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May
1

If You’re Hired To Be Fired…Why Bother?

The revolving door for coaches is in full forward, coming and going, and in some cases the victims of circumstances out of their hands. So isn’t hard to understand…why anyone (like Lance Schneider, below) would want to do it at all? Some thoughtful perspective on a job much tougher for reasons other than winning.

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Apr
30

Deitsch ‘Knuckles’ Down, As St. Hank Takes Minster

St. Henry used classic St. Henry baseball to do it – pitching, defense, and some timely hitting on Tuesday – a senior effort by pitcher Rylee Deitsch, to beat Minster on the road. Read about the game in our latest MAC baseball update.

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Apr
28

‘Must’ Wins: Now Or Never For The Buckeyes…Or Is It?

Needing to win and win now to maintain confidence and a relevant hope for post-season play, the Buckeyes’ losses to Iowa over the weekend magnified the reality that the future is now…while defining another important long-term objective.

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Apr
27

All Things Considered, A Very Admirable Hawkeye….

Iowa senior Cole McDonald dazzled in Friday night’s 4-2 opening win, but to meet him is to admire his patience to improve and a solid plan for a future outside of baseball.

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Apr
26

What The Media Does, Or Doesn’t, Know…About Daniel Jones

They’re yelling about the the New York Giants drafting Duke’s quarterback, Daniel Jones, sixth in the first round of the NFL draft.  I ask the question, who’s to question – Mel Kiper, Todd McShay included – before he ever plays, and why should we believe them?

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Apr
23

Marion Local Strikes .500 On A Knapschaefer Gem

Marion Local’s Tim Knapschaefer proved he’s all the way back from a knee injury, and delivered the gem of his high school baseball career. He struck out 13 in a complete-game three-hitter in Tuesday’s win over Ft. Recovery. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Apr
23

Baseball, Beer, And The Clydesdales. The Story Behind The Song…..

This clip was sent to me last week, and with sincere appreciation and thanks I’ll share it with baseball fans of every age and level.  And somewhere my dear friend and Cardinal fan Stan Wilker will read, or hear, and smile.

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Apr
23

Loramie “Rusty” In Encore Win Over Versailles….

Right out of the chute…Fort Loramie took advantage of Versailles mistakes and too many free bases to score early, score often, and shoot down a runner at the plate in the third inning. The Redskins won 9-3 Monday night at Fifth-Third Field. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
21

Buckeyes Find The Eggs…Take Easter Series From Terps

Buckeyes get big days from Ridge Winand (below) and Griffan Smith to take an Easter ‘special’ series on the road at Maryland. Read more in the latest update on Press Pros.

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Apr
20

A Horrible Start, A Glorious End…Bucks Split With Terps

Same View, Different Perspectives….OSU’s Brent Todys (foreground) and Maryland pitcher John Murphy (background) watch Todys’s 11th inning home run sail out of the park, giving the Buckeyes a 10-9 win and a split of Saturday’s doubleheader. Read more in today’s Press Pros.

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Apr
20

The Time Is Now For The Buckeyes….

Faced with another doubleheader this weekend, the Buckeyes need to address their place in the Big Ten standings, and do some gettin’ while the gettin’s good.

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Apr
19

Buckeyes In Maryland: But It’s Not All Baseball….

What do you do in the Maryland countryside when the baseball game’s rained out?  Well, a little history in this case, and a side trip Friday to the Antietam National Battlefield.

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Apr
18

Tom Cappell: Uncle Mel, And Kings Of The Creek

Spring means a lot of things relative to the outdoors. But one of the best is something I learned from my Uncle Mel, who taught me that there is at least one thing that does taste just like chicken. Something different from outdoors columnist Tom Cappell in today’s Press Pros.

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Apr
16

What Is…Your ‘Fair’ Share?

The former president talked about it every day. Your congressman and senator talk about it. But when it comes to taxes, no one has yet to explain just how much a ‘fair share’ really is, and why. Now that you’ve paid your taxes…wouldn’t you like to know for yourself? Questions asked without answers, in today’s Press Pros.

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Apr
15

As Egbert Goes, So Goes Tipp…1-Hitter Quiets G’ville

Tipp’s Kenton Egbert continued to roll, striking out 15, and dominating Greenville Monday in an impressive 4-0, 1-hit shutout. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
15

What’s More Important: Efforts Of The Human Spirit, Or How You Treat People?

His winning a fifth Master’s was gratifying to the hopes that each of us have for ourselves.  But will it make Tiger Woods what Jack and Arnie were, aside from golf?

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Apr
12

Bucks Explode On Michigan, Take Series Opener

The rivalry, and a little passion by Brent Todys (below) highlighted the Buckeyes’ series opening win Friday night over Michigan. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature story.

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Apr
11

The Same Coldwater…But For A Day, A Different Minster

Coldwater’s Noah Miller had a big day Thursday (below) as a week after the death of a teammate the Minster Wildcats struggled to represent baseball, and their legacy, in a lopsided loss to the Cavaliers. Read more about it in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
11

You Can’t Beat Playoff Hockey…And A Missed ‘Fact’ About OSU Baseball

Two things dominate this Thursday write, prior to a big weekend of area baseball, the Master’s, and television TV.  I’ll keep it simple, I promise. Read on……

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Apr
9

Buckeyes Win Wild One, Snap Losing Streak At Bobcats’ Expense

Seeking a road win and termination of a five-game losing streak, the Buckeyes started a telling week of baseball with a dramatic road win over the Ohio University Bobcats. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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