Re March 26 article, “Couple opposes planned museum”: I agree wholeheartedly with Bob and Sheila DiSarro that the Capital District Jewish Holocaust Museum does not belong in a residential neighborhood, nor should it be put next to a Catholic cemetery.Look, without a doubt the Holocaust was one of the worse cases of man’s inhumanity to man and should never ever be forgotten. This is just not the location for it.On the other hand, if Niskayuna approves this site, the Catholic Diocese could donate more land and erect a memorial for victims of sexual abuse at the hands of some of the sickest individuals in this country.Maybe it could include a wall of shame listing the names of the priests who committed these atrocities. Then again, there’s probably not enough room left in Niskayuna for such a wall.Ray WeidmanLathamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNWeek 11 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire PickupsOwnership percentage from ESPN – for consensus ownership, visit FantasyProsPosition eligibility based on ESPN’s default settings Hitters1B/OF Jay Bruce, Phillies (35 percent owned) — Now with the Phillies, Bruce is on his second hot streak of the season, and Andrew McCutchen’s season-ending knee injury has opened the door for him to play more against lefties. Citizen’s Bank Park should help his power numbers, so if you can handle the weak average/OBP, you should get plenty of production from Bruce. — Matt LutovskyC Josh Phegley, A’s (31.5 percent) — While it appeared for a while that Phegley’s production spike at the plate was a fluke, it might be time to start taking him more seriously considering we’re in June. His .270 average, seven home runs and 33 RBIs are all solid for a catcher, and he’s been getting plenty of playing time. One thing to keep an eye on, though, is the status of injured A’s catcher Chris Herrmann, who could return in the middle of June. Herrmann, a lefthanded hitter, would presumably eat up the high-volume side of a platoon with Phegley. This is at least a nice short-term play that could become more if Herrmann experiences a setback.3B Kyle Seager, Mariners (25.6 percent) — Seager has hit at least 20 home runs in every season since he was a rookie, and he’s surpassed 70 RBIs in five straight campaigns. But the typically durable infielder underwent surgery on his hand to begin this year, furthering concerns his consistent production is about to fall off a cliff. Just coming off the IL now and joining a logjam in Seattle at the corners, fantasy owners shouldn’t blow their entire FAAB budget or invest a top waiver claim on Seager, but he can be worth stashing if you get him cheap.OF Bryan Reynolds, Pirates (18.3 percent) — The former second-round pick rose through the minors quickly and at 24 has broken through in Pittsburgh with five home runs in his first 40 career games. His batting average on balls in play (.418) indicates his average will regress soon, but he has the prospect pedigree of someone who can stick in MLB, even if it takes him some time to reach his full potential.SS Willy Adames, Rays (9 percent) — Adames was a popular preseason sleeper who got off to a slow start, but he’s been playing better recently, starting off June with a .381/.409/.667 line (with two HRs and an SB in five games) after hitting .284/.357/.443 in May. The 23-year-old infielder isn’t going to blow you away in any one category, but it looks like the worst is behind him, making him a solid MI option in most 12-team leagues going forward. — Matt LutovskySS Orlando Arcia, Brewers (6 percent) — Arcia used to be a top fantasy prospect until 2018 happened, when he hit .236 with just three home runs. But after a strong postseason last year and solid start to this season, he’s certainly trending upward. His most promising trait is his speed, and if he’s able to steal bases at the rate he’s capable of, his ownership will skyrocket.C Elias Diaz, Pirates (1.9 percent) — An illness forced Diaz to start the year late, but his solid May (.310/.342/.338) has turned into a torrid start to June (.412/.412/.706). With Francisco Cervelli taking his time coming back from a concusion, Diaz should continue to see consistent playing time, and given what he showed last year (.286/.339/.452 with 10 HRs in 85 games), the 28-year-old backstop should be a legit fantasy option at a painfully thin position. — Matt LutovskyMORE WAIVER SUGGESTIONS: Week 10 waiver wirePitchersSP Nick Pivetta, Phillies (43.7 percent) — We pegged Pivetta as a breakout candidate this season before enduring a brutal stretch that eventually got him sent down to Triple-A. Whoops. Would you believe us then if we said Pivetta has kinda sorta been good since returning to the Phillies? He’s given up three runs in 11 innings and struck out 15. Maybe the breakout is coming after all.SP Zach