The Week Ahead: Five Star Conference Gathers Industry Leaders

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago September 10, 2016 1,013 Views Sign up for DS News Daily 2016-09-10 Kendall Baer  Print This Post Previous: First Multi-Servicer NPL Sale Announced by Freddie Mac Next: REO Agents and Brokers Prepare for the Future The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Kendall Baer Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Savecenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Five Star Conference Gathers Industry Leaders Related Articles Will Upcoming Foreclosure Report Show Further Decline?National foreclosure completions in June were up 5 percent from May, but compared to a year ago, the number of foreclosures is definitively down, according to the  June 2016 National Foreclosure Report  from CoreLogic.June’s 38,000 foreclosures is a bump from May’s 36,000, but is 26 percent down from a year ago, and still 67.5 percent down from the foreclosure peak of 117,835 in September 2010. As of June, CoreLogic reported, the national foreclosure inventory included approximately 375,000, or 1 percent, of all homes with a mortgage, compared with 507,000 homes (1.3 percent) last year. Overall, June’s foreclosure inventory was down 3.6 percent compared with May and is the lowest for any month since August 2007.”The impact of the inexorable reduction over the past several years in both foreclosure trends and serious delinquencies is driving the long-awaited return to more historic norms for the U.S. housing market,” said Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic. “We expect the combination of continued home price appreciation of more than 5 percent and rising employment levels in the year ahead will help cement the gains we have had and perhaps accelerate them.”The latest CoreLogic National Foreclosure Report for July 2016 is set to come out Tuesday, September 13th.This week’s scheduleSunday, September 11 through Tuesday, September 1313th Annual Five Star Conference and Expo, Hilton Anatole, Dallas, TexasTuesday, September 13CoreLogic July 2016 National Foreclosure ReportDiscussion of possible amendments and vote on the Financial CHOICE Act, House Financial Services CommitteeFriday, September 16Consumer Sentiment Survey for September 2016, University of Michigan, 10 a.m. EST in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines The Week Ahead: Five Star Conference Gathers Industry Leaders Real estate and mortgage servicing professionals from all over the country will gather under one roof for the preeminent business growth and educational opportunity this week at the 13th Annual Five Star Conference and Expo, which starts Sunday, September 11, and continues through Tuesday, September 13, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas.This year’s conference will include a keynote address from Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States (2001-2009), a performance from country music star Trace Adkins, six Five Star Labs presented by experts in the real estate and mortgage industries, and endless networking opportunities.The Five Star Conference and Expo is the mortgage industry’s largest event of the year. In addition to the industry-leading education, Five Star’s groups such as the Legal League 100, American Mortgage Diversity Council, National Mortgage Servicing Association, and FORCE will also convene. This year’s conference will include a policy and industry update from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on the Bureau’s new servicing rules updates.Subjects covered in the labs will be Single-Family Rentals, Foreclosures, Investment Strategies, Compliance, Property Management, REO, and Servicing, and will be directed by the nation’s top executives in their respective fields.At the conference on Monday night, Five Star will celebrate and honor the U.S. military with the Military Heroes Keys for Life event, which will include a concert from Trace Adkins and the donation of mortgage-free homes to five wounded veterans and their families. The conference will conclude on Tuesday with the Fourth Annual Women in Housing Leadership Forum, during which attendees will have the opportunity to hear from female trailblazers in the real estate and mortgage industries and the important lessons they have learned during their careers. This event will feature a keynote address from Laura Bush.To register or to find more information on the 2016 Five Star Conference and Expo, click here.Editor’s note: The Five Star Institute is the parent company of MReport, and TheMReport.com. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, TX. Born and raised in Texas, Kendall now works as the online editor for DS News. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

BASH BEAUREGARD

first_imgLatest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author You Might Like Preserving history Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library renovation nearing completion The renovation of the historic wing of the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge… read more BASH BEAUREGARD By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 11:00 pm Friday, September 6, 2013center_img Skip A theme day at Charles Henderson High School on Friday was taken up a notch when the school brought in an old car for students to demolish during morning recess. Students were encouraged to “Bash Beauregard,” the team the Trojans faced off with Friday night. Adam Helms, CHHS defensive line coach, donned an Incredible Hulk costume to take part in smashing the car. Students, including some football players, got into the spirit with dance. Still others, climbed atop the car to get a better whack. Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more

