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6:05, Sports Talk
Geoff Hobson,
They Hook You When You're Young: When you became a fan of your team

Notes, stats, photos from a 5-2 win on Thursday night 
Chapman pleased with batting practice session
Mario Soto has helped former 1st round pick Nick Travieso learn a curveball.
Drawing the line between fans in Ohio. Cool map.

Votto: 'I'm not the same guy I was five years ago'

Batting Votto second a sound decision by Reds
Anthony Castrovince,
"People didn't expect me to have less power than when I was in my middle-20s, after a couple of knee surgeries and some aging?" Votto said. "Pay attention to the trends, man. It drives me crazy. How could you not expect players to make changes as their career goes along? I'm not the same guy I was five years ago, and I'm not the same guy now that I'll be in five years."

 is the 2014 schedule. What do you think?
ESPN picks Bengals to finish 10-6.
Hoard: Defending Dalton

The Cyclones took a commanding 3-0 lead in their series vs Orlando last night with a 2-1 win. Game 4 is Friday night with $1 hot dogs.

Blue Jackets

Two words for you: Series tied!
What a game, what a series! Blue Jackets rally and even series with Penguins with 4-3 OT win. Game story HERE

COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 23: David Savard #58, Ryan Johansen #19 and Artem Ansimov #42 react as Brandon Dubinsky #17, all of the Columbus Blue Jackets, celebrates after scoring the game tying goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period in Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nationwide Arena on April 23, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

The winner!

Full game highlights


Ruby vs Edmonds
Jeff Ruby is suing Jim Edmonds over use of the name 'Precinct'.

SEPTEMBER 19: Jim Edmonds #15of the Cincinnatti Reds pinch hits in the seventh inning against the Housto Astros at Minute Maid Park on September 19, 2010 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Former Bengals DB replaces Bernie Kosar on Brown preseason TV

1989: Quarterback Bernie Kosar #19 of the Cleveland Browns passes during a 1989 NFL game (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Calipari on Colbert

Pat down: Ejection! 
Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda ejected in 2nd inning. Story HERE.


How and when did you become a fan of your favorite team?

This is a fantastic read from the NY Times about how our fandom is influenced by events in our childhood:
The most important year in a boy’s baseball life is indeed age 8. If a team wins a World Series when a boy is 8, it increases the probability that he will support the team as an adult by about 8 percent. Remember, this is independent of how good the team was every other year of this guy’s life. Things start falling off pretty fast after the age of about 14. A championship when a man is 20 is only one-eighth as likely to create an adult fan as a championship when a boy is 8. Just winning games also matters, with a similar age pattern. But the data shows that there seems to be something really special about winning championships.

Was there a moment, a game or a player that made you a fan of your favorite team? Post your memories below.


On this date:

Tuesday evening, April 24, 2012
"Reds Honor 2012 NCAA Champion UK Basketball"
"Mat Latos Records First Win in Reds Uniform"
From Steven Sharp: University of Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari and a contingent from UK brought the 2012 NCAA Tournament Championship trophy to Great American Ball Park, as part of the program's recent tour following the championship season.  Prior to the game, the group was honored on the field by the Cincinnati Reds, and Coach Calipari threw out a ceremonial first pitch (to Todd Frazier of the Reds).  
After the pre-game ceremonies, Reds starter Mat Latos had his first solid game as a Reds pitcher, pitching 7.0 shutout innings.  Holding a 2-0 lead, the Reds erupted for six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.  A two-run HR by Buster Posey in the ninth inning prevented a shutout, as the Reds cruised to a 9-2 win over the visiting San Francisco Giants.  Brandon Phillips and Ryan Ludwick homered for the Reds.  

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