Author Archive
Feb
3

From The Dugout: Baseball Right Around The Corner…

As another baseball season approaches, I always assess our commitment to leadership as much as I do our commitment to stats. Put the two together and you’ve got a winning combination.

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Nov
10

From The Dugout: Remembering Our Buddy, Cameron Neal

Our 2015 series on learning baseball from those who teach is best continues with this week’s feature on a young man who taught the Dayton Flyers more about life than they could ever teach him about baseball.

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Oct
17

Randy Bruns: “Cole”-fired Flyers Prevent Indian Uprising

Fueled by the outstanding play of quarterback Cole Griesdorn, Marion Local returned to winning form with a shutout win over visiting Ft. Recovery. Read more from guest columnist Randy Bruns in this week’s MAC feature.

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Oct
10

An Emotional Win For Covington…

Covington coach Dave Miller stood at midfield with tears streaming down his face as he accepted hugs from players and coaches after his Buccaneers came back from a 14-0 deficit to defeat Miami East 21-20 in overtime.

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Oct
5

Craig Stammen: A Summer Off from Baseball

Craig Stammen’s story of hard work and determination to return to form next year after Tommy John surgery makes for an interesting read and great insight into a less-than-happy side of major league baseball. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Sep
19

From The Dugout: The Lost Trait Of Loyalty…

It is perhaps the most overused, and misused, word in sports and in our culture. Some coaching thoughts on the value of loyalty, and lessons learned the hard as to its misuse! As it pertains to baseball from UD coach Tony Vittorio, in his latest column.

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Sep
8

Lessons Learned From Uncle Mel…..

There are no trips, and there is no vacation, that can take the place of a boy growing up with the simple summer fun of an understanding uncle, a .22 rifle.
A nostalgic story that personifies lessons learned and a freedom inconceivable to lose for so many Americans…today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Aug
14

From The Dugout: Hard Work In Baseball

If you want to do something bad enough, there’s only one way to do it. You go after it, not just hard, but as aggressively as you can!

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Apr
15

“Cheat” Counts In Hitting…

Our 2015 series on learning baseball from those who teach it best continues with this week’s feature on being offensively sound…from University of Dayton coach, Tony Vittorio.

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Apr
15

“Cheat” Counts When Hitting…..

Our 2015 series on learning baseball from those who teach it best continues with this week’s feature on being offensively sound…from University of Dayton coach, Tony Vittorio.

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Mar
27

From The Boys State Tournament: The Reader Speaks

Catching up with recent mail, including comments from last week’s girls state tournament…on prep basketball, difference in boys and girls, race in sports, and Hal McCoy’s new book.

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Mar
24

From The Dugout: Reading Hops…!

Our 2015 series on learning baseball from those who teach it best continues with this week’s feature on being defensively sound…from University of Dayton coach, Tony Vittorio.

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Mar
10

The Three Bad “Fs”….

Our 2015 series on learning baseball from those who teach it best continues with this week’s feature on being defensively sound…from University of Dayton coach, Tony Vittorio.

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Feb
19

Fielding Starts With An “F”…Part 2

Our 2015 series on learning baseball from those who teach it best continues with this week’s feature on being defensively sound…from University of Dayton coach, Tony Vittorio.

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Feb
9

Fielding Begins With An “F”… 1st In A Series On Defensive Play

Our 2015 series on learning baseball from those who teach it best continues with this week’s feature on being defensively sound…from University of Dayton coach, Tony Vittorio.

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Jan
28

A Major Leaguer’s Off-Season…What I’m Doing In January

Our 2015 series on learning baseball from those who teach is best continues with this week’s feature on off-season conditioning…from former UD Flyer and Washington Nationals’ reliever, Craig Stammen.

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Jan
20

From The Dugout: You “Must” Get The Sacrifice Bunt Down…!

Our 2015 series on learning baseball from those who teach is best continues with this week’s feature on executing the sacrifice bunt…from University of Dayton coach, Tony Vittorio.

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Jan
9

From The Dugout: This Word “Passion”

Our 2015 series on learning baseball from those who teach is best continues with this week’s feature on “passion”…for life, for competition…from University of Dayton coach, Tony Vittorio.

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Jan
1

From The Dugout: Learn To Lead, Learn To Serve

Our 2015 series on learning baseball from those who teach is best launches with this week’s feature from University of Dayton coach, Tony Vittorio. We hope you enjoy it and send us your comments.

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Dec
31

The Final Reader Speaks…2014!

We’ve always touched a few nerves, good and bad. And thanks to all for another year of letting us know just where you stand on recent Press Pros topics.

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