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Mets’ rookie Pete Alonso wins HR Derby, beats Vladimir Guerrero Jr for $1 million prize

Pete Alonso took one final swing and flipped his bat high in the air. Another walk-off.

Money ball.

As the crowd roared, the New York Mets rookie headed toward the mound and tightly squeezed his cousin and pitcher Derek Morgan, who had helped him win the All-Star Home Run Derby and $1 million.

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Pete Alonso, of the New York Mets, reacts during the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby, Monday, July 8, 2019, in Cleveland.  (AP)

Alonso outlasted a worn-down fellow rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the final round Monday night to take home a prize that nearly doubled his 2019 salary.

With just seconds to spare, Alonso connected for a homer to left-center to edge Guerrero 23-22 after the Blue Jays’ powerhouse put on a historic display by hitting 91 homers before he ran out of gas following an epic semifinal matchup against Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson.

“There’s so many guys that just put on a show, like Joc, he was amazing, Vladdy, they did such a good job,” Alonso said. “Everybody put on a show. To me it didn’t really seem like the jitters were there, because everyone was awesome. I mean everyone was showing their stuff.”

After his last homer cleared the wall, Alonso was swarmed by the NL All-Stars who along with a crowd of 36,119 fans were treated to a power display unlike any in the event’s history.

“This was surreal,” Alonso said.

Alonso is the second rookie to win outright, following Yankees star Aaron Judge in 2017. He’s also the first Mets player to win the derby since Darryl Strawberry shared the title with Wally Joyner in 1986.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS’ CHRISTIAN YELICH SHATTERS BOAT WINDOW DURING BATTING PRACTICE

Alonso, making the major league minimum of $555,000 this season, has hit 30 home runs. The first baseman will showcase his swing again in Tuesday night’s All-Star Game as baseball continues this season of the longball.

And he’ll also give 10% of his prize money to charity —  5% each to the Wounded Warrior Project and to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

“I’ve been living a fantasy,” Alonso said. “And I just want to use my platform as almost kind of just reach out to people and just make people aware of these causes. And I hope that other people could find the kindness in their hearts.”

One of the only bright spots this season for the struggling Mets, Alonso gave New York’s NL fans something to brag about while the Yankees chase another title.

He showed some dramatic flair with two nail-biting wins to reach the final against Guerrero. He nipped Cleveland’s Carlos Santana 14-13 in the first round and Atlanta’s Ronald Acuña Jr. 20-19 in the second to set up a showdown with the 20-year-old Guerrero, whose Hall of Fame father won the event in 2007.

With one of baseball’s most fearsome swings, Guerrero figured to be a force but there was no way of predicting he’d hit 91 homers — 74 more than his dad’s entire total 12 years ago.

Following the event, Guerrero slowly walked to his chair in the clubhouse and sat down.

“I was kind of scared he was going to beat me because he was hitting second,” Guerrero said through a translator. “It was back-and-forth and back-and forth. It was really tiring.”

His hands blistered, Guerrero more than equaled his season’s salary of $468,468. He got $500,000 for finishing second, plus a $100,000 bonus for hitting the longest homer.

“I gave all I had. I’m proud I hit 91 home runs,” he said.

Guerrero defeated Pederson in a semifinal that required three extra swing(ings) and will go down in derby lore.

They were tied 29-all after their four-minute round and then again following a 60-second session. Guerrero and Pederson then each homered once when given three swings, forcing another best-of-three round.

Guerrero hit two, screaming at his second shot, which barely cleared the 19-foot high wall in left. Pederson couldn’t match up, hitting a grounder on his final cut before both players shared an exhausted embrace near home plate as the fellow All-Stars stood and applauded like regular fans.

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays, hits during the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby, Monday, July 8, 2019, in Cleveland.  (AP)

The last Home Run Derby in Cleveland was also won by a New Yorker — Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez, who took the 1997 crown over a field which included Hall of Famers Ken Griffey Jr. and Jim Thome, who didn’t clear the walls once.

Santana fared better than Thome, hitting 13 dingers in the first round. But Alonso rallied with two homers in the final 15 seconds to hit 14 as the Cleveland crowd sneered.

