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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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Baseball Replays

July 15, 2015
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Are baseball replays too long?  I am in agreement with the idea that it is best to get the call right over the speed of the call; however, 4 minutes is way too long.  In some of the Reds recent games most of the replays were in excess of 3 minutes. Why not have...

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Baseball All-Star Game

July 14, 2015
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As you have seen in some of my past blogs, I really have no interest in All-Star games.  Baseball is no exception.  I do not agree with the premise that the winning league gets home field advantage in the World Series this fall.  The team with the best record in baseball should get the...

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Soccer World Cup

July 13, 2015
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I am certainly not an expert on soccer, but it was great to watch the United States Women dismantle Japan in the World Cup Final.  The USA team scored 4 goals in 16 minutes which is unheard of in professional soccer.  The 5-2 final is also a rarity in a final match. Carli Lloyd...

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The Art of Pitching

July 10, 2015
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When old pitching coaches used to talk about what a pitcher was doing wrong, they would use terms like “he’s flying open”, he’s not using his legs”, “his arm angle is too low”.  Today if you are a pitching coach, you use terms like bio-mechanics, kinesiology, high-speed cameras, and military lasers.  In other words,...

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Sep
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6:00 pm “All in the Canal!” Block Party @ Lane's End
“All in the Canal!” Block Party @ Lane's End
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A block party will be held on Friday, September 4 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Lane’s End in Metamora. Food, games, and prizes are all FREE for the residents of Franklin County! Explore Challenge sponsored by FCN Bank. Music by Kelly and Emily Ann Thompson. Keep your Digital Scorecard at IndianaHumanities.org/ALL-IN.
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5
Sat
11:00 am Annual Classic Cruise-In
Annual Classic Cruise-In
Sep 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ripley Crossing presents their Annual Classic Cruise-In on September 5 from 11 am – 2 pm at 1200 Whitlach Way in Milan. Food & drinks, live music, vendors, and door prizes will be featured and available. Free will offering will be accepted for registration the day of the event. Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place!
12:00 pm 22nd Annual Metamora Grad School... @ Old School Grounds Shelter House
22nd Annual Metamora Grad School... @ Old School Grounds Shelter House
Sep 5 @ 12:00 pm
This is a casual reunion for anyone who ever attended Metamora Grade School, and an excellent opportunity to reminisce about the good ‘ole days at Metamora School. Take yourself back in time as you visit with some of your former schoolmates. The Metamora School days are remembered by many from this era as days of hardships, yet they also remain as some of their fondest memories of youth. The school has been gone about 36 years now, since about 1979. Please feel welcome to bring your family, old photographs or class pictures, or any old school mementos. All ages are welcome. Attendance in past years has ranged from 25 – 100. This event is very informal and will begin with a pitch-in lunch at noon. Dress appropriately for visiting at the outside, open shelter. Restrooms are available a couple hundred yards away at the State Building. Please bring a covered dish and your own beverage. Let’s keep our memories of the old school alive as long as we’re alive. Call Jim Hunter at 812-350-8253 for more information.

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