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Pitching Staffs

August 15, 2013
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Two of the best starting pitching staffs in the major leagues this year belong to Central Division rivals, the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs. For most of the year, the Reds’ brought home the win. Lately, the starters still go well into the game, but nobody in the Reds relief staff (including Chapman)...

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Culver and Maloney

August 14, 2013
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What do he names Culver and Maloney have in common? First of all, they both pitched for the Reds. George Culver was with the Reds in 1968 and 1969 and Jim Maloney played for the Reds from 1960-70. Both of them were pitchers and both pitched no-hitters for the Reds. In fact, Jim Maloney...

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Roy Gardner

August 13, 2013
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Doing the article yesterday on Ron Jobst brought back memories of another Batesville official. Roy Gardner, who passed away over 35 years ago, was one of the best officials the state of Indiana ever developed. He worked his way through the high school basketball ranks (several state finals) into the college ranks and eventually...

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Ron Jobst

August 12, 2013
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Recently Ron Jobst of Batesville was named the 2013 Baseball Umpire of the Year in this district. Ron won this coaches’ accolade for the second time in his career. He has the ability to react to, and with, the players in the game that he is working. This reaction is positive even when the...

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Terms

August 9, 2013
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Sports have always been a world of clichés and terms of their own. Some are pretty well understood, like double play and no-hitter. Others take a little explanation–like gap defense. This is a football term that describes how the defensive players line up and attack the offense. For example, the middle defensive player might...

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Summers of My Youth

August 8, 2013
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Yesterday I had a story about local baseball teams gearing up for their pennant push by signing up hot shots late in the season. Not only were these games always available for summer fun, many other bygone activities helped the summer months fly by. At least half of the area youth were connected to...

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Small Town Baseball

August 7, 2013
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You have seen stories I have written in the past about some of the local baseball leagues that existed 50 years ago. Most of them are now just memories for us older folks. Recently, a group of us were talking about these leagues and how toward the end of the season towns liked to...

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Fantasy Football

August 6, 2013
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I have never gotten into Fantasy Football. I know it is huge and a great past time for many football fans. Just like my story yesterday on people keeping a scorebook for Major League baseball games, it is a great way to enjoy your favorite sport. It gives the former players and the “want...

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Keeping Score

August 5, 2013
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Have you ever bought a scorebook and kept the box scores of your favorite baseball team? I know several people who do. They are so into the sport that this is a way to follow the games closer, and also a way to relive them at a later date. At the end of the...

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Friday Nights

August 2, 2013
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It is time for high school football again. This means ball games on Friday nights. This is a tradition in most high school towns across the USA. Even though tailgating is becoming a part of high school football, the high school game is still kids and families and inexpensive entertainment. The middle schoolers play...

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all-day Whispering Beard Folk Festival
Whispering Beard Folk Festival
Aug 22 – Aug 24 all-day
Fri-Sun, Aug 22-24     Whispering Beard Folk Festival Over 35 folk bands in the Friendship Valley, Old Mill Campground, 7249 1st Street, Friendship, starting at 11:30am each day.  Camping available.  Adm. Chg.  Contact Dan (513)382-1708  www.whisperingbeard.com
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all-day Macy’s 9th Annual National “Shop... @ Macy’s
Macy’s 9th Annual National “Shop... @ Macy’s
Aug 23 all-day
Macy’s 9th Annual National “Shop For A Cause” Charity Shopping Event  @ Macy’s
DEARBORN HIGHLANDS ARTS COUNCIL PARTNERS WITH MACY’S FOR NINTH ANNUAL “SHOP FOR A CAUSE” Macy’s helps raise funds and awareness for the Arts in southeastern Indiana Macy’s will partner with Dearborn Highlands Arts Council to invite customers to participate in Macy’s ninth annual national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event on Saturday, August 23. Customers can purchase shopping passes ($5 each) from Dearborn Highlands Arts Council now.  Macy’s “Shop For A Cause” is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities’ fundraising efforts, which has helped raised more than $46 million for charities across the country since 2006. “Over the past nine years, Macy’s annual ‘Shop For A Cause’ has raised more than $46 million for local and national charities, providing our associates and customers an opportunity to give back to those organizations that touch their hearts each and every day,” said Martine Reardon, Macy’s chief marketing officer.  “Giving back is a key component of Macy’s culture. We are honored to offer our customers an easy and convenient way to make a positive difference in their communities and in the lives of others, while enjoying great savings at Macy’s.” Each shopping pass saves 25% all day on[...]
10:00 am Kids Health & Safety Fun Day! @ Batesville Memorial Public Library
Kids Health & Safety Fun Day! @ Batesville Memorial Public Library
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fish Pond, Jump Rope, Give-Aways, NEW: Pool Art, Big Bubbles, Chalk on the Walk!   Balloon Man Dan & His Magic Tricks All About Water: Bouncy House Batesville Rotary Club: Grinning Goblin Comic Books & Games Betsy Herbert: Indiana Fossils & Genealogy Mayor’s Youth Council: Obstacle Course Family Connections First Steps Matt Nobbe: Antique Machines And Trucks ABC Preschool: Dinosaurs & Volcanos Batesville Girls Scouts Brooks & His Chickens: A Youth Entrepreneur Booth Strewing’s Family Farm: Petting Zoo SEIN YMCA Head Start Mike Gerstbauer: Semil Tractor & Antique Truck Batesville Fire & Rescue: Wear Turn Out Gear & Extinguish The Fire In The House! Christian’s Kinder Laden: Water Balloon Toss Batesville Community Education Foundation Batesville McDonald’s Steve Fullenkamp’s Tractor Collection

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