“I didn’t think I’d ever be booed at a Home Run Derby, to be honest with you,” Alonso said. “But I guess that’s the hometown home cooking.”

The derby lost its top seed on Sunday as Christian Yelich, the reigning NL MVP and current home-run leader, withdrew from the contest citing a nagging back issue. Yelich didn’t want to risk injury and his decision was certainly welcomed news to the Milwaukee Brewers.

Yelich, who is still playing in Tuesday’s game, was replaced by Oakland’s Matt Chapman, who had the misfortune of being paired against the hard-swinging Guerrero in the first round.

When the ballpark gates opened at 5:30 fans, most of them wearing gloves, scrambled down the concourses to secure prime standing-room-only spots along the railing above the left-field wall and behind the lower bowl seats in right.

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They were hoping to see some moon shots, towering drives and monstrous blasts from a group that didn’t disappoint with 312 total homers.

Alonso needed some time to get warmed up, but once he did, there was no stopping him.

“After we finally got in that rhythm it was money,” he said. “It was money.”

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Ilhan Omar admits she may have flubbed facts in dramatic story she told high school students

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Rep. Ilhan Omar admitted that she may have embellished part of the story she told to high school students in an apparent attempt to showcase racial and economic disparities in the country.

The Minnesota Democrat recently told hundreds of Richfield High School student that about five years ago, when she was working as a Minneapolis city councilman, she witnessed an example of injustice that shook her to the core.

ILHAN OMAR’S ‘CREDIBILITY’ QUESTIONED BY HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER IN STINGING EDITORIAL

She recalled a “sweet, old… African American lady” who was detained for a whole weekend for stealing a $2 loaf of bread to feed her “starving 5-year-old granddaughter,” according to the Washington Post, and screamed an expletive in court after the woman was fined $80 for the crime.

“I couldn’t control my emotions,” Omar told students, “because I couldn’t understand how a roomful of educated adults could do something so unjust.”

“I couldn’t control my emotions because I couldn’t understand how a roomful of educated adults could do something so unjust.”

— Ilhan Omar

“Omar’s story echoed the plot of ‘Les Miserables.’ If true, it is also probably embellished,” the newspaper claimed. “City officials said that police aren’t allowed to arrest people for shoplifting unless there’s a likelihood of violence or further crime. Typically, shoplifters are sentenced to attend a three-hour class.”

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Omar apparently “flubbed some facts” when telling the story to the students and told the newspaper that the woman may have not been just a one-time innocent shoplifter.

“She might have had a prior [arrest],” Omar said. “I’m not sure…The details might not have all matched, but that’s what I remember.”

“She might have had a prior [arrest]. I’m not sure…The details might not have all matched, but that’s what I remember.”

— Ilhan Omar

Omar has been reeling from a number of controversies even since getting elected into Congress. She’s part of the freshmen progressive Democrats, most notably Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, that have clashed with the party’s leadership on multiple issues.

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Omar fired back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after she criticized the freshmen Democrats for voting against the $4.6 billion border bill signed into law last week by President Trump by saying “All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world … They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”

“Patetico!  You know they’re just salty about WHO is wielding the power to shift ‘public sentiment’ these days, sis,” Omar tweeted. “Sorry not sorry.”

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Dita Von Teese gets candid on nearly retiring, celebrity fans

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Dita Von Teese, the most famous stripper in the world, nearly retired from the stage.

The 46-year-old striptease performer, whose real name is Heather Sweet, recently sat down with Holli Mae Johnson, the editor-in-chief of 21st Century Burlesque magazine, to recall how she contemplated making a grand exit from the stage in 2015 after more than five years of touring the country.

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“I was apprehensive at first,” explained the burlesque star to the outlet. “But I created an act with Ali Mahdavi called ‘Undressed to Kill,’ with state of the art projection technology used in a totally new and groundbreaking way, and the whole experience was fantastic.”

“All my reservations about repeating the past went away, and after finishing a sold-out run of 40 shows in Paris I became excited to perform again,” continued Von Teese. “I started thinking about all the other acts I’ve made over the years that I’ve never toured with, and all the props and concepts that could be staged in new ways. So I thought, why not a new show with a new name… but with new acts to see?”

