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Cincinnati Reds

September 4, 2014
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We still have most of the month of September left in the major league baseball season, and the Reds are still close enough that they could possibly make the playoffs.  It became obvious last Sunday that the Reds’ brain trust doesn’t really think this is going to happen. When you have many high salaried...

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Big and Little

September 3, 2014
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Another high school football season is already in its third week.  The largest and smallest schools playing football locally are East Central and Milan.  After two weeks, the Indians are 1-1 and East Central is 0-2, but that is not the story. Even though Milan has a new coach, they are off to another...

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College Football

September 2, 2014
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Another college football season got underway last week.  My alma mater, Purdue, looks like they might be able to score this year, but they still have no defense.  Oh, well, they are making progress in one area anyway. It is always interesting to see the first pre-season football ratings and then watch as the first...

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Labor Day

September 1, 2014
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Happy Labor Day!  This holiday marks the official end of summer as we think of it.  There will be major league baseball games today, but other than that most of the people will be more interested in a final summer picnic and hoping to see fireworks somewhere.  This is a chance for you and...

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Pitching Cousins

August 29, 2014
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Recently Alex Meyer and Bryan Hoeing both had pitching appearances here in the Midwest.  Alex Meyer, currently pitching for the Minnesota Twins Triple A affiliate started on the mound at Victory Field in Indianapolis against the Pittsburgh Pirates Triple A affiliate.  Even though Alex did not have a good night and lasted only into...

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Week One Football

August 28, 2014
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High school football kicked off another season last Friday night.  Both Batesville and Oldenburg Academy are off to winning starts.  For the second year Twisters, it is the second win for this young program and a great way to start their second season.  All of the EIAC teams had their first games as well. ...

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Hilton Head Vacation

August 27, 2014
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As some of you know, my wife and I met our daughter’s family at Hilton Head last week for a late summer vacation.  It was a great week highlighted by my daughter Gina’s treat of taking me along as she and her husband, Tony, and father-in-law, Virgil, played the famous Heritage Golf Course at...

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LAC

August 26, 2014
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The Los Angeles Clippers’ sale has been finalized.  It is hard to imagine that a professional team is worth 2 billion dollars.  This was the asking price by Donald Sterling’s wife, and it was agreed to by Steve Ballmer.  The former CEO of Microsoft had the money and was willing to pay that price...

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Reds Hall of Fame

August 25, 2014
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The latest entries into the Reds Hall of Fame were Jake Beckley, Ken Griffey, Jr., Ron Oester, and Dave Parker.  With the exception of Beckley, the other 3 are products of the Cincinnati Youth Baseball Programs.  They join a long list of major leaguers who got their start in Cincinnati. Dave Parker and Ken Griffey,...

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Super Five

August 22, 2014
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The top 5 college conferences recently informed the NCAA that they were going to compensate athletes for certain aspects of their collegiate athletic play.  The Big Ten, Pac 12, SCC, SEC, and the Big 12 conferences are those involved.  The NCAA didn’t fight the inevitable. I am sure that all of you have some...

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Aurora Farmer’s Fair @ Downtown Aurora
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