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Random Act Of Sport: Ball Girl Saves A Fan From A Foul Ball To The Face

The fans showed their gratitude with a hearty ovation for her work

With the Chicago Cubs’ Javier Baez at the plate yesterday, Dodgers’ ball girl No. 89 stood ready, having been burned by one of his foul balls on a previous pitch.


As Baez ripped a shot down the line, No. 89 leapt up to save a fan in row one a trip to the ER. Though the fan looked ready, it’s clear from these vantage points that he wasn’t prepared for the velocity of this ball. Luckily, ball girl No. 89 was, and Dodgers’ fans gave her a hearty ovation.

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Seventy-five years ago, on January 27, 1945, the Soviet Army liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland.

Auschwitz was the deadliest of Nazi Germany's 20 concentration camps. From 1940 to 1945 of the 1.3 million prisoners sent to Auschwitz, 1.1 million died. That figure includes 960,000 Jews, 74,000 non-Jewish Poles, 21,000 Roma, 15,000 Soviet prisoners of war, and up to 15,000 other Europeans.

The vast majority of the inmates were murdered in the gas chambers while others died of starvation, disease, exhaustion, and executions.

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In a move that feels like the subject line of a spam email or the premise of a bad '80s movie, online shopping mogul Yusaku Maezawa is giving away money as a social experiment.

Maezawa will give ¥1 million yen ($9,130) to 1,000 followers who retweeted his January 1st post announcing the giveaway. The deadline to retweet was Tuesday, January 7.

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