Archive for Blog
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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Jan
10

Clemson’s Win Historic, Just Too Late To Watch…

It’s was a game worthy of watching over and over, and I will…I can. It finished so late I fell asleep and taped the ending. Didn’t you?

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Jan
5

Remembering Gary Wright….

Few, outside of classmates and area coaches would have cause to remember him. And that’s a shame…because former Fairborn attorney and high school basketball official Gary Wright was, in a word, special.

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Jan
3

Words On Failure, And The Double Standard….

If you get upset over missed field goals, if you suffer from the outrage that comes with expectation, you might want to consider how serious an outcome has become to you…and why?

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Jan
1

Sonny: Some Perspective With The Buckeyes’ ‘Tease’

They were dominated by a better team, pure and simple. And now we know just what stands between what the Buckeyes are…and what we want them to be.

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Dec
30

Starting 2017 With A Bang…And A Bust

Sharing some reflections on 2016, and some thoughts on why 2017 holds more promise for sports fans actually getting their money’s worth.

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Dec
25

What Is The ‘REAL’ Holiday Message….

It is the day of the internet, of social media, and Facebook messages that are simply too good…to be true.

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Dec
25

Merry (*Coughing*) Christmas

Here comes Santa Claus…sneeze, aarrkk, cough, hack. Let’s hope he’s brought some cold meds.

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