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Urbina: Say Hello to My Lil' Machete

Urbina: Say Hello to My Lil' Machete

Everybody hates when people steal their guns.. although not quite as much as when people hold your mother hostage for millions of dollars.  Throw in some machetes, gasoline poured on people who are then lit on fire, a few disobedient workers and you have yourself just another day in the life of the Philadelphia Phillies.  Venezuela is a scary place for professional athletes.  It reminds me of this one time when I was in Jamaica taking a "cab" back to our hotel from a night of Red Stripe and wet tee shirt contests.  We haggled with the driver to give us a ride back for 200 "Jay"and all was well in the world.  During the drive, the "Cabbie", while smoking a joint and drinking a beer, told us we would have to pay 400 "Jay."  "But we had just agreed to 200", we told him.  He proceeded to uncover a giant machete that was under his seat and somehow we remembered agreeing to pay 400 real quick.

Machetes are scary: (Inky)

Phillies relief pitcher Ugueth Urbina has
been questioned about his role in a bloody brawl Sunday on family
property in Venezuela, according to newspaper reports.

The incident occurred after a welcome-home party for the pitcher.
Urbina went out to eat, then returned about 2 a.m. with several people
to the farm in the town of Ocumare del Tuy, about 25 miles south of
Caracas, several Venezuelan newspapers reported.

According to one of the farm workers, Urbina started asking about a
firearm that had disappeared. The worker, 21-year-old Ricardo Osal,
told police that Urbina and others rounded up the workers, beat them,
attacked them with a machete, then splattered gasoline and paint
thinner on them and burned them.

CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

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CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
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Chris Long donating first 6 game checks for scholarships in Charlottesville

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Chris Long donating first 6 game checks for scholarships in Charlottesville

Chris Long talked the talk. Now he's walking the walk. 

The Eagles defensive end is donating his first six game checks of the 2017 season to fund two scholarships in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia. 

In August, Long spoke out about the violent protests in Charlottesville (see story).  At that time, he thought the majority of the original protesters, protesting the removal of a Confederate statue, were from out of town. He thought his neighbors were the ones trying to stop them. He also took umbrage to President Donald Trump's response, which condemned "violence on many sides."  

Now, Long is doing more than just speaking out. Based on his $1 million base salary in 2017, six games checks will amount to roughly $375,000. 

"In August, we watched people fill our hometown streets with hatred and bigotry," Long said in a release. "Megan (his wife) and I decided to try to combat those actions with our own positive investment in our community." 

According to the release, the scholarships will be administered by Long's alma mater, St. Anne's-Belfield School. Two members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia will be given the seven-year scholarships to go a Virginia school. The two scholarships will go to students entering sixth grade and will provide them with tuition through high school graduation. 

The Longs have actually been sponsoring a student who will graduate this spring from St. Anne's-Belfield, the release said. They have been paying for the student's tuition for the past six years. But now, Long wants to make a more public statement. 

"We want these scholarships to be reflective of what the 'Cville' community is really about -- supporting one another, social equality and building up those in our community who need it," Long said. "We hope our investment will change the lives of the students who receive the scholarship and in turn, those students can positively impact others."