. … Credit to a veteran like Robbie, prepared for this situation.

Cano had three singles in his first 12 at bats with the Padres after they signed him on May 14. Wednesday was his 21st at bat without a hit since then.

“Ooh, I hit that ball well,” Cano said. “…At least I had a good shot at bat. It feels good, but too bad it didn’t end the way I wanted.

Myers knee pain

Right fielder Wil Myers did not play after receiving a silicone injection Tuesday night in his right knee.

“We’ll know more tomorrow,” Myers said.

Melvin said Myers is expected to play Thursday against the Brewers.

Myers sat out Sunday and Monday before playing Tuesday. He hinted at playing with the injury for a while and said it was but “a bit more” like the patellar tendon problem he dealt with last season.

“It’s been frustrating trying to get this thing on track,” he said. “You have a good day, then you start again in the game, severe pain in your knee. But hopefully this plan will take effect tonight and start.

Bad in the Lou

The Padres fared worse in St. Louis than anywhere else in the National League. And it’s not just the past two series, the two three-game sweeps.

And it’s not even close.

Their 85-172 record here, a .331 winning percentage, is their worst road record in any city in Newfoundland. Their .363 winning percentage in Arizona is their only other mark below .400 in a Newfoundland city.

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O-Zone: a smart guy https://arizonaheli.com/o-zone-a-smart-guy/ Sun, 29 May 2022 13:07:14 +0000 https://arizonaheli.com/o-zone-a-smart-guy/ JACKSONVILLE – Let’s go… Greg from Section 122 and Jacksonville OTAs mean little or nothing about the true status of the team. We win pajama drills every year and look a lot less intimidating on the court. What I want to know is this: Cornerback Shaquill Griffin said last year that he would find a […]]]>

JACKSONVILLE – Let’s go…

Greg from Section 122 and Jacksonville

OTAs mean little or nothing about the true status of the team. We win pajama drills every year and look a lot less intimidating on the court. What I want to know is this: Cornerback Shaquill Griffin said last year that he would find a fan in the stands with his jersey number and deliver his first interceptor. Since he had NO interceptions last year, I wonder if he will keep this same agreement this year. This is an area that this team desperately needs to solve. We were last in the league for turnover last year. This team can’t win unless we get the extra possessions from the offense. What do teams that receive takeout do better than those that don’t? Is it coaching? Mentality? To concentrate? Why do we seem to suck at creating turnover?

There’s no one key to creating rotations – but struggling teams often struggle in this area. Creating turnovers is usually more about haste than secondary. Quarterbacks are so good these days that most don’t throw interceptable passes under normal circumstances. Their mistakes often come from being under pressure, which means a defense has to disrupt the quarterback to force interceptions. This disruption can also mean sack/fumbles – the most impactful types of turnovers. Further: a key to passing the rush is the rush of the pass Opportunities, which most often occur when infractions are lagging or in obvious overtaking situations. Forwards play much more conservatively when controlling games and in manageable situations. The Jaguars have lagged a lot and haven’t been good against the run in recent seasons. The attackers therefore felt very comfortable playing with the Jaguars. The Jaguars defense therefore did not have enough opportunities to create pass rush and turnovers. They also haven’t been as good as needed along the front seven. If you combine the lack of opportunities with a lack of elite playmakers up front, you get a pretty good reason why the Jaguars have struggled in this area. It’s more of a reason than mentality, focus or coaching. Much more.

_Scott from Fernandina Beach, Florida_

Hi, did O. Tyson Campbell show improvement in men’s coverage at the end of last season or were his improvements more attributable to playing more zone coverage? Thanks.

Campbell, a veteran sophomore cornerback selected No. 33 overall by the Jaguars in the 2021 NFL Draft, struggled early in his rookie season and improved significantly late. It seemed to this spotter that he had improved in both man-to-man and area coverage. His struggles early in his rookie season weren’t so much about wrestling with a man or a zone. He has the physical ability to do both, and he seemed particularly good in humans at times. But Campbell’s early struggles were mostly with tracking the ball in the air. He would sometimes be in a good position and then allow the reception. He improved a lot in this area over the season – enough for an argument to be made he was the team’s most improved player at the end of the season.

Why has no one thought of comparing this? Jaguars rookie outside linebacker Travon Walker can play in many positions on the defensive line, frequently using the word monster. He reminds me of someone who destroyed us for years: the original monster, Javon Kearse from TEN!!! If we could get that from Travon, I would be blown away by the choice of General Manager Trent Baalke after a year of being on the streets with torches claiming his badge! THOUGHTS?!

