Storybook – Manteo Book Sellers http://manteobooksellers.com/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 20:52:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://manteobooksellers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/icon-manteo.png Storybook – Manteo Book Sellers http://manteobooksellers.com/ 32 32 Children find a bear on the storytelling trail behind the primary school https://manteobooksellers.com/children-find-a-bear-on-the-storytelling-trail-behind-the-primary-school/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 20:52:58 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/children-find-a-bear-on-the-storytelling-trail-behind-the-primary-school/ A group of youngsters and their trail guide encountered a bear on June 18 while on the Storybook Trail behind New London Elementary School, located at 1 Wildcat Drive. New London Police received the report of the sighting which was confirmed by the adult man with the group of children, according to a police report. […]]]>

A group of youngsters and their trail guide encountered a bear on June 18 while on the Storybook Trail behind New London Elementary School, located at 1 Wildcat Drive.

New London Police received the report of the sighting which was confirmed by the adult man with the group of children, according to a police report.

The group was walking and reading a book along the Lynette-McGowan-Hissong Memorial Storybook Trail, located between the school board office and the entrance to the elementary school side of campus.

A child and his dog cross the Storybook Trail behind New London Elementary School where a bear was spotted on June 18. (Heather Chapin–The Morning Journal)

“This is the first time we’ve seen a bear in this town,” said Chief Constable Joseph Hicks, who has worked for the New London Police Department for 19 years.

Authorities are asking citizens to report any further sightings and got more information about another possible sighting on their Facebook post announcing the June 18 bear sighting, Hicks said.

A resident believes he saw a bear on Chenango Road in New London Township, which is just east of the small rural village and recounted his encounter on the New London Police Department’s Facebook post.

“I thought I saw a small one a month ago near the Chenango and N (North) Railroad (Street) tracks but I blew it as my eyes were playing tricks or a big dog…maybe be that I saw a bear,” said Jason Casey, the author of the Facebook post.

“I’d bet it was now,” Casey told The Morning Journal on June 20.

The large animal Casey saw definitely had a high back with a loaf, he said.

“I convinced myself it was an injured St. Bernard or something,” Casey said. “I’ve seen bears up close in Pennsylvania and Gatlinburg, Tennessee, though. It wasn’t a St. Bernard.

Black bears are considered an endangered species in Ohio and can be found in forested habitats in the eastern half of Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources website.

The black bear is the most common species of bear in North America and its name can be ambiguous as the species can range in color from chocolate brown, cinnamon brown, blue-black and white, the website says.

An adult black bear can weigh between 150 and 700 pounds.

But the average male bear weighs around 300 pounds while females weigh around 175 pounds, the website says.

When standing on their hind legs, bears can be up to six feet tall, according to the website.

However, while standing on all fours, most adult black bears stand about two to three feet tall at the shoulder, the website says.

“The majority of bears seen in Ohio are thought to be young male bears dispersing from Pennsylvania and West Virginia,” according to the website. “However, in the absence of a resident female, male bears are unlikely to remain in an area for an extended period of time, so it is expected that most of these male bears will not ultimately remain in Ohio.”

Stephanie O’Grady, media spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, did not return a request for comment or additional information.

Ohio’s Storybook Trails is a program founded in 2019 in collaboration with libraries across the state bringing children’s books to life in natural settings, according to its website.

Storytelling trails are lined with pages and laid out on sturdy posts to read from a children’s book along the nature trail, allowing children to walk to read each page until they reach the end of the book and the path.

They have become a popular activity in many cities across the state and can be lavish or simple, depending on the community.

“The Ohio Department of Natural Resources launched the Storybook Trail program in 2019 to promote the importance of literacy, healthy living, and connecting with nature,” its website states.