RAM Clutches marks fifth season as IMCA sponsor

first_imgCOLUMBIA, S.C. – RAM Clutches rewards drivers in four divisions in 2017, its fifth season of IMCA sponsorship.IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod competitors all are in line for $50 product certificates from the Columbia, S.C., manufacturer.Certificates go to top five eligible drivers in the EQ Cylinder Heads Northern and Southern regions for Stock Cars, Big Daddy Race Cars Northern and Southern regions for Hobby Stocks, and in both national Northern and Southern SportMod standings.“RAM Clutches is proud to be a part of the growing IMCA program. It has allowed us to expand our product offerings to tailor clutch systems to fit each class,” said RAM Marketing Manager Mike Norcia. “We look forward to continuing support of the IMCA over the next five years!”Certificates will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed begin­ning the following week from the IMCA home office.Drivers in all four divisions are required to display two RAM decals on their race car, compete with a RAM manual transmission and return a com­pleted sign-up form to the IMCA home office by Aug. 1 to be eligible for those contingencies.Other products with IMCA applications manufactured by RAM include flywheels, hydraulic bear­ings and repair parts.More information about those products is available by calling 803 788-6034, on Facebook and at the www.ramclutches.com website.“Five years of support is always a milestone and this year we’re proud to reach that with RAM Clutches,” emphasized IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Their support of IMCA racers has been steady and we encourage our racers to explore their product line.”last_img read more

Rosemary Amelia Brinkman

first_imgRosemary Amelia Brinkman (nee: Herbert), age 90 of Batesville, Indiana passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019.  The daughter of Edward and Elizabeth (nee: Tunny) Herbert was born on March 26, 1929 in Batesville.  She married Melvin Brinkman on June 12, 1948 at St. Maurice Church in Napoleon, Indiana.  He passed away on July 25, 2006.Rose was a wonderful mom and homemaker for her husband and seven children.  She also worked as a bookkeeper for Brinkman Construction until she retired in her 70’s.  In their early years she and her husband, Melvin loved to square dance, going to a dance nearly every Saturday night.  Rose was an avid bowler as well.  She especially loved flowers.  Over the years she always enjoyed working in her beautiful flower gardens.  Crafting was another favorite of hers, always making 8 of something, one for her and of course, seven for the kids.  Rose liked spending time sewing and quilting too.  She also liked working her crosswords and word search books.  Rose was a member of Batesville VFW Auxillary #3183, St. Louis Catholic Church and belonged to the Batesville Ladies Red Hats. Most of all she loved being a mom, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother to her dear family.She will be dearly missed by her children, David (Mary Beth) Brinkman of Batesville, Steve Brinkman of Batesville, Dan (Lisa) Brinkman of Indianapolis, Dale (Carol) Brinkman of Batesville, Linda (Tom) Amberger of Greensburg, Carol (Steve) McGrath of Cincinnati and Mary Kay (Joe) Roberts of Oldenburg; 7 grandchildren, Chuck, Angie, Mark, Eric, Andy, Michael and Alex; 14 great-grandchildren along with her brother Tom Herbert,  and sisters, Margaret Dickman, Dianna Young, Dorothy Halcomb, and Patricia Seevers.In addition to her parents, and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother Paul Herbert, and her sisters Catherine Herbert and Betty Johnson.Visitation will be Monday, September 23, 2019 from 4:00–7:00p.m. at Meyers Funeral Home.  Mass of Christian burial will be at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, September 24th, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Batesville.  Father Stanley Pondo officiating.  Burial to follow in the St. Louis Cemetery.Memorials may be given to Margaret Mary Hospice c/o the Meyers Funeral Home.  Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.last_img read more

