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Quentin Drops Appeal Begins Serving Suspension - RealGM Wiretap

San Diego Padres slugger Carlos Quentin has dropped his appeal and begun serving an eight-game suspension for rushing the mound against the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier this week.

Zack Greinke broke his collarbone after Quentin tackled him. Quentin has been suspended eight games.

Quentin will miss the Padres' three-game series at Dodger Stadium beginning Monday night.

"There's been many different ideas and thoughts and concerns out there ," Quentin. "Let me say this as far as the Dodgers series: Obviously I will miss the upcoming one but I will be a part of the rest. We play them many times."

锘? Everyone has done itspilled red wine on a favorite blouse, or forgot to police pockets for crayons or ball point pens before they hit the wash. Stains are everywhere, and there are many ways to get rid of them, from home remedies to manufactured products. With so many choices, so much advice, how do you know what to use on what?

Its important to know your clothing.

Is it your stained clothing dry clean only , or hand-washable? Certain fabrics can be destroyed by the intended stain treatment. For example, silk and wool will be ruined by chlorine bleach. Youll also want to know what temperature washable items should be washed at, so that youre not using a hot wash on an item that can only be washed in cold water.

Dry clean only items should be taken to the dry cleaners as soon as you can, preferably within 24-48 hours. Provide as much information as you can about the stain, and what steps, if any , you took to remove the stain. Dry cleaners have an impressive arsenal of solvents that cater to the type of fabric and stain to help maximize removal. Giving them all the information you can will help save your garment.

Its important to know your stain.

To treat a stain efficiently on washable clothing, its important to know where your stain falls in the different stain categories. Stains are broken down into five categories:

* Protein
* Tannin
* Oil-based
* Dye
* Combination stains

Protein based stains

These tend to be organic in composition. Egg, blood, mucus, urine, cheese , milk, and baby formula fall into this category. The most important thing to keep in mind with protein stains: do not use hot water. Hot water will cook the stain into the fiber of the cloth, making it harder, if not impossible to remove.

Protein stains are easiest to remove when fresh by soaking in cold wateryou can put in your washer and agitate in cold water only to help break up the stains. If the stains are old, scrape the material off the clothing if caked on, and then soak in cold water. Protein stains with a dye quality (such as beets , berries) may need an over the counter bleach product to remove the color.

Tannin stains

This category includes coffee, tea, beer, alcoholic beverages, tomato juice and washable inks. Treat these by rubbing in a detergent soap, such as Tide , Whisk or Woolite for delicates, and wash in hot water. Never use bar soap on a tannin stain, as it will set the stain and make it impossible to remove. Make sure you check your laundry soap ingredients, because more manufacturers are putting regular soap into the mix to save money. Set-in tannin stains may need bleach to remove them.

Oil-based stains

These are a lot like tannin stains in that they are best removed with a detergent soap and hot water. Oil-based stains include such culprits as butter, mayonnaise, hand and face cream , or greasy cuffs or collars. Youll rub a heavy-duty detergent directly into the stain (you can also use a pre-treatment stain remover such as Shout) and wash in hot water.

Dye stains

Welcome to one of the most difficult stains to remove, even when fresh. Blueberries, mustard, tempera paints, and Kool-aid are the usual culprits. They require a mixture of detergent soap and bleach thats safe for the garment to remove them. If you have a colored fabric, use a color-safe bleach. Rub in and wash in hot water.

Combination stains

The usual suspects here include ball point pen , candle wax, lipstick, hairspray, chocolate and catsup, to name a few. These stains require two steps to remove them, since they usually contain an oily part and a dye part. Youll want to rub the stain first with a dry-cleaning solvent (such as Shout or Spray-n-Wash) , then after use a detergent soap. Wash in hot water, repeat until the stain is removed.

Treatments to Avoid

* Dishwasher detergent on stains, as its too strong and it can cause a reaction with skin when wearing
* Vinegar may weaken some fibers, such as cotton and rayon.
* Ironing candle wax will not remove the stain, but instead drive it deeper into the fabric.
* Hairspray for ballpoint inkthe hairspray may give an additional stain because of the perfumes and other chemicals in it.

Be careful when using chemicals to remove stains. Never mix together stain removal substances, such as bleach and ammonia. This combination causes a toxic fume that can be very harmful , if not deadly. Other chemicals may react negatively when combined.

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