Straw hats woven in Ecuador, like many other 19th and early 20th century South American goods, were shipped first to the Isthmus of Panama before sailing for their destinations in Asia, the rest of the Americas and Europe, subsequently acquiring a name that reflected their point of international sale, “Panama hats”
Designate for assignment (DFA): A player is designated for assignment when he is removed from the 40-man roster to make room for a different player. Once a team DFAs a player, it has 10 days to trade him, release him or place him on waivers. If the player clears waivers, he can then be outrighted to the minor leagues.
While it may be tempting to brush off warnings against looking up at this eclipse bare-eyed, don’t: The light of an eclipse really can damage your eyes — though warnings of total blindness are likely overstated. The condition is called solar retinopathy, and it occurs when bright light from the sun floods the retina