Kizito Luwaga and Farouk Miya dropped for Congo brazaville game

first_imgOnduparaka’s vice captain, Gardinho Ghadafi is one of the surprise call ups for the Congo Brazzaville World cup qualifierFOOTBALL–Uganda cranes interim boss Moses Basena has named what may be his last squad for the game against Congo Brazzaville next month.The former Cranes defender is poised not to be named the full time coach after FUFA decided to accept applications for the role early this week.The Cranes job fell vacant in July after Serbian Milutin Sredjovic “Micho” decided to terminate his contract sighting unfavourable working conditions and salary arrears not taken care of.Basena who was his assistant was tasked with heading the Cranes on interim basis and has over seen Cranes play five competitive games in both the World cup qualifiers and those of CHAN where the Cranes have won two,drawn one and two in the process thus qualifying for the CHAN tournament in Morocco early next year.The team that was announced on Wednesday afternoon includes some surprise additions as Proline’s David Owori makes the 28 man team that is expected to be trimed to 23 by match day.Owori has featured prominently for the Lugogo based side scoring two of the six his side have managed so far this season.Others that have made the squad unexpectedly include SC Villa duo of Joseph Nsubuga and Ibrahim Kiyemba who have been away from the Cranes set up for a while with Kiyemba’s last game coming in 2015 against Nigeria in an international friendly.Ondupararaka’s vice captain Gardinho Ghadafi, Kirinya’s Allan Kyambadde and Police duo of Albert Migisa and Hood Kaweesa are in line for a World cup qualifiers debut too after being included.Cranes forwards William Kizito Luwaga and Farooq Miya have not been included in the squad and with the CHAN championships around the corner, it is fair to say that Basena had the tournament in which only locally based players are allowed in mind.Other notable omissions include Khalid Aucho, Tony Mawejje and goalkeeper Robert Odongkara.Cranes are second in group E, four points behind leaders Egypt with a single game to play.The other group E fixture will see Ghana hosting Egypt in Kumasi on the same dayThe full squad summoned:Goalkeepers:Denis Onyango(Mamelodi Sundowns, S.Africa), Isma Watenga(Vipers SC), Ochan Benjamin(KCCA FC), Ikara Thomas(Kirinya JSS).Defenders:Wadada Nicholas(Vipers SC), Nsubuga Joseph(SC Villa), Muleme Isaac(KCCA FC), Walusimbi Godfrey(Gor Mahia, Kenya), Iguma Denis(URA FC), Isaac Isinde(Lusaka Dynamos, Zambia), Jjuko Murushid(Simba SC, Tanzania), Kabugo Savio(Proline FC), Kiyemba Ibrahim(SC Villa), Awanyi Timothy(KCCA FC), Muwanga Bernard(SC Villa).Midfielders:Hassan Wasswa(not attached), Masiko Tom(Vipers SC), Shafiq Kagimu(URA FC), Gardinho Ghadafi(Onduparaka FC), Mutyaba Muzamiru(KCCA FC), Mucuurezi Paul(KCCA FC), Waisswa Moses(Vipers SC), Owori David(Proline FC), Kyambadde Allan(Kirinya JSS), Mugisa Albert(Police FC).Attackers:Kaweesa Hood(Police FC), Ddumba Sadala(Masavu FC), Okwi Emmanuel(Simba SC, Tanzania), Serunkuma Geofrey(Lusaka Dynamos, Zambia), Senkatuka Nelson(Bright Stars), Karisa Milton(Vipers SC) & Nsibambi Derrick(KCCA FC).World cup qualifiers 2018Congo Brazzaville vs UgandaStade Alphonse Massamba, BrazzavilleSunday, 12-November-20175:30PMCommentslast_img read more

Sadness at passing of special baby Willow Rodgers

first_imgAn eight-month-old baby girl who inspired a major fundraiser for BUMBLEance this month has sadly passed away.Baby Willow Rodgers of Mullaghduff, Kincasslagh was born with a life-limiting condition called Smith-Lemli-Opitz.Her special needs made travel difficult for her parents Fiona Harrington and Dwain Rodgers, but the BUMBLEance Children’s Ambulance came to the young family’s aid in August to help them fly to Cork for a special visit to see Fiona’s parents. Fiona, who is a native of Bere Island in Cork, was so grateful for this trip that she did an island-island swim from Owey to Cruit Island in November to raise funds for BUMBLEance. Over €26,000 has been raised this month and donations can still be made via www.justgiving.comBaby Willow’s battle for life sadly came to an end last week. A Mass of the Angels was celebrated in the Star of the Sea Church, Annagry on Monday 25th November, as locals said goodbye to a special little angel.   Sadness at passing of special baby Willow Rodgers was last modified: December 3rd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Energy efficiency programs: state by state ratings

