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Posted Wednesday, June 25th 2014 @ 9am

Lineup

 

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3:05, ESPN 1530
6:05, Inside Pitch, 700 WLW
Guests
Michael Bagby, founder PlusBlue, new at GABP
Gregg Doyel, CBS Sports
Rich Linville, GABP Scoreboard Operator, he does the Scoreboard Stumpers.
Topics
Reds
World Cup 

Reds

HERE are notes, stats, photos and video of Tuesday night's 7-3 loss to the Cubs. Check out the video of Devin Mesoraco's HR.

Email of the night
From Dave:
IF, the Brewers go 42-42 the rest of the way, YOUR Reds have to go 51-36 just to tie. Again you're  getting out over your ski's, when are you going to learn Lance, this Reds team AIN'T going anywhere, it's the Reds for GOD's Sake! 81-81, go get your t's shirt at Mejiers, clown!

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: Starting pitcher Homer Bailey #34 of the Cincinnati Reds delivers the ball against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on June 24, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

MLB.com: Billy Hamilton becoming impact player

Longtime Reds owner selling stake in team
Steve Watkins, Cincinnati Business Courier 
The trust is selling the stake in the Reds because of a Major League Baseball policy that prohibits charities from owning teams. The Nippert Trust is set up such that it has to distribute all of its assets, which at one time totaled well more than $100 million, to charity. It can’t distribute the Reds ownership to charity, so it has to sell it.

Sean Marshall has surgery
Reds LHP Sean Marshall had season ending surgery Tuesday morning to debride his left shoulder and inject stem cells to facilitate the healing. The 31-year old Marshall has a 7.71 ERA in 15 appearances this season. He is 5-6 3.27 and 9 saves in 104 games over three plus seasons. He was acquired in a trade with the Cubs in December 2011, in exchange for Travis Wood, Dave Sappelt and Ronald Torreyes.
Marshall has battle shoulder issues for two seasons. He's pitched just 24.1 innings in 31 appearances since Opening Day 2013. He is owed $5.5M this year and $6.5M in 2015. Carer stats HERE.

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What's Marty's biggest fear in life?

NL Central

Jr's TV show
Ken Griffey debuts a new show tonight on Fox Sports 1: Big Sticks.
He does a Q/A with various players around MLB. He was in Tampa yesterday for Rays-Pirates. Andrew McCutchen is one of his interview subjects.

Bengals

NFL.com: Who is the face of the franchise for the Bengals?

World Cup

Draw with Germany? That's just dumb
Yahoo Sports
Yeah, well, here's what fixing Thursday's match would be – lame … pathetic … uninspiring … pitiful … and, most importantly, completely nonsensical in the interest of actually benefitting the American team.

NY Daily News: USA should not play for a tie

Chomp, chomp
167 people cashed in on a bet that Luis Suarez would bite someone at World Cup. 

Here come the Pirates

UC football
Interesting comments about UC football from new recruit from Danville, Virginia.

Kennard wins Gold
Franklin's Luke Kennard scored 10 points and added 4 rebounds as USA Basketball U18 team won the gold medal Tuesday night in Colorado Springs in the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship. Team USA beat Canada 113-79. Luke also celebrated his 18th birthday.

Congrats
Former Miami player and coach Tracy Smith has been named baseball coach at Arizona State. He's leaving Indiana University, where he led the Hoosiers to the College World Series in 2013.

Classy gesture in Philly

How about a class on Sabermetrics?

 

 
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