According to the publication, Von Teese soon announced a new production, titled “The Art of the Teese,” which highlighted many of her sizzling routines from the past, as well as “world class striptease from her all-star cast.” The European tour kicked off at the London Palladium and 1,4000 tickets sold within the first hour.

“I could only secure a few shows at the Palladium at first because I couldn’t get any of the big promoters on board,” recalled Von Teese. “So I took a chance, knowing it would cost me more than I would make to ship all the gear over there and run the production. But then we put the shows on sale and broke sales records, and suddenly we had great promoters coming out of the woodwork and sending offers, so we were able to piece together a proper tour.”

DITA VON TEESE SAYS SHE STRUGGLED WITH BODY POSITIVITY

The tour was a success for the Playboy cover girl and only proved her time performing was far from over.

Over the years, Von Teese has earned plenty of celebrity fans, including Grace Kelly’s children.

“When the show was in Monte Carlo, at the breathtakingly beautiful Opera Garnier, I was invited to sit with Prince Albert and Princess Caroline for a former dinner,” said Von Teese. “Later on, Prince Albert sneaked away from his other event just to see my finale and was cheering wildly from the royal box during the cowgirl act. I couldn’t believe I’d brought a full burlesque revue to that stage, but to have him there loving it was a real moment.”

According to the outlet, Von Teese has performed for Elizabeth Taylor, George Michael and Catherine Deneuve, among others. She also encounters other unlikely celebrities at star-studded events.

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Axl Rose came up to me once and said, ‘Are you that Dita Von Teese burlesque girl? What you do is f—ing cool. And you did it before it was cool,’” said Von Teese. “He knew all about burlesque. So does Bono. He came up to me at a party recently, saying it’s a shame there hasn’t been a good modern burlesque movie.”

But Von Teese insisted it’s the messages from her fans that she treasures the most.

“One of my favorite parts of touring is getting handwritten letters,” she said. “I open them on the airplane and savor them because it’s the thing that really matters when it comes down to it. I might have retired a long time ago and pursued other avenues of showbiz if it weren’t for those letters.”

“I’ve been asked what I will do once my ‘looks fade with age,’” Von Teese reflected. “It’s bizarre how it’s instilled in us that we won’t be beautiful if we age. I guess I never really paid too much attention to it until recently when I started thinking about retirement, lest anyone see my age, God forbid! But then I thought about how much it means to me to watch the women I admire evolve through the years. I spend time with women older than me; I’m in awe of them.”

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Back in late 2015, Von Teese explained to Fox News how to practice what she calls “the art of seduction.”

“When I think about the art of seduction, I don’t think about seducing someone,” she said at the time. “I think about how one becomes effortlessly seductive. And the way that you do that is by practicing in everyday life, and surrounding yourself with things that make you feel good, things that are pleasurable. I believe in creating a sensual home space that makes you feel good with beautiful lighting that’s flattering to the way that you look. I like to paint my walls the color that I look good in! I just like to live in a seductive way in everyday life.

“If you think too much about how to seduce someone else, it’s an epic fail. To seduce someone is to make them want to know more about you, to be part of your world. So if you are trying to please someone else, you’re failing at seduction. I always say to think about yourself and how you present yourself to the world and how you practice that every day. I believe in wearing my nice lingerie every single day. It’s a moment that doesn’t take any extra time out of your day. It’s also a small way to exude glamour and beauty in everyday life.

“If you want to seduce someone — that’s not really the way. Men don’t want you to do that anyway. Finding your own confidence is really the key. Discovering your strengths and embracing them every day is how you ultimately master the art of seduction.”

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Crocs’ mascot ‘Croc man’ goes viral, terrifies internet: ‘It still haunts me’

The mascot no one asked for.

Crocs stores are seemingly terrifying the internet with their character, dubbed “Croc man” by Twitter.

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The figure, which was shared by Twitter user Fancywookiee on Friday and has racked up over 124K likes, is a green Crocs shoe with eyes, mouth and hands, and wearing two Crocs shoes.

