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The Most Adorable Moment Of The Little League World Series Comes Via Venezuela And The Dominican Republic

The Little League World Series brings the best teams of the world together for several days of uninterrupted baseball, which culminate in a game between the United States champs versus the international champs. What happened Monday after the Latin America (Venezuela) vs. Caribbean (Dominican Republic) game showed what baseball and sportsmanship can do to bring people together. After a very competitive game between the two teams, Caribbean pitcher Edward Uceta collapsed in tears on the mound when Latin America player secured a triple play giving Latin America a walk-off victory. In response to Uceta’s reaction, Latin America coaches and players flooded the pitcher’s mound and consoled Uceta.

The Latin America team, represented by Venezuela, scored a 3-2 walk-off victory against the Caribbean team, represented by the Dominican Republic.

Latin America had been trailing Caribbean 2-1 for most of the game. After a very competitive game between the two teams, Caribbean pitcher Edward Uceta collapsed in tears on the mound when a Latin America player hit a triple, giving Latin America a walk-off victory. In response to Uceta’s tears, coaches and players from the opposing team flooded the pitcher’s mound to console Uceta.

The Latin America team was there to support Uceta after a crushing defeat.

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“Edward has a big heart. It was sad,” Venezuela manager Alexander Ballesteros told the press, according ABC Sports. “It could have happened to anyone. It could have happened to our own ‘Little [Jose] Altuve’ here, [Romero].”

Just goes to show that no matter how competitive, things might get on the field, there is always time for true sportsmanship.

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The kind moment wasn’t lost on the fans, who tend to get pretty competitive on social media.

You just have to respect a competitor who lays it all out on the field during a game.

It truly was a moment of pride for Latinos and baseball fans all over the world.

Bien hecho.


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Family Of Man Who Died From Taco Eating Contest Sue Fresno Grizzlies Owner

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Family Of Man Who Died From Taco Eating Contest Sue Fresno Grizzlies Owner

Dana Hutchings, 41, entered a taco eating contest during a Fresno Grizzlies game in 2019. He choked and died during the contest and now his son has filed a lawsuit against the baseball team.

The son of a man who died from a taco eating contest is suing for wrongful death.

Dana Hutchings, 41, died after choking during a taco eating contest during a Fresno Grizzlies game. His son has filed a wrongful death lawsuit claiming that the event organizers were not equipped to host the event. Furthermore, the lawsuit claims that the organizers failed to provide a medical response team.

“People say all the time he knew what he was getting into, well clearly he didn’t,” Martin Taleisnik, an attorney representing Hutchings’ son, Marshall told CBS17.

Marshall and his attorney are pushing back at the notion that Dana should have known better.

People have sounded off on social media criticizing the family for filing the lawsuit. Yet, the family and their attorney are calling attention to the lack of information given to contestants.

“If you don’t know all the pitfalls, how can you truly be consenting and participating freely and voluntarily? It’s a risk that resulted in a major loss to Marshall,” Taleisnik told CBS17.

Dana’s family is seeking a monetary settlement from the Fresno Grizzlies owners.

The wrongful death lawsuit names Fresno Sports and Events as the responsible party. The lawsuit also notes that alcohol was made available to contestants and added to the likelihood of the tragedy.

“We are devastated to learn that the fan that received medical attention following an event at Tuesday evening’s game has passed away. The Fresno Grizzlies extend our heartfelt prayers and condolences to the family of Mr. Hutchings,” a statement from the Fresno Grizzlies read after the death in 2019. “The safety and security of our fans is our highest priority. We will work closely with local authorities and provide any helpful information that is requested.”

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Here’s What You Need To Know About Venezuelans Being Offered TPS

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Here’s What You Need To Know About Venezuelans Being Offered TPS

The Biden administration has designated Venezuela as a Temporary Protected Status country for 18 months. The announcement, made by Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas, will give thousands of Venezuelans in the U.S. protection from deportation.

Venezuelans in the U.S. can finally live without fear thanks to the Biden administration.

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas has designated Venezuela as eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The designation will last for 18 months, until September 2022. TPS will allow for Venezuelan nationals in the U.S. to live without fear of deportation. It also applies to non-Venezuelan nationals who last resided in Venezuela before arriving in the U.S.

“The living conditions in Venezuela reveal a country in turmoil, unable to protect its own citizens,” Secretary Mayorkas said in a statement.  “It is in times of extraordinary and temporary circumstances like these that the United States steps forward to support eligible Venezuelan nationals already present here, while their home country seeks to right itself out of the current crises.”

Venezuela has been in political and economic turmoil for years.

Hospitals are closed and medication is running dry in Venezuela as the government continues their death grip on the country. Venezuelans have demonstrated against the government that has held sham elections and protests have turned violent as police clash with protesters.

The former president ran on a disinformation campaign of anti-socialism to court Venezuelan and Cuban voters in Florida. The former administration also kept toying with the idea of protecting Venezuelans in the U.S. but never followed through with the promise.

The TPS designation will save hundreds of thousands of people from being sent back.

Food is scarce. Medication is disappearing. Life in Venezuela has been precarious for years. The world has watched in shock as more than 5 million people have fled the South American country in hopes of stability and peace. More than 300,000 Venezuelans have settled in the U.S. since fleeing President Nicolás Maduro’s regime.

Here are some quick facts to know about applying for TPS.

  • People who have been in the U.S. prior to March 8, 2021, are eligible as long as they have not committed two misdemeanors or one felony.
  • You must provide proper documentation such as a driver’s license, birth certificate, or passport. You must also prove that you have not left the U.S. since arriving before March 8.
  • Venezuelans have 180 days to apply for TPS. The deadline is Sept. 5.
  • Applicants must fill out an I-821 form as well as an I-765 form if they are seeking TPS and work authorization. Applicants will have to pay a $50 application fee, an $85 biometric fee, and a $410 fee for those seeking work authorization.

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