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Rally around the Reds? Dalton's contract offer


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Tom Gamble, Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown, HS football event
Wendell Hunsucker, Bengals season ticket holder, won trip to draft
Corey Brock, covers Padres for


This was lost in the NFL Draft shuffle last week. It's a look at Joey Votto's approach with RISP and on fastballs with RISP. Interesting.

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Todd Frazier
Frazier is on pace for:
32 HR, 95 RBI, 45 2B, 95 R and an .848 OPS.
From 2012 to 2013 he declined in most categories: Dropping nearly 40 points in BA, 30 in OBP, 90 in SLG and 100 in OPS. This year he's bounced back and improved.
His K% is down, his extra-base hit % is up. He's also seen an increase in his line drive rate, pitches seen per plate appearance and % times swinging at the first pitch.

How MLB's elbow issue is mowing through young pitchers and has no solution.

Crosstown Shootout
Did you miss UC AD Mike Bohn, XU AD Greg Christopher and XU coach Chris Mack on Sports Talk? The podcast is HERE. 

UC basketball
San Diego State will play at UC, to fulfill obligation for football team.

Dave Lapham joined me on Sports Talk to discuss the Bengals draft and had an interesting observation on Andy Dalton's future. Listen HERE.

If you were a fan of NBC's West Wing, this is an interesting behind the scenes look at the show.

Youth Sports
The problem for sports parents: Overspending

HS football
CINCINNATI, Ohio (May 12, 2014) – A lineup of the region’s top high school football programs, featuring some classic neighborhood rivalries, highlights the schedule for the 2014 Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown presented by Mercy Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Meijer and Dr Pepper, the nation’s largest and longest running high school football showcase. Schedule HERE

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