Plesac, Indians (42.3 percent) — Plesac was dominating in the minors this year (0.96/0.78 with 8.2 K/9 ratio in six starts at Double-A; 2.25/0.80 with 9.9 K/9 in three starts at Triple-A), and he’s kept it up in his first two starts in the majors (1.46/0.81, 6.6 K/9). The 24-year-old righty isn’t a huge strikeout pitcher, but like teammate Shane Bieber, he doesn’t walk many and generally keeps the ball in the yard. There’s major upside here. — Matt LutovskyRP Ryan Pressly, Astros (20.4 percent) — Roberto Osuna hasn’t been himself since April, blowing another save on Thursday night against the Mariners. Pressly, meanwhile, boasts a 0.64 ERA and lurks just behind Osuna if the closer continues to stumble. It’s worth adding Pressly now and waiting to see how things shake out given the righthander’s elite ERA and WHIP.SP Trevor Richards, Marlins (12.4 percent) — Richards had some sleeper appeal prior to the season, but a rough April dropped him off the fantasy radar. He posted a 2.86/1.24 line in May, and his first June start was five shoutout innings with eight Ks against the Padres. Richards has been taking advantage of favorable matchups lately (Mets, Tigers, Giants, Padres in his past four), so there are reasons to doubt him, but his respectable rookie campaign in 2018 (4.05 FIP, 9.3 K/9 ratio) points to legit talent. — Matt Lutovsky At this point in the season, hot starts are becoming more than just trends, and the likes of Josh Phegley and Orlando Arcia are looking increasingly viable as long-term fantasy baseball options, at least in deeper leagues. Meanwhile, putrid early-season performers have in some cases had the chance to bounce back (Nick Pivetta). And if those types of players don’t excite you, we have some returning former stars (Kyle Seager, Jimmy Nelson), as well as emerging prospects (Zach Plesac, Jon Duplantier). We’ll help you figure out who’s worth your attention as a possible waiver wire pickup or free agent add.There are stolen bases and saves to be acquired on the waiver wire this week, as well as offensive production at premium positions. Read on to determine how to patch up your roster needs at a pivotal point in the fantasy season. SP Jimmy Nelson, Brewers (11.4 percent) — After Nelson’s magical 2017 season (12-6, 3.49 ERA, 10.21 K/9) was cut short due to injury, his road back from Tommy John surgery forced him to watch from afar as the Brewers reached the NLCS last year. He struggled in his first outing in a year and a half this week, but if he can get close to his 2017 form, he’ll be a top-notch fantasy option.SP/RP Jon Duplantier, Diamondbacks (1.8 percent) — Duplantier entered the season as one of Arizona’s top prospects, and he’s backed that label by providing a couple of solid starts for the Diamondbacks. He’s a genuine top-100 guy you can feel optimistic about as a flier in deep formats.RP Anthony Bass, Mariners (0.2 percent) — This is a deep pull only for those desperate for saves. Bass picked up the Mariners last save, and while that doesn’t mean much in Seattle’s committee bullpen, he’s also been pitching well this year (2.16/0.96, 7.6 K/9 ratio). You’d like more Ks from a reliever, but Bass shouldn’t hurt you much and could grab the occasional win/save. — Matt Lutovsky
Paris WakemanParis â€œCobbâ€ Wakeman, 76, of Wellington died on January 13, 2014 at his home under the care of his family in Wellington.Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 17 at the First Christian Church in Oxford. Burial will be in the Oxford Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 16th at the Shelley Funeral Home Chapel in Wellington. A memorial has been established with the Wellington Humane Society and the First Christian Church in Oxford. For further information or to leave a condolence please visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.comParis Leroy Wakeman was born on December 26, 1937 the only son of Alvin Willard and Zella â€œJimâ€ Marie Paris Wakeman in Harper. He was a 1955 graduate of Oxford High School. After High School, Paris served his country in the United States Air Force. He was united in marriage with Barbara Knapp in 1956, the couple later divorced. Paris worked with his father as a salesman for the Valley Feed and Seed Company. Paris was united in marriage with Mary Rausch in 1984, she survives him. He owned the Meadow Lane Bowling Company in Wellington for many years and was later a driver for the St. Francis Academy. Paris enjoyed golfing and going to the casino. He liked to bow hunt, fish and tell jokes.Surviving to honor his memory are his wife Mary Wakeman, daughters, Katey Potucek and husband Jim of Oxford, Shelley Patterson of Derby, KS, Wendy Maness and husband Eric of Boulder Creek, CA and son Robert Burkey and wife Nikki of Liberal, KS, 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.