Tom from Charlottesville, Virginia

Last year, wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. was a leader and we fans have heard of him often. This year, he was more discreet. Did all the turmoil of the last year create bad feelings between him and the team?

The Jaguars’ 2021 season has been one of weirdness and loss. I don’t know what Jones in particular felt about what was going on, but many players didn’t like what was happening – and many expressed it. Organized team activities just started last week. It was the first mass media interview opportunity of the offseason. I don’t expect Jones to be particularly quiet or show any signs of ill will towards the organization. It’s not his style; he’s a pro. Also, keep in mind that this is a new coaching staff and new management. One might assume that the reason(s) for the bad feeling may not be there anymore.

_ Gary from St. Augustine, FL_

It’s almost June. I hated you in May. I still hate you.

Mike from St Augustine, Florida

If I remember correctly, we stink in 2016 and then we ran away in 2017. Here I am now, believe me later: 10-7 is coming. Plus, it looks like Gary from St. Aug. don’t like you very much…

What is a “Gary from St. Augustine?”

Wizard of O, do you see in your crystal ball a tight trio of Evan Engram, Dan Arnold and Chris Manhertz working in the field at the same time? I think it would be a great group inside the red zone. Should we be looking for a package or two for these three together at times throughout the season. A Tight End very amigo’s. Has our tight ends room improved so much this year?

Three tight ends would be possible in short distance. The silver lining for the Jaguars is that they now have enough talent and versatility in the tight end group to have several truly effective tight end packages. Offensive coordinators love tight two-end packages because they create tough matchups for defenses; it is the most balanced formation. The better your tight ends, the more effective these packages are. Obviously. And yes…the Jaguars’ tight position seems to have improved a lot in a year. The transformation has been quite spectacular.

I did it. I finally broke down and googled “Gene Frenette” since I’m not from the J-ville area. I admit, I am disappointed. I thought he would be much older… and more like Clark Griswold’s father.

If you’ve Googled longtime Florida Times-Union sports columnist and Northeast Florida cultural icon Eugene P. “Gene” Frenette and been disappointed, then you’ve probably Googled the wrong one. Longtime Florida Times-Union sports columnist and Northeast Florida cultural icon Eugene P. “Gene” Frenette.

Daniel from Jersey City, NJ

O-man, “The Hunt” was great, but I was wondering if you were going to take all the credit for it?

Michael from Orange Park, Florida

Besides Trevor Lawrence, what is the most important player or position for the Jaguars next season?

KOAF – One of the most exciting players of the last year isn’t much talked about, and that player is Jamal Agnew. He made the Jaguars’ most electrifying play of the year, returning a missed field goal 109 yards for a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals. He returned another kick for 102 yards against the Denver Broncos. He also made impact plays running and catching the ball on offense before going to injured reserve. When discussing the receiver group, Agnew is usually not mentioned. I think Jamal Agnew could be Corey Grant 2.0, our speed-killing guy. Do we know anything about how the new coaching staff plays using it?

Agnew hasn’t been talked about much this offseason, mainly because he’s still recovering from a hip injury suffered late last season and is therefore not training. Head coach Doug Pederson recently said Agnew looks a bit ahead of running back James’ Robinson in terms of his return schedule, which means Agnew should return to training camp. I would expect Agnew’s role to be primarily as a returner with occasional use as an offensive weapon – similar to his role last season, but perhaps he doesn’t play offense as much as he did that midway through last season when injuries gave him plenty of opportunities offensively.

Doyle from Jacksonville, Florida

I work in construction. I build things. Do you realize how important this is to the world, Frank? But I don’t use the Oxford comma.

Many, many important people apparently read the O-Zone. Who knew?

Is Chris Simms on concussion protocol? Otherwise it should be. This guy is tripping! The mouth moves without engaging the brain. No matter what he says, it’s never good for Jaguars. Still leads a sheltered life, I bet. Go jaguars!

I confess that I don’t pay much attention to Simms. I’m never surprised when the national media says negative things about the Jaguars. They had the NFL’s worst records for consecutive seasons and had a winning season since 2007. With this record, you are going to be discussed negatively. With reason.

Hey O, do you have any speculation on who we’ll take No. 1 overall next year? I hope there is a star!

Well, well… who knew Kiwis were so smart?

