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A storybook ending
Source:  myracinecounty
Saturday, 22 August 2020 06:09

Karl Richter gets an impromptu ice shower from his son, Bryson, after winning his 109th game Sunday as a pitcher for the Burlington Barons. Richter plans to retire from playing. (Photo by Mike Ramczyk)

Richter closes 22-year career with complete game victory

By Mike Ramczyk

Correspondent

Karl Richter pumped his fist in victory after the final game of his 22-year career Sunday afternoon at Beaumont Field in Burlington, and something special waited for him.

Richter, 40, was mobbed by teammates after recording the final out of an 82-pitch, complete game 7-3 victory over visiting West Allis, and proceeded to high-five each teammate.

By the end of the line, Richter’s 8-year-old son, Bryson, seized his opportunity to honor dad.

He snuck up behind the Antioch, Illinois, native, who just recorded his Barons-record 109th win, and gave dad a traditional celebratory “Gatorade shower,� this time with a small, red cooler packed with ice cubes and water.

Richter, who is a counselor at Burlington High School, needed a little more than two hours to shut down his opponent, as he likes to work quickly to keep batters out of rhythm.

With his wife and two kids at the game, parents and an abundance of friends and former Barons teammates, Richter was on top of the world after his final game.

“It’s a little bittersweet,� Richter said. “I’m ready to move on and not play, still be a part of the Barons but spend more time with my family. I’m going to miss it. I’m going to miss competing, and being with the guys in the dugout.�

“I was jacked (today), man. There was a lot going through my mind. I ate my oatmeal and orange juice for breakfast, listened to Collective Soul on the way here and had my Redbull…just kind of the same routine I’ve done for 20 years.�

 

A ‘special day’

Richter said it was a “special day,� as his parents and former teammates – several of whom have invited him their weddings – showed up to support the winningest pitcher in Barons history.

The Salem native was born and raised in Antioch where he starred for the Sequoits high school team before shining in Division 3 college baseball at Benedictine University in Illinois.

The baseball career may not be over. Richter and longtime Barons player and general manager Ryan Hoffman play in a 35-plus league at The Rock in Franklin.

On Sunday, Richter enjoyed the cushion of a five-run second inning from the Barons, and he was able to cruise the entire game.

His quick pace, change of speeds with an effective curve ball and changeup and mound savvy were dominant and fitting for a pitcher who has won with his mind instead of overpowering raw talent.

To read the entire story and view more photos from the game see the Aug. 20 edition of the Burlington Standard Press.


2020 Northern Trust tee times, pairings: When Tiger Woods, field start Round 3 on Saturday at TPC Boston
Source:  CBSSports
Saturday, 22 August 2020 06:00

There are some big-time pairings on Saturday at The Northern Trust

Natural Connections: Ospreys growing up
Source:  Superior Telegram
Saturday, 22 August 2020 06:00

Visible by boat, car and beer-and-pizza deck, the osprey nest near the Loon Saloon on Lake Namakagon is a staple of local wildlife watching.

2020 Northern Trust: Live stream, watch online, golf schedule, coverage, channel, Tiger Woods start time
Source:  CBSSports
Saturday, 22 August 2020 05:30

Find out when and how to watch the first playoff event of the 2019-20 PGA Tour season live all week

Section 2 of Highway 61 project completed in Lake City
Source:  Pierce County Herald
Saturday, 22 August 2020 05:11

Work continues on central section with overall work 55% complete

Podcasting during a pandemic
Source:  Pierce County Herald
Saturday, 22 August 2020 05:00

Methods of communication have changed due to COVID-19. Where a face-to-face meeting and a handshake were once seen as the “norm,� individuals and industries are scrambling to find new ways to interact with others. For Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services one new outlet is podcasting. 

Shedding Big Hats and Hoopla, Democrats Find Love Online
Source:  WUWM
Saturday, 22 August 2020 05:00

It turns out going virtual has its virtues. Just ask the Democrats, grinning and basking after their first-ever online national convention this week. No one knew what to expect, and there were plenty of doubters looking for glitches, flubbed cues and dead air – not to mention lots of dull and boring segments. Most significantly, we feared all involved would miss the sense of history being made in real time. But the week turned into a pleasant surprise. While far from flawless, the four nights were in their way as effective as the traditional conventions, if not more so. And they may just have done the party and its ticket as much good as a traditional in-person convention would have in this pandemic moment – if not more. For the delegates who would have been physically present in the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, the lost opportunity was irreplaceable. Ditto for the disappointed civic leaders and citizens of that city, who have never hosted a convention and wanted the chance to shine (and

As Pandemic Persists, Health Care Heroes Beginning To Crack Under The Strain
Source:  WXPR
Saturday, 22 August 2020 05:00

After five months working shifts at an emergency department in Oakland, Douglas Frey says he's mentally and physically spent. Most days the tall, athletic-looking 47-year-old nurse ends his shift depleted by what he calls an undercurrent of tension. Every day Frey worries he'll make a mistake — picking up a contaminated mask, perhaps — and bring the virus home to his two boys and wife, who is immunocompromised. He's worried about his hospital's ability to source enough masks and protective gear for him to do his job safely. Frey is not alone among medical staff when it comes to pandemic burnout. The unflappable health care heroes of the current crisis are beginning to crack under the strain. Doctors, nurses and other professionals are not only fighting an intractable virus day after day, they're also coping with isolation, shifting official guidelines and limited ways to recharge. A study showed emergency medicine physicians report a median 60% increase in emotional exhaustion and

As Pandemic Persists, Health Care Heroes Beginning To Crack Under The Strain
Source:  WUWM
Saturday, 22 August 2020 05:00

After five months working shifts at an emergency department in Oakland, Douglas Frey says he's mentally and physically spent. Most days the tall, athletic-looking 47-year-old nurse ends his shift depleted by what he calls an undercurrent of tension. Every day Frey worries he'll make a mistake — picking up a contaminated mask, perhaps — and bring the virus home to his two boys and wife, who is immunocompromised. He's worried about his hospital's ability to source enough masks and protective gear for him to do his job safely. Frey is not alone among medical staff when it comes to pandemic burnout. The unflappable health care heroes of the current crisis are beginning to crack under the strain. Doctors, nurses and other professionals are not only fighting an intractable virus day after day, they're also coping with isolation, shifting official guidelines and limited ways to recharge. A study showed emergency medicine physicians report a median 60% increase in emotional exhaustion and

Winning The Game Of Love In 'Loathe At First Sight'
Source:  WUWM
Saturday, 22 August 2020 05:00

A genuinely funny and charismatic heroine shines in Loathe At First Sight , the delightful and eye-opening debut adult novel by Suzanne Park. Don't be fooled; the story isn't the trope-laden tale you might expect from the title. Sure, several characters speed onto the enemy lane. Still, Park — a former stand-up comedian — negotiates her energized plot masterfully, with an engaging main character who doesn't hold back when faced with a sexist boss, an Internet stalker, or a belligerent officemate. Melody Joo, a Korean American, is a new production assistant at Seventeen Studios, her first job in the very male-dominated gaming industry. She doesn't expect it to be easy — and still, she's shocked, offended, and angry when struck at the blatant sexism and racism at Seventeen, which flows directly from the desk of CEO Ian MacKenzie. Melody's first week is a cautionary tale about how a situation can go from bad to worse to Oh. My. God. She gets kicked out of her cubicle in favor of the CEO's

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