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Steve Cauthen

August 7, 2015
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This name is synonymous with horse racing and the Triple Crown of racing.  Cauthen rode Affirmed in 1978 to a Triple Crown Title.  With the emergence of American Pharoah this year, Cauthen’s name became a news item again.  Reporters sought out Cauthen to get his take on Pharoah’s possibilities. With Victor Espinoza on board, American Pharoah brought...

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MLB Players

August 6, 2015
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Professional baseball started in 1869 in Cincinnati.  From those early days, where there were only a few baseball teams to now where we have 30 teams in the major leagues with 25 players each, the question arises:  How many MLB players has baseball had since 1869? Bob Hunteman brought this up in a conversation...

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Tobacco and Sports

August 5, 2015
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Just recently the city of San Francisco put a ban on the use of any type of tobacco on athletic fields.  This means that not only is cigarette smoking banned, but the use of smokeless tobacco in any form is also banned.  You will not see a baseball player with a chau of tobacco in...

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EGL

August 4, 2015
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What is EGL?  According to an Indy Star story, EGL stands for Elite Gaming Live.  It is a program introduced in the Indianapolis School system for video game players.  It evidently was introduced in the Lawrence School system and has now spread to 5 other schools in Indy.  It is an after-school program just...

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Boy Gets Baseball

August 3, 2015
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If you were watching the Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies game last week, you witnessed a good-feel story. Todd Frazier hit his 100th career homer, and the ball was caught on a carom by an elderly gentlemen.  He then handed the ball to a young fan sitting behind him.  Since it was Frazier’s 100th...

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Back to School

July 31, 2015
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Believe it or not, some schools are already in session.  If they did not begin this week, they will start next week.  That means that in just a few weeks all the fall sports will be in session.  In fact, girls’ golf has already begun.  Most of the other sports will begin the 3rd week...

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Another Hickory

July 30, 2015
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I recently read an article published in the Indianapolis Star about the 100th anniversary of Thorntown’s State Basketball Championship.  It was in 1915 that this small town near Lebanon won it all.  In fact, Thorntown was smaller than Milan when they won in 1954; however, there were much larger schools competing when Milan won their...

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John Smoltz, Hall of Fame

July 29, 2015
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This past Sunday John Smoltz of Atlanta was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame.  The starting pitcher/reliever believes that he may be the last pitcher who had Tommy John surgery to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.  His theory in collaboration with Dr. Jobe is that pitchers today throw too hard and...

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Off-Season Training

July 28, 2015
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As we reach the “dog days of summer”, you might wonder what is going on at most D1 schools during this time of the year.  Most schools will be doing the following 6 things.  First of all, many of the athletes in football and basketball will be taking summer school classes to catch up...

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Pat McAfee

July 27, 2015
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Most of you know that Pat McAfee is the Indianapolis Colts punter.  In fact, he is considered the best punter in the NFL.  What you probably didn’t know, unless you read an article in the Indianapolis Star, is that he is starting a career as a standup comedian. McAfee has a photographic memory along...

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