first_imgCalifornia is Best; Wyoming is WorstWest coast, Northeast, and Lakes states fill out the top 10WASHINGTON, DC — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has ranked all 50 states for the quality of their energy-efficiency programs and policies. California received the highest ranking; in descending order, the next best states are Oregon, Connecticut, Vermont, New York, Washington, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and New Jersey.Maggie Eldridge, an ACEEE research associate, noted, “The top-ranked states are demonstrating great leadership in promoting energy independence with cost-effective energy-efficiency investments.” ACEEE scores states on the quality of their utility-sponsored and state-sponsored energy-efficiency programs, their building energy codes, their appliance efficiency standards, and the energy efficiency of public buildings, among other factors. At the bottom of the list, in descending order, are Arkansas, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennesse, Mississippi, South Dakota, North Dakota, Alabama, and Wyoming. For more information, visit the ACEEE website.last_img read more

A New Passivhaus Advocacy Group for the U.S.

first_imgKatrin Klingenberg, the founder of the Passive House Institute U.S. in Urbana, Illinois, has announced the launch of a new non-profit advocacy group to increase awareness of the Passivhaus standard. Called the Passive House Alliance, the group will engage in marketing, public relations, outreach, and political lobbying. Among the goals of the Alliance: to incorporate the Passivhaus standard into residential energy codes in the U.S. by 2020 or 2030.The launch of the Alliance will allow the Passive House Institute U.S. to focus on its core goals: training architects and builders in the use of the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) software; providing quality control for Passivhaus construction projects; certifying completed Passivhaus buildings; and organizing conferences.“I think that this is big news,” Klingenberg told attendees at the October 23 Passivhaus Symposium at the Boston Architectural College. “As we form this Alliance, we are working closely with the Passivhaus Institut in Germany and advocacy groups in Germany.”For more information, visit the Alliance’s new Web site, www.phalliance.com.last_img read more

Hamilton wins Belgian GP to trim Vettel’s lead to 7 points

first_imgDrivers worry that their tires lose heat if they stay behind the car too long.But Vettel failed to capitalize.“Maybe that was the problem, my restart was too good,” Vettel said. “I was too close.” SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief On a track more suited to Mercedes than Ferrari, Hamilton felt Vettel got “way too close” for comfort.“This weekend we definitely didn’t have the race pace. The car is not quite where we need it,” Hamilton said. “It was only just enough to stay ahead.”Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was third — for his sixth podium of the season — finishing ahead of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, with Hamilton’s teammate Valtteri Bottas fifth.Ricciardo showed great race intelligence and opportunism to pass Bottas after the safety car incident.After 12 races, four-time F1 champion Vettel has 220 points to three-time champion Hamilton’s 213 heading into next weekend’s Italian GP in Monza.“The positive thing is that we had really good race pace,” Vettel said. “I’m looking forward to next week.”Hamilton made a good start to the race on the long climb up to Eau Rouge, with Vettel on his tail.But Max Verstappen’s hopes of a first win this season ended on lap 8 when his Red Bull lost power.“I can’t believe this,” Verstappen said. His exasperation was understandable — it is the sixth time this season he has failed to finish the race, and some 80,000 Dutch fans had crossed the border to cheer him on.“I’m not happy at all,” Verstappen said. “I am very disappointed for the fans who buy an expensive ticket to watch and I retire after eight laps. No words.” WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Read Next View comments Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program PLAY LIST 02:02Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program00:50Trending Articles01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Although it was a comfortable win for the British driver, it got a bit tense toward the end.“I was waiting for Lewis to make a mistake and he didn’t,” Vettel said.With about 10 laps left, Vettel almost overtook his challenger as they emerged from behind the safety car.Vettel got his Ferrari alongside Hamilton on a long straight, but Hamilton edged his Mercedes into the corner just in time.“I’m not entirely happy,” said Vettel, adding that he got his approach slightly wrong.ADVERTISEMENT Vettel finished second, about 2 seconds behind Hamilton.“Sebastian was very, very close. He was very consistent throughout,” said Hamilton, after his 200th GP. “That’s what racing’s about.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHamilton was in good form all weekend, topping every part of qualifying.“Really brilliant,” Mercedes head of motorsport Toto Wolff said. “Hamilton’s drive was really fantastic.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain (right) raises his trophy in the air on the podium after winning the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany placed second and Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia (left) placed third. (Photo by OLIVIER MATTHYS / AP)SPA-FRANORCHAMPS, Belgium — Lewis Hamilton celebrated his record-equaling 68th pole position with victory at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday, trimming championship leader Sebastian Vettel’s lead to seven points.Hamilton clinched his fifth win of the season and 58th overall, having equaled Michael Schumacher’s pole record.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Guiao focused on winning, not securing top draft pick LATEST STORIES The 19-year-old Verstappen secured a podium with third place in China but has been hit with reliability issues since.Two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso retired on lap 27 — the latest setback as McLaren continues to struggle with Honda engines. The Spanish driver has completed only three races so far.The Spa track, nestled in the Ardennes forest, is the longest in F1 at 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) and the race is often full of incident, especially when it rains.It stayed dry, but there was one heated clash between Force India drivers Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon, prompting the safety car to come out after they made contact with each other on lap 30, sending debris onto the track.Their tense relationship is degrading fast.After bumping on the track at the Azerbaijan GP in June, they did it again when they touched wheels as Ocon moved on the outside of the track shortly after the start, with Perez responding by squeezing the Frenchman against the barrier.Later the pair came into contact again with Ocon’s front wing flying away and a tire dropping off Perez’s car as a result.This prompted a furious, expletive-laced outburst from Ocon, who was already unhappy that his team had pitted Perez for new tires ahead of him. After both cars pitted for repairs, Ocon finished ninth but Perez had to retire just before the end.The safety car stayed out for four laps, which was too long for Hamilton’s liking, and he used an expletive of his own to complain.“There was hardly any debris about,” Hamilton said afterward. “They did a good job cleaning the track.” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

