This home underwent a massive transformation which helped it break a street sale record

first_imgHow the 7 Merinda St, Greenslopes home looks now.THIS Greenslopes home smashed the local street record at auction this week, when it sold under the hammer for $1.8 million.The previous street record was a house which sold in September last year for $1.17 million.Property records reveal the record breaking home at 7 Merinda St, Greenslopes, last changed hands for $670,000 in 2009.How the home looked in 2009. Picture: CoreLogicIt has five bedrooms and was renovated in 2011 by Evermore Builders.The two-level home is on a 810sq m block of land.THIS is what a $2m reno looks likeMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoIt underwent a massive renovation in 2011.In the entrance are polished concrete floors and a chandelier which lead through to an open plan living, dining and kitchen area.The ultra-modern kitchen now. 7 Merinda St, Greenslopes.The home has a C-Bus lighting system, built-in speakers in every room, built-in wine cellar, water tank and a double lockup garage.It was listed through Andrew Bradley and Simon Caulfield of Place Estate Agents.Mr Bradey said there were two registered bidders with the home selling under the hammer after negotiations.Inside the home before its renovation. Picture: CoreLogic Before the reno. Picture: CoreLogiccenter_img The kitchen back in 2009.Glass sliding doors open out onto a covered patio, which has polished concrete floors, a projector and a built-in barbecue area.This area overlooks the swimming pool. On the ground level of the home is a games/rumpus room, study nook, powder room and one of the bedrooms with an ensuite.7 Merinda St, Greenslopes.last_img read more

Hilltop home fetches $2m above median house price in area

first_img8 Wentworth Pde, BalmoralWith some of Brisbane’s best city views, the hilltop home at 8 Wentworth Pde, Balmoral has sold for $3.3m. Inside 8 Wentworth Pde, Balmoral“There is always an issue with stock,” he said.“Since there’s not much to choose from, buyers are paying premium prices to secure a property in this sought-after pocket.” City views from 8 Wentworth Pde, BalmoralMore from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Spread over four levels, the grand inner-city property has a water fountain, limestone flooring, infinity swimming pool, home theatre, billiard room and six bedrooms, four of which have walk-in-robes, and ensuites made of marble from floor to ceiling. The home at 8 Wentworth Pde, BalmoralAccording to CoreLogic, that’s more than $2m above the median house price for a home in the area.center_img Inside 8 Wentworth Pde, BalmoralThere is also a double lock-up garage, home office and ducted air conditioning throughout.Marketing agent Frank Lombardi of Ray White East Brisbane, said demand was high from buyers looking for quality homes in the area. Inside 8 Wentworth Pde, BalmoralThe master suite boasts city views, a large walk-in-robe, balcony and ensuite. The home also has an impressive kitchen, multiple open-plan living and dining areas and a wrap around balcony. last_img read more

