155 years after the Civil War, Gettysburg, and the most famous speech ever made by an American politician on the occasion of that Thanksgiving, I'm bold to say that the significance and sincerity of those words - of that moment - will never again be duplicated. Words for us to think about as we consider our blessings today.
There are times when fame holds no sanctuary, and when irony and awkwardness become as one and inseparable. That's how I met my first true hall-of-famer face to face...the great Stan Musial! In one of the most popular baseball stories ever on Press Pros, an encore of this nostalgic story from columnist Greg Hoard.
Fresh upon the Professional Bowlers tour, Versailles' Michael Davidson hopes to make his mark before he makes his 25th birthday. They're doing that these days, you know, and he could be next. A good read on bowling...in today's Press Pros inside feature.
The oft-spoken-about source for years of Hal McCoy's observations on Reds baseball, finally the facts are revealed about what constitutes the 'man cave'. You might be - no, you will be - surprised. One of mankind's great mysteries unraveled...in today's Press Pros inside feature. Enjoy!
Matt Fulks left for the left coast to pursue life and the dream of becoming what you want to be without having to explain. And his invitation for me to see the first fruits has been enlightening. A good read about the of worries of being a pairent...in today's inside feature.
Of all the influential people in my life, one educator heads the list for making the most lasting of impacts. Not music, not business, or even baseball, it was my high school English teacher, Don Flinn (above), who heads the list of people who helped me find my eventual calling. Read more in today's Press Pros feature.
Mired in the midst of a 1-13 varsity baseball season, a once great legacy of Covington baseball now seems light years away. But first year coach Andy Johnson (above, background) is committed, and content, to do whatever it takes...for however long it takes...to rebuild. Read more in today's Press Pros inside feature.
After an athletic career that saw her achieve records and fame, Anna's Sarah Schulze now focuses on a life of faith and servitude to a far greater coach and master. One of our most unique personal profiles in some time by columnist Greg Billing...in today's Press Pros inside feature.
The most tradition-rich program to never have won a title? I say it's the Fairland Dragons, in tiny Proctorville, Ohio, where coach Nathan Speed (above) has generated a new tradition of winning...and took his team to the Final Four last spring for the first time in 56 years. Read the story in the latest Press Pros inside feature.
A quick rummage through the closet reminded me of a life-long journey around baseball and men who have shaped my love for the game. Thankfully, after all these years I still have the evidence to prove where I've been.
Senior commendations...New Bremen's Paige Jones (#10, right) congratulates sophomore teammate Macy Puthoff after a "kill" in Saturday's regional final win over Fort Loramie. Read more about Puthoff's timely impact on the match in today's Press Pros inside feature.
A lot of people won't know the name, but they smile every time they hear the signature hit of one of country and popular music's favorite instrumentalists. For at least these few words, pianist Floyd Cramer deserves to be remembered.
Wondering what you're going to read now that the Reds are done and Hal McCoy has moved on to a richer baseball palette? Take a moment to consider the man beyond balls and strikes. Learn why it's the way he writes about balls and strikes that makes him special. Something I'll never hear the end of...in today's inside feature.
Former Tipp Red Devil Aaron Hughes is making quite an impression as a Buckeye baseball walk-on, and his example of high character and hard work has helped him prove that dreams can, and do, come true. A feel-good read to start your week...in today's Press Pros inside feature.
They've done the typical; they've done the atypical. And still, the Bengals are bad. With nothing to compare with the league best franchises, it leaves little with which to elicit fan favor. They're now the featured guests for Oktoberfest, and beer drinking!
He's signed through 2018. After that, he is not sure what he will do. He’s 75. The West Coast road trips are becoming more difficult for Marty Brenneman. And one day now we'll turn on the game and he'll be gone. It'll be a hard day...for a lot of people. Read Greg Hoard's latest inside feature.
He was a guy who you hoped would call, one you hated to see leave if he came to visit. And for Reds fans everywhere, Gene Bennett was largely responsible for the success during the era of the Big Red Machine. He found talent, and one of the nicest people I ever met.