What Had Happened Was: 4/12/17
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Michael Brantley is back and he’s better, folks.
The Cleveland Indians outfielder played in only 11 games last season because of two right shoulder surgeries. He had not played in Cleveland since May 10. But he returned in dramatic fashion Tuesday, doubling to score the game-winning run in the 10th inning against the Chicago White Sox.
Brantley sliced a 3-2 pitch down the left-field line, giving Francisco Lindor enough time to sprint from first base to home. That gave the Indians a 2-1 victory.
On a night when Cleveland celebrated its American League championship, Lindor, who was walked with two outs before Brantley brought him home, put the team on the board with a first-inning home run.
Cleveland led the majors with 11 walk-off wins last season.
— clevelanddotcom (@clevelanddotcom) April 12, 2017
— SportsTime Ohio (@SportsTimeOhio) April 11, 2017
What a great moment for Michael Brantley after missing almost all of the 2016 season. https://t.co/WkhJyNyF1t
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) April 12, 2017
COME THRU, BLACK PULITZER PRIZE WINNERS.
Poetry — Tyehimba Jess
Criticism — Hilton Als
Drama — Lynn Nottage
Fiction — Colson Whitehead
— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) April 10, 2017
— Khary Penebaker (@kharyp) April 10, 2017
— . (@AnitraOneillE) April 11, 2017
this is why victims of abuse are scared & hesitant to leave the relationship. this man killed her, himself & an innocent 8 year old boy. https://t.co/ycUqvb4csZ
— nañi (@pettyblackgirI) April 11, 2017
Her name was Karen Smith & she was shot by her estranged husband in front of her students. We need to talk about guns and domestic violence. pic.twitter.com/3uWiibMwBb
— UltraViolet (@UltraViolet) April 11, 2017
Karen Elaine Smith was shot by her husband while teaching. It’s disturbingly common for women to be murdered at work https://t.co/LAGZXpIDjl
— Bryce Covert (@brycecovert) April 11, 2017
In light of Cedric Anderson and Karen Smith, I'd like us men to take some time for introspection today. What have we internalized?
— anthoné james williams (@anthoknees) April 11, 2017
Karen Smith, as many have noted, did the one thing folks tell women to do when they're with a violent man. She left. https://t.co/9PyBdnr1Ne
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) April 11, 2017
FOR THE CULTURE
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TOP THREE TWEETS
1. TREAT YOSELF!
Asahd enjoying the yacht life pic.twitter.com/LGeWf0KxBm
— Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) April 9, 2017
2. HAIR ON AQUA
surfs up 🏄🏾🏄🏽♀️😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/iOgxwt83DS
— Leah (@GoofDaTroof) April 9, 2017
3. HONEY! WHERE IS MY SUPER SUIT!?
Roses are red,
I like to eat fruit, pic.twitter.com/A3FRosf0eD
— pepet champion (@kai_bing) April 10, 2017
DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar. pic.twitter.com/ucQcg0PuzG
— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) April 11, 2017