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The Plucky Squire is a creative storybook adventure that swings between 2D and 3D gameplay https://manteobooksellers.com/the-plucky-squire-is-a-creative-storybook-adventure-that-swings-between-2d-and-3d-gameplay/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 22:54:51 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/the-plucky-squire-is-a-creative-storybook-adventure-that-swings-between-2d-and-3d-gameplay/ As part of Devolver Digital’s Showcase of the Summer Game Fest 2022, the publisher announcement The brave squire, an imaginative storytelling adventure game that alternates between 2D and 3D gameplay, and it’s coming to PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S in 2023. This game is gorgeous, switching between art styles […]]]>

As part of Devolver Digital’s Showcase of the Summer Game Fest 2022, the publisher announcement The brave squire, an imaginative storytelling adventure game that alternates between 2D and 3D gameplay, and it’s coming to PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S in 2023. This game is gorgeous, switching between art styles like the pages of a pop-up adventure book. It’s directed by developer All Possible Futures and tells the story of Jot and his band of pals as they embark on a quest that sees them explore a whole new world. You can watch the trailer for The brave squire below.

Playability in The brave squire Players will solve puzzles, battle badgers, use a jetpack, and more as they jump between the game’s charming visual styles. Its story, detailed further on its Steam page, it’s simple:

When the malevolent Humgrump realizes he is the villain of the book – destined to lose his battle against the forces of good for eternity – he kicks the heroic Jot from its pages and changes history forever. Jot must face challenges unlike anything he’s ever seen if he is to save his friends from Humgrump’s dark forces and restore the book’s happy ending.

Keep checking for additional updates while we wait to hear more about The brave squire.

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Storytelling Trail at Sheboygan Maywood Park created by North High senior https://manteobooksellers.com/storytelling-trail-at-sheboygan-maywood-park-created-by-north-high-senior/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 11:01:18 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/storytelling-trail-at-sheboygan-maywood-park-created-by-north-high-senior/ SHEBOYGAN – Emily Fisher has been a regular visitor to Maywood Park from Sheboygan since before she could remember, but she didn’t know the history of the park until recently. Now a senior at North High School, Fisher wrote, illustrated, and installed a children’s storytelling trail in the park to promote environmentalism and honor Ellwood […]]]>

SHEBOYGAN – Emily Fisher has been a regular visitor to Maywood Park from Sheboygan since before she could remember, but she didn’t know the history of the park until recently.

Now a senior at North High School, Fisher wrote, illustrated, and installed a children’s storytelling trail in the park to promote environmentalism and honor Ellwood and Mary May, who donated the land for the park (formerly called Ellwood H. May Environmental Park) to the Town of Sheboygan four decades ago, according to the park’s website.

Fisher’s book follows the story of Sprout, a maple tree in Maywood that grows as Maywood transforms from farmland used for cattle ranching into the beautiful parkland it is today, she said. declared.

Maywood is located at 3615 Mueller Road in Sheboygan. The land was a farm used for cattle ranching in the 1950s, before the May couple donated it to the town of Sheboygan in 1973 for recreational purposes.

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Ohio Governor and First Lady Open Storybook Trails at Cowan Lake, Rocky Fork State Parks https://manteobooksellers.com/ohio-governor-and-first-lady-open-storybook-trails-at-cowan-lake-rocky-fork-state-parks/ Sun, 22 May 2022 22:02:11 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/ohio-governor-and-first-lady-open-storybook-trails-at-cowan-lake-rocky-fork-state-parks/ Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine joined Mary Mertz, director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), to open two new storybook trails in southeastern state parks on Sunday. western Ohio. After an official ribbon-cutting ceremony, children and families walked with the Governor and First Lady on the new Storybook Trails […]]]>

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine joined Mary Mertz, director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), to open two new storybook trails in southeastern state parks on Sunday. western Ohio.

After an official ribbon-cutting ceremony, children and families walked with the Governor and First Lady on the new Storybook Trails at Rocky Fork State Park and Cowan Lake State Park to mark the celebration.

The ODNR is offering more communities a pathway to encourage children’s literacy, a love of nature, and healthy living for families, through a partnership with the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library and the Dolly Parton’s Fantasy Library.

“There’s no better place to explore, learn and grow together than the great outdoors, and we’re excited to give kids and their families more opportunities for adventure,” Governor DeWine said. “I think it creates a great experience for anyone walking a storybook trail in one of our great state parks.”

Four new Storybook Trails opened this week, which means 15 Storybook Trails are now spread across Ohio State Parks. Each Storybook Trail features a different book, which is revealed panel by panel on a half-mile trail in a beautiful natural setting.

