Author Archive
Apr
23

The Coldest Cold Of All…?

Even Moms Were Miserable….On a frigid Thursday afternoon, St. Henry beat Marion, but the bigger issue was, and is…why does high school baseball have to be played in such awful conditions? Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
22

Before You Dump On Bryan Price….

If you didn’t like the outburst from the Reds manager, or his choice of words, consider some perspective before you turn up your nose and then climb on an ivory throne.

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Apr
21

How Shutouts Happen…!

St. Henry’s Mitchel Stammen braved the howling wind and blew right by the Versailles for a shutout win Tuesday over the Tigers. And for good measure, he scored the game’s only run. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
20

A Very Good Bang For Your Baseball “Bucks”…..

What’s His Argument?…Well, if you factor in everything, cost, competition, and convenience, Ohio State’s Greg Beals can make the case that the Buckeyes are the best baseball game around…and “Buckeye Nation”, they’re fighting for a championship. Read more on another rainy April day…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
19

The Reader Speaks…Antwon Lillard And “The Dunk”, Revisited

Nearly a month removed for the 2015 boys state basketball tournament, we’re still hearing the pros and cons from PPM readers on when to “dunk” in basketball, how to “dunk” in basketball, and whether you should “dunk” at all, in basketball!

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Apr
18

“Fresh” In A Very Familiar Way…..

Versailles catcher Nick Moorman blocked the plate and put the tag on Loramie’s Tanner Rosengarten for the final out as he attempted to score the tying run in the bottom of the seventh. An impressive Saturday high school baseball game to read about…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
18

“Fresh” In A Very Familiar Way…..

No, You Don’t…Versailles catcher Nick Moorman blocked the plate and put the tag on Loramie’s Tanner Rosengarten for the final out as he attempted to score the tying run in the bottom of the seventh. An impressive Saturday high school baseball game to read about…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
17

Olberding In Groove In Win Over Lehman

In The Groove…Ft. Loramie’s Grant Olberding delivered his second dominant performance in as many weeks Friday, a 2-hit shutout over Lehman that has more than a few wondering if Loramie’s getting that special feeling again for a run in the tournament. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
16

Question: Were You Proud To Pay Your Taxes…?

It’s a phrase I heard often growing up from the men in my family. Now I wonder if they’d feel the same about paying taxes. Or would they feel like I felt Wednesday?

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Apr
16

Hitting “Infield”, And More…With Chris Holick

An Eye For The Little Things…OSU assistant coach Chris Holick is generational in his passion for baseball, and the little things that give one team an advantage over another. And if you dream of playing for the Buckeyes someday, you might just want to know more about what he’s got to say…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
14

St. Henry Rides 1(a) And 1(b) To Win Over Minster

The Big “Dude”…Few area teams have the luxury of St. Henry’s one-two pitching punch. 6’7″ Ryan Mikesell (top) and teammate Mitchel Stammen combined to heat Minster Tuesday. Read how they did it in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
14

The Days Of Our Lives…

While we have it, enjoy the time you have, to be productive and pursue the passions of your life. Tomorrow (even today) is promised to no one.

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Apr
13

Adam Neimeyer: Perseverance Is Rewarded….

Barely a year removed from “Tommy John” surgery, Minster’s Adam Niemeyer prepares to make the biggest start of his career Tuesday for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
12

Buckeye Baseball: The Elephant Awaits….

Spiked By The Rebels…The Runnin’ Rebels of UNLV came to Columbus and temporarily derailed the Buckeyes’ momentum this weekend, taking two of three games in their weekend series. Read about it in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
11

When Minster Meets Loramie….

Eye Of A Different ‘Cat…Minster catcher Ben Stubbs hold the ball and his ground as he awaits contact with a Loramie runner in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader between old rivals. Read more on how it turned out in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
10

Mike Stafford’s (Very) Special Baseball Story

Like many who have success in the game of baseball, Ohio State pitching coach Mike Stafford owes a lot to the influence of his dad’s inspiration and guidance. What makes Stafford’s story different…is just how “special” his dad was! For your enjoyment… today’s inside feature.

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Apr
9

The Cost Of Going To A Reds Game….

While there’s nothing like going to a ballgame, major league baseball teams could make it a bit more “friendly” for the average family. Let me share some real figures.

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Apr
9

One Of My Most Unforgettables…

I worked for him for two years, and for his reputation and influence I marveled that he even bothered with baseball. An unforgettable tale of days in the minor leagues and reason to remember former Southern League president Billy Hitchcock (above). Today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
7

Greg Rhude And The Art Of His Craft…Wizard With A “Wilson”

He Can “Pick It”…He’s so good that even opponents rave at the way UD’s Greg Rhude plays shortstop. Now, he’s trying to carry that confidence over to other parts of his game. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
7

When “Fair” Is Too Complicated…!

Had the roles been reversed the fallout from the racial slur made by Kentucky’s Andrew Harrison would have been larger than Monday’s championship game. The reason why it wasn’t…is complicated.

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