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Baseball Trades

August 13, 2015
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It has been more than 2 weeks since the baseball trading deadline.  The Cincinnati Reds parted with their 2 best pitchers.  Johnny Cueto is now a Royal, but he is finding the Royals have as much trouble winning games for him as the Cincinnati Reds did.  Mike Leake is now a Giant, and he is...

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Where Are They Now?

August 12, 2015
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In 2000 the Indiana Pacers were NBA finalists.  Here is a list of 5 of those players and what they are doing today. Jalen Rose was the leading scorer that year.  He has been an ESPN commentator since 2007.  Reggie Miller was the face of the Pacers until his retirement in 2005.  He is...

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Do You Remember 2000-2015?

August 11, 2015
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Here are a few memorable moments that have occurred since the turn of the century.  Some are certainly good, and a few will live in infamy for various reasons. 1.  9/10/2000 – Bobby Knight is fired as IU coach. 2.  4/5/2010 – Gordon Hayward’s near miss for Butler in the NCAA Tourney. 3.  2/5/2012...

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Softball Phenom

August 10, 2015
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Ten-year-old Lily Stewart of Greenfield, Indiana, is making quite a name for herself in softball circles.  This summer she was entered in the Pitch-Hit-and Run National Contest.  She was one of the finalists in her age group at the National League All-Star game in Cincinnati.  She finished 3rd of the 24 entrants at this...

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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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