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Jul
28

Sonny: If The Reds Trade Leake….

Now that Cueto is gone, the season is gone, and the next to go is said to be Mike Leake…because the Reds just don’t have enough money to be competitive…what’s your incentive to go see them in the future if they can’t “afford” to win?

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Jul
15

Hoard: What Do You Do Now Mr. Castellini?

Clearly, the city, the community is ready. Bob Castellini is lucky to have a team in an area so taken with baseball and so eager to have a team in which they can invest their hope and their wages.

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Jul
13

“What’s Wrong With The Reds…?”

A mid-season assessment of a team that’s become painful to watch, and hard to think of in terms of being relevant…now, and who knows when!

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Jul
12

The Great, Tiresome All-Star Extravaganzapalooza

Somewhere beneath the burdensome layers of over-hyped player introductions, extraneous fireworks, and marketing-saturated events of All-Star weekend, there’s a kernel of baseball still in there somewhere. The trick is staying awake long enough to see it.

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Jul
12

Now, Do We Understand…?

As an American, does it bother you that the White House, and the president, has broken habit…and remained silent and conspicuously absent over the death of Kate Steinle? And do you wonder…why?

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Jul
9

Tough Coaching, Or Abusive Coaching…?

According to a CNN report it’s a big problem at the University of Illinois…abusive coaching and racial segregation. But nothing’s really new, just our attitude of what’s so publicly reported in today’s news.

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Jul
6

What Was Your “Perfect 4th”…?

Simple people have simple pleasures apparently. Wait to you hear mine, and a 4th of July that I’ll appreciate all winter long.

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Jul
5

On Images Of Hate, And Reminders….

If we equate with condemnation the Confederate flag as an image of hatred, what do we do with the rest of American iconic symbols derived from Southern heritage?

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Jul
4

Nate Jenkins: The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be

Another birthday come and gone for a pair of Press Pros columnists, and the latest personal introspective gaze from one…into the future.

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Jul
1

If Today’s Media Had Covered Gettysburg….

It dawned upon me as I thought about it…the anniversary of the battle of Gettyburg. How could they possibly have done it back then without ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox….Ellen and The View? A reprint of one of last year’s most popular writes, in today’s Press Pros.

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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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