first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The original array, with 11 columns of nine 8-by-12-inch photos each, filled up in early September. More photos went up behind the TV as the Red Sox cruised to an AL East title and a franchise-record 108 victories. Next to Cora’s desk were seven more photos from the AL playoffs, including a matched pair of the team posing on the field after series-clinching victories in New York and Houston.They should’ve picked a bigger space.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissLike maybe Fenway Park’s 37-foot-high Green Monster.“Not enough wall space for all these wins,” Weiss said. “That’s a good problem to have.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? And don’t think he doesn’t know it.“Every time I go in there and talk to him, I look at the wall,” Pedroia said.Pitcher Rick Porcello said he didn’t even know if he was pictured.(He is.)“Every time I get called into his office, I feel like I’m getting called into the principal’s office. So I just stare at the floor,” he joked before turning serious to praise his new manager.“It speaks to his instincts of what he thought he had in that clubhouse,” Porcello said. “He definitely felt early on he had something special with us. Now he’s got it all on the wall.”Weiss said he tries to make sure the pictures aren’t too repetitive; after all, how many different ways can a player pump his fist? He looks for chances to recognize lesser names, too.“We spread the wealth around. Alex is also pretty conscious of that, too,” Weiss said. “I think now everyone or almost everyone on the roster is up there.”And anyone who isn’t — yet — shouldn’t bother lobbying the photographer for a spot on the wall of fame.“A couple of them have asked me, ‘Hey, when are you going to put me up on that wall?’” he said. “And I’m like, ‘Hey, man, that’s up to you.” Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum From heartbroken to hero, Nunez delivers in Red Sox win LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title The Win Wall is seen in Fenway Park before Game 1 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Boston. AP PHOTO/Charles KrupaBOSTON — Alex Cora had an idea before his rookie season as a big league manager: to hang a picture in his clubhouse office from each Red Sox victory. Team photographer Billie Weiss eyeballed the wall behind a couch and figured there would be room for about 100.“We figured we’ll start with that and then go from there,” Weiss said this week, taking a break from shooting the team’s pre-World Series workout to explain how the project, like the Red Sox season, has expanded beyond anyone’s expectations.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ “That wall, you start looking around, it’s like, ‘Wow, that game and that game and that game,’” Cora said. “It’s powerful, to say the least.”The first-year manager said that after the season he plans to have the prints auctioned off for The Jimmy Fund, the team’s longtime charity. A book might also be in the works.“I have other ideas,” he said Monday. “But we’ll get to that hopefully when we win four games.”Cora doesn’t pick the pictures — though several of the players thought he did. Instead, Weiss chooses one that seems to capture the big moment of the victory; he prints it, and clubhouse manager Tommy McLaughlin sticks it on the wall.“There’s been a couple of times where I’ve asked Alex, I gave him a couple of options, asked him what he thought,” Weiss said. “Usually it’s pretty clear who the best player was, or what the moment of the game was.”Often, that means a player being splashed with water during the postgame TV interview, or teammates bashing forearms. There are more than a few of batters circling the bases, arms raised, or in the middle of their home run swing. Pitchers are raring back to deliver, or celebrating a strikeout.One photo is mostly a blur, but it tells a story, too: Champagne smeared the camera lens after the Red Sox secured the AL East title at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 20. The picture from the team’s franchise record-breaking victory shows the scoreboard boasting “106 Wins.”“Obviously, we want to be on that wall,” first baseman Steve Pearce said. “If you’re on that wall, you did something good the night before.”Stars like Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez, Chris Sale, David Price — they all make regular appearances on the wall. But platoon infielder Eduardo Nunez is there, too, gesturing to the crowd as he crosses the plate.Hanley Ramirez has his own little corner, with three pictures during the ballclub’s 17-1 run in April, a month before he was released. Dustin Pedroia managed to make it on the wall in one of the three games he played before shutting it down with a knee injury. 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A replica was added to the first-base concourse after the season, updated with each playoff victory, and it has become a popular background for selfies.Each had 115 pictures before the Series opener, one for every regular and postseason win, from a shot of David Price pitching in the March 30 victory at Tampa Bay to Game 5 of the AL Championship Series in Houston.“We do have room for four” more, Cora said on Monday.Make that three.Another was going up on Wednesday, the day after Boston’s 8-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe Liberia Labor Congress (LLC) in a strongly-worded statement says the current legislation enacted by the Senate to alienate officials of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) including the governor, J. Mills Jones, deprives ordinary Liberians of the ability to exercise their political rights guaranteed under the Constitution.The LLC viewed the current situation at the Senate as “troubling and not healthy for our emerging democracy.”  A statement issued yesterday under the signature of LLC secretary general, J. Nyemah Natt, Sr., also said, its attention has been drawn to the ongoing saga between the National Legislature, the CBL Governor and other bank executives forcing them to resign three years before contesting any elected government post.“While the National Legislature may have a different understanding of the CBL Loan Program, we believe it is intended to stimulate growth in the economy by giving loans to ordinary Liberians who do not have the capacity to obtain them from financial and banking institutions that have high interest rates and collateral.Since the launch of the CBL loan scheme, the program has been providing self- employment to many Liberians; especially those in the informal sector of the labor market, thereby raising the living standard of poverty-stricken Liberians.Meanwhile, the LLC has called on the three branches of government to find a common ground to the current state of affairs in the country, and prioritizing the wellbeing of ‘underpaid workers.’Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more