IPE Views: How to create Europe’s answer to Silicon Valley

first_imgThe interesting question is this: what does it take to be able to really emulate Silicon Valley as an innovation hub? Nils thinks there are five key factors that lie behind the global hubs, which include cities such as Beijing and Tokyo, both of which lie above any European city bar London.The first ingredient is that the hub has to be based in a large city. There needs to be a critical mass of people and exceptional talent available to make things happen.Second, there needs to be a culture that encourages creativity and risk taking. The Top 10 hubs worldwide all have that – as Moscow certainly has, which is, perhaps, to be expected, given recent political events.Third, Nils argues there needs to be some type of heavy government spending on research and infrastructure. This was certainly the case for Silicon Valley itself, where the US government supported such areas as IT, defence and space research. That is still continuing in new areas such as renewable energy. Support is critical, as venture capital cannot finance basic research but only comes in when applications are ready to be commercialised, so it is very important to have basic research support and a talent pool already there.Fourth, Nils sees the requirement for top-rated universities locally that can produce good ideas and act as a source of talent. It is not surprising Paris is doing so well given the huge concentration of top universities there.In the UK, the London-Cambridge corridor is well positioned to become Europe’s answer to Silicon Valley in the life sciences. Recent developments include AstraZeneca’s global HQ moving to Cambridge, and a £700m (€984m) investment in the Francis Crick Institute at Kings Cross. Overall, there are 37 world-class life sciences research institutes in the London-Stansted-Cambridge region and 1,400 life science businesses, accounting for 43,200 jobs and 19.6% of all UK employment in this sector, according to the London Stansted Cambridge Consortium. Last, Nils sees the need for a favourable political and regulatory tech environment, without hurdles preventing the creation of companies.Creating the right environment for venture capital investments in new, fast-growing companies may possibly be more useful for Europe’s long-term future than anything else politicians can do. This may be as true for the periphery as it is for the core European countries.Whilst Athens, for example, is never going to be in a position to compete with the likes of London, Berlin and Paris, developing the private sector in Greece through such initiatives as Corallia will ultimately be key to the long-term prosperity of the country and its position as an integral member of the EU.In the race to emulate Silicon Valley’s success, the UK is winning by a large margin. If venture capital does succeed in Europe, then I may move to Cambridge.Joseph Mariathasan is a contributing editor at IPE Creating the right environment for venture capital may be more useful for Europe’s long-term future than anything politicians could do, writes Joseph MariathasanIn Europe, since the collapse of the dotcom bubble, “venture capital” has almost become a dirty word. But the future is now looking more hopeful, and one reason for this may actually be that expectations are much lower than they were in the euphoric years of the dotcom boom. At one point back then, as Nils Rode at Adveq informed me, there were as many companies being created in Europe as in the US. Unfortunately, most of them failed to survive, leaving a very bad taste in the mouths of investors.Europe’s Top 10 centres of company creation are dominated by London, followed next by Paris and then by fast-rising Berlin. France has a very concentrated economy centred around Paris. In the UK, the equivalent would be the golden triangle of London, Oxford and Cambridge, and if the Oxbridge university towns were included, the UK dominance would become even more pronounced. Berlin, Rode tells me, has become something of a miracle in the way it has been transformed into an innovation hub, soon likely to overtake Paris. Beneath the Top 3 lies Moscow and then Barcelona, showing that the ideas behind innovation are spread across Europe. But it is not just the Top 10 that may make a difference to Europe. Greece has also set up an incubator, Corallia, for high-tech startups specialising in microelectronics, biotechnology, telecommunication networks and space, which has attracted interest from venture capitalists in Europe and the US.last_img read more

Father’s days: Increasing the ‘daddy quota’ in parental leave makes everyone happier

first_imgNZ Herald 1 September 2019Increasing the daddy quotaParental leave entitlements are a combination of government and workplace arrangements, so what’s available to dads can differ. The minimum entitlement in Australia, as mentioned, is the federal government-paid “Dad and Partner Pay” (DaPP). The government also provides 18 weeks’ pay at the minimum wage to the primary care giver, but fathers claim this in just 5% of cases.The tendency is for mothers to also take the bulk of leave entitlements in “shared parental leave” systems, where leave is granted to the couple, who then decide how to split it. New Zealand and Canada have such systems, and the evidence is they do not encourage fathers to take leave.Emerging evidenceThere is increasing evidence of the benefits of ensuring a “daddy quota”.A new study tracking the outcomes of paternity leave in South Korea since 2007 concludes that taking paternity leave is positively associated with life satisfaction for both fathers and mothers.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=12263741&ref=twitterlast_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through April 12

