The Look Of Success...Former winner Kyle Troup is among the field for this week's 12th annual PBA 'Classic' in Coldwater. Troup won the Coldwater event in 2016 and joins 95 other PBA 'elites' vying for the 2019 title. For more information read today's inside feature.

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Some Words About Coaching, From A Coach….
Jul
10

Some Words About Coaching, From A Coach….

With the change in cultural expectations, communities are looking harder at the personality of coaches…and the expectations that coaches have for those they coach.  It’s obvious, they’re often aren’t the same. The stress that comes with coaching, in today’s inside feature.

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Football 2019: Dan Gress, And A Good First Impression
Jul
8

Football 2019: Dan Gress, And A Good First Impression

Are you ready for some football? The first year coach of the Troy Trojans is young, enthusiastic, and positive…a product of great football upbringing. Now, all he has to do is live up to a winning tradition. The Dan Gress story in today’s Press Pros feature.

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A Night With Jim Bouton, 42 Years Ago….
Jul
6

A Night With Jim Bouton, 42 Years Ago….

From time to time we relive stories previously published, simply because they’re good stories.  This one originally shared in July of 2014, one of those minor league baseball experiences you never forget.  In this case a most unforgettable person.  Former Yankee and author of ‘Ball Four’, Jim Bouton (above) turns 80 this year.

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More Comments On Winning, Woody…Comparing Home Run Derbys
Jul
5

More Comments On Winning, Woody…Comparing Home Run Derbys

Some additional reader thoughts for this 4th of July long weekend – people who still write in about ‘winning’, about Woody Hayes…and comparing the modern All-Star Game home run derby to the days when the game’s hall of fame Goliath’s slugged it out.

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Hoard: Robbie, Earl, The Trade, & Wounds Of The Past
Jul
5

Hoard: Robbie, Earl, The Trade, & Wounds Of The Past

A controversial star and misunderstood for his time in Cincinnati, Frank Robinson (Robbie) had the last laugh on one of baseball’s worst trades…and on those whom he felt had treated him badly. Columnist Greg Hoard writes a haunting account of his story in today’s Press Pros.

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What History Has Forgotten About The 4th Of July….
Jul
4

What History Has Forgotten About The 4th Of July….

Some notable events about July 4th – and notable sounds – that we’ve forgotten over the course of 245 years…but not forgotten by Press Pros.  Enjoy today’s read, and Happy Fourth of July!

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July 4th Turns The Page…
Jul
3

July 4th Turns The Page…

In some respects it’s the shot that signals summer, hot weather, and pool time.  But the real fireworks loom just six weeks away, with the start of another school year and a new season of high school sports. So summer to us is just the overture to the opera. Read more.

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Milheim Getting Back To Strength In Chillicothe
Jul
3

Milheim Getting Back To Strength In Chillicothe

Buckeyes left-hander is trying to making up for lost time after emergency appendectomy in April.  Summer league baseball in nearby Chillicothe is presently his ‘operating’ room.

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Hal Answers:  Volume Six
Jul
2

Hal Answers: Volume Six

Stuff you won’t read anywhere else – your questions and some frank answers from hall of fame writer Hal McCoy…on the sad demise of former all-star Reds second baseman Johnny Temple…would anyone hire an 83 year old pitching coach…and why Hal no longer appears on Reds TV broadcasts. Today’s feature on Press Pros.

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Dan Hickey:  ‘The Pond’
Jul
2

Dan Hickey: ‘The Pond’

There’s a lot more that’s important about catching fish…than just catching fish.  Guest writer Dan Hickey shares more than just bait and tackle…in today’s outdoor feature.

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The Reader Speaks…July 2, 2019 – On ‘Winning’
Jul
2

The Reader Speaks…July 2, 2019 – On ‘Winning’

Since our last readers column responses on our recent post on the value of winning has dominated new correspondence.  And not surprising, we heard from MANY who still believe like Woody Hayes…there is no substitute. Some strong words in this edition of ‘The Reader Speaks’.

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Hoard:  A Tiger Tale…And “Call Me Al”
Jun
30

Hoard: A Tiger Tale…And “Call Me Al”

The card that started it…Columnist Greg Hoard writes about his recollection of this 1957 Topps card;  and of how years later, from one glorious spring training day, he is still blessed with the memory of that card and a chance meeting. Enjoy one of his best stories…on Tiger hall of famer Al Kaline.

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The Thinking Man’s Impression Of The Dem Debates….
Jun
30

The Thinking Man’s Impression Of The Dem Debates….

I listened for a while, I really did.  Hoping to hear something from this week’s Dem debates that would tell me something about what the average American would want to know about the alternative candidate for the 2020 election. I wonder if I missed something?

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Uncle Mel, Fence Posts, And The Birthday Marlin….
Jun
28

Uncle Mel, Fence Posts, And The Birthday Marlin….

I wanted my own .22 so bad I could taste it.  But it took of summer of hard work and hard persuasion to make it happen…and my Uncle Mel coming to the rescue. A Tom Cappell classic tale in today’s Press Pros.

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Troy’s Kendall No Longer Concerned With Elbow….
Jun
27

Troy’s Kendall No Longer Concerned With Elbow….

Former Troy Trojan, Zach Kendall, has resurrected his career at the University of Rio Grande, and Chillicothe, in the summer Prospect League. Columnist Mark Znidar shares his story in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Summer Ball:  A ‘Switch In Positions’ For Ernst, Buckeyes
Jun
26

Summer Ball: A ‘Switch In Positions’ For Ernst, Buckeyes

While rival Michigan fights it out with Vanderbilt for a national title this week, Buckeye sophomore-to-be Marcus Ernst is honing his batting stroke and learning to play other positions in Springfield, hoping to switch positions with TTUN in 2020. A summer profile in today’s Press Pros.

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An ‘Old’ Twist On A League Of Their Own…
Jun
25

An ‘Old’ Twist On A League Of Their Own…

In a twist of history, Piqua, Troy, Sidney, and Greenville will turn back the clock this fall to a fondly-remembered league affiliation called the Miami Valley League…while in two years the Cross County Conference follows suit for reasons with familiar overtones. Read about it in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Michigan’s CWS Win Over Vandy…Textbook!
Jun
24

Michigan’s CWS Win Over Vandy…Textbook!

Undaunted by mighty Vanderbilt, Michigan’s impressive tournament run continued Monday with pitching gem and an impressive 7-4 win in Game 1 of the CWS Finals.

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Who Loses…If We Disregard Winning?
Jun
23

Who Loses…If We Disregard Winning?

A letter to PPM this week brings perspective to the change in culture that prefers participation over performance…and that pride in finishing first may be holding everyone else back. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Mike Martin’s Final Walk…
Jun
21

Mike Martin’s Final Walk…

After 40 years and 2,000 wins Florida State baseball coach Mike Martin came within a couple of games of a perfect career, a perfect destiny.  His parting words give us all a vision of our own destiny.

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