MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Here are the four stories you need to know about for Tuesday, July 15. They include what two retailers hope will be your biggest shopping day of the year, and a great showing by a Minnesota Twin in the national spotlight.
Dozier Homers In 1st All-Star At-Bat
Two Minnesota Twins players ended up playing prominent roles for the American League in the All Star Game.
Second baseman Brian Dozier showed why he deserved to be there, mashing taters with a long-ball over the center field wall. He now stands alongside Kirby Puckett and Harmon Killebrew as the only Twins to hit a homer in the All-Star game. He’s the only one to do it in his first All-Star at-bat.
Then in the 9th inning, Twins closer Glen Perkins came in for the second year in a row, recording the final out to put the National League away.
The American League won 6-3.
A Special Toast To A Fallen Soldier
A fallen solider, being honored with a never-ending toast, is going viral. A woman ordered two beers — one for her, and one for her brother who died in Iraq.
At first, a Tacoma, Washington Buffalo Wild Wings server told her she couldn’t because of state law, but then the server ended up buying the beer that sat on the table.
On her receipt, the woman wrote a thank you.
Amazon, Wal-Mart Try To Lure Shoppers Today
Amazon Prime and Wal-Mart start a battle of the sales Wednesday, but only consumers will decide if either is bigger than Black Friday.
Amazon is using the sale to celebrate its 20th year anniversary and offering deals every 10 minutes. Wal-Mart responded to the sale with its own.
ESPY Awards Honor Caitlyn Jenner With Courage Award
Caitlyn Jenner will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY Awards.
ESPN producers are honoring the Olympian, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, for her decision to publicly come out as a transgender woman.
“I will be able to stand as my true self in front of my peers,” Jenner said.
The decision to honor her came with backlash from critics.