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Class of “73

September 27, 2013
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The Class of 1973 of Batesville High School just celebrated their 40th class reunion.  This group contained my first highly successful cross country team.  The 5 top runners included Brent Billman, John Moorman, Alan Butt, Tom Ertel, and Jerry Prickel.  This group followed Dennis Dierckman who really put Batesville on the cross country map. ...

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It’s Gone!

September 26, 2013
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When I rode through Manchester a few weeks ago, one of those famous ball diamonds of the past that I have written about a couple times no longer is unique.   The famous road in left field is still there, but now it just indicates the outskirts of a Little League diamond.  Back in the day,...

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High School Pranks

September 25, 2013
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It was always a lot of fun (at least for the guys who did it, but not for the owner of the car) to pick up a small car from its parking place and either put it in an undriveable place or at least hide it.  We used to do this to a teammate...

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Watching the Scoreboard

September 24, 2013
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This, of course, is the time of the year baseball teams start watching the scoreboard every inning of their game.  They tell you they don’t, but I will guarantee you that if you ask them what their main rival was doing they would give you the score before they ever gave it a thought. ...

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Old Football Field

September 23, 2013
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The other day Jeff Miller and I were talking about press boxes at different football fields from which we have broadcast games.  A lot of you will remember the old field by the Intermediate School.  There was nothing unusual about this field, but the press box was a real gem.  It was set on...

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EIAC All-Sports 2012

September 20, 2013
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A big thank you to Mark Ferguson, athletic director at Batesville High School, for providing me with final statistics for last year’s EIAC.  There definitely is a pattern with both the boys and girls standings.  East Central and Batesville dominated the EIAC.  East Central was first in the boys and Batesville was first in...

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Inconsistencies

September 19, 2013
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There has been a lot of discussion on this year’s Reds baseball team.  One week they are the hottest hitting team in the majors and then they go a week without scoring a run.  Jay Bruce is hitting better against left hand pitchers than he is against right handed pitchers.  Last year he couldn’t...

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Youth League Football

September 18, 2013
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I know in the past I have shared my opinion of kids playing too many games at a very young age.  I still think, in most instances, they do.  However, I do like the Youth League they have here in Batesville for football.   You play a reasonable number of games and every kid must...

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Play Offs

September 17, 2013
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In two weeks we will know who will have that infamous one-game playoff to move to the next round in the World Series chase.  I like the idea of an expanded playoff, because when you play 162 games and you have one of the top records in baseball, you should be rewarded–especially the way...

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Wrong Direction

September 16, 2013
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I am sorry to say that my alma mater, Purdue University, is moving in the wrong direction athletically.  The football team at best is a disgrace.  With all the hype of the new coach, you would think that they would be ruling the Big Ten immediately.  After a great run in men’s basketball, last...

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