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Baseball fan's tatoos tell story of America's Pastime
The News Tribune
And today, after 180 hours in the chair, once a week for a year -- at a total cost of about $10,000 -- McWain's field of dreams is a reality.
The work is done in black and gray with heavy shading giving the images dimension and McWain's light skin providing the natural paler tones. The boldest color used is red for the baseball stitches.
The Bengals today signed K Mike Nugent, who became a free agent following last season and was designated March 2 as the team’s franchise player. In 2011, he set team records for points (132) and field goals (33) in a season, helping Cincinnati advance to the playoffs.
Nugent (5-10, 183; Ohio State) is an eighth-year NFL player in 2012. He exercised his option to sign the one-year tender offer specified in the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement.
“We’re happy Mike has signed in advance of our offseason camps,” said head coach Marvin Lewis, “and this does not preclude our continuing to talk to Mike and his representatives about reaching a longer-term agreement. Mike has been a fine performer for us.”
Mike Mayock's mock draft
Nate Webster found guilty on four counts
Nate Webster: 99 career NFL games....63 with Tampa, 32 with Denver and 4 with Bengals. Do Tampa and Denver media outlets claim him?
Stubbs strikeout percentage
33% of AB's in 2010
34% of AB's in 2011
15% in #2 spot (4 in 26 AB)
34% other spots (13 in 38 AB)
CINCINNATI --- Xavier University head basketball coach Chris Mack announced that he has received signed scholarship papers from Matt Stainbrook, a 6-9 center who is transferring to Xavier after starting and leading his team in rebounding for two seasons at Western Michigan University. Stainbrook will be eligible as a redshirt junior beginning with the 2013-14 season.
“We are excited to add Matt to our program,” said Mack. “In the classroom, he's top notch. On the court, he's big, skilled and productive. He is committed to using this coming year to get in the best shape of his life. I have complete confidence that Matt will have a positive impact in our program over the next three years.”
Stainbrook played in 33 games as a sophomore this past season, starting 28 times. He led the team in rebounding at 6.8 rpg. and was second on the team in scoring at 11.4 ppg., while shooting 58.0 percent from the field. He scored a career-high 32 points against South Dakota State in the season opener
Stainbrook played in 34 games as a freshman in the 2010-11 season, starting 32 times. He led the team in rebounding at 6.4 rpg. and contributed 8.8 ppg. He scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds in his first collegiate game, a 68-65 loss to Xavier at Cintas Center on Nov. 12, 2010.
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Preparing for Armaggedon
Friday night is NKU night at GABP...Oh, the humanity!
Northern Kentucky University Night
presented by The Cincinnati Reds
FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012
Tickets available from NKU Alumni Association in Section 110 for $17
Northern Kentucky University, this is your night at the ballpark! The Cincinnati Reds and NKU have teamed up to give you a chance to enjoy the excitement of Reds baseball at a special discount.
Join your Reds and fellow Norse at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
All NKU students, alumni, faculty, & staff can purchase most non-premium seating locations for HALF PRICE.
The NKU Alumni Association will have a table on the concourse at Section 110 where the first 200 NKU alumni can pick up an exclusive NKU/Cincinnati Reds baseball.
To purchase tickets in the NKU Alumni section, follow process above to register or call 859-572-5486.
Last night: 19,051
Last year the Reds averaged 12,407 for two Tuesday home games in April.
*April 5 vs Houston: 11,821
*April 19 vs Arizona 12,994
Last year the Reds averaged 13,995 for five April/May Tuesday home games.
High of 18,861 on May 17 vs Cubs.
