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Show preview 3-6pm: Reds, MLB's unwritten rules, UC basketball arena


Show preview
3-6pm, ESPN 1530
6:05, Inside Pitch, 700 WLW
Aaron Boone, ESPN MLB, has Reds-Pirates tonight
Keith Law, ESPN MLB
Brian Geisenschlag, co-host Blue Jackets Live/Reds Live Fox Sports Ohio, 3:40
Bengals: voluntary workouts begin....Mo will have reaction/interviews
Bigger: Bengals winning Super Bowl or Reds winning another World Series? See below.
MLB: The unwritten rules
UC basketball arena

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On this date
From Steven Sharp

Tuesday, April 21, 1970
The Cincinnati Royals (NBA) traded perennial All-Star guard and future Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson to the Milwaukee Bucks for power forward Charlie Paulk and All-Star guard Flynn Robinson.  Charlie Paulk had been in the NBA, but sat out the 1969-70 NBA season while serving in the military in Vietnam.  Flynn Robinson had previously played with the Royals.  Per the Royals at the time, no cash was involved in the trade.  
In Robertson's first season with the Milwaukee Bucks (1970-71), the Bucks won the 1971 NBA Championship. 


HERE are notes, stats and video from Sunday's win

SI: Reds 3rd best rotations in MLB

The unwritten rules......again
Is it OK to bunt when leading 7-0 in the 1st inning? The Astros say no.

Pirates and Brewers go toe-to-toe

Would you bench a star for not hustling?
Bryce Harper benched for 'lack of hustle'


Which would be bigger in Cincinnati: Bengals winning a Super Bowl or the Reds winning another World Series?
As I read this column posted below, I thought of how the city of Cincinnati would view a championship from the Bengals vs the Reds.

Why Da Bears Still Rule
Sports on Earth 
If the Chicago Cubs ever win the World Series, it would be the biggest national sports story of the decade. It would lead every newscast, top every website, trend in every city. It would dominate the national conversation; you can imagine a president joking that if the Cubs can win the World Series, you can solve anything, from the Middle East to health care to global warming..........The party would go on for weeks. But there might be one place where it wouldn't be the biggest story of the year: Chicago. Because as much as the rest of the planet might associate the city with the Cubs, and Wrigley, and Harry Caray, that's just the outsider's view. Almost across the board, nearly every single person I've talked to says that as big a deal as the Cubs winning the World Series would be … a Bears Super Bowl victory would mean so much more. 

UC basketball

What is next: Renovate 5th/3rd or renovate US Bank Arena?

Clones are coming home, up 2-0 on Orlando! Game 3 Wednesday at US Bank Arena.

How about the Blue Jackets? Video of the game winner and the very cool speeches in the locker room.

Coolest thing of the weekend


Reading Sorrentos
Hamilton County Sports Hall of Fame

Cincinnati, Ohio – Former La Salle High School and Xavier University basketball player and current Musketeer play-by-play radio Joe Sunderman and softball legend Leo Osterday have been selected as the 2014 class of the Reading Sorrentos Hamilton County Sports Hall of Fame, executive committee president Tom Taylor announced.
Sunderman was an All-State player at La Salle who led the Lancers to GCL titles as a junior and senior and a city championship in 1974 before going to Xavier where he played in 97 games for the Musketeers. He has been a part of Xavier radio broadcasts for more than 30 seasons and will join broadcast partner Byron Larkin (2005) as a Hall of Fame member. Osterday is a member of the Greater Cincinnati All-Century softball team, the Greater Cincinnati Softball Hall of Fame and led his team, VIP Limo, to five championships in the Cincinnati Metro Tournament major division.
The executive committee will also honor Bill “Seg” Dennison of 700 WLW with its Nostalgia Award. Head coach John Rodenberg and the Moeller football program will be honored with this year’s Special Award.
Name a job in a radio station and Dennison is sure to have done it at least once or twice. He’s covered everything from the Reds to Bengals, area colleges and all things auto racing while working with some of the biggest names in the broadcasting business. Rodenberg has led Moeller to back-to-back Division I state titles, giving the school its eighth and ninth championships in football.    
The Reading Sorrentos Hamilton County Sports Hall of Fame will host its 53rd anniversary program and induction ceremony on Saturday May 10 at the St. Patrick’s Knights of Columbus, 7500 Fairpark Ave. in Carthage. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. Wayne Box Miller will be the emcee.
Tickets, which include dinner, are $25.00. For further information, contact Tom Taylor, (831-1153), Ken Fink (733-0438), Paul Boehm (777-9631) or Kevin Goheen (

College football

Big Auburn weekend for Tommy Tuberville:  It was all quite heart-warming. I hope that that Tuberville understood again that Auburn people hold him very high regard. And I hope Auburn people remember what he did for their program. Over 10 years, Tuberville averaged 8.5 wins per year. In the middle eight years, he averaged 9.4 wins per year. And, of course, he beat Alabama six consecutive times.

Jack is another day closer.....



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