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Jun
18

Sonny: Cliches’ Come True For Bucks. Now, What Next?

Power pitching…If you want my capsule on the Buckeyes’ year, it comes down to the oldest cliche in the baseball book. Good pitching, like freshman All-American Seth Lonsway (below) beats good hitting every time. And baseball quotes are ageless. I know. I’m almost old enough to be ageless. Closing the book on 2019 Buckeyes baseball in today’s Press Pros post.

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Jun
16

Happy Father’s Day: Tomatoes, And Dad….

If he were here he’d cock one eye and give me his lecture on why it’s too late in the season to plant tomatoes.  As it is, I smiled yesterday and planted them anyway…in honor of Dad.

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Jun
16

Some Final Words On Climate, And Baseball, 2019

Another season, and new champions in the book.  But still, baseball (and spring sports) lag behind the others in terms of priority and fair competitive conditions.  Some thoughts on what to do with some final words in today’s inside feature.

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Jun
14

Songs Of Summer: ALL I Have To Do…The Everly Brothers

In the summer of 1958 its tune and unforgettable harmony helped propel the Everly Brothers to the most successful harmonic duo of their time. And fifty years later, they’re still at the top of that list.

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Jun
9

Versailles 13s Beat Russia: “I’d Like To Follow His Footsteps”

The smallest guy on the field (Lane Bergman, below) gave a big performance, and the Versailles 13-year-olds pitched and played their way past Russia in the gem (so far) of the Stammen youth baseball ‘Classic’. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Jun
7

Stammen Classic: The Idea Is To Have Fun…

Coldwater opened the 12-year-old action of the Craig Stammen youth tourney Friday night with an emphatic reminder that the baseball culture in that community is alive and well at any age. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
6

Stammen Classic: How Craig Is Onto Something…

The annual youth baseball tourney bearing Craig Stammen’s name is upon  us, and never has its significance come at a more poignant time.  As baseball struggles to maintain community relevance, the namesake is sending the message loud and clear.  The torch much be passed. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
6

Songs Remembered From Summers Past: ’26 Miles’, Santa Catalina

From 1958 through the early 60s they played it to death on radio.  Your parents probably danced to it, or made out (ooooh, sorry)!  The Santa Catalina song heads my list of songs from summers past.

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Jun
5

State Baseball Tourney…And For The Good Of The Game

Look familiar? Coldwater seeks its seventh state title as they’ll play the state baseball tournament this weekend – in Akron – and the question is whether anyone not associated with a school below I-70 will bother to go? A change in venue is the topic of today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
2

From The Tournament: Regardless Of How It Ends…Brady Cherry!

Regardless of how long they play, or how the season ends, the 2019 baseball season at Ohio State will be remembered by those with awareness for the remarkable turnaround of Pendleton, Indiana’s favorite son…Brady Cherry.

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May
31

From The NCAA Tourney: Nashville…A Town Of Different Talents

There’s at least one ex-Buckeye in Nashville this weekend who doesn’t worry about the next game, the next opponent, or even what comes next. She already knows. Whether you believe or not…an interesting read in today’s Press Pros.

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May
30

From The NCAA: Bucks’ Freshman Consider Then, Now….

When you’re young you have no idea the difference a year can make in your life.  For Buckeye freshmen Nick Erwin and Zach Dezenzo it’s become manifest, and magnified, this weekend in Nashville. Read more from our Press Pros team in Nashville.

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May
28

No Crystal Balls, Or Easy Games…It’s Baseball

The Buckeyes reach the NCAA tourney for the third time in four years to the surprise of some, but just ask Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Nebraska…and especially Minnesota.  Baseball is full of surprises.

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May
27

Memorial Musings, 2019…Before You Mow And Grill

Some thoughts on the day and observations about current events…then you can go out and mow the yard and prepare the grill, or however you choose to ‘smoke’ on Memorial Day.

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May
26

Memorial Day, 2019: Why It’s The Most Important Holiday…

Freedom Sunrise…When I was young they taught us to appreciate the holiday as much, or more, than your birthday.  And here’s how I learned about Memorial Day, what it means to me still, and what we’re losing with each passing year. God bless America…as you hopefully read today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
22

Tangeman, Deitsch Named MAC Press Pros Standouts

Marion Local’s Nick Tangeman and St. Henry’s Carleigh Deitsch garner honors as this year’s Press Pros Scholar Athletes of The Year. Read more in this Press Pros exclusive feature.

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May
21

Words From The ‘Duke’: PBA’s Norm Duke On Bowling, Present and Future

If you believe in the adage of good things that come from small packages, they don’t any better than Professional bowler Norm Duke, who took the time last week to talk with Press Pros about his sport now, and about its future. A unique opportunity with one of the best in history…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
20

Cordonnier, Doseck Named Press Pros Top SCL Scholar-Athletes

Russia’s Jenna Cordonnier and Anna’s Griffin Doseck grab honors as this year’s Press Pros Scholar-Athletes of The Year in the Shelby County League. Click to read more about this year’s honorees in today’s SCAL feature.

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May
20

The Quietest Team…Newton Advances in Dist. Semis

Missed him by that much…Newton’s Patrick Hughes leans to avoid the tag attempt of Franklin Monroe catcher Gabe Sargent in the sixth inning of Monday’s 6-0 Indians win. Read more in the latest tournament update from Press Pros.

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May
19

Tangeman, Deitsch Named MAC Press Pros Standouts

Marion Local’s Nick Tangeman (#24, below) and St. Henry’s Carleigh Deitsch garner honors as this year’s Press Pros Scholar Athletes of The Year. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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