“We know that a child’s brain is 80 percent developed in the first three years, which is why reading at an early age is so important,” First Lady DeWine said. “We now have 45% of Ohio’s children under 5 enrolled in the Ohio Governor’s Library of Imagination, getting free books every month. Placing a book from the Imagination Library on a park path makes the learning experience even better. »

Rocky Fork State Park in Highland County offers hiking trails, caves, natural wetlands, and a 2,080-acre lake for boating and fishing. The Storybook Trail features here “Birds of a Feather” by Sita Singh. On the children’s signs that line this new trail, families can read the story of a peacock learning to use its strengths to help its friends weather a storm.

Cowan Lake State Park in Clinton County offers scenic trails and a peaceful lake for swimming, fishing, sailing and kayaking. During this Storybook Trail, families can read “Hush! Sleeping Bears by David Martin. This story takes children on an adventure through the seasons through the eyes of a mother bear and her cubs.

“Storybook Trails promotes both physical and mental development with Ohio’s most scenic areas as a backdrop,” said ODNR Director Mertz. “Adding Storybook Trails to some of our state parks gives Ohioans — and visitors — one more reason to get out and enjoy Ohio’s beauty.”

The Governor and First Lady encourage all Ohioans to explore Storybook Trails in state parks and enroll children under age five at the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library.

There are currently 321,565 Ohio children enrolled in the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library, which provides a free book each month to children enrolled in the program from birth to age five. Any Ohio child in this age group is eligible to receive the books, which are paid for by state and local county partners.

If a parent or grandparent enrolls a child at birth, that child could receive the 60 books from the program. To learn more about the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library and how to get involved, visit OhioImaginationLibrary.org.

The ODNR will be installing more storytelling trails throughout the summer.

Governor Mike DeWine, First Lady Fran DeWine, ODNR Director Mary Mertz and others at the entrance to the new Storybook Trail in Rocky Fork State Park.

Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine shares history with children during a walk through the new Storybook Trail at Cowan Lake State Park.

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Bath-based trust to host storytelling trails https://manteobooksellers.com/bath-based-trust-to-host-storytelling-trails/ Tue, 17 May 2022 18:00:12 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/bath-based-trust-to-host-storytelling-trails/ This spring and summer, Bath-based Kennebec Estuary Land Trust plans to offer storybook trails across the region. Photo submitted BATH – This spring and summer, Kennebec Estuary Land Trust plans to offer storytelling trails through the region. With the help of volunteers, members have designed storyboards that will serve as temporary exhibits at a number […]]]>

This spring and summer, Bath-based Kennebec Estuary Land Trust plans to offer storybook trails across the region. Photo submitted

BATH – This spring and summer, Kennebec Estuary Land Trust plans to offer storytelling trails through the region. With the help of volunteers, members have designed storyboards that will serve as temporary exhibits at a number of its reserves.

Nature-themed stories and outdoor activities are available for children 6 and under. With an adult chaperone, young children can hike a trail, explore a preserve or visit the LOCAL garden while reading a children’s nature book one page at a time, according to a press release from the trust.

People can explore Green Point Reserve on Birch Point Road in West Bath while reading ‘Little Sap’ by Jan Hughes. This temporary installation will be in place from Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m. to Friday, May 27 at 5 p.m.

Visitors can view the LOCAL garden at 61 Lemont Street in south Bath while reading Kate Messner’s ‘Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt’. Children will be able to explore the many types of vegetables, fruits and flowers while reading about what makes gardens grow.

This temporary installation will be in place from Sunday, June 19, 10 a.m. to Sunday, June 26, 5 p.m.

Families are welcome to use the picnic tables in the garden when visiting. Participants can visit each storytelling trail at any time of the day during their installation, from dawn to dusk.

For more information on each event, as well as the storytelling trail program as a whole, go to kennebecestuary.org/upcoming-events. Closed shoes that can get wet and muddy are recommended. No registration is required, but photos of each tour are appreciated and can be sent to [email protected].

