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Family History

July 14, 2014
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One of my readers, Terry Giesting, suggested a topic for Coaches’ Corner.  It dealt with family histories in the Batesville High School basketball program.  We will be doing that program for Coaches’ Corner with the Bob Walsman family right before the basketball season. This blog will give you an idea on some of the...

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Are the Bengals Ready?

July 11, 2014
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In about a week the Cincinnati Bengals will start pre-season practice for the 2014 campaign.  Are they ready to take this team to the next level of playoff football?  They have made it to the playoffs the last few years, but they have not been able to go any further.  What they have been...

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Rebuilding a Franchise

July 10, 2014
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This time of year in MLB you hear announcers say “should the team buy or sell before the trading deadline?”   What they are really saying is “can this team win now or do they need to rebuild the franchise?”  Doing this rebuilding will take a minimum of 4 years.  What you first do is...

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Billy McCool

July 9, 2014
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Lawrenceburg’s Billy McCool passed away last month form heart failure at the age of 69 at his home in Florida.  Billy developed heart disease in his early 40’s and fought it the rest of his life.  Billy McCool pitched 3 no-hitters while still at Lawrenceburg High School in the early 60’s.  He was drafted...

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Can I Win?

July 8, 2014
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I know I have written about this attitude before, but it keeps showing up in almost every sport.  You can see this attitude when you look at the reserve and freshmen rosters in high school sports.  It takes a very dynamic coach to get kids to run or play on freshmen and reserve teams...

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Jim Lyttle

July 7, 2014
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Jim Lyttle was a recent inductee in the East Central High School Hall of Fame.  Jim was born in 1946 in Hamilton, Ohio, but moved to the Bright area and graduated from North Dearborn High School.  The left-handed batting outfielder then attended Florida State University.  It was from here that he was drafted by the...

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Chris Welsh

July 4, 2014
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Chris Welsh, a TV announcer with the Cincinnati Reds, was born in Wilmington, Delaware, but moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, at a young age and graduated from St. Xavier High School and then South Florida University.  The left-handed Welsh pitched for Robin Roberts at South Florida.  Roberts, as most of you know, was a star pitcher in...

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Dusty Baker

July 3, 2014
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Where is Dusty Baker today?  The 64-year old former Reds manager is living in California, and for the first time in many years is out of baseball.  He came into the National League in 1967 and for 45 of the next 47 years he was connected in one way or another with baseball.  He...

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Baseball Pitches

July 2, 2014
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Do you know how many different pitches major league baseball players actually throw?  The answer is 9!  The most common one is the fast ball, but there are 2 of those.  The four-seam and the two-seam.  There is a regular change-up and a three-finger circle change-up.  To this list add the straight curve ball. ...

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The Family Entertainment Dollar

July 1, 2014
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What does your family like to do for recreation in the field of sports?  Can you afford to go to more than one Reds ball game a year?  Do you have Bengal or Colts tickets or do you like pro-basketball, such as the Pacers and the Fever? No matter which one of these is your favorite,...

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