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Food at GABP

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The Bengals today signed free agent P T.J. Conley, a second-year NFL player.
Conley (6-3; 215; Idaho) punted in 16 games for the New York Jets in 2011. He averaged 42.7 yards on 92 punts, and his 38.8-yard net average was the highest in Jets history (stat began in 1976). He had 32 inside-20 kicks with just six touchbacks, and his plus-26 differential on inside-20s to touchbacks ranked tied for third in the NFL.
Conley did not play in the 2012 or 2013 regular seasons. He was with the Jets in the 2012 preseason and with Cleveland in the 2013 preseason. He entered the NFL as a free agent with the Jets in 2009 but did not play in ’09 or ’10.


Cool honor
Last night, Marlins president Michael Hill recognized one of his high school teachers, Patricia Dunn from Cincinnati Country Day School.

Tweet of the night

NCAA proposal: Athletes may receive unlimited food

Do you take good to GABP?
Below is a story about why most MLB teams allow fans to take food and drinks into the ballpark. We took a soft-sided cooler to GABP on Sunday. Casey and Peyton grabbed Fritos and Doritos from home and picked Penn Station for lunch. We stopped and grabbed subs, got our drinks at BP, and added a bag of peanuts outside GABP.

Sports on Earth: Food for thought
There are some possible reasons why baseball could be less likely to crack down on outside food: The games take forever, and are (mostly) outside in the summer heat, and it wouldn't be good p.r. to have fans fainting from hunger and/or thirst. At the same time, baseball teams have a lot more tickets to sell -- more than three million per season in most cases, more than triple that of the other sports leagues -- and so can less afford to say to fans, "Hey, if you don't like it, there's somebody else willing to take your seat who has no qualms about paying through the nose for bottled water."

Reminder: The GABP policy on coolers
Guests are welcome to bring SOFT-SIDED coolers into Great American Ball Park provided the coolers' dimensions do not exceed the 16" x 16" x 8" inch Major League Baseball size requirement. HARD-SIDED coolers of any size are PROHIBITED from entering the ballpark. Coolers and all carry-in items are always subject to inspection by Reds personnel prior to entrance to the ballpark or at any time while inside the ballpark. The Reds are not responsible for HARD-SIDED coolers that are left outside of the ballpark gates. Guests will be asked to return their HARD-SIDED coolers to their vehicles.

SS Stephen Drew is still available
NY Daily News: Put simply: Isn’t it time for the Yankees to bite the bullet and go sign Stephen Drew? Give him two years, $20 million and you have to believe Drew, who has to be desperate at this point, would come running, no matter what Scott Boras may be insisting that he get.

Oh, Bronson

Bronson Arroyo delivered one of those 'once or twice' a year outings last night.
The Arizona starter allowed 10 hits and 9 runs in just 3.1 innings. His ERA after three starts is 9.95. The Diamondbacks are 4-13, tied for their worst start in franchise history ('98). The ERA of the starting rotation is 9.95. Arroyo signed a two-year, $23.5M deal this past off seasons.

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 15: Starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo of the Arizona Diamondbacks hands off the baseball as he is removed by manager Kirk Gibson during the fourth inning of the MLB game against the New York Mets at Chase Field on April 15, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Donkey is still kicking
Adam Dunn hit his 443rd career home run last night for the White Sox. The 34-year old is hitting .294 with 3 HR and 8 RBI for Chicago. Dunn moved past Dave Kingman into 38th place all-time. Next up on the list:
36th: Vladimr Guerrero, Jeff Bagwell, 449
35th: Carl Zastrzemski, 452
34th: Jose Canseco, 462 
33rd: Dave Winfield
Over the last three seasons Dunn has hit .197 with a .317 OBP.
2013: .219
2012: .204
2011: .159

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 15: Adam Dunn of the Chicago White Sox hits a home run against the Boston Red Sox during the second inning on April 15, 2014 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.(Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Blue Jackets open the playoffs tonight!

Breaking which way?
Vince Gilligan revealed some insane alternate endings for Breaking Bad.

Jack is another day closer to being back


The Secret Language of Movie Quotes
Psychology Today 
Compulsive movie quoters use great lines from movies in just about every situation, regardless of social standards. If you’re like me, you may also have a spouse who is less than understanding about your “issue.” “Ugh! Would you please stop quoting movies!” is one of the most repeated negative comments my wife has made to me over the years. It has gotten so bad at times that even when I say something vaguely original (which I admit is rare), my wife asks “What movie is that from?” 

Event for a cause

From David
Free Throws For Kids
...teams will shoot 500 free throws, on May 10th (2-5 pm) at Lakota West High School, to raise money for every kid & their family in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. The money raised will be used to show love & hope by surprising these families with gift baskets that include gas cards for the many trips to and from the hospital, cafeteria gift cards for the day-after-day meals at the cafeteria, toiletries, Dream Dinner frozen meals for family members at home, professional house cleaning and more. These simple responsibilities, we take for granted, become a big challenge and these families need help. Thru Free Throws For Kids, we are making a positive impact on the amount of time a family can spend together.
With your help, our goal is to raise $10,000. Your support is greatly appreciated! You can choose a specific team towards the bottom of this page or make a general donation by clicking on the "donate now" button to the right of the video. 
If you prefer to mail a check...please make checks payable to Free Throws For Kids (if you are supporting a specific team put their team name in the memo field on the check). Mail checks to:Free Throws For Kids, PO Box 1203, West Chester, OH 45071.
For general questions; email 


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