Bad News Chairs Hosting Wheelchair Softball Tourney

The Victoria Bad News Chairs wheelchair softball team wraps up its season this weekend in a big way.
The Bad News Chairs will host its fourth annual Crossroads Wheelchair Softball Classic. They will be one of four teams competing, along with the San Antonio Straps, Team Parasport from Austin, and the Pasadena Tirenados. This tournament, like the Bad News Chairs, getting bigger and better every year. I talked with two of the Bad News Chairs about this big event. Said head coach Danny Camacho, “It’s a great opportunity for the community to support Victoria’s only adaptive sports team, the Victoria Bad News Chairs. We really try to put Victoria, Texas on the map.” Said Bad News Chairs player Eugene Gonzales, “Actually we’re really privileged. We like holding it. I personally, and I know my coach as well, encourage anybody that has met a disability to go by and just watch.”
The Victoria Bad News Chairs host the Crossroads Wheelchair Softball Classic Saturday and Sunday at the Challenge Athletes Dream Complex on Vine Street.

BC-BBO–Dodgers-Orioles Trade
AP Source: Orioles trade All-Star Machado to Dodgers
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By BEN WALKER and DAVID GINSBURG
AP Sports Writers

A person with knowledge of the deal says the Baltimore Orioles have traded All-Star shortstop Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal has not yet been announced.

Machado, a power-hitter with extraordinary fielding skills, greatly improves the Dodgers’ chances of reaching the World Series for a second consecutive year. He led Baltimore in batting average (.315), home runs (24) and RBIs (65).

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – The Los Angeles Angels have publicly praised outfielder Mike Trout “for prioritizing his personal values over commercial self-promotion.” The team released a statement in which it extolled the time he spends visiting hospitals, schools and charities and the quality time he spends with family. The Angels’ statement was released one day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said the All-Star would be an even bigger star if he would spend more time marketing himself.

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