“A Croc man wears a pair of Croc shoes. Is he made of shoe, or are his shoes made of flesh? He screams, for he does not know,” the tweet was captioned.

As soon as the photo was shared, other Twitter users started describing the unusual mascot as “haunting.”

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Other people have shared their own sightings of the Croc man – including a pink version, one Twitter user called his girlfriend.

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It was not reported where the original poster saw the Crocs mascot – or whether or not they popped in to buy a pair of limited-edition Pocket Crocs.

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This Day in History: July 9

On this day, July 9 …

2018: President Trump nominates federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court to fill the seat left vacant by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Also on this day:

  • 1776: The Declaration of Independence is read aloud to Gen. George Washington’s troops in New York.
  • 1850: Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the United States, dies after serving only 16 months of his term.
  • 1893: The first successful open heart surgery is completed.
  • 1937: A fire at 20th Century Fox’s film storage facility in Little Ferry, N.J., destroys most of the studio’s silent films.
  • 1962: Andy Warhol’s exhibit of 32 paintings of Campbell’s soup cans opens at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles.
  • 1992: Bill Clinton taps Tennessee Sen. Al Gore to be his running mate.
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Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead in Oakland, CA on 2/26/95 (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)

  • 1995: Jerry Garcia performs for the final time as frontman of the Grateful Dead during a concert at Chicago’s Soldier Field (Garcia would die a month later).
  • 2001: A divided court in Chile rules that Gen. Augusto Pinochet could not be tried on human rights charges because of his deteriorating health and mental condition, a ruling that effectively ends the 85-year-old former dictator’s legal troubles.
  • 2014: President Barack Obama begins a two-day visit to Texas, where he meets with state officials, including Gov. Rick Perry, to discuss the influx of unaccompanied children at the U.S.-Mexico border. 

2018: Starbucks announces that it would eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, citing the environmental threat to oceans. 

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South Carolina man fondled himself in woman’s yard after she rejected his offer to do yard work: police

A South Carolina man was arrested Sunday for allegedly masturbating in woman’s yard after she passed on his offer to rake leaves.

Shawn Demetrius Clark, 46, approached a woman Sunday morning outside her Spartanburg home, and offered to do yard work, police said in a news release that was cited by The State.

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Shawn Demetrius Clark was arrested Sunday on a charge of sexual exposure, police said.  (Spartanburg County Detention Center)

The woman, who was with her dog, declined his offer but gave me Clark a drink of water in a Styrofoam cup, police said.

Clark left the woman’s house, then returned to the back steps, according to the release. From inside the home, the woman’s daughter saw Clark masturbating, police said.

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He then tried to jump a fence, but failed, and was arrested, the release said, adding that he was “unruly and passively resisted being cuffed.”  The news release said Clark’s “shorts were unzipped and his genitals were exposed.”

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Clark was booked in the Spartanburg County Detention Center on a charge of sexual exposure. Jail records cited by The State reportedly shot he remains in custody on a $5,000 bond.

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Woman slashed outside Brooklyn Whole Foods during robbery attempt: police

A woman was slashed by a thief outside a Whole Foods in Brooklyn Monday night before a store security guard stepped in and detained the man at gunpoint until police arrived, police said.

The suspect approached the woman while she was sitting in her car at about 9:30 p.m. in the Whole Foods parking lot on Third Avenue near Third Street in Gowanus, cops and a witness said.

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Police said a woman was slashed by a would-be thief during a robbery attempt Monday night. (Facebook/@NewYorkPoliceDepartment)

He then slashed her in the hands before she reversed out of the parking spot, authorities said.

“As soon as I heard the scream, she reversed and pulled out — fast,” a witness who asked not to be named said. “I thought like no regard — she’s just trying to get the freak out of there.”

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An armed store security guard saw the attempted robbery and intervened — training his gun on the suspect and detaining him until police arrived.

“He told people to call 911,” the witness said of the security guard.

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The suspect was taken into custody at the scene.

The woman was not severely injured.

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Minneapolis homeowner forced to pay city $20G for water line repair on other side of street: report

A Minneapolis homeowner who found his water line leaking last month must pay the city $20,000 out of pocket to have it fixed, according to a Monday report.

