Friday, August 30, 2013

Chronicle alum to get the start for the Illini

Joe Spencer, a Chronicle and MHS alum will get the start tomorrow as the University of Illinois takes on Southern Illinios tomorrow.  You can catch the game on the Big Ten Network.  Game time is 11:00.  Here's the schedule, Joe will get to face the U.C. Bearcats next weekend.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Its called F-U-N-D-A-M-E-N-T-A-L-S - great article

I just read read another great post  by Dayton Daily News sportswriter Hal McCoy. Check it out.
LET US SPELL IT out for them: f-u-n-d-a-m-e-n-t-a-l-s. Before the Reds left for this important series against the St. Louis Cardinals, manager Dusty Baker said, “We have to quit playing bad baseball and play some good baseball.”

Johnny football punished....kind of....

Texas A.& M. and the NCAA are punishing Johnny Manziel for the autograph signing sessions he attended all over the country after his Heisman Trophy winning season.  His punishment....sit out the first half of A.& M.'s opener against football powerhouse Rice.  Wow, now that's some serious penalty.  Here's the more coverage. The NCAA is clearly acknowledging he did something wrong, A.& M. agrees but gets to sit out for 30 minutes.  Who paid all his expenses for these autograph excursions? I guess their investigators found the answers they need.   

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Chronicle and MBC staffs ready to roll

The staffs of The Chronicle and MBC are ready to roll.  These two groups are excited about the 2013-14 school year and I'm excited to work with them.  You can check out their work on

Hal McCoy: Cardinals are just better...

Well I could go on about my Reds and how they just aren't the team we hoped we would get when the 2013 season started.  The Cardinals are still the best team in the division and to win this division the Reds are going to have to through St. Louis. It doesn't seem to matter who the Cardinals throw out there on the field they just win.  Pujols bolts for the money in LaLa Land. They just plug in another player and they keep winning.  They lose pitchers  to injury - they plug in another pitcher - they keep winning.  The culture of winning and the expectation of winning in St. Louis just seems to intimidate the Reds.  Here's Dayton Daily News Hall of Fame sportswriter Hal McCoy's take on the topic.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Pirates are serious about this-make big move

If the rumors are correct then the Pittsburgh Pirates aren't messing around.  After faltering last season the Pirates want to not only get in the post season this year they want to make a run. They just pulled off a big trade to help them bolster their post season run.  This trade does more than just help them win the division, it gives them a formidable line up to help them go past a wildcard or league championship series.  Will the Reds make a move?

Chronicle alum on the front page

Former Chronicle editor-n-chief Janica Kaneshiro's piece was on the front page of the Indiana Daily Student (IDS). Check out her article here. Janica's Article  Janica was The Chronicle editor during the 2011-2012 school year.  She is now a sophomore at Indiana University studying in the prestigious Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. (You can also click on the clipping on your left to get to the article.)

It's Moving Day

I'm trying to explore the use of the blogger so I may soon be calling this my new blog home.  But here's a link to my old wordpress blog in the meantime.  DC Talks on Wordpress

A proud dad

My son is in his senior year of high school and is having another solid golf season.  Here's a shout out and a great article that appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer.