I got it
I took a leap into the world of Apple, moving from our Dell/Windows XP to the 21.5 inch Apple iMac. The set-up was easier than I thought. I had it up and running in about 15 minutes. I probably should not admit I struggled to find the power button. Now it's a matter of learning a new language.
Bearcats will wear addidas adizero uniforms in postseason
CINCINNATI - For the second consecutive year, the University of Cincinnati men's basketball team has been selected by adidas to wear specialized adizero uniforms throughout its 2012-13 postseason run beginning with the BIG EAST Conference Championship, the footwear and apparel company announced jointly with UC on Thursday.
Matheney: MLB should do away with home-plate collisions
St Louis Post Dispatch
Matheny has talked with Major League Baseball officials about his opinion. And he expects to talk at some point with Joe Torre, the former catcher, MVP and World Series-winning manager who works in the commissioner’s office. Matheny said that he respects the game’s opinion that the collision at the plate is an exciting play, one that speaks to the game’s toughness.
He just doesn’t think it’s necessary.
ESPN's Buster Olney did a podcast this week and has written an ESPN Insider piece on change that is coming for protecting catchers. Read this story from two years ago. John Baker: Posey injury should lead to protection of catchers.
Elder High School
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Gary Rogers and speaking to his Elder High School journalism class on Wednesday. Great time. Great questions.
I was also able to cross Price Hill Chili off my Bucket List. I stopped for lunch and enjoyed a three-way.
(Left to right: Clay Benjamin, me, Gary Rogers, Chris Henkel)
Chapman experiment risky, but worth trying for Reds
The success of an individual hurler moving from reliever to starter depends not only on stamina but the depth of a pitcher’s arsenal, and that’s an open question for Chapman as well. According to the PITCHf/x data at Baseball Prospectus during his 135-inning major league career he has thrown his four-seam fastball 85 percent of the time and his slider 14 percent of the time. He’s thrown a third pitch, a changeup, only five times in three years. Despite his awe-inspiring velocity — as fast as 105 mph, with an average of 98.8 mph, the highest of any NL pitcher wtih at least 500 pitches — he’ll need more than heat if he’s facing batters more than once in a game, something he’s never done in the regular season; his career high is seven batters faced in a game. Whether it’s a changeup, a curveball or a cutter, he’ll need another go-to pitch to survive. He won’t be able to maintain quite that level of breathtaking velocity across a 100-pitch outing, either; the fastest starters last year, Stephen Strasburg and David Price, were at 96.5 and 96.4, respectively.
Votto torn on subject of playing in WBC
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The days are dwindling to a precious few, and Reds first baseman Joey Votto still hasn't determined whether he'll play for Team Canada in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, which begins in Japan and Taiwan this weekend and continues in Arizona and Puerto Rico next Thursday.
Cueto goes two innings in spring debut
Cam Miller writes about the other greatest 2B in Reds history, Bid McPhee
Posnanski: Pete Rose in the Hall? There's a chance
Marvin Lewis and Sam Wyche added to Notre Dame Coaches Clinic
Colt Ryan, the pride of Batesville, dropped 29 points as Evansville beat Wichita State last night. Ryan leads the Purple Aces (17-13) with 19.6 points per game.
Bob Huggins on verge of first losing conference record in over two decades.
Butch Jones will be grand marshall for Food City 500 in Bristol.