Escape hatch
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Escape hatch

In September, 2003, a small plane crashed in northeast Indiana, taking the lives of a mother, her 5-year old son and 11-year old daughter. The woman’s husband and 8-year old son were the sole survivors. The child eventually set a goal to become a star high school basketball player in the Hoosier State, a place … Continue reading

The Runs of August
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The Runs of August

Don’t look now but your Cincinnati Reds have scored 5.2 runs/game in August. Yes, it’s partly about facing mediocre pitching. Yes, it’s partly a product of improbable home runs. Yes, it’s just six games. But remember the last two weeks of July when the Reds hit .191/.242/.287 and scored an average of 2.1 runs/game? With Brandon … Continue reading

Eight months ago
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Eight months ago

Last September, the LA Dodgers strode into Cincinnati having won 36 of 46 games after the All-Star break. The Reds themselves began the series with a bit of momentum, having won three out of four at home from the first-place St. Louis Cardinals. The series fell on Joe Morgan weekend that featured the emotional reunion … Continue reading

Going streaking
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Going streaking

[Edit.: We’re pleased to post this article by Tony Liao, graduate student at Cornell University and loyal member of the Nation.] Fans of the movie ‘Old School’ will undoubtedly recognize the quote, where a drunken Frank the Tank (Will Ferrell) tries to convince everyone at a party to go streaking through the quad. Half a mile into … Continue reading