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Trial by fire part 2

Last week, I reminisced about a host of nostalgic follies I committed on my very first cycling trip, Ohio to the East Coast. This week is part-two of that cycling misadventure.
So I ended the previous column with me cycling through an Amish community in eastern Ohio, where on the first day of the trip I imbibed on a 25-ounce Fos ... (full story)


MLB union wants more competition, more money for young stars

MLB union wants more competition, more money for young stars

CLEVELAND (AP) — The baseball players' association has outlined goals for the sport's unprecedented midterm collective bargaining, objectives likely to meet resistance from management unless the union is willing to make trade-offs.
Baseball's five-year labor contract expires in December 2021, but the sides agreed March 8 to ... (full story)


Manfred: Baseballs not juiced, but decreased drag puzzling

Manfred: Baseballs not juiced, but decreased drag puzzling

CLEVELAND (AP) — Faced with a record onslaught of home runs that has convinced many pitchers that baseballs are juiced, Commissioner Rob Manfred says the sport has been unable to find any changes in the manufacturing process.
A May 2018 report to Major League Baseball by professors specializing in physics, mechanical engine ... (full story)


HS baseball team lost for 3 years running, yet never gave up

HS baseball team lost for 3 years running, yet never gave up

CINCINNATI (AP) — As he stands in the dugout watching his team take the field on a sunny April afternoon, Fred James thinks today might be the day.
Because he is a rational man, he can't explain why he feels this way. The St. Bernard Titans have lost 55 straight games over the past three seasons and their best player is in ... (full story)


Trial by fire part 1

With summer getting closer and me spending more time doing the prep and planning work for this season’s adventures, I started thinking about the endless lessons I learned during my first few treks, what I refer to as my “misadventures.” And while strolling down memory lane there’s one trip which really stands ... (full story)