Connect with us



Tensions had been simmering between Josh Donaldson and Tim Anderson since last week, but the feud took a turn Saturday when the White Sox claimed the Yankees slugger made a racist comment toward Anderson.

Donaldson admitted after the Yankees’ 7-5 win in The Bronx that he jokingly called Anderson “Jackie” — as he has in the past, he said — referring to a 2019 Sports Illustrated story in which Anderson described himself as “today’s Jackie Robinson.”

Though Donaldson insisted that the two had laughed about it before, Anderson, who is black, did not take it as a joke on Saturday. He said Donaldson asked him, “What’s up, Jackie?” multiple times.

“If something has changed from [2019], my meaning of that is not any term of trying to be racist by any fact of the matter,” Donaldson said. “It was just off of an interview what he called himself. We’ve said that before, we’ve joked about it. He laughed, whatever.”

But Anderson was not laughing on Saturday.

clearing incident with Josh Donaldson (right) who said he jokingly called Anderson "Jackie" for Jackie Robinson during the Yankees' 7-5 win over the White Sox.
Tim Anderson (left) is held back by Jose Abreu during a bench clearing incident with Josh Donaldson (right) who said he jokingly called Anderson “Jackie” for Jackie Robinson during the Yankees’ 7-5 win over the White Sox.
Corey Sipkin; Getty Images

“I don’t play like that,” Anderson said. “That happened the first time he got on, and I let it go that time, and it happened again. It’s just uncalled for. … I’ll never sleep this off.”

By early Saturday evening, Major League Baseball was looking into the matter and speaking with all relevant parties, according to a source. It’s possible discipline could be handed down, depending on the results of that investigation.

Donaldson said he called Anderson “Jackie” in the first inning on Saturday in an attempt to diffuse the situation after tempers had flared between the two last weekend in Chicago. They jawed again Saturday in the third inning and the fifth, when White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal had an extended confrontation with Donaldson at the plate that led to the benches and bullpens clearing.

“Obviously he deemed that it was disrespectful,” Donaldson said. “Look, if he did, I apologize. That’s not what I was trying to do by any matter. That’s really what happened.”

Before Donaldson gave his side of the story to reporters, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said he had heard “some talk” of what White Sox manager Tony La Russa alleged was a racist comment, but was still trying to get to the bottom of it.

Donaldson later said he explained the story behind calling Anderson “Jackie,” to some of his teammates. As for whether he would share that explanation directly with Anderson, Donaldson he’d be “more than happy to talk,” but wasn’t sure if the White Sox star would be willing to hear him out.

“There’s been a couple situations where he’s tried to get in my face and say other words to me,” Donaldson said. “It just keeps happening. That’s why after I slid into second base today [in the seventh inning], I just kind of looked at him after he said something to me and I’m like, ‘All right, I’ve had enough.’ I just laughed.”

When the final out of the third inning was made, Donaldson was rounding second base, but quickly stopped to talk with Anderson. A week removed from a dust-up between the two in Chicago, which had been set off by Donaldson appearing to push Anderson off the bag during a pickoff attempt, the two chirped at each other (Donaldson said Anderson threw profanities his way) before eventually going their separate ways.

That set the stage for the bigger confrontation in the fifth inning. As Donaldson walked to the plate, Grandal confronted him about the “Jackie” comment. Anderson soon ran in from his post at shortstop before the benches and bullpens cleared. The teams got face-to-face behind the plate, but the only action was Anderson getting dragged away from the scene by his teammates.

The umpires then issued warnings to both dugouts, though tempers seemingly settled down from there.

“I thought that was a joke between [Anderson] and I, because we’ve talked about it before,” Donaldson said. “As I said, let me mention again, he’s called himself Jackie Robinson. That’s why I thought it was funny between us.”

Additional reporting by Zach Braziller

By: Ny Post



Kourtney Kardashian uses Kopari Coconut Melt to ‘look good naked’




Page Six may be compensated and/or receive an affiliate commission if you buy through our links.

Kourtney Kardashian’s no stranger to showing skin.

Whether the reality star’s modeling lingerie, baring it all in a bikini or packing on PDA with husband Travis Barker, she’s clearly confident about her body — and relies on a selection of tried-and-true products to keep her skin in tip-top shape.

In one of her first-ever Poosh stories, fittingly titled “How to Look Good Naked,” the 43-year-old outlines some of her body care essentials, including La Mer The Body Crème ($300), Dr. Barbara Sturm Anti-Aging Body Cream ($95) and Le Labo’s Pin 12 Candle ($82) — the latter because “lighting is everything.”

But not everything on Kardashian’s list will bust your budget. She also swears by Kopari Organic Coconut Melt, which will set you back just $29 for a full-sized jar or $18 for a mini version.

“In order to achieve glowy skin, it’s important to moisturize everything — everywhere — at least once a day,” the Poosh piece reads. “Don’t forget to care for your hands and feet as well; we recommend focusing on these areas at night.”

Billed as “a deep conditioner for your bod,” the product is comprised of 100% organic, unrefined coconut oil, and Kopari suggests applying it “as soon as you step out of the shower and at the end of the day.”

What’s more, the multitasking product also works well as a hair mask, dry shave oil, bath mix-in and belly balm, per the brand.

Snag a tub for yourself below — and get ready to look fabulous in your birthday suit, too.

Kopari Organic Coconut melt

By: Ny Post

Continue Reading


Carlos Carrasco’s gem, three homers propel Mets past Marlins




MIAMI — He’s one tough Cookie these days.