first_imgIMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 889; 2. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 596; 3. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 551; 4. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 540; 5. Colin Deming, Hobbs, N.M., 511; 6. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 426; 7. Marlyn Seidler, Underwood, N.D., 411; 8. Ricky Thornton Jr., Clive, Iowa, 404; 9. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., 382; 10. Rob Slott, New Waverly, Texas, 378; 11. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 377; 12. William Gould, Calera, Okla., and Brent Schlafmann, Bismarck, N.D., both 373; 14. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz., 370; 15. Cory Sam­ple, Winnemucca, Nev., 367; 16. Chase Allen, Midlothian, Texas, 336; 17. Scott Sluka, Casa Grande, Ariz., 333; 18. Garth Dushanek, Avondale, Ariz., 329; 19. Roy Poeling, Globe, Ariz., 326; 20. Brandon Hood, McGregor, Texas, 324.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Austin Mundie, Carrollton, Texas, 127; 2. Trey Schmidt, Spring, Texas, 118; 3. Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, and Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, both 116; 5. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 114; 6. Michael Day, Greenville, Texas, 112; 7. Tyler Har­ris, Vidor, Texas, 110; 8. Shane Sellers, Tuttle, Okla., 107; 9. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 104; 10. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, 102; 11. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 100; 12. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, both 99; 14. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 98; 15. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 96; 16. Mike Gabriel, Winnie, Texas, 93; 17. Brandon Jennings, Moore, Okla., 90; 18. Travis Scott, Washington, Okla., and Cody Whit­worth, Oklahoma City, Okla., both 88; 20. George White, Fort Worth, Texas, 79.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 578; 2. Mark Adams, Fort Worth, Texas, 500; 3. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 477; 4. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 421; 5. Bryce Pritchett, Combine, Texas, 379; 6. G.W. Egbert IV, Belton, Texas, 351; 7. Joe O’Bryan, Round Rock, Texas, 336; 8. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 310; 9. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 300; 10. Mike Childs, Hudson Oaks, Texas, 294; 11. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 289; 12. Den­nis Losing, Apache Junction, Ariz., 284; 13. Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas, Zach Spill­man, Marble Falls, Texas, and Justin Wierenga, Killeen, Texas, each 277; 16. Dillon Smith, Hewitt, Texas, 265; 17. Duain Pritchett, Combine, Texas, 264; 18. Charles Cosper, Belton, Texas, 261; 19. Brandon Hood, McGregor, Texas, 248; 20. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 241.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Bradley Stafford, Desert Hills, Ariz., 284; 2. Allen Hakes, Phoe­nix, Ariz., 272; 3. Max Zachrison, Surprise, Ariz., 250; 4. Kyle Cardinal, Paradise Valley, Ariz., 232; 5. Ryan Wilkerson, Midland, Texas, 197; 6. Joe Vlasity, Glendale, Ariz., 196; 7. Gerald Spal­ding Jr., Abilene, Texas, 187; 8. Joseph Peterson, Chandler, Ariz., and Brian Johnson, Yuma, Ariz., both 182; 10. Lenna Miller, Yuma, Ariz., 164; 11. James Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., 145; 12. Mike Erwin, Yuma, Ariz., 130; 13. Rick Hibbard, Yuma, Ariz., 128; 14. Brady Bencken, Oak­ley, Kan., 119; 15. Scott Jeffery, Yuma, Ariz., and Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., both 113; 17. Mi­chael Watkins, Hawley, Texas, 112; 18. Jeremy Purdy, Bedford, Iowa, 111; 19. Brent Wofford, Yuma, Ariz., and Leonard L. Manos, Yuma, Ariz., both 107.Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 542; 2. Trevor Raney, Sherman, Texas, 517; 3. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 455; 4. Rodney White, Ector, Texas, 382; 5. Ronnie Bell, Lorena, Texas, 352; 6. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 312; 7. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 300; 8. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 289; 9. Kyle Wilkins, Italy, Texas, 274; 10. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, 268; 11. Hayden Wade, Waco, Texas, 264; 12. Scot Raney, Sherman, Texas, 262; 13. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 253; 14. Jay Coone, Weatherford, Texas, 250; 15. Steve Hayes, Eastland, Texas, 220; 16. Shane Priddy, Merkel, Texas, 219; 17. Brock Shirley, Springtown, Texas, 203; 18. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 199; 19. Gerald Henderson, Georgetown, Texas, 188; 20. Joseph Doremus, Springtown, Texas, 183.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Chase Alves, Chandler, Ariz., 718; 2. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 715; 3. Mark Harrison, Coolidge, Ariz., 571; 4. Mark Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 498; 5. Austin Howes, Memphis, Mo., 431; 6. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa, and Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., both 421; 8. Kyle Smith, Yuma, Ariz., 384; 9. Bo Partain, Casa Grande, Ariz., 376; 10. Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb., 363; 11. Sean Isaacks, Tucson, Ariz., 317; 12. Marlowe Wrightsman, Peo­ria, Ariz., 287; 13. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif., 280; 14. Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz., 267; 15. Eric Folstad, Glenburn, N.D., 258; 16. Wayne Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 249; 17. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa, 243; 18. T.J. Wyman, Laveen, Ariz., 236; 19. Dennis Gates, Claypool, Ariz., 232; 20. Ben Chapman, Clarence, Iowa, 225.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 393; 2. Howard Watson, Weather­ford, Texas, 376; 3. Scott Newbury, Rhome, Texas, 337; 4. James T. Morehead, Cleburne, Texas, 229; 5. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 219; 6. Brian Bagent, Killeen, Texas, 212; 7. Clifton Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 210; 8. Aubra Parker, Paradise, Texas, 177; 9. Pamela Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 168; 10. Dakota Dees, Weatherford, Texas, 166; 11. Rick Saupp, Stephenville, Texas, 156; 12. Phalan Bukowski, Mineral Wells, Texas, 141; 13. Jeff Toler, Min­eral Wells, Texas, 140; 14. Robert Rutledge, Azle, Texas, 135; 15. Bill Hall, Killeen, Texas, 121; 16. Zach Bohlmeyer, Beatrice, Neb., 117; 17. Drake Bohlmeyer, Beatrice, Neb., 115; 18. John Martinez, Beatrice, Neb., 108; 19. Jack Lewis, Temple, Texas, and Billy Ayres Jr., Phoenix, Ariz., both 99.last_img read more

