Tatis, Myers homer twice, Padres stay alive with 11-9 win
(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO – Fernando Tatis Jr. had been waiting for a breakout game, and boy did “El Niño” get it. Wil Myers also homered twice and Manny Machado connected, but Tatis — with his signature exuberance and flair — was the one who carried the party at empty Petco Park. It was the 23rd comeback win of 2020 for the close-knit Padres, who have pushed each other all year. “I feel like we needed that big swing for the entire team to get us going," Tatis said of his first homer. It was the Padres’ first postseason win at Petco Park, which opened in 2004.
State of Florida points to 'devastating impacts' if schools not open
click to enlargeTwo days of testimony wrapped up Thursday in a closely watched challenge to a statewide mandate that Florida schools reopen in August, with witnesses for Gov. Schools in additional counties will reopen next week.Attending school is critical for vulnerable children whose families are poor, who have learning disabilities or who dont speak English, Oliva added. Keeping schools shuttered would have a far-reaching negative effect, he saidIf were not able to open schools and provide that safety network, it could have devastating impacts on the local community and their needs, Oliva said.Corcorans order requires schools to reopen by Aug. 31, unless state and local health officials say otherwise. They need to be with their teacher, with their paraprofessionals, with their friends, to grow and learn. And my own, she said.Distance learning was troublesome for Jennifer Tribbles two sons, who are both under age 10, the Orlando mother said.orlandoweekly.com