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StoryBook opens the booklet in Cadence https://manteobooksellers.com/storybook-opens-the-booklet-in-cadence/ Tue, 10 May 2022 15:53:00 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/storybook-opens-the-booklet-in-cadence/ StoryBook Homes has begun sales of its third neighborhood, Libretto, in Cadence, a 2,200-acre planned community in Henderson. With 72 residential sites available and four models to choose from, these two-story homes start in the upper $300,000 range and range from 1,309 square feet to 1,484 square feet with various customization options. The Bravo model […]]]>

StoryBook Homes has begun sales of its third neighborhood, Libretto, in Cadence, a 2,200-acre planned community in Henderson.

With 72 residential sites available and four models to choose from, these two-story homes start in the upper $300,000 range and range from 1,309 square feet to 1,484 square feet with various customization options.

The Bravo model spans 1,309 square feet with up to three bedrooms and 2½ bathrooms. The spacious family room and optional decks make this home a perfect choice for relaxing summer evenings with family and friends.

Enter the 1,332 square foot Crescendo plan through its inviting covered porch, seamlessly connecting to the foyer and great room. Home chefs looking to wow guests can customize to include a spacious island in the gourmet kitchen or build a den or fourth bedroom on the first floor.

The 1,453 square foot Maestro plan is sure to impress with its open great room and optional terraces, perfect for family movie nights. This home features up to four bedrooms so each member of the family can relax peacefully in their own space.

The Staccato plan is the largest model inside Libretto, offering 1,484 square feet of total living space. Options to customize this home include an extended patio or a fourth bedroom with a spacious walk-in closet for all your seasonal clothes.

StoryBook Homes, recently acquired by Toll Brothers Homes, is part of Cadence’s comprehensive portfolio of builders including Lennar, Richmond American Homes, Toll Brothers, Woodside Homes, Harmony Homes, Century Communities and American Homes 4 Rent. Models vary in size, offering single and double deck options and a variety of luxury amenities.

At the heart of Cadence is Central Park, a nearly 50-acre park featuring a swimming pool, multiple wading pools, pickleball courts and a fitness court as well as a 5-acre adventure playground. The new phase of the park was recently completed, adding an amphitheater and pavilion for outdoor community events.

Residents can take advantage of the proximity to the brand new Smith’s Marketplace. Located minutes from the community is the Galleria at Sunset shopping center; Lake Mead Recreation Area; Cowabunga Bay Water Park; The Water Street Historic District; and Dollar Loan Center Arena, home of the Henderson Silver Knights.

Cadence is home to over 3,300 families and when completed will have up to 13,250 residential units. Cadence has been ranked in the Top 10 Best Selling Planned Communities by RCLCO and John Burns Real Estate Consulting. Heritage at Cadence by Lennar is rated the best “active/55+ adult community” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and Henderson was rated the second safest major city in the nation by AdvisorSmith.

For more information about Cadence, visit cadencenv.com or call the Home Finding Center at 702-558-9366. You can also follow Cadence on Facebook at facebook.com/cadenceNV, on Twitter @CadenceNV or on Instagram @Cadence_NV.

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‘Venkat and Friends’ is a delightful book for children and parents https://manteobooksellers.com/venkat-and-friends-is-a-delightful-book-for-children-and-parents/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 13:29:03 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/venkat-and-friends-is-a-delightful-book-for-children-and-parents/ This contains the homily itself, in fact extraordinarily ordinary daily episodes in the life of Venkat and his band of friends. It is by grasping the extraordinary miracles that lie hidden in the ordinary incidents of an inquisitive child’s mind and their surroundings that the author has produced this very readable book. Take for example […]]]>

This contains the homily itself, in fact extraordinarily ordinary daily episodes in the life of Venkat and his band of friends. It is by grasping the extraordinary miracles that lie hidden in the ordinary incidents of an inquisitive child’s mind and their surroundings that the author has produced this very readable book.

Take for example the first incident.

A mother is proud to have received a green award for her architectural innovations and brings home the trophy. Our hero Venkat, like any excited hyper-energetic child, performs internal stunts and the trophy is shattered.

The reactions and responses that follow seem natural. The way subsequent events unfold isn’t preachy or awkward. There is anger, embarrassment, guilt, grief and ultimately forgiveness and realization of mistakes.

Again, the important aspect to remember is that at no point does the narrator become preachy.

