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Baseball Bats

October 17, 2013
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The other day David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox showed up for batting practice with a metal bat.  Of course, these are banned in major league baseball, but he wanted to put on a show for the fans during batting practice.  He supposedly hit several balls completely out of Fenway Park–even some over...

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Dusty Baker

October 16, 2013
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I  was out of town when Dusty’s tenure in Cincinnati came to an end.  After their loss to Pittsburgh, I am sure his dismissal came as no surprise to most baseball fans.  You can’t fire the multi-millionaires who do not perform up to their potential, so the scapegoat is always the manager first.  I...

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Education vs. Fun

October 15, 2013
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All people my age can remember getting out of 7th period class to go to an athletic contest.  We also can remember, if not weekly, at least bi-monthly pep sessions.  It seems that all of us graduated on time and most of us did quite well as we went on to further our education. ...

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Good Old Days

October 14, 2013
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Before I get into today’s topic, I would like to add a clarification to an article I ran last week.  In the conference football championships, the scenario I was trying to report that one team could win a championship in their division and wind up with an overall 2-5 conference schedule (I think I...

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EIAC Football Split

October 11, 2013
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Yesterday I explained the reason for the EIAC split in the football portion of the conference.  To me, when you have a 9-game regular season, it is not that difficult to schedule the other 7 schools and have a single conference champion.  Theoretically, someone could win a single game in their portion of the conference...

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EIAC Football

October 10, 2013
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When the EIAC added Connersville and Rushville, the question of how to play the football part of the conference became a sticking point.  An anonymous member of the EIAC inner circle told me that Lawrenceburg did not want to play East Central, and East Central in return did not want to play Lawrenceburg.  At...

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Homecoming Week

October 9, 2013
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We are in the middle of another Homecoming Week.  For most adults in the community, it is just another football game this weekend; but for the kids, it is one of the special weeks of the school year.  From the idea of building a float to finally getting it done, to the Powder Puff game,...

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Should the Reds Keep Choo?

October 8, 2013
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Shin-Soo Choo has certainly been worth the price the Reds paid to get him.  Now comes the task of deciding if he should stay.  When they traded for him, their plan was to borrow him for one year to win a World Series and then let him go to free agency.  However, he did...

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Good Kids

October 7, 2013
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One of the reasons there is so much push to reform education comes from those school systems where the educational goal for teachers is to survive the year rather than teach the kids.  Fortunately, we live in an area where the opposite is true.  Just recently, the test scores were released, and again, Batesville...

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Oklahoma State

October 4, 2013
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I suppose by now you have read about the mess at Oklahoma State.  Allegedly around 2005-2008 the football program was making their own profits by selling drugs.  Several players have come forward saying that drugs were so prevalent in the locker room that everyone had to know what was going on.  Like most stories...

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