UK at GABP
Thanks Michael Anderson, Reds Director Public Relations
More photos from Better Off Red
3:05, ESPN 1530
6:05, Inside Pitch, 700 WLW
Joe Reedy, Enquirer, in-studio, 5pm
Mat Latos...welcome....nice outing
Latos gutted out a 37 pitch 6th inning after getting hosed on a pitch
Every regular got a hit with the exception of Votto
Big confidence hits for Rolen, Bruce and Harris
Stubbs keeps rolling
They made Cain work right off bat...Cozart 8 pitch first AB, 38 pitch first inning
Hanigan caught Latos
2-out RBI: Phillips (3), Bruce (2), Rolen (2), Stubbs
Stubbs in 2 hole
10 for 26 in six starts batting 2nd, .385 BA, .429 AB...4 K in 29 plate appearances
Last 9 games overall: 13 for 35, .371 BA, .405 OBP... 6 K in 35 plate appearances
2 more K last night...that is 5 in his last 9 AB...on pace for 181
He has 19 K on the season in 77 plate appearances/58 AB
He did not reach 19 K last year until May 7 in his 144th plate appearance/115th AB.
ERA by catchers
Hanigan: 2.80 in 93.1 innings (2 of 7 caught stealing)
Mesoraco: 5.12 in 63.1 innings (0 of 7 caught stealing)
Starting pitchers by catcher
Hanigan 21.2 IN, 7 ER, (2.91)
Hanigan 6.1 IN, 5 ER (7.11)
Mesoraco 11.2 IN, 8 ER, (6.17)
Hanigan 5.2 IN, 4 ER, (6.35)
Mesoraco 13.0 IN, 4 ER, (2.77)
Hanigan 25.1 IN, 5 ER, (1.78)
Hanigan 7 IN, 0 ER, (0.00)
Mesoraco 15.1 IN, 14 ER, (8.22)
Latos, Phillips lead Reds over Giants
SF Chronicle: Why the Reds' purpose pitch was bush league
Reds honor national champs
Mark Sheldon, MLB.com
"It's great here," said Calipari from the Reds' dugout. "Northern Kentucky and Southern Ohio -- it's all the same place, it really is. The Cincinnati Reds fans in Lexington -- it's a Reds city, other than being a blue city for us.
"We've taken the trophy and gone all over, and this was a natural thing and easy place for our fans to gather. But it's not to be offensive to anybody. Cincinnati has done a great job, and their program is on the rise and it will continue."
Video: Calipari throws out first pitch
Heisey part of D-III fraternity in MLB
This is cool
This is the story behind the creation of the Crosley Field model currently on display at the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio. The model was created by Mike Weaver.
Click HERE for podcast of Geoff Hobson in-studio for 5pm hour Tuesday
Hobson: Hawkins story a reminder
Reedy: Lewis leaning defense in first round?
Check out the cool stuff the Steelers are doing
2012 Steelers Fan Blitz
The Steelers invite you to join us as we kickoff our 80th season at the 2012 Steelers Fan Blitz at Heinz Field. Hours of Operation are 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM at Heinz Field. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under for the entire day of activities
Steelers Men's Fantasy Camp
The Steelers invite you to join us as we continue our 80th season celebration at the 2012 Steelers Men’s Fantasy Camp at Saint Vincent College n Latrobe. If you ever wanted to fulfill a dream of experiencing Steelers Training Camp – the 2012 Steelers Men’s Fantasy Camp is your chance. You can stay in the same dorm rooms the players use during camp, eat in the team cafeteria and practice on the same field as the six-time Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers have done for the past 46 years at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA.
The Best Running Songs Ever
1. Bruce Springsteen: Born to Run
No man has ever been as adept as The Boss at capturing the feeling of escape in rock music. Propelled by the ace rhythm section of the E-Street Band, “Born to Run” is Springsteen’s most enduring anthem—a call to arms (and legs) for tramps like us with an instinctual need to put our motors to use and flee.
Pirates, Rockies first to add 26th man to roster
It's Encarnacion reinvented in Toronto
Encarnacion moved to cleanup full-time for Blue Jays
Mark Lyons to visit Kansas
Former Bulldog Matt Howard playing in Germany
0 for last 16
.232, 0 HR, 4 RBI in 17 games/69 AB