Danny Farquhar’s ‘miracle’ recovery continues with first pitch before White Sox game

Danny Farquhar returned to Chicago’s Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday night to make a much-anticipated mound appearance.

The White Sox reliever threw out the first pitch before his team’s game against the Brewers, six weeks after he suffered a brain hemorrhage in the Sox’s dugout during a game.

Farquhar looked healthy as strode to the mound accompanied by his wife and children. With his fellow White Sox standing behind the mound, he threw a strike from the rubber to fellow pitcher Nate Jones (who recorded the final three outs of an 8-3 White Sox victory three hours later):

I prepared myself for today, Farquhar told reporters, per MLB.com. The thing that caught me off guard was the whole team coming out to the mound.

Farquhar told ABC’s Good Morning America that doctors have called him a miracle and told him he is lucky to be as functional as he is after suffering the hemorrhage, which was caused by a ruptured aneurysm.

Farquhar, 31, is working to resume his career next year. He will miss the remainder of the 2018 major league season.

I look forward to taking on Mr. Adams and hopefully take his crown, said Webb, a catcher who played varsity baseball as a freshman in high school before dropping the sport. I don’t know if I’m gonna win, but I got to let him know I’m there, you know?

Andrews, who received a baseball scholarship to Furman before opting for football at UConn, did not sound concerned with the 23-year old quarterback.

Well, that’s on Webb, Andrews said, chuckling. We’ll see what happens. I don’t think he’s gonna win it. I got it. Don’t worry about it. They’re all gunning for me.

A year ago, Webb and his fellow rookies arrived at the baseball field halfway through Adams’ home-run barrage. Hawkins was next on the schedule, firing windmill pitches to whoever was brave enough to step in against her.

The players were all gathered up in a group, we saw her throw one and we were like ‘Ugh,’ Webb said.

The Eagles beat Donald Trump by doing what the NFL owners wouldn’t: Ignore him

The Eagles beat Donald Trump by doing what the NFL owners wouldn’t: Ignore him More The Philadelphia Eagles beat President Donald Trump. They slipped the punch, and he wound up swinging so hard at the air that he fell on his face. It’s a useful lesson, a timeless one even. When you’re up against a crotch-kicker and an eye-gouger, what do you do? NFL owners confronted that question and decided the best strategy was to try to placate, and they got leg-whipped for it.

It was entirely their own fault, for deciding that a president who called their players sons of bitches somehow would play by their rules. The Eagles were smarter. They understood that an eye-gouger counts on an adversary who will come in close. A crotch-kicker needs an opponent. Without one, what is he? 

There’s a chance Rodgers’ compensation changes soon, but until that happens he’ll be the league’s most underpaid highly paid player. 

I keep in good contact with all of them. I got pretty close to them (last season). They’re really good friends of mine and I wish them the best. The Vikings signed Kirk Cousins to a fully guaranteed three-year, $84 million contract to become the starting quarterback.

Even though he’s trying to recover from a sophomore slump, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is still just a year removed from an Offensive Rookie of the Year campaign in which he posted the highest qualified rookie passer rating (104.9) in NFL history. And he was still the most valuable offensive player on the team in 2017, according to PFR. 

All that matters, though, is that Prescott is a bona fide starting quarterback in the NFL and he’s making just $680,848 a year. An incredible 72 quarterbacks make more on an average annual basis than the 2016 fourth-round pick, and he’s without a doubt the lowest-paid projected 2018 starting signal-caller in football. 

Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris is an interesting case here, because he’s the first player on this list who has signed a second NFL contract.

Manziel wasn’t shoved into the lineup until Week 15 of his rookie season.

He has just eight NFL starts to his name, so his numbers can’t be compared to other QBs on this list. Those starts were pretty ugly, though, and Johnny Football busted miserably in Cleveland. The fact that he hasn’t played a game since the 2015 season is enough for a failure stamp.

Like Bortles, Bridgewater spent the first two weeks of his career on the bench before coming in as relief in Week 3. After that, he was named starter for the rest of the season.

If the latter happens, Kentucky will have a case for the No. 1 place in these rankings, despite losing Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kevin Knox and Hamidou Diallo to the draft. And if they all go, Kentucky could still begin the season among the top five teams in the country.

Don’t assume Okoronkwo will crack the starting lineup even though it’s weak. Late-round picks just don’t get shots to start in the modern NFL. Two of Longacre, Ebukam and Price are likely to play more snaps this season than Michael Brockers, who has somehow become the third man on the defensive line.

Griffin’s situation in Washington was the same as that of Luck in Indy. RGIII was drafted to be the guy, also with good reason.

You know the rest, but we’ll tell you anyway: Offensive Rookie of the Year, voted to Pro Bowl, led Redskins to the playoffs, highest passer rating ever for a rookie QB…the list of Griffin’s early accomplishments goes on. The injuries that ended Griffin’s Washington tenure don’t take away from the immediate success he saw.

Kind of. Tannehill set Dolphins rookie records for passing yards, attempts and completions. He didn’t ruin Miami’s season, but he didn’t exactly turn the franchise around, either. Years later, the jury somehow remains out on Tannehill as an NFL QB. But the beginning was rocky.

Smith had a pretty good rookie season for Jets standards, and a little improvement toward the end of the year had New York fans feeling optimistic. That wore off after Year 2, and the Jets eventually gave up on Smith and moved on.

Jonathan Stewart willing to mentor, preparing to play

Well before the draft, it was reasonable to suggest the Giants were enamored with Saquon Barkley.

So they were careful to find a mentor for him, who could potentially be an upgrade over what was there previously in his own right.

Via Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, veteran running back Jonathan Stewart said he’s willing to mentor the No. 2 overall pick, but will also be worrying about his own responsibilities.

When will we learn the fact of life? Once we cease to follow the money, we’re off the trail; we’ve lost the scent.

Despite what we have been told, the NFL owners’ ruling last week — that conspicuously protesting the national anthem will result in team and/or player fines — has no more to do with Donald Trump than it does with Barack Obama, George Washington or Millard Fillmore. Instead, it has everything to do with money.

Since the sideline protests began, tens of thousands of NFL fans and customers have exercised their right to counter-protest. TV ratings and ticket sales are Cheap Bike Jerseys For Men down. That creates a clear and present economic danger to the NFL.

Stewart’s also smart enough to know that he’s transitioned from his days as a bell-cow back, and is there as a complement to one of the most promising backs in years.

Tramaine Brock didn’t play much last year, but confident Broncos got a “good player”

Chris Harris and Bradley Roby are the top two corners in Denver, which leaves Brock, Brendan Langley and 2018 third-round pick Isaac Yiadom to compete for playing time. A full offseason of work should help Brock’s chances of emerging from that competition with a line on regular playing time.

Coach Jay Gruden said Allen could do everything in Organized Team Activities, but they’re purposely taking it easy on him because they want to make sure he’s peaking at the right time, which is in September, not May.