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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 24: Michael Wacha #52 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches against the Boston Red Sox during Game Two of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park on October 24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Wacha stakes claim as greatest young pitcher in postseason history
Move over Fernando and Livan. Wacha, 22, is stating his case as the greatest young pitcher in the history of the postseason. He is 4-0 with a 1.00 ERA in four starts in the playoffs and World Series. He tied the major league record with a fourth win as a starter in one postseason -- and he is the youngest to do so. He has yet to allow a hit with a runner in scoring position this month.
Cardinals young pitchers overwhelm
This is the second time that a starting pitcher age 23 or younger earned a win and a relief pitcher age 23 or younger got the save in a World Series game.
If Carlos Beltran can get a shot to block rib pain for 5-6 hours, what is wrong with other performance enhancers being made legal?
World Series viewers getting older and older
So here’s a shocking statistic: The median age of the 2012 World Series television viewer was 53.4, the highest in more than 20 years, and probably of all time, according to Brad Adgate of Horizon Media.
Where do Twitter trends start?, Try Cincinnati
If you want to be up on national Twitter trends before they happen, look to L.A., New York, D.C., Seattle … and the bustling metropolis of Cincinnati, Ohio, says a head-scratching new study from researchers at Indiana University.
Check out this late 1979 episode of The Bob Braun Show.
The episode includes video of a celebrity softball game. Joe Nuxhall was a pitcher, Reds 3B Ray Night was honorary manager. Watch Dave Rose, Pete's brother, slide into home.
Congrats to my guy, Alex Meacham
Alex Meacham is the former UC basketball walk-on, author, and is in his 13th year as President of Shining Star Sports. I've know Alex since he played at UC, and consider him a friend. I've always appreciated his passion, vision and dedication. He announced a new venture this week:
From Alex: The show is called "Center Court" and it will focus on high school basketball in our area. I will be interviewing players,coaches, parents or anyone that has a cool story. My approach on this show was to focus on area hoops but have a twist to it. The show will be funny at times but will have a ESPN 30 for 30 interview feel to it.
We are three episodes deep so far and our production manager said in her 30 years it is one of the best start up shows she has ever been apart of. The first episode airs tonight (Wednesday) at 7:30pm on channel 18 and we will also have our own YouTube channel for people that can't get ch 18. It will be a weekly show that goes until April.
My first two guest are Zach McCormick(Turpin HS player) and Eric Thompson(Turpin frosh head coach). Zach has committed to play basketball at Miami(OX) and is one of the top senior players in the state of Ohio. In our interview we discuss the challenges he faces during games and after from opposing teams fans. He is one of the most criticized players in our city and he hears it all. It is not easy being 18 years old and hearing,"Your a punk!" "He smokes weed before every game" etc... Once people see this interview they will realize that Zach is the complete opposite of what everyone is saying.
Eric Thompson has been in a wheel chair since around 9 years old after he broke his leg. He is currently the head freshman coach at Turpin high school and has a goal of being a head coach at the HS and even College level. Not many people in a wheelchair have coached at very high levels and we discuss the challenges of overcoming that obstacle.