Archive for Blog
Mar
17

People You Want In Your Schools…And Community

If you ever question the value of those who coach, who teach, and who help run your schools…the feet on the ground…come to a state tournament and just observe. You’ll see what I mean.

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Mar
15

The Facts About “The National Emblem”, And Our National March….

It’s a well-recognized tune, one of the most famous in America, but for the sake of fact…some words about a “national” tune not written by John Phillip Sousa, but one he admitted that he liked as much as his own.

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Mar
15

On This Date, Remembering A Favorite Red…Bob Purkey!

It doesn’t seem possible that the names and heroes of your youth can possibly be gone, taken away, but thanks to baseball cards – and memories- they live on as if those times were only yesterday.

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Mar
14

A “Blood Brother” Speaks Up….

Apparently there’s another out there who’s cynical and forthright about how things are done, and why. He’s UC basketball coach Mick Cronin, and it’s hard to disagree with his words last week on what the NCAA tourney committee did, and their bottom line for doing it.

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Mar
10

Last Call For Hal McCoy Scholarship Applicants….

If you’d like to make a career out of writing, or even teaching others how to write, here’s your final call for financial aid from Press Pros and the 2017 Hal McCoy Scholarship award.

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Mar
6

Some Perspective On Losing, And Happiness…When It’s Hard To Find

While we worry about teaching our kids good sportsmanship we too often fail to realize how important disappointment really is…if you want to appreciate true happiness.

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Mar
5

Un-American Airlines….

It used to be a big deal to fly in on a commercial airline, an experience that most would never forget, so good was the service. Now, the art of flying has been replaced by the ‘act’ of flying. And airline service that says, “Screw ’em.”

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Feb
23

Life (And Baseball) In The Desert….

The man who once wrote that Arizona is untamed and unspoiled didn’t live long enough to see it now. The snowbirds are all here…for life, and baseball.

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Feb
23

Why February Baseball…And Why Not?

To respond to our weekend mailbag following last week’s opening to NCAA baseball, some thoughts on the choice of early baseball content, and its relevance to what’s good for “kids”.

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Feb
19

Consistency Vital To Flyers’ Immediate Future…

After disappointing losses in their first two games against Furman, the Dayton Flyers look to salvage a win, and confidence, in Sunday’s series finale.

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Feb
14

New Pitch Count Rule Means Well, But…..

I’m sure the brains behind the new rule limiting the wear and tear on high school pitching arms is well-intended, but I join a lot of veteran baseball people who say…it takes even more fun out of playing baseball.

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Feb
10

Mom…And Another Happy Return Of The Day

She’s truly the epitome of one who’s ageless as she ages. My mom turns 89 today, and still ranks me in most things about which I should be better

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Feb
9

Lebron, And What ‘Hate’ Doesn’t Mean….

As good a player as he is, LeBron James might do well to figure out that criticism isn’t the same thing as hate.

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Feb
6

Well, Shut My Mouth…!

I missed most of it, but caught the end…the best part. And what I’m sharing about the Super Bowl now is not about how great the event is, but rather, how the Patriots are a reflection of the best elements of the American way.

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Feb
6

Some Clarification on Who Hunts, And Why…

Motivated by some recent letters to Press Pros, some actual “facts” pertaining to an American tradition most say is worth appreciating, and preserving

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Feb
4

So, Will You Watch….?

Record this now as the silliest thing I write for the 2017 calendar year. Will you actually spend 12 hours watching the Super Bowl coverage? And if you do, why not stare at the sun, too?

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Feb
3

Nate Jenkins: The ‘Un-Natural’

Here in America we now run commercials for sports events that now tell us “we live for this”. But have you grown tired of being told “bigger” is always “better”?

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Jan
28

A Personal Statement About Facebook, Protests…And Class

If you’re posting on Facebook to let the world know that you disapprove of the president, the country’s direction, and your rights being threatened, consider not only what you say…but how you say it.

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Jan
18

Can Your Best College Team Beat The Browns…?

Could the best college football team beat the Cleveland Browns? Don’t make me laugh. Well, the Browns do make me laugh, but no. And the difference is like that of the Titanic, and a tugboat!

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Jan
12

Can We Possibly Live…Without George Clooney, Hollywood?

It’s always been a tenet of our democracy, that being, the right to protest. But to the point where one group feels so self-important as to threaten that we can’t go on without them…well, I would defer to history, and honest Abe.

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