When he was the Giants' manager, Dusty Baker might not have realized it at the time, but he was signing a ball for someone who would one day become one of the most well-known actors in Hollywood. Without skipping a beat, Efron talked about a special baseball he has that was signed by the former skipper. But there was a fun story behind it. Efron said after hearing that response, he assumed that just meant Baker didn't have time to sign the ball, even though he said he would be back in 30 minutes. Baker left. And I'm sure the motorcycle was a nice extra touch. Baker was the Giants' manager for a decade from and finished with an record. The Giants' first experience with the new extra-innings rule this season was one they wanted to forget. They'll feel the same way about the new doubleheader rule. The Dodger swept both seven-inning games Thursday, with very little pushback from Giants hitters.
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He began acting professionally in the early s and rose to prominence in the late s for his leading role as Troy Bolton in the High School Musical trilogy — During this time, he also starred in the musical film Hairspray and the comedy film 17 Again His father, David Efron, is an electrical engineer at a power station, and his mother, Starla Baskett, is an administrative assistant who worked at the same power plant. Efron has said that he would "flip out" if he got a "B" and not an "A" in school, as well as that he was a class clown. Efron graduated from Arroyo Grande High School in  and was then accepted into the University of Southern California but did not enroll. He also attended Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts , a community college located in Santa Maria, California , where he performed during the years of and Efron began acting in the early s with guest roles on several television series including Firefly ,  ER , and The Guardian. In , he began appearing as a recurring character in the first season of the WB series Summerland.
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Efron was once the teen poster boy of California cool, before descending into the inevitable whirlwind of cocaine and alcohol addiction. He is not the obvious choice to present a wellness travel series. Regardless, Netflix , with its seemingly bottomless pockets and apparent backhander with TripAdvisor and Hilton Hotels — the two brands are given a good showing throughout , sent him on a round-the-world trip to create his own eight-episode odyssey Down to Earth with Zac Efron.
The title of the film is a reference to Cowart's remarks on Bundy's murders while sentencing him to death. The film received mixed reviews from critics, though Efron's performance was praised. The two begin dating, and Ted helps Liz raise her young daughter, Molly. By , news reports announce the murders of multiple young women, including two who disappeared in broad daylight at Lake Sammamish. A man resembling Ted was seen by several people asking women to help him load a sailboat onto a Volkswagen Beetle. A composite sketch of the attacker is released, and, following hundreds of phone calls, Ted is arrested in A young woman named Carol DaRonch Grace Victoria Cox picks Ted out of a police lineup , claiming he had kidnapped and threatened to kill her before she managed to escape. Ted is released on bail, returning home to Liz, who is upset after reading an article about him in the newspaper.