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July 11, 2013

Does it bother you how long a baseball game lasts these days? The College World Series finals this year is a prime example. UCLA and Mississippi State were taking two to three minutes between pitches because each coach was trying to outfox the other. The UCLA catcher would not call a pitch until his coach had tried to pick up the sign from the Mississippi State coach to his batter. The umpires were going right along with these delays. Major League managers these days seem to be calling more and more pitches from the bench instead of allowing the catcher and pitcher to decide what to throw. Most of the signs given are fake and only after an indicator sign is given is the real sign flashed either to a batter, base runner, or catcher. The basic signs like steal a base or hit and run are almost universal for all players, but it is that indicator sign that is the real signal to do something. For example–skin on skin–is usually the steal sign, but what the coach touches or flashes before this tells the runner what to do. A good decoy is for the batter or runner to stare a long time after he has been given the real sign so as to confuse the other team who are trying to steal the sign. Teams also change their own signs from one inning to the next. It gets so confusing at times that neither the coach or player are sure what is the real thing.

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8:00 am Community Blood Drive
Community Blood Drive
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Margaret Mary Health has partnered with Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati to host a Community Blood Drive on Tuesday, October 13 from 8:00 am – 11:15 am and 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm. The Hoxworth Donor Bus will be parked on Margaret Mary’s lot, located at 321 Mitchell Road in Batesville. To schedule your appointment, please visit or call the Laboratory at 812-933-5274. Hoxworth recognizes the blood donors’ time is valuable. Priority will be given to donors who have scheduled an appointment. Walk-in donors are welcome and will be seen as soon as possible.
6:10 pm Project T3 offering ‘Fun Crayons’
Project T3 offering ‘Fun Crayons’
Oct 13 @ 6:10 pm
‘Fun Crayons’ are recycled from broken crayons, then made into many fun shapes and colors. Every cent made from the proceeds of these sales goes directly for ‘Totes for Tots and Teens (Project T3). You can purchase Fun Crayons at: The Gooseberry, Joan’s T-Shirt Printing and Lisa’s Sew and Tux in Batesville, and Gary’s Wood Design in St. Leon, www.Project or call Carrie at 812-933-1519.  
1:00 pm Card Party @ St. Anthony's Foremen Hall
Card Party @ St. Anthony's Foremen Hall
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The cand party is the second Wednesday of each month. Sponsored by the St. Anne’s Ladies Society. October 14th November 11th December 8th

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