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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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Cleaning Up Press Conferences

July 24, 2015
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I have learned through the years that you don’t ask certain questions after a team loses unless you are prepared for what might come out of their mouth.  I still remember a young radio partner of mine asking to do the post-game interview after a tough Batesville basketball loss.  His first statement was “I...

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Is it in the DNA?

July 23, 2015
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Jordon Spieth will either still have 2 majors when this article comes out or, if he wins the British Open, it will be 3 majors.  According to an article I read in Sports Illustrated, he was asked where all the athletic ability came from.  He said the athletics primarily came from is mom who...

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Carmel Tennis

July 22, 2015
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Forty-two year old Mike Bostic is retiring as the tennis coach for Carmel High School.  In his 8 years as a tennis coach at Carmel, his boys team won 5 state titles and the girls team 3.  The girls team did this in the last 4 years.  On their run to the state championship...

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Hoosiers and the NBA

July 21, 2015
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According to the Indy Star, these are the Hoosier-born basketball players currently in the NBA.  They are:  Mike Conley, Memphis; Eric Gordon, New Orleans; Gary Harris, Denver; Gordon Hayward, Utah; George Hill, Pacers; Robbie Hummel, Minnesota; Courtney Lee, Memphis; Josh McRoberts, Charlotte; E’tuan Moore, Chicago; Greg Odem, Miami; Zach Randolph, Memphis; Glenn Robinson, Philadelphia;...

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Umpiring Baseball

July 20, 2015
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The other day I was watching a Youth League baseball championship game.  It was a great contest between two very good young baseball teams.  Unfortunately, the game ended on a sour note. I have umpired many ball games in the past and know how tough it is to make calls on the field.  One...

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Jimmie Rollins

July 17, 2015
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This year Jimmie Rollins, a veteran baseball player, is playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers.  This is special to Jimmie because it is Jackie Robinson’s old team.  Rollins stated in Sports Illustrated that when he first wore the No. 42 it was a surreal feeling. Rollins grew up in Oakland and as a kid...

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Woman NFL Official

July 16, 2015
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This fall Sarah Thomas, a 41-year old female football official, will work her first professional football game.  She got her call from Dean Blandino earlier this summer that she will be one of the new officials for the 2015 season. Sarah is a veteran of 19 years of college officiating–8 of which have been...

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all-day Bacon, Blues, and Brews Festival @ Walhill Farm
Bacon, Blues, and Brews Festival @ Walhill Farm
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 RAA Free Outdoor Stage 6:30pm – 7:45pm: My Old Man’s Band 8:15pm – 10pm: Automation SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 RAA Free Outdoor Stage 11:30am – 1pm: Carson Diersing 1:30pm – 3pm: Andrew Hibbard 3:30pm – 5pm: Blue Moon 5:30pm – 7pm: Parker Millsap The Barn (doors open 6:30pm) 7:30pm – 9pm: The Defibulators 9:30pm – 11pm: Ben Miller Band Curfew: Midnight SUNDAY, AUGUST 28 RAA Free Outdoor Stage 10:30am – noon: Open mic 12:30pm – 2pm: Michael Kelsey The Restaurant at Walhill Farm will be serving their regular Sunday menu from 10am – 2pm. FREE FINE ART DISPLAYS Friday: 4 pm – closing • Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm • Sunday: 10:30 am – 2 pm INTERACTIVE ARTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Patrick Durkin presents Matisse-a Pizza: August 26/27/28 Matisse-a Pizza is an all-inclusive, exhilarating art concept, based on Henri Matisse’s paper cutouts. Patrick’s artful embrace of this technique and his easy-to-follow instructions are a radically simple way to empower people and celebrate their innate creativity. Following appointments during the week in Batesville area schools, Patrick’s booth will be open for demonstrations at Bacon Blues & Brew during regular festival hours, where he will sell his kits and hold demonstrations. patrickleedurkin.com Gyotaku: August[...]
8:00 am On Eagle’s Wings 5k @ St. Mary's School, Greensburg
On Eagle’s Wings 5k @ St. Mary's School, Greensburg
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am
On Eagle's Wings 5k @ St. Mary's School, Greensburg
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8:00 am St. Mary’s Festival @ St. Mary's School, Greensburg
St. Mary’s Festival @ St. Mary's School, Greensburg
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am
St. Mary's Festival @ St. Mary's School, Greensburg
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