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Column: Line Drives — It's hard to simply enjoy a game

I can’t do it anymore.

Sports are meant to entertain.

I can no longer watch sports for the entertainment value.

My job is to thank for that. 647 more words


Column: Line Drives — Tribe's leader calm, relaxed

Ask anyone on the Fort Recovery High School baseball team and they will give you the same answer.

“Laid back.”


Take one look at the guy, and it is easy to see what they mean. 787 more words


Column: Line Drives — Curiosity reveals answers at Indy

SPEEDWAY — As a sports writer — really, any journalist — we’re supposed to be curious.

In addition to writing about how things happened, reporters write about why things happened. 545 more words


Column: Foul Ball — Crashes caused a strange Sunday

Editor’s note: This is the launch of a special Foul Ball column, a play off of Chris Schanz’s normal Line Drives column on Thursdays. Foul Ball will appear from time to time in print and on thecr.com. 636 more words

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Dunlap: The Pirates Should Go Get Cole Hamels

Strike now.

That’s what the Pirates should do.

Don’t wait, don’t let the Cardinals continue to run away with the National League Central and don’t let those Wild Card spots keeps distancing themselves farther and farther away. 742 more words


Column: Line Drives — Tribe baseball making history, again

Following up a year in which multiple school records were set is a tough task.

So how does the Fort Recovery High School baseball team move on from the best squad in history? 727 more words


Dunlap: Hurdle Doesn’t Have A Problem, He Has A Real Team

This isn’t at all a problem.

It is, in fact, entirely the opposite.

Don’t look at it in terms of how Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is going to fill out his lineup card — particularly with infielders — over the next few days. 668 more words