Joe Morgan: MVP on and off the field

Posted on October 22nd, 2020
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Joe Morgan looked at the baseball he was handed and laughed.  “I don’t want to jinx this,” he said. “But it’s a great idea for a picture, let’s do it.”   The conversation took place on a bitterly cold Cincinnati night, November, 1975, following a banquet Morgan headlined.  He had flown in from his Bay […]

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Tribute to Whitey Ford

Posted on October 16th, 2020
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Whitey Ford

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Trials of the Century from Leopold and Loeb to OJ Simpson

Posted on October 15th, 2020
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“The dog got nervous and was pulling me harder,” Sukru Boztepe testified.  “It stopped in front of a gate on Bundy…I saw a lady laying down full of blood.” It was just before midnight on Sunday, June 12, 1994 when Boztepe, trying to find the home of a lost akita with bloody paws, discovered the lacerated […]

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Lucky for fans Bob Gibson picked Baseball

Posted on October 8th, 2020
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When legendary St. Louis Cardinal pitcher Dizzy Dean passed away, columnist Jim Murray wrote: “Dizzy let death dig in on him, something no other batter could do.”   The same sentiment could be expressed about Bob Gibson, the best ever right handed St. Louis Cardinal pitcher, who passed away October 2 at the age of 84.  […]

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Contrasting Kennedy-Nixon with Trump-Biden

Posted on October 2nd, 2020
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Billed as the most important presidential debate since Kennedy-Nixon, the recent Trump-Biden showdown came off like a poorly staged re-creation of the “Thrilla in Manilla.”  Actually, the Ali bout with Frazier was more aesthetically satisfying. Over 73 million television viewers watched the President and former Vice President carpet-bomb what was left of civility in American political discourse. Showmanship […]

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