Carlos Carrasco isn’t going to win any contests blowing away hitters, but the right-hander’s offspeed pitches and command — and most importantly, his health — have converged this season to give the Mets an invaluable rotation piece.

On Saturday, he gave his team 7 ²/₃ shutout innings in a 4-0 victory over the Marlins at loanDepot park. Carrasco extended his scoreless streak over his past three starts to 18 ²/₃ innings.

The win was No. 100 in Carrasco’s career, making the 35-year-old the eighth Venezuelan-born pitcher to reach the milestone. Carrasco last surrendered a run on July 9 against the Marlins at Citi Field.

The Mets (63-37) won their fifth straight and reached the 100-game mark with the franchise’s most victories since 1986.

Overall, Carrasco allowed four hits and struck out seven with two walks. Seth Lugo replaced Carrasco in the eighth inning after Charles Leblanc had doubled with two outs. But Leblanc was picked off second base by Tomas Nido, ensuring Carrasco’s scoreless streak continued.

Carlos Carrasco didn't allow a run in the Mets' 4-0 win over the Marlins.
Carlos Carrasco didn’t allow a run in the Mets’ 4-0 win over the Marlins.

Lugo remained in the game to pitch a scoreless ninth inning, allowing Edwin Diaz a day off following a 10-pitch outing Friday in which he struck out the side.

The Mets will try for a three-game sweep of the reeling Marlins on Sunday with Taijuan Walker on the mound.

After scuffling at the plate for seven innings, the Mets gave Carrasco breathing room in the eighth when Francisco Lindor and J.D. Davis each blasted a solo homer to give the Mets a 4-0 lead. Davis’ homer, in a pinch-hitting appearance, came as the Mets are searching on the trade market for a right-handed bat to solidify the DH spot.

The Mets have traded for two lefty bats in the last week-plus to bolster the other half of the DH equation. One of those additions, Tyler Naquin, debuted for the Mets on Saturday in left field and went 0-for-4. Daniel Vogelbach started at DH and drew a walk in four plate appearances.

Carrasco’s gem was the latest strong performance by a Mets starting pitcher. Entering play, the Mets had a 2.45 ERA from the starting rotation in July, which ranked second in the major leagues. Chris Bassitt had a rare flat start for the Mets a night earlier, when he allowed four earned runs over six innings.

Jeff McNeil hit a solo homer in the third against rookie Nick Neidert to give the Mets their first run. The homer was the first since June 14 for McNeil, who entered the day with a .162/.240/.191 slash line in July.

The Mets weren’t finished in the inning: Nido, Brandon Nimmo and Lindor all singled. Lindor’s hit extended the Mets’ lead to 2-0 and gave the shortstop 68 RBIs for the season before he reached 69 with his blast later.

Carrasco was challenged in the first inning, when he allowed a single to Miguel Rojas and walk to Jesus Aguilar before retiring JJ Bleday for the final out. In the fourth, Carrasco surrendered a leadoff single, but he escaped the inning when he got Bleday to ground into a double-play.

By: Ny Post

Continue Reading


Career NYC criminal tries to steal moped from NYPD station




A brazen career criminal with more than 50 arrests on his rap sheet, including rape, was busted for trying to steal a moped from outside a lower Manhattan police station.

Jon Matos was caught red-handed approaching the $1,200 bike outside the 5th Precinct, sources said.

He was allegedly using a set of burglary tools Friday to try to bust the lock of the bike, which was vouchered property, cops and sources said.

Matos, a homeless father of three, was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on charges of attempted grand larceny and possession of burglary tools.

The proceeding was delayed for hours, sources said, after Matos allegedly became angry with a cellmate who used the facilities — but didn’t courtesy flush.

“I was just f–king with it. It’s not my tools,” he allegedly told an NYPD detective, said Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Megan Mers during the court proceeding.

Judge Valentina Morales Saturday agreed to give Matos supervised release in the moped case.

“Thank you, your honor,” Matos told Morales.

But instead of hitting the streets once again, Matos was held on outstanding charges from the 23rd Precinct in an unrelated case, authorities said.

It was his second appearance before a judge in a week: Matos was in court days earlier, charged with grand larceny, petit larceny, and criminal possession of stolen property and was released in yet another incident.

Matos has racked up dozens of busts for burglary, robbery, fare evasion — including the 1999 rape of a 14-year-old girl.

Crime is up in six of the seven major crimes measured by the department contributed to the increase — though the seventh category, murders, dropped a noticeable 31.6% last month in comparison to numbers compiled in June 2021, according to the NYPD’s preliminary statistics.

Grand larceny spiked 41%, robbery rose 36.1% and burglary went up 33.8%.

When addressing the crime spike last month, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said the department was arresting the same people for crimes “over and over again.”

Other recent and brazen repeat offenders include veteran shoplifter Isaac “Man of Steal” Rodriguez, who was finally locked up in January after dozens of arrests for stealing to support his drug habit.

Laron Mack, whose catchphrase is “I steal for a living,” has been arrested more than 50 times. Another serial stealer, James Connelly, was busted in December for involvement in 28 separate incidents over three months.

Last month, accused serial shoplifter Lorenzo McLucas, 34, was nabbed for stealing from the cosmetics counter at a Duane Reade on Lexington Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, according to cops and court documents.

McLucas, who was released on his own recognizance, has notched 122 prior arrests.

By: Ny Post

Continue Reading