Villa close in on Helenius

first_img Press Association Aston Villa have confirmed they are close to signing Danish striker Nicklas Helenius from Aalborg. The 22-year-old, who has been capped twice by Denmark, came through the youth ranks at Aalborg and was the second highest scorer in the Danish league last season with 16 goals. A statement on the Villa website said: “Aston Villa can confirm that the club are in negotiations with Aalborg BK for the transfer of Danish forward Nicklas Helenius. The club expects to conclude the deal, subject to a medical and personal terms, in the next 10 days.” center_img Confirmation that 6ft 5in Helenius is close to a move to the midlands comes a day after 21-year-old striker Andreas Weimann signed a new three-year deal with Villa. Manager Paul Lambert relied on the club’s youngsters to keep Villa in the Barclays Premier League last season, and Weimann was one of those who shone. Lambert will now hope he can persuade Christian Benteke, who did more than anything to ensure Villa’s survival in the top flight, to follow suit and sign a new deal. last_img read more

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: I feel same pressure as Jurgen Klopp

first_img Press Association Klopp makes his Barclays Premier League debut in the White Hart Lane encounter on Saturday as he looks to reinvigorate the Reds’ disappointing start to the season. The German has set his stall out to lead the Merseyside club to one title within four years, while in the short term he and Pochettino are scrapping it out for a place in the top four. Spurs have hired six managers in 10 years in pursuit of regular Champions League football and Pochettino believes his job comes with an equal burden of pressure. “Can he win one title in four years? I don’t know. It’s a question for other people, not me,” the Argentinian said. “I believe he knows he is in a big club and Liverpool have a lot of expectation. It’s like us at Tottenham – there is the same pressure. In a few years we need to win some titles too, no? “I think it’s very good for the Premier League that he comes here. “He impressed us with his job at Borussia Dortmund and we wish him all the best – after Saturday.” Pochettino led Southampton to eighth in his first full campaign in England, which equalled the club’s highest league finish since 1990. Southampton’s players quickly adopted Pochettino’s high-pressing style and he believes Klopp can make a similarly swift impact at Anfield. “Convince the players they believe in your philosophy and your ideas – that’s the first important thing,” Pochettino said. “Then you need to know the culture, the different mentality, the different football in England. “When you are a manager like Klopp and you have the capacity to manage in the Champions League final, you have the skill to adapt your ideas to the new culture.” center_img Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino insists he is under just as much pressure as Liverpool’s new manager Jurgen Klopp.last_img read more

Marseille and Inter Milan meet at Griffin Park

first_imgTwo of Europe’s biggest clubs go head-to-head in the second semi-final of the NextGen Series at Brentford’s Griffin Park on Wednesday night.The academy sides of Inter Milan and Marseille are competing for a place in the final of a new tournament which has been dubbed ‘the Champions League of youth football’.Tickets are £5 for adults and £2 for under 16s.AdChoices广告Sixteen of the continent’s top clubs took part in the group phase which began back in August, with Aston Villa, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur representing England.Of those clubs, Liverpool went the furthest, getting knocked out in the first semi-final by Ajax.The winners of tonight’s game will face the Dutch team in Sunday’s final at Leyton Orient’s Brisbane Road ground.last_img read more

Syracuse rises to No. 14, Sarah Luby wins ACC offensive player of the week

first_img Published on October 29, 2019 at 2:19 pm Contact Andrew: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrew Facebook Twitter Google+ After notching victories over No. 20 Wake Forest and Cornell last weekend, Syracuse (11-5, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) rose one spot to No. 14 in the weekly NFHCA/Penn Monto Division I Coaches Poll rankings. Junior Sarah Luby was also named ACC offensive player of the week after she scored a goal against both the Demon Deacons and Big Red.Against Wake Forest, Syracuse jumped out to a quick two-goal lead before the Demon Deacons launched a two-minute comeback to tie the game. Luby scored SU’s second goal after separating from traffic in front of the cage and knocking a shot past WFU’s Isla Bint. As the third quarter reached the midway point, SJ Quigley and Laura Graziosi both scored within a two-minute span too, regaining the Orange’s two-goal lead.The same offensive attack continued Sunday, when the Orange again jumped out to a 2-0 lead. This time, they withstood a Cornell comeback and avenged a Sept. 7 loss to the Big Red in Ithaca, New York. Luby’s second goal of the weekend came when she corralled the ball and weaved through a pair of Cornell defenders, positioning herself for an open shot at the net.Syracuse concludes its regular season at No. 5 Louisville (14-3, 3-2) on Saturday, before directing attention toward postseason play. SU — who currently sits fifth in the ACC, but holds the eighth-best RPI in the country — lost to the Cardinals 3-2 in overtime last year. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Jose Briceño and Francisco Arcia join select company in the Angels’ recent history

