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    Apr 28, 17, 09:13 AM
    Any clue why the UPIKE Pres would encourage students to "go visit someone in Lexington, Kentucky; Charleston, West Virginia; or Whitestown, Indiana?" Seems like an odd selection of cities. For example, Whitestown, IN is 345 miles and 5 hrs. & 21 minutes from Pikeville.
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    Apr 27, 17, 08:44 AM
    They need a nice winning streak because they are obviously going to have some long losing streaks (2-8 in last 10). If they don't do something against STL and PIT in the next 7 games, we may have seen the last of .500 until 2018.
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    Apr 27, 17, 08:39 AM
    Agree. There is no violation unless making contact while foot is completely out of the box. That said, if an umpire tells you 2x not to do something or he's gonna call you out, maybe not doing it for the rest of the game is a good idea? At a minimum, let your coach know what the umpire told you and let the coach have a discussion between innings about the situation.
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    Apr 27, 17, 08:36 AM
    This is demonstrably false (as is usually the case when folks use "any," "always," "never," etc.). It is perfectly reasonable for a player, draft evaluator, common fan or just about anyone to look at a player and say "X won't be drafted, will end up in the D-League if lucky, will develop less, enjoy it less and be less well of economically than if X stayed at ABC University." There is nothing selfish about that statement.
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    Apr 26, 17, 01:17 PM
    Can someone compare the economics of a player in the D-league or Europe ($ + per diem less apartment, car, food, groceries, other expenses) v. a quality D1 program ($0 salary but free room, unlimited food, adidas/Nike/UA gear)? Additionally, from both a development quality of life standpoint what is the comparison? D-league / Europe (buses & playing in front of 1,000 people in Erie, Canton, Greensboro, etc.) v. D1 (charters, playing on ESPN,...
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    Apr 26, 17, 07:25 AM
    I know the signability pool rules for MLB (slots, total amount, etc.) are pretty crazy. Is there any difference from a $ signing a HS kid v. a college player? It may not matter at the VERY top of the draft. I am pretty sure if you draft a HS kid and he goes JUCO or D1 instead of signing that the team that drafted him only gets a "sandwich pick" or something similar, so it would be a pretty high risk move if you're not sure you can sign him. ...
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    Apr 26, 17, 07:17 AM
    For those that follow the program, it's nice to finally see something that makes this kid crack a smile! Dude is a stud and should be the Golden Spikes (college baseball's Heisman) Award winner to join Lamar's actual Heisman. If you're close, head to Slugger Field for UofL v. NKU tonight. Tickets are $5 and UofL students get in free. This is an opportunity for UofL to play a game there before the ACC Tournament gets underway at that location...
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    Apr 24, 17, 04:47 PM
    My rotation: DAILY Tony Kornheiser Show WEEKLY Never Not Funny (Jimmy Pardo comedy) This American Life Freakonomics Real Time with Bill Maher
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    Apr 24, 17, 04:45 PM
    Yeah, I thought it started out VERY strong in the 1st 2 or 3 episodes and then "limped home" from there. Still worth devoting a few hours to but not quite up to the level of the 1st Serial podcast (Adnan Syed) but better than the 2nd season (Bowe Bergdahl).
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    Apr 24, 17, 12:18 PM
    Interesting offer by the Reds. Pay $29.99/mo. and come to as many Reds games as you like. Promo says seats will be in the Top 6 rows but will be assigned 2 hrs before game time. My guess is they may allocate better seats than those on nights where attendance is very low. Ushers will probably make it tough to sit in lower bowl (which I think is a mistake by the Reds, but I see their logic), but even if they do assign Top 6 seats, most nights you...
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    Apr 19, 17, 02:37 PM
    Cards played terrible. UK played very well. Really liked the interview with Mingione during the broadcast. Seems like a very good dude. Getting some new digs that will help with recruiting so the program really seems to be on the rise. Early prediction - UK or UofL gets a Top 8 seed (Region & Super Region Host), the other gets a 9-16 seed (Region Host) and they pair those 2 pods up so that if both UK and UofL win, they play in the Super...
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    Apr 18, 17, 10:48 AM
    What would a good result be for this team? I think they have to go 12-0 to make the Final 4. That means sweeping v. Clemson and @ FSU along with "holding serve" against everyone else they face and should be favored against (although @ UNC may be a coin flip). I don't see that happening, so what is realistic? OOC is Purdue in Indy, v. Kent St., v. Murray St. and @ UK. There's only downside in that schedule. Losses crush you, close wins are of...
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    Apr 16, 17, 01:20 PM
    2 teams going opposite directions. Outhit 11-3 but able to squeeze 5 runs out of those 3 hits and rally for 3 runs against GT's closer. McKay leading off the T9 with a bomb seemed to rattle the pitcher. Ellis with a great AB to work a BB after being down 0-2, then HBP when Lyman was trying to get down a SAC bunt, then P throwing to 3B on next SAC bunt and not getting lead runner, then FC and Sac Fly. Crazy ending.
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    Apr 11, 17, 08:57 PM
    Let's all remember that Coach McD is replacing 1B, 2B, 3B, CF, C, SAT & SUN starters and the closer from last year's team. All but the 1B went in the MLB Draft. The fact that they are Top 5 and contending for a National Seed is a testament to the hard work and great recruiting McD and the whole staff have done.
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    Apr 6, 17, 07:04 PM
    Walking the 1st 2 batters of any inning is not going to work out over a larger sample size. Glad Reed got away with it today but the habit has to be broken. His historical MiLB stats don't show these major control problems (BB/9 = 3.19 & WHIP = 1.42 ) so maybe it is mental at the MLB level. Whatever it is, he won't stay around in the show if he can't consistently throw strikes.
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    Apr 6, 17, 06:32 PM
    Individually or combined? :)
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    Mar 31, 17, 09:01 AM
    Cancer night at JPat and a really nice crowd showed up. WKU didn't field it very well and Cards did what they needed to do. Still searching for a mid-week starter. McClure was 12-0 in that role in 13 starts last year and it earned him the SAT spot this year. Shane Hummel got the start on TUE and was competent. Doesn't appear to have the velo to be a weekend starter in the ACC, but maybe his location and "stuff" is good enough. I know McDonnell...
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    Mar 31, 17, 08:52 AM
    I go WAAAAAAY back w/ Mr. Tony. I don't go back as far as the internet show or "Banned by the Tony Kornheiser Show," but a long way back. I've sent him Graeter's ice cream on occasion since I know he likes it! Come on man, what we even tryin' to do here man?
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