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Patches

In 1976 my family moved to Cincinnati. At the time I was a Tigers fan, a disciple of the American League. That changed damn quick. I guess you can say I stepped into a good thing and 31 years later I'm stil... Read More...
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Chasing Eric Milton

My pitching philosophy is simple - keep the ball away from the bat. Satchel Paige In 2004 Eric Milton won 14 games for the  Philadelphia Phillies. He also allowed 43 home runs which, amazingly, wasnâ€â„... Read More...
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Another Moment in Time

It’s my belief that baseball is a game that is made up of more small moments that craft themselves into  great and memorable moments than any other sport in the world. Even Buzkashi The game's natur... Read More...
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The Day the Yankees came to town

Most Reds fans know the Reds have a previous history with the Yankees; some point to 1976 and the Reds sweep during the crowning glory of the Big Red Machine. Others point to 50 years ago this summer, when the ... Read More...
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Checking the patient’s pulse

Well, boys, it's a round ball and a round bat and you got to hit the ball square. ~Joe Schultz, 1969 Fourteen percet of the season has passed. Poof... it's gone, in the books, it's now what we sometimes cal... Read More...
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History is a myth that men agree to believe.

“Abner Doubleday didn’t invent baseball. Baseball invented Abner Doubleday.” --Harold Peterson Perhaps you’ve heard, maybe you haven’t, but here’s the scoop. John Th... Read More...