Did Major League Baseball conspire to get former Mets pitcherJenrry Mejia out of baseball? He thinks so.I felt there was a conspiracy against me,” he told the New York Times, via a translator. “I feel that they were trying to find something to bring me down in my career.MORE: MLB players who have been suspended for PED useIt’s an interesting theory, but it doesn’t have a lot of legs. There’s no hard https://www.philliesedges.com/philadelphia-phillies/aaron-altherr-jersey evidence, and it’s more of just Mejia putting these claims out there. Granted, if what’s he’s saying is true, then this would be a huge scandal. According to Mejia, the second of his three failed tests for performance-enhancing drugs was inaccurate and MLB told him afterwardthat if he appealedthey will find a way to find a third positive.”Mejia https://www.philliesedges.com/philadelphia-phillies/tim-mccarver-jersey didn’t appealand didn’t even offer up a comment at the time.On Feb.12, hetested positive for performance-enhancing drugs again, resulting in his lifetime banfrom MLB.He is the first player to receive a lifetime ban for PED use and joins Pete Rose as one of two living individuals on baseball’s permanently ineligible list. Mejia quickly claimed his innocence, speaking to Dominican sports journalistHector Gomez.”It’s not like they [MLB] say,”he said, according to Gomez. I’m sure I did not use anything.”MORE: How the baseball record book will change in 2016He also told Gomez he planned to appeal the third rulingbut was told by the players’ union there were no grounds for an appeal. He told the Times that he felt the union should have done more to help him.As for Mejia’s current allegations, MLB spokesman Darren Daulton Jersey Pat Courtneytold the Times, “No one at MLBor representing MLBhas met with Mejia regarding any of these drug violations.”Mejia can apply for reinstatement in 2017, but he’s still unable to play again until 2018. He will remain under contractwith the Mets in case he is granted reinstatement.
Visit the Children’s Festival in the Woodlands at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. It’s open Saturday and Sunday November 12 & 13. Tons of things for kids to see and do.
The Children’s Festival provides a full-day’s entertainment for you and your children. There are shows on stage all day long, including Thomas the Train, a Star Trek show, and more. There’s a craft tent where your kids can paint, paste, and color. Aside from being very educational, the Children’s Festival at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is highly entertaining.
Greater Houston Search Dogs assists law enforcement and emergency service agencies in locating lost or missing persons. They are committed to training and education in order to provide efficient dogs and handlers to the community.
Please donate money to help this valuable organization. You can donate at search dogs.
Check out the National Parrot Rescue and Preservation Foundation. They take care of sick or discarded parrots. They can speak at your school or church about conservation and other issues.
Please support NPRPF by joining their organization with a membership. You can sign up at Parrot rescue or by calling 713-557-2473.
Today was Enrichment Day at the Houston Zoo. They bring interactive items for the animals to enjoy. The idea is to help encourage their natural behavior.
Aurora is a baby orangutan whose mother abandoned her. As a result, the zoo staff has to take care of her 24 hours per day. Here's a video of her on Enrichment Day at the Houston Zoo:
This year is time for Houston to stand shoulder to shoulder with the fashion capitals like Milan, Paris and New York. The first annual Fashion Houston 2010 sponsored by Audi, will be premiering its stylish beginnings on October 11th in the center of downtown, The Wortham Center. The weeklong event will premiere works from a number of local and international designers including Project Runway designer Christian Siriano, Chloe Dao, Marc Bauwer, Cesar Galindo and will be numerous pending additions. The opening festivities will host impressive local celebrities like Mayor Annise Parker, Mia Gradney and more. The growing list of sponsors for Fashion Houston 2010 includes Audi, Continental Airlines, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ceron, Minute Maid, Adcetera, and Page Parkes.
(Sat. Sep. 11: 7:30p.m. – 9:30p.m.; 615 Louisiana St., Ste. 102; Houston, TX 77002; Tickets from $25. Call 713-224-7575 or visit houstonsymphony.org for tickets)
The Houston Symphony will be kicking off its brand new season of music with delightful instrumentals from Vienna. Join the new concert master Frank Huang in welcoming the oncoming season of fine musical sounds.