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DeCourcy: Seven reasons why the best day in sports was better than usual

Game story Dayton Daily News

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Coaching searches
What if Whit Babcock went after Chris Mack?
What about Chris Mack or Pat Kelsey back to Wake Forest? 
Kelsey spent eight seasons at Wake Forest under Skipper Prosser and Dino Gaudio.
Mack spent three season at Wake Forest.

UC-Harvard headline


High school hoops
It was a high school basketball showdown between a UK and UC recruit last night in New Jersey.


Don't forget our daily Spring Training blog

LHP Aroldis Chapman this evening had surgery to insert a titanium plate to stabilize the fracture site. Reds team medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek said Chapman can begin working out and throwing in 10-14 days and could pitch in game conditions in 4-6 weeks. The two-and-a-half-hour surgery was performed by cranial facial plastic surgeon Dr. Ed Joganic at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in downtown Phoenix. Chapman is expected to remain in the hospital for a day or so.

Green light
Arm feeling fine, Latos ready to pitch Monday

Opening day down under?
What if MLB had the Reds play Opening Day in Australia or in another country? Do you like the idea of MLB sending teams out of the country for Opening Day?

Beep, beep...fantastic read on Billy
Sports on Earth: 
Billy Hamilton is running past the hype

Closing arguments
Kevin Goheen on the Reds bullpen without Aroldis Chapman.

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 20: Sam LeCure #63 of the Cincinnati Reds looks to the dugout after hitting Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the eighth inning during the game on September 20, 2013 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

The preseason votes are in
The Reds got 2 of 36 first place votes from the Baseball Prospectus staff.
Joey Votto finished 3rd in MVP vote and Mat Latos 6th in Cy Young vote.