Roberto Alomar

Roberto "Robbie" Alomar Velázquez is a Puerto Rican former Major League Baseball player who played for the San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks. He is regarded as all-around players of all time. During his career, the 12-time All-Star won more Gold Glove Awards for his defense than any other second baseman in baseball history, in addition to winning four Silver Slugger Awards for his hitting. Among second basemen, he ranks third in games played, fifth in stolen bases, sixth in plate appearances, seventh in doubles and assists, eighth in hits, runs, at bats, double plays turned. In 2011, Alomar was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, becoming the first Hall of Fame member to be depicted as a Blue Jays player on his plaque; the son of MLB second baseman Sandy Alomar Sr. Alomar followed in his father's footsteps, signing with the Padres as an amateur free agent in 1985, he made his major league debut with the team three years establishing himself as an exceptional base-stealing and fielding threat before becoming an All-Star in 1990.

He was traded to the Blue Jays the following off-season, leading the team to three consecutive American League Championship Series appearances and being named the 1992 ALCS Most Valuable Player, culminating in back-to-back World Series championships in 1992 and 1993. Alomar signed with the Orioles after the 1995 season, led the team to two ALCS appearances, won the 1998 All-Star Game MVP Award in his final year with the team, he joined the Indians for three seasons and had the most productive years of his career in 1999 and 2001, again leading his team to the playoffs and becoming an AL MVP Award finalist both years. Alomar spent the final years of his career with the Mets, White Sox, Diamondbacks before retiring at spring training in 2005. A switch hitter, Alomar finished his career with a.300 batting average. Shortly after his 2011 Hall of Fame induction, the Blue Jays retired his number 12, he serves as a special assistant to the Blue Jays organization. Alomar was raised in Salinas, Puerto Rico.

The son of Santos "Sandy" Alomar Sr. and María Velázquez, Alomar grew up in a baseball family. He and his older brother Sandy Jr. were raised by their mother, due to their father's major league career. When school in Puerto Rico was out for the summer, they joined their father, who let his sons hang around the clubhouse, shag fly balls, absorb the game—especially from his New York Yankees teammates, such as Thurman Munson and Graig Nettles. Growing up, Alomar idolized José Cruz, both of whom were second basemen. In 1985, Alomar signed with the San Diego Padres at age 17, joined the team's Class-A affiliate, the Charleston Rainbows; the following year, playing for the Reno Padres, he won the California League batting title with a.346 average. Alomar made his major league debut on April 22, 1988 against the Houston Astros, recording a hit in his first at bat, off of Nolan Ryan. With the Padres, he established himself as a solid hitter and baserunner, defensively, he displayed excellent lateral range and a powerful arm making spectacular plays on ground balls hit deep in the hole between first and second base, on balls hit up the middle, well behind second base.

He became an All-Star as a reserve player for the National League. On December 5, 1990, Alomar and Joe Carter were traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Fred McGriff and Tony Fernández, it was in Toronto that he developed into a premier offensive second baseman, combining a.300-plus batting average with power and high end speed on the bases. In 1991, he capitalized on his speed with 11 triples and 53 stolen bases, leading the team to its first of three consecutive playoff appearances; the following year, he scored 105 runs, drew 87 walks, had a.405 on-base percentage. In 1993, Alomar had his best season with the Blue Jays, producing 17 home runs, 93 runs batted in, 55 stolen bases, while batting.326, third in the American League behind teammates John Olerud and Paul Molitor. He was a central figure in Toronto's World Series championships in 1992 and 1993. Alomar's game-tying, ninth-inning home run against Oakland relief ace Dennis Eckersley, in Game 4 of the 1992 American League Championship Series, is considered by many as the most important hit in the club's history, as the team's three previous trips to the ALCS had ended in disappointment.

In 1995, he played 104 consecutive games without committing an error, setting an AL record for second basemen. In each of his five seasons with the Blue Jays, Alomar was named to the All-Star team and won the Gold Glove Award. On December 21, 1995, Alomar signed with the Baltimore Orioles at a time when Toronto was looking to rebuild, while Baltimore was improving into a pennant-contending team. In Baltimore, he paired with Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. to form a formidable double-play combination. Alomar appeared in the playoffs in 1996 and 1997 for the Orioles, hitting a series-winning home run in Game 4 of the 1996 American League Division Series, although the Orioles were defeated in the ALCS both years. In 1998, he was named the Major League Baseball All-Star Game MVP. On September 27, 1996, during a game aga

Accelerando (album)

Accelerando is a studio album by Indian-American pianist Vijay Iyer recorded in 2011 and released on the ACT label in 2012. The album received universal acclaim with Metacritic giving it a score of 88 from 9 reviews. Thom Jurek, in his review for AllMusic states, "Accelerando is a triumph in creativity and expert musicianship, further underscores Iyer's status as a genuine jazz innovator". Writing for All About Jazz, Troy Collins said "Accelerando is a masterful collection that balances high-minded conceptualism with heartfelt conviction"; the Guardian review by John Fordham awarded the album 4 stars noting "The world's full of fine jazz piano trios, but Iyer's is way up the A-list". PopMatters editor John Garratt said "Accelerando is an album filled with highlights... There is a reason. All compositions by Vijay Iyer except as indicated "Bode" - 2:18 "Optimism" - 7:23 "The Star of a Story" - 5:46 "Human Nature" - 9:39 "Wildflower" - 4:10 "Mmmhmm" - 4:33 "Little Pocket Size Demons" 7:14 "Lude" - 4:54 "Accelerando" - 2:51 "Actions Speak" - 5:38 "The Village of the Virgins" - 5:17 Vijay Iyer — piano Stephan Crumpbass Marcus Gilmoredrums

Engel (song)

"Engel" is a song by German Industrial metal band Rammstein. The song was released as the first single from their second album Sehnsucht. An English version of Engel can be found on US special editions of the Sehnsucht album; the female part of the chorus of the song is sung by Christiane "Bobo" Hebold of the German pop band Bobo in White Wooden Houses. While Lindemann and Flake are in the audience in the video, Paul Landers can be seen taking Schneider's place by playing the drums and Kruspe and Riedel are seen singing; the video references From Dusk till Dawn. A regular during the Sehnsucht tour, it was used as the last song of the main set in non-festival concerts. In the first months of the Mutter tour, "Engel" appeared in the setlists sporadically, but became a regular again in November, continued as the last song of the main set until the end of the tour; when performed on stage, flames shoot into the air, Schneider's drumsticks would shoot sparks. On the'Live aus Berlin' shows, Bobolina joins Rammstein to sing her parts from inside a flaming cage, instead of the usual pre-recorded chorus used in most of the shows.

After missing the entire Reise, Reise tour. This time around, vocalist Till Lindemann sang the chorus instead of Bobo's pre-recorded lines. For the pyrotechnics, Lindemann wears a set of angel wings that shoot flames from the tips and that have sparks go off along them. Engel was the penultimate song on the setlist during the Made in Germany 1995-2011 Tour, the tour in 2016 Engel - 4:23 Sehnsucht - 4:02 Rammstein - 3:40 Rammstein - 3:32 Rammstein - 4:25 A second single called Engel was released on 23 May 1997, it includes different track listing from the different artwork, showing Till. Engel - 4:34 Feuerräder - 4:47 Wilder Wein - 5:41 Rammstein - 3:27 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics Rammstein- Engel on YouTube