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HOUSTON (AP) — That new contract A.J. Hinch got from the
Houston Astros also came with a huge set of expectations.“When I hired
A.J. Evan
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, at the press conference, I said, ‘A.J.’s going to
be our manager when we win the first World Series for Houston,'” general manager
Jeff Luhnow said Thursday.“I’m now telling you that A.J. is going to be the
manager when we win the second and hopefully the third World Series for
Houston,” he said.The reigning champion Astros — and current AL West leaders —
rewarded Hinch with a deal that extends his run in the dugout through the 2022
season. His contract had been set to expire after this year with a club option
for 2019.Astros stars Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, George Springer and Alex
Bregman were among the players who attended the announcement at Minute Maid
Park. The group sat toward the back of the room and Hinch made sure to thank
them.“I wouldn’t be here and I certainly wouldn’t be getting this opportunity if
it wasn’t for you,” Hinch said. “This game is about players it will always be
about players and to be your manager is by far the best job I’ve ever had in
baseball.”The 44-year-old Hinch guided Houston to its first crown last season.
He took over in 2015 and has led the Astros to a regular-season record of
353-266 and two playoff appearances.“To be the manager of the Houston Astros
means the world to me and it has since the day Jeff and Jim hired me to be
here,” Hinch said. “That goes to the business ops people, baseball ops people,
the people behind the scenes, the clubhouse personnel, the training staff and
ultimately the players I am fortunate enough to lead.”“Who wouldn’t sign up to
be the manager of the Houston Astros?” he said.The Astros led the AL West by 2
1/2 games over Oakland going into Thursday night’s home game against the
Angels.“I’m not going to let these two down ,”
Hinch said, referring to Luhnow and Astros owner Jim Crane.The former major
league catcher previously managed the Arizona Diamondbacks.Luhnow says Hinch “is
aligned with the vision of our front office, has made a great connection with
our players, and has earned the respect of everyone in the clubhouse.”Said
Bregman: “He believes in his players and he trusts his players. Those are two
things that are really the most important.” NEW YORK (AP) At 13, Charlie Fish in
Cincinnati has just been given the parental go-ahead to use social media for the
first time. He’s also a competitive golfer, avid ”SportsCenter” watcher and well
aware of the attention received by offensive tweets posted years ago by some
Major League Baseball players, some when they were teenagers themselves.But is
he old enough and mature enough to put all of those things together?Some parents
have seized on posts by Milwaukee Brewer Josh Hader, Atlanta Brave Sean Newcomb
and Washington National Trea Turner as teaching moments about how living life
online means your posts may never go away. They’re just not sure whether their
young, uber-sharers are listening.Charlie’s dad, Bill Fish, is hopeful that
Charlie gets it. He’ll hope the same for his 9-year-old son when he, too,
reaches the magical Fish family age of 13 and is allowed on Snapchat Carlos Gomez
, Instagram or whatever the stream du jour will be.”Charlie
came to me about the story and how dumb the players were to be racist on
Twitter,” said the senior Fish, who once captained the Xavier University
baseball team. ”I tried to convey that while only your buddies may see what you
put online at this point, you never know when something could come back to bite
you.”Fish uses a shorthand with his kids that’s popular among parents, one that
seems old fashioned: ”My stance is to never put out anything you wouldn’t want
your grandmother to read.” Those words are easy, but as a former head of a
company focused on reputation management, Fish knows a thing or two about how
old social media posts can rear later in life.”You wouldn’t believe how many
parents came to us after colleges dug up things their children posted online
while going through the application process,” he said. ”For these baseball
players to be raked over the coals for something they said six or seven years
ago seems a little unfair, but at the same time a great lesson to talk about
what should and what shouldn’t be put on social media.”What grandma may not
know, along with youthful social media natives, is at the heart of the baseball
controversy, along with why someone would make racist, sexist or anti-gay
statements to begin with. Deleted tweets ,
private messages – just about anything – can be unearthed these days . For kids,
the potential dangers of that are endless, from college admissions to rookie job
interviews, both rites of passage likely not on the mind yet for 13-year-old
Charlie.”Last year, there was a widely reported case of 10 students who had been
accepted to Harvard who had those acceptance rescinded because of racist social
media posts. The posts were supposedly in a private chat,” said psychologist
Shane Owens, who treats adolescents, college students and young adults in
Commack, New York. ”Most kids are not able to appreciate the long-term
consequences of their actions.”Josef Blumenfeld in Natick, Massachusetts,
outside Boston, is a communications expert serving educational technology
companies. He’s also the father of two girls, 15 and 17. His oldest is on
Twitter and posts a lot about makeup Sergio Romo
, youth activism and mental health, and the Boston
Bruins.”We talk about their social media activity all the time,” he said. ”We
often point to something `not smart’ that someone they know did on social media.
They roll their eyes, but we keep doing it.”The recent baseball tweets gone
viral have not surfaced in their chats, but the subject of old posts resurfacing
certainly has.”Even disappearing photos on Instagram are discoverable,”
Blumenfeld said.The challenge for parents is to recognize that their kids may
not consider social media a form of speech, said Ari Yares, a psychologist,
parenting coach and father of four in suburban Washington, D.C.”We keep talking
to our kids about how, just like the spoken word, you can’t take back what you
say online. It’s always out there,” he said. ”The challenge in having these
conversations with kids is that from a developmental perspective they don’t
always see the impact that their actions can have.”Another important lesson of
the ball player tweets is helping young people understand ”even their idols have
done bad things that they regret Matt Duffy
,” said Dr. Gail Saltz, an associate professor of psychiatry
at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill-Cornell Medical College. ”No one,
including them, is immune to the negative consequences of making impulsive
choices that did not take into account possible bad outcomes in the future.”But
are the regrets sincere, asks Maureen Paschal, who has four kids ranging from 14
to 24. She, too, has brought up the baseball tweets with some in her brood.”My
kids and I agreed that those players would have seemed more sincere in their
apologies if they had cleaned up their social media accounts when they matured
enough to see how awful those tweets were,” said Paschal, in Charlotte, North
Carolina. ”Cleaning up after they were caught isn’t a very convincing argument
for their change of heart.”

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