Editorials

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Rise To The Occasion

“Sometimes you have to be hit in the face with a skunk three or four times before you smell it.”     —Bill Parcells Feel free to attach meaning where you find it … last nigh... Read More...
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All Is Fair In Glove and WAR

I’m every gifted athlete’s holy grail. There is fame—and then there is Me. Travel in my company and know that my outsized brother, Expectation, comes along for the ride. Ask Albert Pujols. ... Read More...
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The Nasty Boys

You know you shouldn’t. It’s wrong. It’s soul-killing. But, you do it anyway. Maybe the monotony of your everyday existence makes you hungry for a little manufactured controversy. Maybe itÃ... Read More...
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The Fierce Urgency of Now

He sets his jaw and fixes his gaze plateward. If there is fear, you will not detect it. If there is doubt, only he will know it.  His apprenticeship is still a work in progress. Without a doubt, the arm need... Read More...
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Manager’s Decision

The little boy went first day of school He got some crayons and started to draw He put colors all over the paper For colors was what he saw “I’m very lucky. The veterans on our club are good guys, ... Read More...
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Major League disappointment

Raise your hand if you'd spend $310 for a ticket to see a baseball game. On Saturday, I received the letter from the Reds that explained my options for purchasing postseason tickets. As a season ticket holder,... Read More...
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The Chapman/Marshall Mistake

The era of Aroldis Chapman closing for the Reds is here. Like all Reds fans, I thoroughly enjoyed watching Chapman secure the last three outs today against the Yankees. But I can't abide by the discouraging ... Read More...