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Welcome to the CEO of Rockville Address weather issues at City Hall https://arizonaheli.com/welcome-to-the-ceo-of-rockville-address-weather-issues-at-city-hall/ Wed, 25 May 2022 21:38:17 +0000 https://arizonaheli.com/welcome-to-the-ceo-of-rockville-address-weather-issues-at-city-hall/ The 2022 edition of Welcome to Rockville is in the books, but as those who paid attention over the weekend know, things didn’t go without a hitch. Weather issues plagued the festival, forcing several shortened sets and cancellations and the loss of performances from headliners Korn and Guns N’ Roses on Friday and Saturday (May […]]]>

The 2022 edition of Welcome to Rockville is in the books, but as those who paid attention over the weekend know, things didn’t go without a hitch. Weather issues plagued the festival, forcing several shortened sets and cancellations and the loss of performances from headliners Korn and Guns N’ Roses on Friday and Saturday (May 20 and 21). Danny Hayes, CEO of Danny Wimmer Presents, hosted a town hall talk on Wednesday afternoon May 25 to discuss and explain some of the issues to be resolved and here’s what we found out.

Safety first

The festival featured multiple breaks and possible cancellations over the course of Friday and Saturday as weather in the area became an issue.

“I wish we weren’t good at evacuations because that would mean we hadn’t done them, but when you do live events and anyone who goes to a festival knows that, there’s going to be trouble. time,” explained Hayes, who went on to share that he was incredibly proud of all Wimmer staff, site employees, and security and police personnel for completing five evacuations without major incident.

“Our No. 1 priority will always be your safety, and we will always do what’s right. I’m telling you right now, the decisions that were made last weekend, I would make them 100 times out of 100.”

What goes into the evacuation decision

As Hayes explained, evacuations are often put in place long before the bulk of the weather hits the area. “It’s not rain,” explained Hayes. “Rain is never our problem unless it becomes dangerous.” On the contrary, issues such as high winds, lightning and tornado warnings all play a role in the potential evacuation, with the CEO commenting that they often look at “what’s behind the weather” that is currently being experienced. on the site.

That said, it takes time to get people to safety. They mainly tried to move those present to the grandstand as it holds 50,000 and Hayes considered it the safest place that could withstand the weather conditions.

What happened with Shinedown and Guns N’ Roses

The weather can be unpredictable. As Hayes broke it down, they were presented with a forecast that made it look like whatever time was left along the way would miss the festival grounds. As such, Shinedown was allowed to start their set after a delay, but halted shortly after as the forecast changed and the Rockville pitches were now directly in the path of the oncoming storm.

The CEO also indicated that cloud-to-ground lightning strikes in the area require 30 minutes of clearing before the festivities can continue, so each time a lightning strike occurs, the timer is reset.

While they were hoping Guns N’ Roses could play, the weather didn’t let up. “We were heartbroken on Guns. We’d love to get them back next year,” said Hayes, who credited the band for holding on. “They really wanted to play and they were there until the last second until we said there was no chance.”

The weather messages weren’t pulled from Facebook to hide anything

As Hayes explained, Facebook has an algorithm that determines when things will appear in your feed. Since there had been multiple weather posts over the two weather days, they didn’t want people to see Facebook weather posts from Friday or Saturday to Sunday in case there was breaking weather news. hour during the day. to avoid any confusion.

Refunds?

According to Hayes, Welcome to Rockville organizers are “currently having conversations” with the insurance company for the event about what can be done. “We’re in talks with the insurance company. It’s not just our decision,” Hayes said. “I need you to be patient with me.” He added that he hoped to “have something” by the end of the week, although that was not set in stone.

If anything were to happen, all purchases would be emailed. So keep an eye out for future announcements regarding refunds.

Scheduling options

Simply moving the festival or moving to another day is not really an option in these cases. Hayes cited a window of 10-14 days to set up the festival and another 10-14 to run the festival.

Also, the festival is in May as their venue is not available during the months of January to April, so they are looking for a block of time to fit their window on both sides.

As for the original homecoming in Jacksonville, Hayes says renovations to the venue have meant that the venue can no longer accommodate the number of people that Welcome to Rockville brings.

Security checks

Why were some checked during evacuations and others not? Hayes revealed that one of the reasons was the crowd issues.

“We all know what happened as AstroWorld, and surge monitoring is one of the most important things in the ops room. We have cameras everywhere. If we see what looks like a potential surge, we will have to release the doors without security checks and let people in because we have to release this pressure point, ”he explained.

Quoting that it happened over the weekend, he explained: “We’ve seen the start of a surge and the only thing you can do at this point is if we send security over there and ‘they can’t calm it down, and then you drop the door and let people in and relieve that pressure point.”

Other ratings

Hayes said he’s heard requests for more water stations and to find more options for shade and that’s something that’s being considered for the 2023 event. He also said they had also secured “every gentleman in the state we could get our hands on” for this year’s event.

As for 2023, Welcome to Rockville will return the weekend of May 18-21.

Watch the reception at Rockville City Hall below.

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