In fact, this book is also a good guide for parents and grandparents. The era of corporal punishment is over. Sometimes many think that was good and that’s the way to raise children. Bad.

The fact that most parents today are reluctant to use corporal punishment is an improvement in our sense of morality. But the problem is that the pendulum swings to the other end and parents end up satisfying their children’s indulgences. Personally, I’ve seen parents take secret pride in their son being a bully or their daughter being a snob.

This book shows a positive and creative alternative to painful punishment and fanciful indulgence.

The book also discusses some adults’ and most children’s fascination with stray animals, especially kittens, and explains the issues and responsibilities of fostering them.

It also deals with sibling rivalry and how generational wisdom can heal and make relationships healthier; even though a child may be faced with what he sees as a problem that no adult understands.

A common thread that runs through the book is that many of the problems that children of this generation face are also problems that adults would have faced in their own time and in their own way. By seeking out positive, healthy memories associated with these issues, we can truly empathize with our own children.

While in rare cases a parent may miss such memories, surely they can always reach out to this book.

Each “adventure” of Venkat and his friends at its end has fact sheets and hands-on activities. Thus, children become familiar with green architecture. They do crossword puzzles which include finding the different ‘state animals’ of India. An information sheet introduces children to the different performing arts in various states, thereby familiarizing them with the diversity of India and also emphasizing the natural unity in diversity.

Children are encouraged to write their own stories and space is provided in the book. There is even a do-it-yourself laddu recipe.

Thus, the book is both a storybook, an activity book and even a potential journal. It is smartly designed to stimulate children’s creativity in a practical way.

The book is intended for children, but it is also certainly a guide for parents.

This book will instill in the child a desire to have parents like the Nanna and Amma of Venkat – who talk to children and understand their problems and correct them gently but firmly, with family values ​​and wisdom. Truly, this cute little book is a book for all families.

Be sure to give it to your children and then make sure to make it clear to the child that this is their own family as well.

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Home video tour: Storybook cottage with architectural pedigree in East Bay asks for $1.5 million https://manteobooksellers.com/home-video-tour-storybook-cottage-with-architectural-pedigree-in-east-bay-asks-for-1-5-million/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 18:31:22 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/home-video-tour-storybook-cottage-with-architectural-pedigree-in-east-bay-asks-for-1-5-million/ Architect William Raymond (WR) Yelland may have worked primarily in the East Bay, but his stay and fascination with France – from his service there in World War I to vacations in Marseilles – influenced so much his work that one can still find moments of his storybook architecture across Oakland and Berkeley that are […]]]>

Architect William Raymond (WR) Yelland may have worked primarily in the East Bay, but his stay and fascination with France – from his service there in World War I to vacations in Marseilles – influenced so much his work that one can still find moments of his storybook architecture across Oakland and Berkeley that are more reminiscent of the French countryside than modern California.

Yelland’s old rural European architectural style can still be enjoyed at Thornburg/Normandy Village and Tupper and Reed, the romantic Shattuck Avenue cocktail bar which was built in 1925 for a former music store of the same name. And, if you’re in the market, call home in this Kensington home that’s almost too quaint to be true, with vaulted ceilings, matching hardwood floors and a klinker brick fireplace.


Inside, the home has been updated but retains its original character with all the custom details intact. In the living room, light filters through leaded glass windows that always open outwards, and a built-in nook provides a lovely space for displaying books and artwork.

The remodeled kitchen is still welcoming thanks to the original brick floors and concrete counter tops with a farmhouse style sink. A built-in office area opens onto the backyard.

You can also step out into the sunny courtyard through the master suite’s French doors, a cozy sanctuary with a large walk-in closet and updated bathroom.

The rear of the property is a lush oasis with a terrace, patio and garden leading to a self contained studio perched atop. There are even partial bay views from this little gazebo, making it the perfect home office.

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Area: 1,454 square feet

Asking price: $1,495,000

// 45 Lenox Road (Kensington); For more information, visit 45lenox.com.