Derek Jeter And the Other Worst AllStar Starters of the Past 40

When the American League takes the field in Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game, Derek Jeter will walk out of the dugout to what is sure to be thunderous applause and take his familiar place at shortstop.That’s nothing new. Jeter, who plans to retire at the end of this season, has been named an All-Star 14 times in his storied career, starting the game at shortstop nine times. This year, though, he’s playing at nothing near an All-Star level. According to wins above replacement (WAR), Jeter has been one of the AL’s worst shortstops this season.It’s tough to get too worked up, though, about Jeter getting the starting nod — however undeserved — in the final All-Star Game of his career. Although Erick Aybar of the Los Angeles Angels almost certainly warranted the accolade instead, baseball has a long history of awarding statistically unjustified All-Star Game starts. Surprisingly, though, the worst All-Star starting bids (since 1974 — excluding 1981, due to the players’ strike — according to FanGraphs’ WAR through the end of June for the season in question) are not exclusively the realm of sentimental picks like Jeter:Forty-year-old Cal Ripken Jr.’s 2001 All-Star Game start was awarded purely out of legacy, and it’s been frequently compared to Jeter’s this week. Ripken, however, had the worst first half of any All-Star Game starter from the past four decades, having played much worse than Jeter has thus far in 2014. Ripken’s first-half triple-slash line in 2001 was .240/.270/.324 (good for a 56 Weighted Runs Created Plus); Jeter’s 2014 line is .272/.324/.322 (80 wRC+), despite playing in a more difficult offensive environment. Jeter may not be playing like a typical All-Star, but he hasn’t been as bad as Ripken was at the same age.Perhaps more interesting is the fact not all — or even most — ill-advised All-Star starting picks went to sentimental selections. Of the 50 worst starters listed above, there are more players under age 30 (18) than 35-or-older (16). For most of the prime-aged players who started the All-Star Game despite poor first halves, though, their presence can be explained by a good season the year prior. This phenomenon is fueled by baseball’s long-standing confusion over whether the All-Star Game is supposed to honor the players who played best in the first half of the season in question, those who played best since the previous All-Star Game, or simply the best players in general.Jeter falls into none of those three categories, but he will carry on the proud tradition of the legacy pick when he takes the field tonight. read more