The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) has named Paul Goldschmidt as the Arizona Diamondbacks 2014 Heart and Hustle Award winner. The award honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game. The Heart and Hustle Award is also the only award in Major League Baseball voted on by former players.
In the beginning there was dirt — and roads that were mere afterthoughts of other East Valley cities. For the most part, they didn’t lead to much of anywhere, as they dustily meandered west toward South Mountain.
DreamWorks Animation has always been great at being timely, but hasn’t always been that great at being timeless. Some of their films have stricken a decent balance between timely and timeless, like “Shrek” and “Kung Fu Panda.” Several of their films, however, feel very much like products of the time that probably won’t hold up phenomenally in another 20 years. Chris Sanders’ “How to Train Your Dragon” was a different kind of film from DreamWorks, being one half action/adventure and another half heartwarming tale between a boy and animal. In some respects, it was like a few of their earlier 2-D animated features, but done a million times better. It was the first DreamWorks film since “The Prince of Egypt” that felt completely timeless with no pop culture references and little modern talk, even rivaling some of the best efforts from Disney and Pixar.
1. Rough wrestling. Wrestling is one of the many ways that dogs have to play, but it shouldn’t be the only way they play. Too much wrestling can cause dogs to become defensive and competitive. Wrestling should have breaks with play bows and chase games to dilute its intensity.
Saying it will make the state more competitive, the Senate Finance Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to exempt manufacturers and smelters from having to pay tax on the electricity they buy and use.
MILWAUKEE — Hunting dogs are on display at two canine gatherings this week. One is in New York at the famed Westminster Kennel Club show, where judges look for perfection in the breeds' appearance — the shape of an ear, the size of a tail.
Like a treasure hunter, Heather Ross, director of Knights at the Theatre (Arizona College Prep’s drama company), was on the hunt for a stand-out script, one that would surpass the usual high school plays — you know, “Grease,” “West Side Story,” “Footloose,” “Annie,” and the list goes on.
The Thunder look to return to their winning ways behind a talented junior class and a group of committed seniors in 2014.Produced by David JolkovskiNarration by Jason P. SkodaInterviews (in order of appearance):Cade van RaaphorstTJ RobertsAlex FarinaDrew McIntyreCoach Dan HindsAdrian PerezAndrew MacnairSaxon McDonald