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Will Dusty Survive?

August 16, 2013
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Dusty Baker has one of the best records as a big league manager. However, his history has been that he brings a team into contention but just can’t take them all the way. I haven’t heard much grumbling yet to change managers. If the Reds finish as low as third this year, you begin...

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Pitching Staffs

August 15, 2013
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Two of the best starting pitching staffs in the major leagues this year belong to Central Division rivals, the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs. For most of the year, the Reds’ brought home the win. Lately, the starters still go well into the game, but nobody in the Reds relief staff (including Chapman)...

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Culver and Maloney

August 14, 2013
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What do he names Culver and Maloney have in common? First of all, they both pitched for the Reds. George Culver was with the Reds in 1968 and 1969 and Jim Maloney played for the Reds from 1960-70. Both of them were pitchers and both pitched no-hitters for the Reds. In fact, Jim Maloney...

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Roy Gardner

August 13, 2013
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Doing the article yesterday on Ron Jobst brought back memories of another Batesville official. Roy Gardner, who passed away over 35 years ago, was one of the best officials the state of Indiana ever developed. He worked his way through the high school basketball ranks (several state finals) into the college ranks and eventually...

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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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