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Brownsburg, Indiana

June 19, 2014
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There are 5 pro athletes that currently call Brownsburg, Indiana, their home.  Tucker Barnhart is with the Cincinnati Reds.  The young catcher has had a couple of stints with the Reds this year as he fills in for some of the injured regulars.  Another baseball player out of this town is Drew Storen.  He...

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Southwest Indiana Baseball

June 18, 2014
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Recently, when Batesville High School lost its regional game to Gibson Southern in a game played at Jasper, Indiana,  it reminded me of some of the great major league ball players who grew up in that area.  For you old timers out there, we have Gil Hodges who grew up in Princeton and went on...

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Local Horse Racing

June 17, 2014
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Are you familiar with the horse race tracks that are open now and are easily accessible for local racing fans?  The Belterra Resort Racino (old River Downs) is now open for both casino games and live horse racing.  It is just East of Coney Island, and everyone says it is a beautiful facility and very...

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Drying Ball Diamonds

June 16, 2014
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We are all familiar with the large tarps that major league baseball teams use to keep the infield dry.  They also use a drying compound when a particular area gets damp.  But what about those diamonds that can’t afford these large tarps and expensive drying compounds? When I took the American Legion Baseball Team...

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Triple Crown

June 13, 2014
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Another year and another horse did not win the Triple Crown in racing.  California Chrome proved what many experts said, that a horse today cannot run 3 races in 5 weeks and beat rested horses in a mile and one half race.  It was unfortunate that his owner let his emotions get in the...

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Baseball Draft vs. Football Draft

June 12, 2014
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What a difference there is in the two draft systems!  All of us have witnessed the pomp and circumstance of the NFL draft.  It is a media “darling”.  The baseball draft was also on ESPN, but I doubt whether many of you tuned in to watch.  When the NFL is drafting, almost every team takes their full...

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Joey Votto

June 11, 2014
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When will Joey Votto be back?  Reds fans hope that by the time this article appears on WRBI that Joey is again active with the Reds.  They say he has a quad injury, but some people are beginning to question just what is going on.  We know that he had a knee injury in...

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Don Zimmer

June 10, 2014
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Don Zimmer passed away on Wednesday of this past week.  “Zim” was born in Western Hills on January 17, 1931, and started his baseball career in that area.  He graduated from Western Hills High School and was drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers.  Don Zimmer’s baseball career as a player really was not more than...

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WGN

June 9, 2014
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The Chicago Cubs are ending a nearly 90-year commitment to WGN Radio at the end of this baseball season.  WGN, 720AM, started broadcasting Cubs games on April 14, 1925.  When asked why they were leaving WGN, the Cubs replied “WGN said they were losing money because of declining listeners attributed to the Cubs losing seasons.”  The...

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Local State Track Participants

June 6, 2014
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Good Luck to the following area track athletes who will be competing at Indiana University this weekend.  The girls will run tonight and the boys will follow tomorrow at the IU facility. Running for the Batesville Lady Bulldogs will be Ginny Westerfeld in the 100m and 200m dashes.  Kim Tidman will compete in the...

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