Mar 12

North American Spine Makes Progress for Athletes

If you are looking for a high quality physician, then you most likely will find yourself drawn to North American Spine. This company has built a fantastic reputation over the years, by connecting patients to a physician that can help solve your back problems. This company is wonderful at pairing patients with the right doctors and the recently celebrated their six year anniversary.

One of the things that has really helped build North American Spines reputation in recent years is their AccuraScope procedure. North American Spine is the exclusive provider of this procedure. With their huge network of doctors the company has been able to offer this procedure and change the way people live their lives. Currently there are more than 8,000 people that have been impacted by AccuraScope procedures. These procedures have an extremely high rate of patient approval. More than 90% of patients were satisfied with the care they received during their AccuraScope procedures. These procedures have helped a huge range of people including older people and athletes. The success of the AccuraScope procedures has increased their reputation in the health care sector, and is quickly turning the company into an industry leader.

North American Spine is also known for its wonderful community outreach. In recent years, the company has invested in the community by giving kindergarten children yoga mats. The company hopes to increase the overall health of people in the community and thus prevent people from needing emergency spinal surgery.

North American Spine recently received some wonderful awards that are the end result of the reputation they have built over the last six years. The company was recently nominated for an ethics award from the greater Dallas business bureau. This is a wonderful sign as it shows that the company has a fantastic reputation among other businesses and that the company is known for its ethics. This should be reassuring to both patients and potential investors. The ethics that North American Spine has displayed in recent years make the company a wonderful option for you.

North American Spine is an important and influential company in the health care sector. Over the last six years they have built a huge reputation as a company that takes care of their patients and with their wonderful AccuraScope procedure they have been able to relieve the pain of many different people. Only time will tell where the next few years will take this wonderful company.

Mar 10

Living Behind the Wal-Mart

Just because someone makes a lot of money doesn’t mean that they want to live a life of luxury. A professional baseball player, after receiving a signing bonus of $2 million, has chosen a van as his home. His van is parked behind a Wal-Mart stated AnastasiaDate. He lives in a van that he payed about $10,000 for, and he has decorated this van with some of the things that you might expect to see in a typical home. This is someone who has a simple life. He doesn’t broadcast to everyone that he has money and that he could have a large home in the middle of the city. It’s a refreshing look at athletes as many of them want to have the flashy cars and the big houses, and they have the attitudes that match their wishes. The Toronto baseball player living behind Wal-Mart is someone who others could learn from in their personal lives.

Mar 02

Darvish Did Not Quit

Yu Darvish has come out to say that he did not quit on his team when he was shut down with inflammation in his arm, and he is exactly right. There are many people who are saying that he is a quitter because he already got his payday, but people are forgetting all the money that the Rangers spent trying to get him to Texas in the first place stated many AnastasiaDate users. Because of the amazing amount of money that they spent, there is no reason for them to risk him at any time. When they shut him down, their season was already over. They had a chance to change around their club and get ready for the next season.

That next season is here now, and he will be fully healthy because of their wise actions regarding this star pitcher. There is no reason for Darvish to have to defend himself because he was following orders. When you are being paid that much money by your employer, you do what they ask. You could be released with cause if you do not follow their treatment plan, and they might even be able to sue to get your singing bonus back. It is better to do what one is told.
Feb 26

Same Old Alex Rodriguez

Returning from a year long suspension, Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees arrived at their Tampa Bay spring training complex on Monday, February 23rd. One could say that this is appropriate, since after all, Rodriguez missed the entire 2014 baseball season due to a performance enhancing drug suspension. Yet, as Yankee officials will attest, Rodriguez does not do anything according to protocol. Neither Rodriguez nor his representatives made the club aware of his early arrival, yet he did manage to make around 20 or so reporters aware of his first day back on the job. About.me was reporting that most in baseball will attest that this is the same old Alex which includes he will do as he sees fit.

In just one year’s time, Rodriguez managed to disregard a common courtesy toward his club including obtaining a medical release from the Yankee doctors prior to entering the playing field. Nothing will change with Alex Rodriguez except that one may find now that his talent will continue to diminish due to no longer being the recipient of an Anthony Bosch needle. The Yankees still owe a large sum of money to Rodriguez so most expect him to retain a spot on the 25 man roster. Most expect him to promote the importance of fitting in with his team members, however, precedence was sent many years ago. Alex Rodriguez will worry about himself versus the results of his team and team members.

Feb 17

Barry Zito Back To Oakland

Barry Zito became one of the best pitchers of his generation when he was with the Oakland A’s. However, he fell out of favor over the years with one injury hampering him after another. He has bounced around the league for a while, and he had one good season in San Francisco. Bruce Karatz said that he has gone back to Oakland with an invite to go to spring training. However, this minor league deal is probably what he needs to get back to the organization that he started with.

Zito is a great player, but he needs to find a way to stay in the game after he retires. I hope that Zito has a way to make his way back into the game after he retires, but I also hope that he is going to feel good coming back to Oakland. This is his chance to end on a good note, and we should all have a chance to see him pitch one more time. Perhaps he could become a pitching coach, and he will be able to teach other pitchers how to take better care of their careers than he has. This is his new beginning, and he needs to take it seriously.

