The Ohio State Women battled Virginia Commonwealth Thursday night, earning an 83-71 victory. There's a local tie with VCU, head coach Marlene Stollings from Beaver, Ohio. Yep, a Pike County-girl-done-good story. Read more about Stollings here.
Also, Dan and Mike spoke with suspense authors Preston & Child about "White Fire".
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If you missed Kevin Carr's Movie Review segment on Dan & Mike Thursday, Mike asked about Tom Hanks as Walt Disney. Here's the trailer Dan discussed:
This morning, Justin Eblin was filling in for Mike Smith on news. Dan Ramey introduced Eblin to Red Skelton's Pledge of Alligience. (Btw, Eblin was a member of the US Navy, thank you Justin for your service.)
For those who have never seen this remarkable piece of history, our thanks to YouTube.com.
The good folks from Central Center Hardware made Mike a happy man this morning... with the gift of an Egg Poacher!
Merry Christmas Mikey!
During their last visit on Dan & Mike, Smitty and Bill Stockbridge had a long discussion about egg poachers... CCH has 'em! And now, so does Mike!
Some time ago, the Columbus Sypmhony Orchestra shut down due to a lack in funding. It was a sad day for musicians and music lovers alike. In the years since, they seem to be much healthier in the financial area.
An ocassional performance like this one would be a nice gesture by musicians to simply show their thank you to those who love their product and to remind us all of the beauty of music, and their passion for it.
Cincinnati Reds Press Release:
CINCINNATI - At 3:00 p.m. today in the field level interview room at Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Reds President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Castellini and President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty will introduce Bryan Price as the club's new field manager.
Price, 51, has agreed to a 3-year contract through the 2016 season to become the 61st field manager in club history and the 51st since 1900. He replaces Dusty Baker, who went 509-463 (.524) in Cincinnati the last 6 seasons.
"I have spent a lot of time with Bryan since the season ended, and I was convinced after the first meeting he is the right person to help us move this organization forward," Jocketty said. "We've all seen his work here with our pitching staff. He has proven himself to be an excellent communicator and leader and clearly is one of the most respected people not only in our clubhouse but in baseball in general."
Castellini said, "I am impressed with Bryan as a pitching coach, leader and person. We're very confident he'll take the helm as manager of the entire team and lead us in the right direction."
Since Price became pitching coach prior to the 2010 season, the Reds' staff has ranked seventh, 12th, third and fourth in team ERA after finishing 13th and 15th the previous 2 seasons. Over the last 2 years, the Reds' 187 wins and 3.36 ERA rank third in the Major Leagues.
Price's 2012 and 2013 staffs were 2 of the most successful in franchise history. In each of those seasons, Reds pitchers established club records for strikeouts while becoming the first staffs in Major League history to produce in consecutive seasons at least 6 pitchers with 100 strikeouts.
Last season, Reds pitchers led the National League in strikeouts, the 17 team shutouts were the most since 1973, and the starters’ ERA of 3.43 was the staff’s best since 1974.
In 2012, Reds relievers led the Major Leagues in ERA (2.65), saves (56) and opponents’ batting average (.219) while producing the second-highest strikeouts-per-9-innings ratio in baseball history (9.90). The starting staff that season became only the ninth in Major League history to include 5 pitchers who made at least 30 starts each. Bronson Arroyo, Homer Bailey, Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos and Mike Leake started 161 of the 162 Reds' games that season.
Glad to know Ben Hartsock hasn't forgotten his Scioto Valley Youth League roots! http://larrybrownsports.com/football/ben-hartsock-chris-long-ejection/207999 Well done Ben!
You gotta see the special moonwalking Michael Jackson by The Ohio State University Marching Band. About 5 minutes in is where it really takes shape. Pretty cool!
My little buddy from Sinclair Oil Corporation. Why would a 51 year old man be excited to get a stuffed animal?
It's a gift from the brand mom & dad provided to Skunk Hollar (rural Ashville, Ohio) when I was a kid. Some might remember "Ramey's Sinclair" that used to be at State Routes 316 & 104, that was part of my early childhood.
One of the earliest commercial brands I remember was the Sinclair badge on dad's uniform. (That and a close race for second between Lucky Strikes and Camels)
Mom and Pop owned the store for a handful of years. I recall my first day of school because dad waited with me for the bus at the station. It was a sunny morning in 1968, his youngest offspring was headed to the first grade at Scioto Elementary in Commercial Point, Ohio (also home to then, Channel 4 weatherman Jerry Rasor).
Much simpler days. My siblings all had a hand in running the joint, me... I was more of a store mascot than anything probably, the little snot nosed kid who got to interact with customers and delivery men, but not have actually work.
Later in life, long after mom and dad has sold the establishment, I worked there for different ownership in the late 1970s, first for Marjorie Happeney (then known as "Hap's Exxon") and Paul Meredith ("Meredith's Marathon"). When my radio career began in 1980, Paul was the first to put my name "in lights" when he placed on the store's lighted pointed arrow sign "Listen to Dan Ramey on WNRE". Listeners would find a bumbling, stumbling young broadcast trying to find his way.
To think it all has led to a day when a 51 year old was so happy to get a stuffed animal in the mail. I feel like a kid again. Thanks Sinclair!
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