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Garrett Whitlock’s rise, cemented by an eight-figure contract, is nothing short of a storybook https://manteobooksellers.com/garrett-whitlocks-rise-cemented-by-an-eight-figure-contract-is-nothing-short-of-a-storybook/ Sun, 10 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/garrett-whitlocks-rise-cemented-by-an-eight-figure-contract-is-nothing-short-of-a-storybook/ “It’s a bet we should be making,” President of Baseball Operations Chaim Bloom said. It’s life-changing money for a player who had Tommy John surgery in 2019, then worked two part-time jobs in 2020 to earn a living when minor league baseball was shut down by the pandemic. The Sox selected Whitlock in the 2020 […]]]>

“It’s a bet we should be making,” President of Baseball Operations Chaim Bloom said.

It’s life-changing money for a player who had Tommy John surgery in 2019, then worked two part-time jobs in 2020 to earn a living when minor league baseball was shut down by the pandemic.

The Sox selected Whitlock in the 2020 Rule 5 draft, dropping him from the Yankees organization based on what their scouts saw before his elbow gave way.

He has since been one of their best pitchers, a reliever with the necessary pitch mix and the skills to become a starter. It was like finding a precious stone in a pile of gravel.

“It’s still so surreal,” said Whitlock, who was accompanied by his wife, Jordan, for the event.

A deal like this isn’t just about statistics. The Sox bet on the kind of person Whitlock is.

Garrett Whitlock delivers in the sixth inning of Friday’s opener against the Yankees.John Minchillo/Associated Press

Manager Alex Cora has said several times over the past year that Whitlock is even dedicated to making sure he does a good job carrying beer on the team bus during road trips. That’s how perfect a teammate he was.

I had to ask. What makes someone so good at carrying beer that it’s part of their origin story?

The answer was revealing.

“For me, I just want to have a servant’s heart,” Whitlock said. “It’s my most important thing. I grew up, and my father and my mother put it in my head that everything revolves around other people.

“Because I want to serve people as much as I can. I want to love others. That’s what I feel like my real purpose here is to just love others and show the grace and gratitude that was shown to me. That’s why I want to do this. That’s literally all I can do to help.

Sometimes that means having a cold beer ready for a teammate.

Negotiations were finalized a few hours before the first game of the season on Friday. Whitlock still had to pass a physical to make it official, but he pitched 2⅓ innings, striking out four and giving up a run.

Bloom hasn’t committed to Whitlock becoming a starter, but the contract is structured to pay him more based on the number of innings he pitches.

“He definitely has that edge,” Bloom said. “We will see how it plays out over this summer. We want to make sure that what we make him do helps us win. The benefit to him of being able to do this is exciting.

If Whitlock becomes the starter the Sox believe he can be, having him under the team’s control through 2028 for less than $7.5 million a year will be an incredible bargain.

This cost will certainly allow the Sox to pursue other opportunities. On a much smaller scale, the deal is similar to what the Rays did when they signed Wander Franco for 11 years and $182 million.

Garrett Whitlock is entering his second full season with the Red Sox.Barry Chin/Personal Globe

“I think the best way to look at these kinds of deals is that it’s a sharing of risk and reward between a club and a player,” Bloom said. “There are benefits and the possibility of potentially being able to keep him here longer under this agreement is really important.

“And there’s the commitment that we make to him to get that capability and that option to do that.”

Signing a young player to a long-term contract requires a leap of faith.

“You have to trust that the contract won’t change the player,” Bloom said. “We couldn’t have more faith in Garrett that he’s going to back this up.”

When the press conference broke down, the Sox pitchers in the back of the room started cheering. Then the Sox went on to beat the Yankees, 4-3, for their first win of the season.

“That’s the environment we want,” Bloom said. “That says a lot about Garrett and what they think of him. It’s a great day.


Peter Abraham can be contacted at peter.abraham@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @PeteAbe.

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No storybook ending but Tiger’s presence animates Augusta https://manteobooksellers.com/no-storybook-ending-but-tigers-presence-animates-augusta/ Sun, 10 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/no-storybook-ending-but-tigers-presence-animates-augusta/ And yet, somehow, that lame form and strained smile told a fascinating story of its own, the story of a man who fought so hard to compete on some of the toughest terrains. holiest of his chosen sport, even if he sometimes had to use a loyal club as a cane. How badly did Woods […]]]>

And yet, somehow, that lame form and strained smile told a fascinating story of its own, the story of a man who fought so hard to compete on some of the toughest terrains. holiest of his chosen sport, even if he sometimes had to use a loyal club as a cane.

