A Michigan man recently proposed to his girlfriend of two years, but he had one more big proposal to make − to his fiancee's daughter.
Soon after putting a ring on his girlfriend's finger, Jeff Andres turned his attention to her six-year-old daughter, Ally. The couple took the little girl to a nearby holiday store to meet Santa. While she sat on Santa's knee, Jeff got down on one of his and asked, "Ally, will you be my stepdaughter?"
She was shocked, especially when Jeff presented her with a diamond ring of her own. She excitedly said yes, some happy tears were shed, and Ally is going to have a Christmas to remember for the rest of her life. (NY Daily News)
Major League Baseball wants to play it safe. On Wednesday the MLB Rules Committee voted to ban collisions at home plate. The rule has to be approved by the MLB Players Association, but they are expected to let it slide by.
The rule change would mean that players would have to slide into home plate on a close play, rather than colliding with the opposing team's catcher in an attempt to knock the ball loose.
The rule was prompted by recent studies on the dangers of concussions and injuries to catchers, such as the Giants Buster Posey, who was knocked out for the season in 2011 after a collision with the Marlin's Scott Cousins.
If the Players Association approves the rule change, it could be put into play for the 2014. If they reject it, MLB can still put the rule into effect, but they'll have to wait until the 2015 season.
Source: Sports Illustrated
TIME magazine has chosen Pope Francis as its 2013 "Person of the Year," but the pick isn't without controversy. Some pundits think the honor should have gone to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
TIME says "what makes this Pope so important is the speed with which he has captured the imaginations of millions who had given up on hoping for the church at all."
That wasn't good enough for one-time Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, who broke stories about Snowden's leaks. He told Talking Points Memo, "If it were a serious magazine with minimally brave editors, then of course Snowden would have been chosen, but I never expected him to be precisely because that’s not what Time is."