Dan Wilke said he noticed water coming out of his front lawn while doing yard work six weeks ago and called the city to let them know. He said he assumed he owned “from the valve to my house.”

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A Minneapolis homeowner must pay the city thousands to replace a broken water line. (minneapolismn.gov)

But the water line, it turned out, was on the other side of the street, cutting beneath four traffic lanes. Thanks to a 27-year-old city ordinance, Wilke must pay for the replacement of all lead segments of that water line, a job that will cost upwards of $21,000.

“The bids came in at $17,000 to $21,000,” Wilke told Minneapolis’ WCCO. “That’s a little bit of a shock, to say the least.”

Though the lead line isn’t leaking, another piece of the line is, which means Wilke is responsible for “fixing everything under Central Avenue,” he said.

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Wilke is now lobbying city officials to amend the nearly 30-year ordinance, given that any homeowner along major roads “could be subject to a $20,000 charge from one little leak in their water line.”

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“I would really like Minneapolis to take responsibility for what is under their property,” Wilke said.

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Man broke into Oregon home with cat, arrested wearing homeowner’s Christmas onesie: police

A man, accompanied by his cat “Spaghetti,” made himself at home after breaking into Oregon residence on Sunday by trying on a woman’s Christmas onesie, eating a cupcake, and making coffee, police said.

The alleged break-in happened around 3:45 p.m. in Gresham, about a 15 miles east of Portland.

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Ryan Bishop was arrested Sunday on charges of burglary, criminal mischief, and theft, according to reports. (Multnomah County Jail)

The homeowners told police they returned home and noticed damage and items that didn’t belong to them. They said they found a cat wearing a shirt in the crawl space beneath the house, Fox 12 reported. When officers arrived, a man wearing the owner’s Christmas onesie emerged from the crawl space, the report said.

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The home intruder was aided by his cat named “Spaghetti,” police said.  (Gresham Police Department)

Police identified the suspect as 38-year-old Ryan Bishop. His cat is named Spaghetti. Investigators said Bishop and Spaghetti broke into the couple’s home, ate a cupcake, made some coffee, and found the homeowner’s Christmas onesie in the dryer.

MASSACHUSETTS MAN SAYS INTRUDER BROKE INTO HIS HOME…AND CLEANED IT

Bishop was booked in the Multnomah County Jail on first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief, and third-degree theft, Fox 12 reported.

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Animal control was called to the scene after Spaghetti refused to come out of the crawl space. Police said the homeowner declined her onesie not be returned after the suspect was arrested.

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Trump declares state of emergency for California after major earthquakes

President Trump on Monday declared a state of emergency in California, paving the way for federal aid after two major earthquakes rattled the state last week.

“Spoke to @GOPLeader Kevin McCarthy about the earthquakes in California and informed him that we will be working very closely on emergency funding,” Trump tweeted. “Also spoke to Governor @GavinNewsom – all working together!”

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, an ardent critic of the president, toured the most-impacted areas on Saturday, the Sacramento Bee reported. He told residents he had spoken with the president, who said he was committed to working together.

“We don’t agree on everything but one area where there’s no politics, and we worked extraordinarily well together, is on emergency response and recovery, and increasing that emergency preparedness,” Newsom reportedly said.

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A visitor takes a photo of a crack on the ground following recent earthquakes Sunday, July 7, 2019, outside of Ridgecrest, Calif.  (AP)

The 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck at 8:19 p.m. Friday was the state’s largest in nearly 20 years and was centered 11 miles from Ridgecrest, the same area where a 6.4-magnitude temblor hit Thursday.

The tremors ended a years-long lull in major seismic activity in California and have prompted calls to implement early warning systems along the West Coast.

CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKES HAVE EVERYONE ASKING THE BIG QUESTION — WHEN WILL THE BIG ONE COME? 

Rattled residents in the Mojave Desert spent Monday cleaning up while officials assessed the damage. In the small town of Trona, officials said it could be several days before water is restored.

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Ten residences in Trona meanwhile, were red-tagged as uninhabitable and officials expect that number to increase as inspectors complete surveys.

Fox News’ Travis Fedschun and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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