How badly did Woods suffer on Sunday?

“Mmm-hmm,” he nodded in affirmation of that simple, straightforward question, trying to smile through his grimace.

Woods stood atop a wooden box as he spoke, one set up not far from the entrance to the score shack and Augusta’s clubhouse just up the 18th green. Raising his right leg to this height had proven to be a difficult task, done slowly and carefully, much like the fourth round in four days he had just completed. There was no longer any reason to hide how difficult it had all been, not from the fans who still lined his fairways early in the morning to the family, including his mother Kutilda and children Sam and Charlie, who waited behind him. to come together in hugs.

The story arc had changed so much, from the miraculous 1-under-par debut in Thursday’s first round, which came 509 days since he last played a competitive round, to the Masters Cup what he did with another solid ride on Friday, it all happens just 13 and a half months since he nearly lost his life, and nearly lost his leg, in a car crash in California. As the adrenaline waned and exhaustion set in, Saturday’s putts wouldn’t fall and Sunday’s pains wouldn’t subside, the unmissable level of excitement that had started his week s had turned into a level of empathy that was hard to watch. to close it.

“Just to be able to play, and not just to play, but I had a good first round. I got into it,” he said. “I don’t quite have the stamina that I wish I had, but a few weeks ago I didn’t even know if I was going to play in this event.”

Tiger Woods strikes a familiar pose as he tees off during Sunday’s final round in Augusta.Gregory Shamus/Getty

Yet he wouldn’t change it, or otherwise. Nor should the golf world wish otherwise. For all the divisive elements of Woods over the years, from the embarrassing stories of infidelity that destroyed his marriage to the irresponsible driving that destroyed his car not so long ago, from the occasional club thrown in anger on the the more than occasional foul language course dropped on it too, Woods’ place in golf history cannot be overstated. When he, a black man with such a powerful game, a child prodigy with such creative shots, won that first green jacket 25 years ago, a new golf story began.

And with it came the permanent right for the man who wrote it to write his own Augusta endings.

“This tournament has meant so much to me and my family, this whole tournament,” he said into the microphone on Sunday. “You go back to the year I was born, and that was the year the first black man played in the Masters at Lee Elder. He was an honorary starter last year. He was there when I won in 1997, and 25 years later I’m playing again.

“It meant a lot to me, and there’s no other place, no other major where we play in the same venue. St. Andrews is, obviously, very dear to my heart because it’s the birthplace of golf, and I was able to win a few Opens there, but we are touring.

“This is different. This is where all the great champions have played. They have roamed these lands.

None more slowly and deliberately than Woods did on those 7,510 yards on Sunday. By the end, he had hit a round of 78 to match the 78 he had played on Saturday, a total of 301 strokes, eight more than his previous worst performance in the Masters, in 2012, when he returned what was then his worst finish as a pro, a tie for 40th.

He is alone in 47th this year.

And yet, there was victory here too. He won by being there.

“I don’t think people really understand,” he said. “People close to me understand. They saw it. Some of the players who are close to me saw it and saw some of the images and things I had to go through. They probably appreciate it more than anyone because they know what it takes to make it here at this level.

“It’s one thing to play with my son at a hit and laugh, but it’s another thing to play in a major championship. It’s been a tough road, and I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to A lot of different things could have happened, but 14 months [after the accident]I am able to play and play in the Masters.

No wonder he didn’t hesitate to count this among his greatest accomplishments.

Tiger Woods waves to the crowd on the 18th green after finishing his round Sunday at Augusta.Gregory Shamus/Getty

“For not having won an event, yes. Yes, without a doubt,” he said. “To go from where I was to get to this point, I had an incredible team that helped me get to this point and incredible support – the amount of texts and FaceTimes and calls that I received from players close to me throughout all this time has meant a lot.

Appropriate for someone who means so much to golf.


Tara Sullivan is a columnist for The Globe. She can be contacted at tara.sullivan@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @Globe_Tara.

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