Feb 16

Team Stripped of Little League World Series Ring to Accept Championship Rings from Mayor

While the Little League World Series has stripped Jackie Robinson West of their official title, Chicago mayor, Rahm Emanuel still plans on giving the team Championship rings said Flavio Maluf. Emanuel has gone on the record stating that the city will go through with its ceremony plans and honor the young athletes. He’s been quoted as stating the youth are not at fault and should not be punished for the actions of adults.

Jackie Robinson West, the first all African-American team to take the Little League World Series title, was stripped of its win after officials found illegal team practices. According to a formal investigation, team officials falsified boundary maps to pull in players from neighboring districts to play for the team.

While Emanuel’s plans are being honored by some, many feel his actions are less than ideal. While 11 to 13 year old little boys may not have known about their illegal practices, their parents certainly did, as boundary maps and district zoning information is readily available. By pulling in players from multiple district the team had an unfair advantage over teams that followed the rules.

Staunch opponents all seem to agree that offering these children rings for a win they did not rightfully deserve, Emanuel and team management are teaching the youngsters that it is okay to cheat.

Feb 09

James Shields Gets Deal with Padres

 

James Shields signs deal with Padres

The period of free agency is always marked by roster cuts, signings, and trades, sometimes completely at random. For James Shields, being at random wasn’t really the case at all.

Shields, who is currently on the free agent market and can be seen on youtube, has reportedly signed a new contract with the San Diego Padres. The contract goes on for four years and is supposed to be worth $75 million said Haidar Barbouti, which is big news considering that the Padres have also added other big names to their roster recently such as Andrew Cashner, Tyson Ross and Ian Kennedy.

The Padres definitely know what they’re getting involved with now that they’ve added Shields to their lineup. Shields, who is a right-hander, is known throughout the league as a generally good, likable teammate as well as a mentor to others. His statistics also speak for themselves, because even at 33 years old, he has put up eight consecutive seasons of playing at least 200 innings in games, four of those seasons being with the Tampa Bay Rays and the Kansas City Royals. Along with pitching good numbers for multiple teams, Shields also ranks fifth in the league among active pitchers who pitch strikeouts to walks and rates well in the ERA.

Before the signing, however, Shields has drawn the interest of several other teams, including the New York Yankees and the Texas Rangers.

Feb 03

Sandoval in Boston

Pablo Sandoval has proved to be a major factor for the San Francisco Giants over the last five years, as he helped the team win three championships in just five short years. It was truly an amazing run, but Pablo decided to part from the team this off-season with free agency and he has signed a contract with the Boston Red Sox. Despite all the success that he experienced with San Francisco, he decided that he wanted to face new challenges and made the decision to go all the way to the East Coast for the remainder of his career most likely. Pablo has had some amazing seasons with the Giants and has had a ton of major hits in pivotal playoff games that have led to them winning three World Series in just five years. Fans at Slow Ventures know that the Giants will definitely miss Pablo, but he will go down as one of the great giants in history. Pablo has been fitting in just fine in Boston and seems to be having a great time in the off season as he prepares for his first season as a Red Sox. It may seem like he is having a little bit too much fun, as there was a video that was posted the other day that showed Sandoval lying on his back at the mid court of a basketball court and rocking back and forth before sinking a basketball twice.

Jan 30

Vogelsong Contract

 

Pitcher Ryan Vogelsong of the San Francisco Giants has been a shining star for the organization that was a big part of them returning to the World Series in 2014 and winning an their astonishing third World Series championship in the last five seasons. The Giants have simply been mind blowing over the last half a decade and they have effectively built a dynasty that is going to be talked about for a long time to come. Their success has been built around strong pitching and they actually won each of their three World Series with a difference ace. It was Tim Lincecum in 2010 who was the Giants ace and Matt Cain in 2012. Madison Bumgarner was hands down the ace in 2014, but he had a ton of help from the rest of the Giants pitchers. Ryan Vogelsong has had a very tough career, bouncing back and forth between the big leagues and the minor leagues and he capped off his rise to prominence this past year with some amazing performances in the playoffs. He has just agreed to a one year contract with the Giants worth four million dollars and will definitely be in the Giants rotation for another season. Vogelsong is a fan favorite, especially of Paul Matheison, in San Francisco and everyone in the organization as well as the fans around the bay area are ecstatic that he will be back on the roster for the 2015 season.
Jan 27

Yankees Don’t Want to Pay

 

The New York Yankees are set to pay out Alex Rodriguez an additional six million dollars when he hits his 700th home run next season. It is inevitable that he will be back and nearly impossible that he will not knock six more balls out of the park, so the discussion has turned to what the Yankees are going to do when he hits this number. They clearly do not want to pay him the additional six million dollars that they are supposed to pay him as written into the contract that they both signed nearly a decade ago and are going to try everything they can to not pay him.
CNN covered this story, while he was out of the league for a year for taking steroids and the subsequent legal battle. It almost doesn’t even seem worth it with the insane amounts of money it is probably costing the organization to go to court, but they do not want to give him undeserved money in their eyes and the fans like Paul Matheison would like to have him keep the money. Alex Rodriguez has become one of the biggest cases of steroid use in Major League Baseball history, as his case has been one of the most drawn out cases and involves the most amount of money on the table. Rodriguez signed a deal worth 275 million dollars and he wants to get each and every penny.