first_img Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone More than how they hit, the performances of Briceño and Arcia will be judged by how they work with the Angels’ pitching staff, followed by their aptitude in the tasks that only a catcher performs. They have some big shoes to fill in that regard.Before Martin Maldonado was traded to the Houston Astros on Thursday, the veteran was praised by his teammates enough to be mistaken for the Most Valuable Player of a team featuring Mike Trout. His .223 batting average was regarded as an afterthought.Maldonado, 31, won a Gold Glove Award last season, his first in Anaheim. This season he was throwing out attempted base stealers at a 44 percent clip. According to Baseball Prospectus’ Framing Runs Above Average, Maldonado rated as a neutral pitch-framer.If absorbing these tasks were easy, the Angels would have employed more than two rookie catching tandems this century. Scioscia believes that Briceño, 25, and Arcia, 28, are ready, but merely had not received an opportunity before this week.The plan is for the two rookies to share the playing time. “Both of these guys have a lot of experience under their belts on things you need to do from the defensive position of being a catcher,” Scioscia said of Arcia and Briceño. “They understand it. They’ve embraced it. They know how important it is to winning a game, and the pitcher/catcher relationship.”The past three years, the Angels have employed one coach specifically assigned to gathering information for catchers, Steve Soliz. Scioscia said this information is sourced by coaching staffs at both the major and minor-league levels.For Briceño and Arcia, the presentation of the information will be the same in Anaheim as it was at Triple-A Salt Lake, Scioscia said. The only thing that differs is the volume of data available. For example, the Angels had several years’ worth of video clips of Andrew Heaney facing Kyle Seager prior to Friday’s game against the Seattle Mariners.Besides video, the Angels’ catchers receive data in printouts and digital displays.“They will get it and they will whatever we get we get from our analytics, we’ll use it to mold it into a game plan, mold it into some common-sense options that each pitcher should have on each count,” Scioscia said. “And it’s just a catcher’s responsibility to absorb this information, to bring it into a game and to execute it.”GETTING YOUNGThe Angels purchased the contract of outfielder Eric Young Jr. from Salt Lake, making him the team’s fourth outfielder. Jabari Blash was optioned to Triple-A and pitcher John Lamb was transferred to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Young on the Angels’ 40-man roster.Lamb is recovering from Tommy John surgery on his left elbow and will not pitch again this season.Young, 33, appeared in 47 games last season across two separate major league stints in Anaheim. This is his first call-up of 2018. Young was batting .300 with a .367 on-base percentage, five home runs and 10 stolen bases in 84 Pacific Coast League games. He saw time at all three outfield positions with the Bees and did not commit an error.Compared to Blash, Scioscia said that “Eric has a little more versatility about being able to play some center, and certainly being able to do things coming off the bench if we want to insert some speed.”ALSODontrelle Willis is filling in as the Angels’ color commentator on Fox Sports West this weekend while Mark Gubicza is in Cooperstown, N.Y. for the Hall of Fame induction of Vladimir Guerrero. … Former Angels infielder Adam Kennedy is filling in on the pre- and post-game shows for Tim Salmon, who is also in Cooperstown. … Registration for Heaney’s “Lace Up & Leash Up” 5K Run/Walk ends at 9 a.m. Saturday. Participants are encouraged to complete the race with their dog; registration fees will benefit Children’s Hospital of Orange County. The race begins at 9 a.m. at the Bolsa Chica State Beach, 18331 E. Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach.UP NEXTAngels (RHP Jaime Barría 5-7, 3.80 ERA) vs. Mariners (RHP Felix Hernandez, 8-8, 5.14 ERA), 6 p.m., Fox Sports West Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield ANAHEIM – In May 2001, injuries to Bengie Molina and Jorge Fabregas left the Angels without their first- and second-string catchers for a span of 16 days. Mike Scioscia, then in his second season as the team’s manager, turned to a pair of rookies to fill the void: Jose Molina and Shawn Wooten.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Scioscia would not entrust the catcher position to a pair of rookies for another 15 years. Even then, it didn’t last long. Jett Bandy and Juan Graterol were the Angels’ catchers from July 18-23 last year, until Carlos Perez returned from a brief demotion to Triple-A.Prior to 2018, those were the Angels’ only rookie catching tandems in the last 17 years under Scioscia. They lasted a combined 22 days.Friday marked Day 2 in the bold new Jose Briceño/Francisco Arcia experiment. Arcia made Day 1 a rousing success, hitting a home run and setting a franchise record with four RBIs in his major league debut.Related Articleslast_img read more