Archive for Blog
Jun
29

The Reality Of Pete’s (Our Own) Issues, And Baseball

Last week’s revelations about Pete Rose betting as a player no baseball don’t move me away from a position of having him reinstated. Compared to the rest of the issues we turn a deaf ear to, it’s no big deal.

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Jun
28

The Sad Fact Of Life After 50….

What it’s like to discover that you can no longer hold your morning coffee (or anything else) til noon. And worse, to find that you’re just like people you never thought you’d be!

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Jun
26

Bruce Hooley: What I Liked About Fox, And The Open

There was a lot I liked about Fox’s first broadcast of its 10-year $1 billion deal to broadcast the Open. They crossed some boundaries, used new technologies, and almost made up for the fact of Tiger Woods being terrible…again!

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Jun
25

Why The “Grand Plan” Is Doomed To Fail….

A column in the recent National Review details why the liberal agenda has finally reached its peak without actually getting to the top. I say…it never had a chance!

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Jun
19

Entourage…Is Gar-bage For The Soul

For something so anticipated, movie theaters are empty, and after seeing it, one has to wonder about the empty character of those who paid to make the movie, Entourage.

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Jun
17

I’ve Had Enough, Cleveland…

Now that it’s over, some words on why I’ll never feel sorry for Cleveland and the “curse” of not winning a major sports championship. A lot of other towns haven’t won, either, and they’re doing just fine!

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Jun
9

What We Do For The 1%….

If what Bruce Jenner did is such big news…if it matters so much to so many…then why are there so few that did what Bruce Jenner did? And why should it matter to the rest of us?

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Jun
6

What You Won’t See At The State Tournament…And May Never See Again!

The changing face of baseball is clearly evident at this state tournament, and take it from me, it would hard to justify that the change is good.

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Jun
5

The Irony Of The Baseball Season

What every losing coach talked about Thursday, the irony of accomplishment, a season-long journey, that simply wasn’t long enough.

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Jun
4

Another, Greener, Side Of The State Tournament….

Huntington Park’s playing field looks like a pool table…the best field the average high school baseball player will ever play on. But keeping it that way is a whole different matter.

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May
29

Kaup The Right Prescription For Recovery’s Run…..

If you blink you might miss it…one of area baseball’s best tournament stories that comes from a community’s belief, and one man’s commitment.

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May
25

If You Want The Game Better, Safer, And Faster…..

Years of “soft” baseball has convinced me. If you want the game to be better, and faster paced, put it back in the hands of the pitchers.

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May
24

Commentary: The Dichotomy Of What Matters….

To the age-old question about whether a fallen tree makes a noise if there’s no one there to hear it, it’s just as relevant with the coverage of sports.

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May
19

From The Big Ten Tournament: Cliches’ And Conflicts In Baseball

The Buckeyes aren’t the only ones trying to figure out a way to win this week. Baseball-wide, a lot of coaches are finding it’s easier to talk about the game than play it.

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May
17

A Letter To Press Pros: For The Sake Of Better Baseball, Why Can’t We Be Like Iowa…?

Owing to a recent Press Pros commentary on spring baseball in Ohio…and the power of the internet…apparently one reader got the message and has responded with an opinion of his own.

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May
16

The Be$t Po$t Of The Year….!

To those who have applied for financial aid from Press Pros, your wait and anticipation is about to be over. The announcement for two great scholarships will come in a matter of days.

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May
14

Handicapping The Area Field For A Friend….

If you think the state doesn’t care…if you think there aren’t people out there watching…you’re wrong. Interest is very high for area teams vying for Columbus and the baseball finals.

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May
11

Sports, And Sports Moms….

All moms are special, and unique, but the extra something, whatever it is, that moms with athletes have make the relationship all the more special.

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May
8

Athletes And Taxes….

Recent blogs on the fact of paying taxes led one reader to ask the inevitable, relative to the average taxpayer. Do professional athletes pay enough?

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May
5

What No One Needs To Know On Facebook

I continue to be amazed at the time wasted on social media, the outright surrender of personal privacy, and worse…the naivete’ regarding the worst possible scenario possible.

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