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Survivor recounts robbery attempt that led to deadly shootout at She’s A Pistol gun store

Becky Bieker testified Monday in a Johnson County courtroom as a preliminary hearing began for three of the four defendants accused in the death her husband, Jon Bieker, with whom she owned the Shawnee gun store She’s A Pistol. Londro E. Patterson III, Nicquan K. Midgyett and Hakeem W. Malik are charged with murder and other crimes in the Jan. 9 attempted robbery that turned into a shootout between the Biekers and the assailants.

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With Yordano Ventura, watch for his secondary pitches

When I asked what to look for when Yordano Ventura was on the mound, I was told to pay attention to his secondary pitches and how soon he established them. Ventura can throw 100 mph, but if he can’t throw anything but a fastball for a strike, hitters will wait for those fastballs and be all over them. Sunday, he went to his curve early.

Judging the Royals

Defensive Indifference Part III: The Reckoning!

When the Royals went to St. Louis to play a makeup game against the Cardinals, there were two cases of a runner on first base taking second base with a runner on third. Both times the official scorekeeper called it “defensive indifference” because the Cardinals did nothing to stop the runner from taking second. I called it BS.

 
 
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