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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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Fall Practice

August 1, 2013
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When I was actively coaching, the first of August was always a fun time because this meant it was cross country time. My runners were always ready to go, so I didn’t have the worry of how to get them ready for the first meet. I seldom did two-a-day practices, because I did not...

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Strategy

July 31, 2013
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Will the Reds repeat as Central Division Champions? The jury is still out, of course. One of the debates that keeps coming up is their style of play. They play for the home run rather than advancing runners and playing “small ball”. Part of this is the result of the ball park they play...

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Trade Deadlines

July 30, 2013
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Baseball’s trade deadline is here. This means if your favorite team is not in competition for the playoffs, some of your high-priced players will be gone. Instead of re-signing them, the team trades them for cheaper minor leaguers or first-year players who have no bargaining power yet. If you are in contention, you buy...

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