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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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Corky Miller

August 21, 2014
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On August 31 of this year, Corky Miller will end his baseball playing career with the Cincinnati Reds organization.  Even though Corky has spent most of his career in the minors, he is well known in the Reds organization.  When he has been called up to the majors, he has performed quite well as...

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Old Baseball Announcers

August 20, 2014
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Not too long ago was the 70th Anniversary of Joe Nuxhall’s first appearance as a Cincinnati Red.  Besides playing for the Reds, you know Joe as the “old left-hander rounding third and heading home”.  This was his signature sign-off of each of his broadcasts. This reminded me of Waite Hoyt who was the long-time...

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College Mascots

August 19, 2014
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I had the privilege of meeting a young man earlier this summer who was Purdue Pete while a student at Purdue.  John is now a biomedical salesman who works closely with the Wound Care Clinic at the Hansen Center.  He is the answer to the Purdue trivia question “Who was the Purdue Pete who was arrested during...

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Becky Hammon

August 18, 2014
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The San Antonio Spurs of the NBA recently hired Becky Hammon as an assistant coach.  She will be the first female in this role.  The WNBA star will retire from playing pro basketball when their season ends this fall.  Becky worked at basketball camps last year put on by the NBA and their coaches.  There is...

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Biogenesis Lab

August 15, 2014
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The DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) recently arrested Tony Bosch, the founder of the biogenesis lab that provided steroids and other growth hormones for major league baseball players.  The main athlete caught in this investigation was A-Rod of the New York Yankees.  According to the newspaper and television reports, Bosch is going to cooperate with...

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Fall Fun

August 14, 2014
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In the past, you have heard my concern over athletics not being fun for kids any more.  Many sport leagues are so intense these days that young athletes get burned out before they ever reach high school. The Batesville Babe Ruth League is offering a fun activity this fall that involves baseball and softball. ...

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Girls Cross Country

August 13, 2014
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The two local girls cross country programs will start this season with totally different scenarios.  The Batesville Bulldogs return all of their key runners with the exception of Grace Yeaton.  Added to this they have some young talent from the Middle School that should help the Lady Bulldogs attain a very successful season.  They...

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